Amsterdam Fashion Academy is more than a top-flight fashion school. It has consciously chosen to be a hub of small-scale, personal, student-centred learning in a supportive environment. Not just for our full-time students but also for anyone interested in fashion who wants to broaden and deepen their knowledge. Whether you choose to attend a part-time course, short course or if you just want to attend a free MEETUP. You’re more than welcome.
In the calendar below you can find all the activities planned to take place at in the first semester of this academic year 2018-2019. Please check this calendar regularly since it is updated on a weekly basis.
HOW CAN DESIGNERS AND STAKEHOLDERS CONTRIBUTE TO A MORE SUSTAINABLE FASHION INDUSTRY
29th of january, 2019
6:30pm – 8:30 pm
According to a famous quote of fashion designer Coco Chanel (1883-1971), fashion is all around us. Chanel once said that: “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”
In line with this quote, the ultimate challenge for designers is to make sustainable fashion ‘a way of living’, by means of creating ‘Life Cycle Clothing’, which enhances the self-empowerment of the designer, the maker, and the wearer. More importantly, the transition to a circular economy is an international challenge.
The role of designers and other stakeholders in the fashion industry is essential as they decide how and which products enter the market and via which channels they are manufactured and sold and how they are used and end their life.
Guest speaker will be Dr. Radha Jethu, assistant-professor and program manager of the MBA-program Fashion Management at Business School the Netherlands. She has a PhD-degree in European Law and conducted research on Textile labelling. Moreover, she is the co-author of the book International Business (2016) published by Noordhoff Publishers and Routledge Publishers (UK).
“I work in the textile industry for almost 20 years and I feel privileged to share my knowledge and ideas of Fashion Business, gained over the years through intensive research and study combined with my experience in the fashion industry.”
Join the Meetup: it’s free and open to everybody. After the talk, we will have a networking session, with drinks and snacks.
Open Day March 9th
Do the items above make you feel like you’re missing out? Then why not come along to one of our upcoming open days or call us for a personal appointment. You can have a look around the academy and we’ll be there for a chat or to answer any questions you may have.