Amfi news and archive
AMFI to host both online and physical open days
In the last week of October, the Amsterdam Fashion Institute hosts its first open day of the academic year again. Last years’ first fully online open days were a great success, AMFI has therefore decided to host an online and physical open day in the same week. AMFI’s open days will take place on 26th and 30th of October and 7th and 11th of...
Oct 18, 2021
AMFI launches new digital summer course
AMFI is unique in her education on 3D virtual prototyping and developments in high-level sustainable products and performances. We like to give you the opportunity to be part of that development and the change of paradigm in fashion by joining our two-week summer course Virtual Fashion Design: the new real. AMFI (Digital) Summer Course 2021...
Apr 6, 2021
Paving the way for the future of fashion: AMFI reforms educational models
Keeping up with an industry that is in a state of constant fluctuation is never easy. As the fashion industry faces radical changes, ranging from the fourth technological revolution to the rise of new forms of consumption, climate change and shifting consumer viewpoints, ensuring the next generation of fashion creators have the correct tools to...
Mar 3, 2020
AMFI event shines spotlight on terrible conditions of textile workers
For three days, students at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) are working in a mock sweatshop in order to shine a spotlight on the terrible conditions in which many textile workers are forced to work. Running between 3 to 5 September, all second-year Fashion & Management students will be producing sustainable denim bags which will then be...
Sep 3, 2019
Dirk Reynders named as new director of Amsterdam Fashion Institute
Dirk Reynders has been appointed as the new director of Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI), effective 1 February 2019. Reynders - who is an experienced lecturer and guest speaker with a background in the media and communication field - will succeed Irene Sparreboom who was director of AMFI until 1 July 2018. Commenting on the appointment in a...
Nov 30, 2018
Video: Experts' Top 3 Tips - Connect with Customer
What are the essential ingredients to build a deep and meaningful relationship with your customers? In this video Marian Spier, Social Entrepreneur and TEDxAMSWomen founder, Esmerij van Loon, Editor in Chief at FashionUnited, and also Dan Lopez Cardozo, Premium Fashion Strategist share their business insights. Source: FashionUnited TV, YouTube.
Aug 16, 2018
Video: Experts' Top 3 Tips - Strengthen Visibility
What is the key to a great publicity as a brand? In this video Peter Leferink, Managing director M-ODE Foundation, Marian Spier, Social Entrepreneur and TEDxAMSWomen founder and Dan Lopez Cardozo, Premium Fashion Strategist share their thoughts. Source: FashionUnited TV, YouTube.
Aug 16, 2018
Video: Experts' Top 3 Tips - Foster Sustainability
Sustainability is the 'it'-word of the industry, but how do you apply it as a starting designer in a way that fits your company? Gwen Cunningham, lead of the Circle Textiles Program at Circle Economy and sustainability coordinator at AMFI, and Peter Leferink explain what it means to be sustainable these days. Source: FashionUnited TV, YouTube.
Aug 16, 2018
Amsterdam Fashion Institute to develop master degree in circular fashion entrepreneurship
The Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) partners with Circle Economy and Fashion for Good to transform the current AMFI MA Fashion Enterprise Creation (MA FEC) into the world's first master degree focused on circular fashion entrepreneurship. The MA FEC programme was launched in 2016 and aims to equip its graduates "with the skills to build...
Apr 12, 2018
Valérie Lamontagne appointed as professor of Fashion at AUAS
The Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS) has appointed Canadian Dr. Valérie Lamontagne as professor of the Fashion Research and Technology research group at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI). Lamontagne will start her professorship, affiliated to the Faculty of Digital Media and Creative Industries, this month and will move to...
Feb 22, 2018
AMFI students exhibit photos in Amsterdam
Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) students enrolled in the minor program Fashion & Visual Culture will be showing some of their works exploring creative processes in the center of the Dutch capital. Each of the 44 students chose a fashion designer to start their own creative process and translated their "inspiration into storytelling images",...
Dec 7, 2017
Video: Amfi students as sweatshop workers
Students of the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (Amfi) are experiencing what it's like to work in a clothing factory in for example Bangladesh or India. Source: Folia, YouTube
Nov 30, 2017