Our History

Located right at the heart of one of the world’s most exclusive fashion districts, in Milan, Istituto di Moda Burgo was founded in 1961 by Fernando Burgo a fashion veteran with more than 50 years of experience in the industry.

Mr Burgo has managed to turn his extensive fashion knowledge in to an invaluable educational resource. His exclusive teaching system has enabled thousands of students to master the necessary skills to enter the labour market. Check out our Wikipedia entry.

Istituto di Moda Burgo (IMB) Indonesia is the first International Italian Fashion School in Indonesia and the first branch of IMB Milan, Italy, in Southeast Asia.

Based in Jakarta, it was founded in August 2011 by Istituto di Moda Burgo Milan’s graduate, Jenny Yohana Kansil. Istituto Di Moda Burgo Indonesia represents an innovative solution for fashion education with a focus on the essentials of Italian craftsmanship: high end production, perfect sewing and pattern making techniques.


Promoting the renowned quality of Italian sartorial tradition, IMB Indonesia strives to enhance Indonesia’s fashion industry through effective practical training and unique educational resources, including exclusive didactic books.


To be an outstanding fashion school with effective teaching, expert instructors, excellent curriculum, efficient management, advanced technology and world-class facilities and resources.


Indonesia Fashion Freedom: To advance Indonesia’s fashion industry and talent and to be able to compete internationally by promoting excellence in technical skills and elevating Indonesia’s rich textile culture and heritage.


Spirit of Excellence, Passion, Entrepreneurship, Craftsmanship, Skill, Creativity, Integrity and Authenticity.

IMB around the World

The Istituto di Moda Burgo is a school at 100% made in Italy, which became a guarantee of quality and uniqueness in a city like Milan, where many fashion schools were sold to foreign partners. Style, methodology and Italian passion that the Institute has exported in many fashion schools abroad, as in Mexico, Indonesia, Greece, Malaysia, Jordan, Armenia, Saudi Arabia, Peru, Egypt, Brazil, Albania, Kosovo, Nigeria, Switzerland, Qatar and can also count collaborations with public and private universities and fashion schools in countries such as Japan, China, Austria, Singapore, New Zealand and many others…

Burgo around the world map