There are 25 European fashion councils, now the organizations have come together to co-found a new alliance that is aiming to “empower a prosperous, sustainable and inclusive European fashion ecosystem.
For a more forward-thinking fashion future, the ‘European Fashion Alliance’, which was formed during a two-day summit in Frankfurt organized by Fashion Council Germany, is calling for the reinforcement of the industry in the region looks to advocate.
On the other hand, the members, which include the likes of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode and Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana both of them will contribute to the development of a strategy over the next few months that will outline the industry’s need to change.
“Fashion is a key industry for creative design. I know that you have come together today, to discuss amongst others, the possibility of creating the European Fashion Alliance. I personally think this is a brilliant idea. See me as a facilitator and count on my support.” Mariya Gabriel, European commissioner, said in an opening speech at the Frankfurt summit, for innovations, research, culture, education and youth.
By focusing on sustainability, the alliance hopes to bring together the institutions in a collective that will follow common practical objectives, also for supporting the organizations that will help transform the industry in terms of protect the planet.
The president of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, Pascal Morand, said, “The new European Alliance echoes the New European Bauhaus and the major challenge it represents. Fashion can and must pave the way.”
Morand added, “It is at the crossroads of economy and culture, of the noblest handmade know-how and of the most advanced technologies, of aesthetics and functionality, of inclusion and diversity.”
Creativity is its breathing and sustainability henceforth its unsurpassable horizon. It is even more important to share, carry and materialize these values at the European level and for this the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode has joined the new European Alliance.
The next summit for the Alliance will take place during Gran Canaria Swim Week by Mode Cálidam, from October 18 to 21, 2022.
By joining the summit the members are inviting from similar organizations to support its mission.