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IFM launches Fashion Entrepreneurship Center

By Esther Hut

Jun 23, 2021


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Institut Français de la Mode launched their new Fashion Entrepreneurship Center in Paris. It's a space for sharing information, pooling resources and providing support for all fashion entrepreneurs and replaces the former IFM Labels and IFM Entrepreneurs programs.

The Fashion Entrepreneurship Center is headed by IFM Professor Thomas Delattre and offers three programs offering solutions adapted to the degree of maturity of the entrepreneurial project. The first one is a Fashion Entrepreneurship Certificate, to raise awareness and train future entrepreneurs. The second one an incubator, to support early-stage projects and the last one an accelerator to help growing brands.

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"Institut Français de la Mode's mission is to support entrepreneurship aspirations but also to help new creative brands emerge or accelerate their development. We are committed to promoting a certain vision of entrepreneurship that is creative, innovative and sustainable, and to developing a spirit of innovation and daring that are particularly useful in this period of change,” says Xavier Romatet, Dean of Institut Français de la Mode.

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With this center entrepreneurs can use Institut Français de la Mode’s network and can be in touch with professors and experts. In addition to developing their project, the center offers a fablab, workshops to carry out prototyping, a photo studio and one of the most complete specialized libraries in France.

Photo: © Benoit Bethume and Estelle Hanania

About Institut Français de la Mode

Institut Français de la Mode is a higher education institution, a training center for apprentices, a provider of executive education, as well as a center of expertise for the textiles, fashion and luxury industries. It offers 16 educational programs at vocational, Bachelor, Master, Executive MBA and doctorate levels, which prepare students for all the professions in the fashion industry in the fields of management, design and craftsmanship.