31st IAF World Fashion Convention / 8th Istanbul Fashion Conference: Highlighting emerging brands and young designers

The IAF Convention/Istanbul Fashion Conference highlights positive global developments in the fashion industry under the title ‘Making it better’. Istanbul is a good location to see directly a number of positive developments in the global fashion industry.

Emerging brands session
The conference part of the Convention on October 14th covers supply chain, CSR and sustainability, raw materials and marketing and branding. In the emerging brands session, upcoming successful Turkish brands share their success stories with the apparel world. Their development from manufacturer to brand to retailer to cross border success shows how in emerging economies such as Turkey, the apparel industry continues to evolve and create more value added. Brands such as Kigili, Lia Lea, Les Benjamins and 2Wins will demonstrate how in practice it is done.

Young designer session
In the young designer session,  Dominique Jacomet, the Director of the Institut Francais de la Mode and Wendy Malem, director of the Centre for Fashion Enterprise, will present the unique Worth project, that has spawned a number of great new and innovative products and that has brought together the designers with manufacturers, including Turkish producers. IAF and TCMA have brought this project to the stage because it shows such a good combination of a new generation of fashion companies, with new methods of financing, creating new business for manufacturers. But also, Colombian designer Andrea Landa, winner of the IAF Designer Award 2014 and Turkish designer Asli Filinta will share with the audience how they are growing a new fashion business.

About the 31st IAF World Fashion Convention /8th Istanbul Fashion Conference:

On October 13th to 15th, key players from the apparel industry will gather in beautiful Istanbul to talk about the current state of the fashion industry. The Convention location, the Hilton Bosphorus Istanbul, ensures a grand setting for the Convention. With visitors from typically over 20 countries, Istanbul will be the place where the global fashion industry meets.

Many IAF members and non-members have already registered and many more are invited to do so at www.iafconventionistanbul.com  Along with event partner Turkish Clothing Manufacturers Association (TGSD) we are preparing an excellent event.