Education

1938 The first principal, Masako Naito, established the Dressmaking Research Institute in Shibuya, Tokyo.
1943 Iwakuni Dressmakers Girls’ School and Iwakuni Beauty School were accredited and established.
1947 Upon returning to Tokyo, Mejiro Dressmakers Girls’ School was established.
1956 The structure of the organization was changed to an incorporated school.
1963 The reporters from Paris Vogue visited the school.
1971 Reiko Kojima assumed the positions of board chairperson and principal.
1974 Mejiro Tougen (ceramic) Club was established. Noba Kindergarten was accredited and established in Yokohama.
1978 The structure of the organization was changed from a miscellaneous school to a vocational school. The school name was changed to Mejiro Design Vocational School.
1980 A new school building was designed by architect Shinichi Okada and built in the current location. Namiki Kindergarten was accredited and established in Yokohama.
1986 Opened a studio in Manhattan, New York City.
1988 Designated by the Ministry of Education, Culture Sports, Science and Tecnology as the first institution for the advancement and development of vocational schools for occupational education.
Started a summer training trip to the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT),
New York.
1989 In the celebration of its 50th anniversary, the Japan Foundation and the Mejiro Design Scholarship Fund were established.
1991 The CG/CAD system was introduced, starting computer education.
1994 Sponsored research for the advancement and development of vocational schools for occupational education, designated by the MESSC. (Ended in 1997)
The board chairperson, Reiko Kojima, received a commendation from the Ministry of Education, Culture Sports, Science and Tecnology (Former Ministry of Education).
1996 Goods Planner (Fashion Accessories) Course was newly established.
1997 Celebrated the 60th anniversary.
1998 New building was completed in front of Mejiro Station.
1999 The Fashion Business Specialist Course was newly established.
2001 CG/CAD System Course was newly established.
2002 The industry-academia-government collaboration project for elementary school students Fashion Kids School was held (sponsored by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry).
An active learning program was held for junior high school students (organized by the City of Shinjuku School Board).
2005 Fashion Model Course was newly established.
“The Program for the Enlightenment and Promotion of Professional Awareness Using Vocational Schools” and the “Fashion Kids School for Elementary School Students” were held by the MEXT.
2006 Entrusted by the MEXT, “The Program for the Enlightenment and Promotion of Professional Awareness Using Vocational Schools” and “Fashion Creation and Business Experience for Junior High School Students” were held.
2007 The Fashion Advisor Course was newly established.
2009 The school name was changed to Mejiro Fashion & Art College.
Akihiko Kojima assumed the position of principal.
2013 Celebrated the 75th anniversary.