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Richard Robinson Academy of Fashion Design is situated in the heart of downtown Ottawa surrounded by the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of History, the Notre-Dame Basilica, and the By-Ward Market.

We are the only Haute Couture Fashion Design Academy in Canada. We pride ourselves on quality and prestige. Haute Couture means “hand made”. A properly finished haute couture garment is as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside.

The Academy was founded by the famous Canadian Fashion Designer, Richard Robinson. Known for our European flair, the Academy is recognized for teaching the highest standards in fashion. A graduate from our Academy will have the skills and talent to work in any aspect of the Fashion Industry anywhere in the world.

Richard Robinson Academy of Fashion Design is a Private Career College registered under the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, you can apply to financial aid through any province or territory. Please call us at 613-241-5233 for more information or visit

Mission Statement

  1. With a focus on Haute Couture, Richard Robinson Academy of Fashion Design is committed to maintaining a high level of quality and prestige while guiding our students towards success in the Fashion Industry.
  2. The Academy welcomes students from all parts of Canada and the World. Our programs are offered in English but we have a bilingual staff and respect both of Canada’s official languages by offering French and English exams.
  3. Richard Robinson Academy of Fashion Design is committed to our students’ success in the expression of design. We believe that fashion is an inner expression that is translated into an outward design that communicates in a language that everyone can understand.