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DIY Furoshiki Wrapping

DIY - Between Creation and Emotion Dec 2020

Before Covid, the "fait soit même " trend was well under way, but it has become even more pronounced after successive confinements. The data on the DIY market are staggering!

Lidl Sneakers

The Drop Culture Transforms the Test between Digital Teasing and Capsule Collection Dec 2020

At a time when the fashion industry is struggling to sell off its stock, some stores enjoy the luxury of having a number of stockouts! Is this a miracle recipe for such a phenomenon?

Turkish Designers as Whos’s Next Exhibitors through the years

Who’s Next Prêt-à-Porter Fair in Istanbul Dec 2020

The world's most prestigious garment fair, WHO's NEXT Prêt-a-Porter Fair, President Xavier Clergerie said " Turkey became the most important 4. countries which import from Italy, Japan and Spain.

Lake House Collection Shooting

The Effect of Fashion Weeks on Designers’ Sales Dec 2020

The activities that best keep pace with the change in the evolving fashion perception are undoubtedly digitalized fashion weeks and cabaret-like fashion shows.

Ozgur Masur Fashion Show at MBWFI

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul (MBFWI) Dec 2020

The 15th season of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Istanbul (MBFWI) which entirely took place on digital platforms between October 12-16, with the endorsement of the Türkiye Promotio

Foundry Powered by IFA Paris

Happy 1st Birthday to Foundry Powered by IFA Paris Nov 2020

A lot has happened since Foundry Powered by IFA Paris launched a year ago and it hasn’t been easy for fashion technology founders and entrepreneurs wanting to come a

Roundrack Founders

Roundrack: Winners of the 2nd Foundry x IBM Future Innovation Award Nov 2020

Roundrack, hailing all the way from Israel, is on a mission to make fashion circular and sustainable.

Co-working space at Foundry Powered by IFA Paris

International Fashion Tech Entrepreneurs Come to Paris: Startup Program Cohort 2 Nov 2020

And just like that, the first cohort of the Startup Program inside our fashion tech lab, Foundry Powered by IFA P

Kenzo Takada - Founder and stylist of Kenzo

Japanese Stylist Kenzo Takada (February 27, 1939 - October 04, 2020) Oct 2020

Another Covid 19 victim, Kenzo Takada, died on October 4, 2020 while the Fashion Week was going full swing.

The Who's Next Fashion Trade Show in Paris - Autumn 2020

Who's Next - More than a Fashion Show, a Shared Reflection Oct 2020

The Who's Next trade show is a rare event to be held during this period, and for the past 25 years it has become a must-attend event for all fashion professionals who want to savor the next trends

Dior Spring-Summer 2021 collection

Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2021 Oct 2020

Despite an anxiety-filled context, Paris definitively confirmed its’ status as a fashion capital with the holding of Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2021.

European Heritage Days 2020

The European Heritage Days in its' Adapted Format Sep 2020

The COVID-19 epidemic continues to disrupt our daily lives. The 37th edition of Heritage Days is the latest victim to date.

Students arriving on our Paris Campus

September 2020: Back to School - a New School Year for IFA Paris like the Others? Sep 2020

IFA Paris has redoubled its' efforts since the beginning of the health crisis to ensure educational continuity for students.

Beyond Form

Introduction of Fashion Technology Venture Studio Beyond Form Sep 2020

For those that have visited our fashion tech innovation lab, Foundry Powered by IFA Paris, since it opened last year in November 2019, you may have come acr

Stella McCartney Quote

Learning How to Talk the Languages of Fashion and Technology Fluently Sep 2020

The team inside our fashion tech innovation lab, Foundry Powered by IFA Paris, often meet with individuals trying to enter the world of fashion tech.

Olivier Rousteing's avatar presents his latest collection in a virtual showroom

Post COVID-19 Assessment in the Fashion Industry: What Changes for What Future? Aug 2020

Until recently, the catwalks for the next fashion weeks were being prepared behind the scenes.

Designs by Burçe Bekrek on Harper’s Bazaar cover

The Irresistible Rise of Turkish Haute Couture Designers Aug 2020

Capital of contemporary fashion, Istanbul is also home to Haute Couture designers accustomed to catwalks in Paris, London or Milan – cities where some have inaugurated studios.

MBA Fashion Technology

IFA Paris Postgraduate Fashion Technology Program becomes the MBA Fashion Technology Jul 2020

Press Release: To be totally in line with the fashion industry expectations, our Postgraduate Diploma: Fashion Tech Innovation evolves to become the MBA Fashion Technology.

Circular fashion value chain

How Digital Can Help the Fashion System Be More Sustainable Jul 2020

The issue of fashion sustainability is on everyone’s agenda, but what can actually be done and how can digital technologies help to combat this global problem?

