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INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE LA MODE


The INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE LA MODE is the center for training, research and applied expertise in the fashion, design and creative sectors. Twenty years experience in this field has enabled the IFM to broaden its horizons with a policy of diversification toward sectors with a high level of added creative value ; accessories, perfumes/cosmetics, interiors and design. The IFM was set up in 1986 on the initiative of the Ministry of Industry and textile and fashion professionals and today constitutes an international reference for students, companies and professionals. Over the past twenty years the IFM has trained hundreds of students and thousands of professionals, thus contributing to the enrichment and reinforcement of the creative industries, while at the same time developing a recognized level of expertise in its work in textiles, design, innovation, the economy of the immaterial and globalization… The IFM is a place of reflection, anticipation and forecasting, a meeting point for professional exchanges, with a vocation to stimulate creativity and innovation within the industry and contribute to the development of « fashion and design » from Paris and France. The INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE LA MODE is a non-profit association under the aegis of the Ministry of Industry.

SERVING INDUSTRIAL COMPETITIVENESS The INSTITUT FRANÇAIS FRAN AIS DE LA MODE is a vector for the development of the level of competitiveness within the industry through training, reflection, expertise and information. IFM has positioned itself as one of the main movers behind the integration of creativity and design in national industry. Proximity with industry, precision and excellence in teaching and expertise, an atmosphere of openness and multi-layered cultures are at the heart of the IFM’s IFM s mission. This can be summed up in five goals: . TO TRAIN THE PLAYERS in the creative industries by encouraging encounters between the academic and the professional, between reason and passion, creativity and precision. . TO CONNECT MANAGERS AND TALENT TALENT.. Objective : better management of creativity and more creative marketing. . TO RAISE THE VALUE of products and brands through the incorporation OF CREATIVITY and the immaterial. . TO ANALYZE THE SECTOR and anticipate trends in order to « enlighten » and accompany companies and professionals. To produce and publicize knowledge and information. . TO CONSTITUTE A VECTOR FOR THE PROMOTION of the image of France abroad.

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EDUCATION

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MANAGEMENT POSTGRADUATE FASHION DESIGN POSTGRADUATE EXECUTIVE MBA INTERNATIONAL SCENE EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

REFLECTION & EXPERTISE

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ECONOMIC TRENDS ANALYSIS MARKET RESEARCH & CONSULTING CONFERENCES & SEMINARS RESEARCH

INFORMATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

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EDUCATION THE FASHION AND DESIGN MANAGEMENT POSTGRADUATE PROGRAM This postgraduate teaching course lasts for 15 months and is open to candidates with 4 or 5 years of higher level studies. It is centered on the management of sectors with a high level of creative value – fashion, textiles, luxury goods, accessories, sports goods, perfumes & cosmetics, interiors and design-, over the past 20 years this program has trained almost 1000 graduates who are now working at management level at Chanel, Dior, Etam, Galeries Lafayette, Gap, Hermès, L’Oréal, Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent…

THE IFM ON THE INTERNATIONAL SCENE The IFM is a founding member of the International Foundation of Fashion Technology Institutes (IFFTI), an association that brings together the best training establishments in terms of management, design and technology. In addition, the IFM has set up partnerships with the Fashion Institute of Technology (New York), the Domus Academy (Milan), the London College of Fashion, the Institute for the Fashion Industries (Tokyo) and Hong Kong Polytechnic University, as well as the Instituto Superior de Empresa y Moda (Madrid). Responding to the increasing demand for training partnerships with foreign institutions, the IFM has set up a fashion and luxury goods management course in Beijing, the ADVANCED MANAGEMENT PROGRAM IN FASHION & LUXURY (AMP), in tandem with HEC, Tsinghua University and the Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie de Paris.

THE FASHION DESIGN POSTGRADUATE PROGRAM

EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

With fifteen years of experience in training managers for the fashion-textile sectors, the INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE LA MODE launched the FASHION DESIGN POSTGRADUATE PROGRAM in January 2000.

Built on the IFM’s academic expertise and experience in the fashion industry, the IFM / EXECUTIVE EDUCATION programs have developed a diverse range of high level programs over the past fifteen years, programs that are adapted to the needs of companies with a high level of creative added value in textiles, fashion, cosmetics, design or household goods. These programs cover a wide range of needs : reinforcing acquired expertise, developing creativity and innovation, acquiring the new cultural references that underlie design and consumption…

It is a true talent « incubator », a program that trains the designers and artistic directors of tomorrow, at the crossroads between the creative and industrial worlds.

