We look to the future.
We believe in young people and in their talent.
And it is to them that we entrust the secrets of
the highest sartorial art.
Thank you for the interest. Next applications can be submitted from July 2020.
History: The Tailoring School was established in 2000 by Kiton as a strategic bridge to the future that, combining a long-term vision with current needs, wishes to shape the next generations of skilled tailors. With the advent of the global market, there has been a trend towards increasing specialization worldwide, as well as towards vocation. A vocation is a strong inclination to a particular art form or occupation; it means tradition, attitude, and skill. The art of tailoring is a true vocation in Naples and surrounding areas, as well as a source of pride for Italy as a whole. To pass on these traditions, Ciro Paone S.p.A. has been organizing, since 2000, haute couture courses aimed at training specialized professionals to create garments of the highest quality. These courses are organized and designed to help young students unleash their talent, whether they have a natural tendency for a career in the workshop or an inclination for a more dynamic travel job, where they are always on the go.
Mission: Kiton’s pursuit of excellence is reflected not only in its products, but in its commitment to passing down knowledge to its people. The assumption that inspired Ciro Paone now translates into a genuine observation: the world doesn’t produce tailors. It’s the sartorial philosophy of “handmade” that does: Kiton’s future, therefore, lies in the strengths of the younger generations who, moving in another direction from the previous ones, open up new horizons.
Structure/Program: Due to the ever-increasing demand for specialization, the Kiton Tailoring School – which was initially a two-year program – was structurally reorganized into a three-year program. Courses are held by our qualified teaching staff and have two objectives: to help students aged 16 to 21 prepare for the workplace and to ensure workforce turnover. This is the key to Kiton’s future as well as a way to keep Neapolitan sartorial tradition alive. Placement data show how successful the project has been so far: 80% of graduates were hired by Kiton or other businesses.