Baromètre Edelman

Kindness Economy or the Era during which Customers Became Human Beings Jul 2020

The epidemic crisis of the last few months accentuated a little more an already existing trend: the birth of kindness economy based on the end of the ultra-consumerism era of the last 20 y

Vakko, a rising fashion brand

Turkish Fashion Designers in the Spotlight Jun 2020

A host of stylists, couturiers, fashion, accessories, decoration and luxury goods designers have made a hard-earned name for themselves in recent years, both in Istanbul and abroad.

IFA Paris - Istanbul Fashion Show in May 2019

Istanbul - A New International Fashion Hub Jun 2020

Efforts to make Istanbul a major and recognized fashion capital are paying off.

IFA Paris x Make Up For Ever Academy

Collaboration: IFA Paris x Make Up For Ever Academy - Two Schools, One Common Training Course Jun 2020

Divide and conquer, or unite and innovate? IFA Paris has opted for multidisciplinary collaborations to place creativity at the heart of its' curriculum.

Vivienne Westwood

Positive Fashion Designed by Women for Women Jun 2020

Loyal to the fashion of its' time, fashion expresses through its own textile language, the most significant changes in society.

Oh Sevens Collection

Sustainable Fashion Specialist Megan Mummery Gives a Digital Talk to IFA Paris Istanbul Students Jun 2020

Online CAC Activity Location: Zoom Participant: IFA Paris Istanbul studentsClass: Sustainable Fashion

Discover Istanbul with Ridley Scott’s: The Journey

« The Journey » by Ridley Scott: Turkish Airlines’ Successful Bet Jun 2020

More than a year after the release on its screens and in full flight of The Journey, a short film commissioned from the famous filmmaker Ridley Scott, the director of Alien, Blade Runner a

Levi's Jeans

The Blue Jeans - History of an Iconic Garment, Endlessly Reinvented Jun 2020

With its' distinctive cotton fabric, jeans have become, in the space of two centuries, the cult garment of all generations.

Toxic jeans dye released into a river in Xintang, China

What is the Future for our Jeans? May 2020

Even the most seasoned globetrotter can't claim to have covered as many miles as a freshly born pair of jeans!

IFA Paris contributes to sustainable fashion during Fashion Revolution Week

Sustainable Fashion - IFA Paris Organises a Digital Clothing Swap May 2020

The ethical fashion collective, Fashion Revolution, works for cleaner clothing production and more responsible fashion consumption worldwide.

Istanbul Airport, the new charming asset of Istanbul

Istanbul Airport: New Door to the World, New Luxury Showcase May 2020

With the state owned airline company Turkish Airlines serving the world, the new Istanbul Airport, praised worldwide for its magnificence, has come to redefine the very idea of ​​the airport, no l

The Retouch wins the IFA Paris x IBM Innovation Award

The Retouch: First Recipient of the Foundry x IBM Future Innovation Award May 2020

Sustainability, upcycling, circular economy, these are just some of the themes that The Retouch is tackling as part of their new fashion technology solution.

Leïla Menchari

Leïla Menchari: The Passing of the Director of the Hermes Showcases May 2020

For forty years, Leïla Menchari masterfully directed the decoration of Hermès boutiques. This great fashion designer has just passed away.

Luxury consumers with Hermès bags

"Revenge Buying" in China After Two Months of Confinement May 2020

Following the declaration of the end of the confinement and quarantine period in China in mid-April, consumption in the fashion, beauty and luxury goods sectors has resumed in the country.

Yves Saint Laurent and Betty Catroux

Behind Each Great Designer Hides a Muse - or Several May 2020

Half angel, half demon, the muse, without any rational explanation, fascinates and inspires the artist.

IFA Paris student Trent Connor from Australia (center), 2nd year Bachelor Fashion Design & Tech.

ISPO Masterclass 2020: When Luxury and Sportswear Blend Together May 2020

Once again this year, IFA Paris took part in the largest international multi-sector trade fair for the sports industry, ISPO Munich with two of its’ Bachelor Fashion Design & Technology studen

3D printed protective visor by IFA Paris' Fashion Technology lab

IFA Paris Manufactures Parts of 3D Protective Visors for Paris Hospitals May 2020

In response to an urgent need and in particular to meet demands from French hospitals facing a lack of medical equipment in the daily management of covid-19 treatments, IFA Paris supports the Visi

Fashion Technology Startup Program

Discover the Inaugural Cohort of the Startup Program at Foundry Powered by IFA Paris Apr 2020

Since launching in November 2019, the Foundry Powered by IFA Paris team has been on an international mission to scout out the inaugural cohort of fashion technology startups to join the St

Online class by Vero Marganne

Fashion Education as a Therapeutic Tool Against Social Distancing? Apr 2020

As a result of the health crisis, our daily lives have been put to the test for more than 20 days. The confinement resulting from the current crisis is upsetting all our social values.