THE GLOBAL FASHION MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE MBA PROGRAM (GFM). This program was set up by the IFM in tandem with the FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY in New York and the HONG KONG POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY in Hong Kong. It is a resolutely international program that prepares high potential executives for management jobs in the fashion and creative industries. The GLOBAL FASHION MANAGEMENT program is part-time and is the only fashion and design management MBA that enables the candidates to carry on working. It alternates classes in the IFM in Paris with intensive seminar periods in New York and Hong Kong in our partner institutions.

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The seminars are taught by a network of experts and professionals of the highest level: IFM staff, associate professors, university lecturers, professionals and consultants develop a multi-layered, international vision of the world of fashion and design. Each year, IFM / EXECUTIVE EDUCATION runs over 200 days of training for the 3000 participants from approximately 350 companies.

The IFM is a member of the Conférence des Grandes Ecoles. The Cercle IFM, brings together eight patron companies, all prestigious brand names, that support the INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE LA MODE, and their contribution notably finances a broad range of study grants: ARMAND THIERY, CHANEL, DISNEYLAND PARIS, GROUPE ETAM, KENZO, L'ORÉAL PRODUITS DE LUXE, VIVARTE, YVES SAINT LAURENT.

INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE LA MODE


EDUCATION

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MANAGEMENT POSTGRADUATE FASHION DESIGN POSTGRADUATE EXECUTIVE MBA INTERNATIONAL SCENE EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

REFLECTION & EXPERTISE

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ECONOMIC TRENDS ANALYSIS MARKET RESEARCH & CONSULTING CONFERENCES & SEMINARS RESEARCH

INFORMATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

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REFLECTION & EXPERTISE

The RESEARCH CENTER at the IFM is a truly transversal and trans-disciplinary observatory of lifestyles, it also aims to ensure an interface between research carried out at the IFM and potential partners (companies, private and public, national and international organizations).

ECONOMIC TRENDS AND FORECASTING IFM / ECONOMIC TRENDS AND FORECASTING creates, publicizes and puts into perspective the economic and social information necessary to the understanding and anticipation of the changes in the fashion and textile sectors on a worldwide scale.

INFORMATION & PUBLICATIONS

MARKET RESEARCH & CONSULTING IFM / MARKET RESEARCH AND CONSULTING helps businesses to understand their

LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CENTER

environment, anticipate the changes to come and accompanies them in establishing the necessary actions, through an in-depth analysis of the logic and engines that underlie the markets.

The IFM’s LIBRARY AND INFORMATION CENTER has a documentary collection that is unique in Europe, made up of information and data on the markets and international players in textiles-garments, fashion, design and connected sectors, from the design phase to distribution.

CONFERENCES & SEMINARS

The numbers : over 30 000 references to press articles, 4 000 books, 3 500 files, 150 periodicals, 1 000 videos, 300 student theses, and archives back to 1986.

Each year, in November, the INTERNATIONAL FASHION AND TEXTILE GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES SEMINAR brings together over 200 professionals from production, brands and distribution to reflect on the perspectives for the quantitative and qualitative evolution of the market.

PUBLICATIONS

In addition, the CULTURE AND DESIGN PROGRAMS enable companies to pinpoint issues specific to the creative industries. The collective unconscious of the consumer, fashion culture, design culture and product valorization are areas explored by these programs ; presented in the form of conference cycles or « total immersion » journeys to European cities at the cutting edge of design.

RESEARCH CENTER The IFM’s RESEARCH CENTER aims to produce knowledge on the economy, management and human sciences, to federate research and publicize work carried out not only on fashion, but on the creative industries in general.

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The collection of books published by the EDITIONS DE L’INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE LA MODE in tandem with the EDITIONS DU REGARD, aims to be a tool for reflection and analysis on fashion, design and the creative industries. This collection covers fashion in particular from a sociological, literary and economic angle. The IFM also regularly publishes economic analysis and forecasting documents that enable a better comprehension of what is at stake in macro and micro economic terms for the textile and fashion sector (monthly reviews, reports per country, performance indicators, guides to production and distribution, market analyses and forecasting studies). MODE DE RECHERCHE, is the IFM research center's quarterly publication on fashion, the design industries and the economy of the immaterial.

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