The Institut Français de la Mode, newly formed in the merger of IFM and the École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, wants to be ‘the world’s best fashion school.’ In an exclusive interview with BoF, Dean Xavier Romatet lays out his strategy.
This week, Hearst UK names Farrah Storr’s replacement at Cosmopolitan, while Xavier Romatet is appointed general manager of IFM.
At a time when Vuitton, Hermès and Chanel are expanding their production capacity to keep up with growing demand for ‘made in France’ luxury goods, a new government roadmap could give the sector a boost.
Established by the partner of Yves Saint Laurent, the Institut Français de la Mode is closely knitted into the French fashion ecosystem like few others.
Amidst a shifting international fashion education landscape, Central Saint Martins tops both the BA and MA rankings in BoF’s second annual ranking of global fashion schools.