The Institute of Fashion
Learn to sketch, sew, and construct your own collection!
The Institute of Fashion is a fashion design institute for students ages 12-21. Our institute is located inside our bridal atelier, Ella Bella RoZio, in Miracle Mile, Coral Gables.
Learn from industry experts! The Institute of Fashion was established in 2006 by Mother-Daughter fashion design team, Rozio & Ella.
Students have the opportunity to enter their couture house Ella Bella RoZio” and learn first hand from the bridal and red carpet evening gown experts in their Coral Gables Atelier.
A 10-month comprehensive program dedicated to teaching the fundamentals of fashion design, sewing techniques, modeling and two fashion show productions.
A 6-month workshop with the opportunity to be part of our annual program, teaching the fundamentals of fashion design, sewing techniques, modeling and one fashion show production.
A 2-week intensive daily program with an emphasis on sewing techniques, fashion illustration and and introduction to fashion merchandising.
To participate in the couture team, an invitation from the designers is required. Students must have mastered certain skill levels and have had at least three years at the Institute of Fashion.
These private classes are for students who are aspiring a career in fashion and need a portfolio to apply to fashion colleges around the world.They will be personally guided by the designers.
Our online fashion illustration with video lessons will help you bring your ideas to life by learning the basics of fashion sketching.
The Institute of Fashion was created in 2006 by the vision of International Fashion Designer Rozio Sanchez.
Rozio, an established designer for more than 30 years is a graduate of F.I.T. NY, NY School of Design; University of Miami, School of Business; Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, School of Fashion Merchandising; and L’ecole des Beaux Artes, Paris France specializing in French Design.
At the young age of 23, Rozio opened her first international Rozio Couture label, selling to stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, and Corte Ingles, Spain. In 1988, she opened the first couture house on Miracle Mile, specializing in custom- designed bridal dresses and evening wear with showrooms in NY, LA, Dallas, and Miami.
Rozio’s daughter, Ella Tello Peña, having grown up in the world of fashion and modeling and sharing this passion for the arts also embarked in the field of Fashion Design. She graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Fashion Design from Miami International University of Art and Design, as well as a Theater and Communications major at Pepperdine University, Malibu California.
As a graduation gift, in 2009 Rozio changed her RoZio Couture label to ELLA BELLA ROZIO, to share partnership with her designer daughter Ella. The two make a perfect combination, years of experience combined with fresh new talent. They continue their business in Coral Gables dressing Brides internationally as well as celebrities for Red Carpet affairs.
The two have not forgotten to give back to the community in helping over hundreds of youths fulfill their dreams of becoming young designers at their AWARD- WINNING INSTITUTE OF FASHION.
“I believe that children and young adults need an outlet to express their creativity and passion for fashion that was never available to me as a child.” – Rozio
“I started at The Institute of Fashion when I was 12 years old and I finished at 18. Rozio and Ella have truly taught me everything I know now in fashion. They’ve helped me to get to this point now where I’m trying to become my own fashion designer.”
305 648 1020
246 Miracle Mile Avenue,
Coral Gables, FL 33134