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Fashion Entrepreneurship Center

Developing the entrepreneurial spirit of its students, supporting FashionTech, encouraging young designers: Institut Français de la Mode helps aspiring and established entrepreneurs shape tomorrow's fashion.

For many years, Institut Français de la Mode has been supporting entrepreneurs and young designers in their projects. From the formalization of their concept to the acceleration of their activities, our experts serve all stages of their development.

The Fashion Entrepreneurship Center is a space for sharing information, pooling resources and providing support for all fashion entrepreneurs. It hosts three programs offering solutions adapted to the degree of maturity of the entrepreneurial project. The more advanced the project, the more individualized the support:

In order to enable all fashion entrepreneurs to acquire the keys to understanding a very specific sector, Institut Français de la Mode, which has a deep knowledge of the fashion and luxury sector, puts at their disposal its resources in terms of faculty and experts and its ability to connect entrepreneurs with IFM students and the fashion ecosystem as a whole.

The Fashion Entrepreneurship Center brings together all of these entrepreneurs on IFM's campus, which offers them numerous resources to develop their project: a fablab and workshops for prototyping, a photo studio for their photoshoots and one of the most complete specialized libraries in France.

Our Incubator program is aimed at entrepreneurs with fashion projects at the idea or seed stage, and offers complete support, from the founding idea to the completion of the project, through group sessions and individual support over the course of 1 year.

Learn more about the Incubator here (page in French).

The FLY (Fashion Led by Youth) Incubator is dedicated to young creative entrepreneurs who wish to venture into the fashion industry in Benin or West Africa. It offers you comprehensive support to develop your project and establish a network within the fashion and textile ecosystem.

Learn more about the FLY Incubator here (page in French).

A team of experts assists brands and creative labels already in business by establishing a diagnosis and then a personalized coaching service, adapted to the needs of each brand. This one-year support can cover strategic, financial, organisational, marketing and digital aspects, etc.

IFM Labels Accelerator

The IFM-Birimian Accelerator x Africa supports emerging designers from the African continent by offering them personalized assistance, coaching advisory services for the development of their company.

IFM-Birimian Accelerator x Africa