The Reorganization of the Fashion and Luxury Industries in the Face of the Health Crisis (COVID-19) Apr 2020

While China, after 3 months of intensive fight against COVID-19, is beginning to see the mortality curve drop, Europe is in turn preparing to face the peak of the epidemic.

Natalia Vodianova

Plant Products Come to the Rescue of Animals in the Luxury World Apr 2020

Not all habits, no matter how ancient, are commendable. In the name of tradition and luxury, famous fashion houses have made animal skins the symbol of their premium creations.

Tidy Up and Sort!

COVID-19: Stay Indoors - Tidy Up, Sort, Recycle! Apr 2020

Between the current health crisis and the economic crisis to come, IFA Paris, like many actors of the fashion industry, is mobilizing.

Foundry Fashion Technology Lab

The Coronavirus is Testing How Digitized the Fashion System Actually Is Apr 2020

Empty catwalks in Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks A/W 2020 signalled the start of something that will turn the fashion industry upside down.

Adidas Biodegradable Footwear

Biodegradable Footwear: When Fashion Finds the Perfect Fit for its' Feet Apr 2020

In these troubled times, fashion and luxury brands are giving the limelight, giving new voice and making themselves heard, even in Asia, with strong messages to the youth, quickly transfor

Make-up trends

Perfect Your Outfit with the Year's Make-up Trends Apr 2020

During fashion week, clothes are not the only things that make the show, but make-up enthusiasts can also enjoy discovering the key trends for the coming season.


Mode Édition (ME) - The Official E-Mag of our MBA Global Fashion Media Program Mar 2020

What is fashion? Fashion is the permanent mirror of desires, desires, tastes and trends.

Dress that changes colors according to emotions

Learning How to Better Manage Stress in Fashion? Mar 2020

If we love the excitement generated by fashion weeks, we also dread its’ crazy moments.

Peter Jeun Ho Tsang (middle)

Business France and French Fashion Tech Take on America Mar 2020

In February, Foundry Powered by IFA Paris joined forces with Business France on their mission to help French fashion tech companies go global.

Closed down railway station

Urban Paris Landscape - The Ugliness Source of Beauty Mar 2020

You can easily get into the soul of Paris by observing its’ urban landscape.

Hugo Boss

IFA Paris Istanbul Campus MBA Students Visit Hugo Boss Smart Factory Feb 2020

Hugo Boss, also known as just Boss, is a German fashion brand founded in 1924 in Metzingen. Since World War II, Hugo boss started making men’s suit.

Colin's Jeans Visit

IFA Paris Istanbul Campus MBA Students Meet with Colin’s Jeans Team Feb 2020

IFA Paris Istanbul Campus MBA Fashion Business students have welcomed the marketing team of Colin’s Jeans as a part of their collection development module under the outmost care of their Collectio

Gemology Laboratory

IFA Paris Istanbul Campus MBA Luxury Brand Management Students Visit Gemology Laboratory Feb 2020

The pleasure of beautiful jewel­lery and the skill of those who work with it were some of the common grounds for dozens of civilizations that have risen in Anatolia.

Modanisa Istanbul

IFA Paris Istanbul Campus MBA Students’ Visit to Modanisa Online Feb 2020

Modanisa is Turkey’s first international online shopping site platform and e-export champion.

Blockchain Technology

IFA Paris Istanbul Campus MBA Students Discover the "Blockchain Technology" Feb 2020

Blockchain technology has begun to create new uses in almost all business sectors, from finance to education, health care to security.

Students at Ozlem Suer

IFA Paris Istanbul Campus MBA Fashion Business Students visit of Ozlem Suer "Avant Garde Couture" Feb 2020

IFA Paris Istanbul Campus MBA Fashion Business Students have been invited to visit the Ozlem Suer Avant Garde Couture House, a historic mansion located in the heart of Istanbul’s most luxurious sh

Modest Fashion Store in Istanbul

IFA Paris Istanbul Campus Students Meet with Modest Fashion Pioneer Feb 2020

IFA Paris Istanbul Campus MBA Fashion Business students were on an integrated field trip during their Modest Fashion seminar class.

Grand Bazaar

IFA Paris Istanbul Campus Students in Search of Hidden Treasures Feb 2020

As part of their Collection Development module, MBA Fashion Business students visited the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul in the discovery of fabric shops supplying multitude of colors, textures, and nor

Styling Workshop

IFA Paris Istanbul Campus Fashion Styling Workshop Feb 2020

IFA Paris Istanbul Campus Bachelor Fashion Design & Technology first year students have enjoyed a fun styling workshop under the guidance of their very talented lecturer Mrs.Zeynep Ocal.

