The Institut Français de la Mode inaugurates its new campus
Founded in 1986, the Institut Français de la Mode is now one of the world’s leading fashion schools. Its influence has increased tenfold thanks when it merged with the École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in 2019, which holds and teaches the craftsmanship and techniques specific to haute couture and ready-to-wear. Created in 1927, the École de la Chambre Syndicale counts among its graduates some of the greatest names in modern design. Located in the Cité de la Mode et du Design since 2008, the IFM inaugurated its brand new campus on November 24 during an official ceremony attended by Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Economy, Finance and Recovery. The event also brought together some of the most important players in the fashion and luxury industry, starting with André Beirnaert, Chairman of the IFM Board of Directors, Xavier Romatet, Managing Director, Sylvie Ebel, Executive Director, and Pascal Morand, Executive President of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode. The Institut Français de la Mode currently has 1,000 students on three teaching pillars: know-how, creation and management. Offering its students a full range of facilities, the 8,000 square meter campus is to be further expanded in the Fall of 2022 to best meet its motto: “shaping the fashion of tomorrow”.
Photos : François Goizé & Pierre Mouton