CIAM premises

About CIAM Australia

CIAM Australia is a unique fashion school offering courses in pattern making and classes on sewing and garment construction.

CIAM stands for Centro Internazionale Alta Moda, which translates to the Centre for
International High Fashion.
(Alta moda means high fashion and it is the Italian equivalent of the French term haute
couture.)

It is our mission to provide students with an effective patternmaking method that gives them beautiful clothes with a perfect fit, every time!

CIAM Australia has been teaching the Guarino method in July 2002. CIAM has expanded to have classes held in Belmore, Brooklyn, Hornsby, Goulburn & Canberra.

Annamaria Granato Annamaria Granato, our Director of Teaching, is a graduate of the Guarino School in Rome and has been teaching sewing and patternmaking for the last forty years.