Antre Gourmet

IFA Paris Istanbul Campus Students Gastronomy Afternoon at Antre Gourmet Feb 2020

Antre Gourmet was established in Cihangir in May 2000 as a Gourmet Shop to introduce the healthy local delicacies created with traditional methods by the leading producers of Turkey with various r

Plastic Cape in Venice

Return to Venice: Plastic Cape created by IFA Paris' Students and Worn by Artist Alexandra Mas Feb 2020

The Serenissima, the majestical city of Venice, has opened her gates to Alexandra Mas’ No Plastic Artivism during the Biennale, where several associations have be

Louis Vuitton

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Impact on Fashion and Luxury in China Feb 2020

The COVID-19 virus, named by the World Health Organization (WHO) is causing a change of strategy in China's fashion and luxury industry, which has also granted several million Euros in aid

Paris, France

Paris - a Source of Inspiration Feb 2020

Everything about Paris intrigues, inspires, but above all fascinates.

Iris van Herpen

What to Remember about Fashion Week Paris Haute Couture? Feb 2020

The women's haute couture collections presented at the last Fashion Week in Paris fulfilled all their promises: originality, creativity, highlighting craftsmanship, amazing beauty looks.

Beauty in Fashion

Beauty at the Heart of Fashion Feb 2020

Fashion can't be summed up by the design of a garment alone.

TG3D Studio Fabric Scanner

Will the Fashion Collections of Future Star Designers be Digital? Feb 2020

This semester at IFA Paris we commence our foray into digital fashion with our first year Bachelor Fashion Design & Technology students.

In the Lobby of the Ciragan Palace

IFA Paris Istanbul Campus Students Visit the Luxurious Ciragan Palace Jan 2020

IFA Paris MBA Luxury Brand Management program students enjoyed the  opportunity to visit the most luxurious hotel in Istanbul, Çırağan Palace-Kempinski, a "Palace" hotel in the shores of the Bosph

Zeynep Soylu Campus Talk

Campus Talk with Zeynep Soylu - Editor in Chief and Founder of FKING Media Agency Jan 2020

Celebrity fashion stylist, the founder and editor in chief of FKING media agency Zeynep Soylu has given an amazing speech to the students of the MBA Luxury Brand Management and MBA Fashion Busines

Oner Evez

Campus Talk with Oner Evez - Choreographer and Fashion Show Organizer Jan 2020

IFA Paris’ Istanbul Campus Students Meet with Oner Evez - Famous Choreographer and Fashion Show Organizer.

Field Trip to MAAG Sac & Sanat

IFA Paris Istanbul Campus MBA Students Field Trip to MAAG Sac & Sanat Jan 2020

IFA Paris Istanbul Campus students have visited the well-established hair and makeup artists Mr. Metin Aydin and Mr. Ahir Genc “Maag Hair and Art" in their Istanbul studio.

Dior at Mens' PFW Winter 2020-2021

Review: Men's Fashion Week Paris Winter 2020-2021 Jan 2020

The presentation of the mens’ collections for the winter season 2020-2021 has just been completed after more than 50 fashion shows in the French capital.

la Clinique du Sac

Sustainability Tips to Give Your Fashion a Second Life Jan 2020

Over-consumption seems to have reached its limits, in the fashion industry as well: Fast Fashion is entering its decline phase.

Open Mode Festival 2019

IFA Paris' Participation in the Open Mode Festival 2019 Jan 2020

An important event in the Parisian cultural ecosystem, the Open Mode Festival has once again succeeded in its' mission to democratize fashion by conveying a message of diversity.

FashionTechDays 2019

How to Train Future Fashion Entrepreneurs Upstream? Jan 2020

Often pointed out, French education is not universally accepted in the entrepreneurial world.

Plastic waste dress by IFA Paris students

When Fashion and Art Coexist, New Messages are Conveyed - Environmental Awareness Jan 2020

IFA Paris, sensitive to social and environmental problematics, is regularly involved in new battles.

The Art of Being a Tailor in Paris in 2020

The Art of Being a Tailor in Paris in 2020 Jan 2020

During this time of globalization, overconsumption, the abuse of fast fashion, IFA Paris likes to emphasize the importance of transmitting the know-hows of craftsmanship.

Foundry Inauguration

Two Worlds Meet: Fashion & Technology Celebrate the Opening of Foundry Powered by IFA Paris Jan 2020

Fashion and technology industries are quite often talking in different languages, never mind be in the same room.