Audrey AZOULAY, Minister of Culture and Communication and Christophe SIRUGUE, Secretary of State for Industry, are organising the «Fashion Forum» on Tuesday 6 December. This very first edition, under the sign of creation and innovation, will bring together all the actors who will make the fashion of tomorrow to discuss the challenges of the sector.

France is the country of fashion. This place owes it to its history, to its unique heritage in the world, to the creativity and audacity of its talents.

The international influence of French artistic creation is based on exceptional know-how and unique trades but also on an industrial dynamic that makes it an economic flagship. The fashion industry generates €150 billion in sales, including €33 billion in exports, and generates 577,000 direct jobs across the country.

In order to strengthen this influence and develop the cultural and economic potential of the fashion sector, representatives of the sector are working on several levers: support for creation and entrepreneurship, support for innovation, the development of new economic models, training, transmission and innovation to prepare the trades of tomorrow.

Around these issues, five round tables will allow, throughout the day, exchanges with professionals, institutions, opinion leaders, public authorities, leaders as well as young entrepreneurs and creative. The themes will be:

1. The Fashion Arts.

2. New business models.

3. Know-how and new production methods.

4. The new creative scene.

5. Support and financing of brands.

This day of exchanges follows the recommendations of Lyne Cohen-Solal’s report on fashion in France, which was presented in December 2015 to the Minister of Culture and the Minister of Economy, Industry and Digital Affairs. It is organized with the support of the Comité professionnel de développement économique de l'habillement (DEFI) and with the support of the Fédération Française de la Couture, the Prêt-à-porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de mode and the Fédération Française du Prêt-à-Porter Féminin.

Lyne Cohen-Solal, Audrey Azoulay, Pierre-François le Louët, Pierre Aidenbaum à l'ouverture du 1er Forum de la Mode