FASHION HUB: Fashion school Esmod is to open a new site in Pantin, on the outskirts of Paris, at the end of 2017. The 37,675-square-fo0t building, a former branch office of the Banque de France, is located on the Avenue Jean Lolive.

The school’s headquarters are to remain at 12 Rue de la Rochefoucauld in the ninth arrondissement, inside Paris, with teams being split between the two sites.

This marks a new step in the development of the surburb of Pantin as a hub for the luxury sector. Hermès opened a facility there in 2013 while Chanel also has some production facilities.

Other schools are expected to follow, including the school of Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry dedicated to the clothing industry.

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