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7 new members join the IFM Foundation.

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7 new members join the IFM Foundation

Institut Français de la Mode is pleased to welcome 7 new members to its Foundation:

  • 19M, the new site hosting Chanel's Métiers d’art houses
  • Arianee, an independent, participative organization whose mission is to build a global standard for the digital certification of valuable objects
  • Balenciaga, a fashion brand founded in 1917, member of the Kering group
  • Birimian, the first operational investment company dedicated to luxury and premium brands of African heritage, which supports the continent's designers in their growth trajectory and international development
  • Kea Partners, a strategy consulting firm operating in France and internationally
  • Kitten, a creative production agency specialized in the fashion and luxury sectors
  • Sheriff, a global post-production agency in print, video, digital capture, fine art and innovative image production technologies, specialized in the fashion and luxury sectors

"Our passion for the creativity of the artists and the major fashion houses we work for leads us to implement concrete actions in favor of art and culture in order to root our commitment to creation in the long term. IFM, through its commitment to train the young designers of tomorrow, and its ambitions and the values it promotes through its foundation, seemed to us to be the natural choice for our support. We are delighted to be able to support the foundation," say the founders of Kitten and Sheriff.

"Birimian is delighted to support the IFM Foundation and to contribute to the promotion of diversity within Institut Français de la Mode," says Laureen Kouassi-Olsson, Founder and CEO of Birimian.

The mission of the Institut Français de la Mode Foundation is to promote equal opportunities for its students through the funding of scholarships. It also works towards funding research and educational innovation. Thanks to its actions, 30% of IFM students currently benefit from need-based scholarships.

"Fashion is a strategic sector for Kea & Partners. We are fully committed to its transformation alongside all the stakeholders in the sector: companies, federations and leading schools. As a partner of IFM for more than 20 years, we are very happy to contribute to the IFM Foundation and the development of its talents! "says Céline Choain, Senior Partner, Kea & Partners.

"At Arianee, we are convinced that the success of our industry lies in the ability of its talents to be in tune with society. By supporting the IFM Foundation, we want to contribute to a more open industry, aware of the need to attract, train and develop talent from diverse social backgrounds whose different perspectives will undoubtedly help to move the boundaries and create new models.", Pierre-Nicolas Hurstel, CEO of Arianee, said.

"We are delighted to welcome these new partners, who come from a wide variety of sectors and who all share the desire to be strong players in the development of the school through their commitment to the Foundation", concludes Bruno Pavlovsky, President of the Institut Français de la Mode Foundation, President of Chanel's Fashion Activities and President of Chanel SAS.

These 7 new members join the 19 current members:

Adidas ◼ Burberry ◼ CELINE ◼ Chanel ◼ Chloé ◼ Christian Dior Couture ◼ Christian Louboutin ◼ Fondation Pierre Bergé - Yves Saint Laurent ◼ Galeries Lafayette ◼ Groupe Etam ◼ Hermès ◼ Kenzo ◼ Kering ◼ L'Oréal Luxe ◼ Louis Vuitton ◼ Paco Rabanne ◼ Première Vision ◼ Saint Laurent ◼ Veuve Clicquot

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