As the fashion system constantly grows globally in importance it requires high skill to better understand how it operates and for the evaluation of its global economic and cultural feature. The course will investigate the development of fashion industry in a global perspective providing examples and handling the specificities of its management and business strategies. This will provide students the main tools, both at practical and theoretical level, to analyse and understand the inner workings of the fashion system. Starting from a global view of fashion industry and an introduction to its main concepts, the course will move from the environmental factors, which affect the management and business of fashion to the dynamics of production, retailing and communication. By the end of the course, students are expected to gain the methods and subjects for the analysis of the fashion industry in a global context and in a sustainable perspective.