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Who’s who of the largest fashion associations in the world?

Ralph Toledano, Gary F. Simmons, Andrea Illy, Guillaume de Seynes and Michael Ward are some of the names that are at the front line of the largest ,Simmons, Andrea Illy, Guillaume de Seynes and Michael Ward are some of the names that are at the front line of the largest associations in the fashion industry all over the world.
Now the list has just added a new name: Tom Ford, new president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA). Ford takes over Diane von Fustenberg’s position, who left office after thirteen years as head of the organization.All countries that have a solid fashion industry have its own fashion association, which is responsible for the representation and defense of the sector, lobbying and organizing, in most cases, the fashion weeks of each country. The association structure of each market is, in turn, a reflection of the history and the current scenario of fashion in each country: from haute couture in France to retail in the United States.
Founded in 1962 by Eleanor Lambert, the CFDA was born with the aim of intensifying the impact of US fashion in the global economy. The association represents more than five hundred fashion brands of the North American country specialized in womenswear, menswear or accessories.

In addition to organizing its annual awards that recognize the talent in the sector, the CFDA is also owner of the Fashion Calendar and organizes the New York Men’s Fashion Week. Sydney Wragge, Norman Norell, Oscar de la Renta, Herbert Kaspwer, Mary McFadden, Perry Ellis, Carolyne Roehm, Stan Herman and Diane von Fustenberg, who just passed the baton to Tom Ford, are all the names that have gone through the presidency of CFDA since its inception.Tom Ford, current president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA).The rest of the board of directors of the CFDA consists of Michael Kors, Marcus Wainwright (rag bone), Mimi So (responsible for the namesake brand) and Vera Wang.Among the members of the association committee are designers and entrepreneurs such as Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Ashley Olsen and Georgina Chapman.Another of the major fashion groups in the United States are the American ApparelFootwear Association (AAFA), which helps companies to navigate the complex regulatory environment and reduce costs, and the United States Fashion Industry Association (USFIA), which operates with the aim of removing the tariff and non-tariff barriers that prevent the fashion industry to freely trade and create employment.

Both have among their members companies such as VF, Under Armour, PVH, Levi Strauss or American Eagle.Besides, in the United States there are other large associations that gather retail companies and have a great amount of fashion groups.That is the case of the National Retail Federation (NRF) and the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA).Ralph Toledano, president of the Fdration de la Haute Couture et de la Mode.France has one of the earliest associations in the sector: the Fdration de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, created in 1973, but whose origins go back to the oldChambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture Parisienne, which was created in 1868.The organization currently includes three unions that manage the different areas of the sector: the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, the Chambre Syndicale de la Mode Masculine and the Chambre Syndicale du Prt–Porter des Couturiers et des Crateurs de Mode.

The organization, which has more than one hundred members, is in charge of fostering the creation and international development of its members.At the head of the federation is Ralph Toledano, a historical manager of the sector who, during his career, has led companies such as Chlo, Guy Laroche and Karl Lagerfeld, as well as the fashion division of Puig.Currently, he is chairman of the board of Victoria Beckham.The rest of the members of the board of the Fdration de la Haute Couture et de la Mode are other heavyweights of the fashion industry: Francesca Bellini, president and CEO of Yves Saint Laurent; Guillaume de Seynes, vice president of Herms; Bruno Pavlovshy, president of the Chanel fashion division; Sidney Toledano, president and CEO of LVMH Fashion Group and Pascal Morand, executive president of the organization.
Stephane Phair, president of the British Fashion Council.The United Kingdom also has an association dedicated to protecting the interests of fashion companies in the country, the British Fashion Council, which defines itself as an organization committed to developing excellence and growth in a sector that is a significant contributor to the British economy.The head of the British Fashion Council is Stephanie Phair, director of strategy at Farfetch, who replaced Natalie Massenet, founder of Net-a-Porter. Communications specialist Caroline Rush, designer Anya Hindmarch, journalist Dylan Jones and businessman David Pemsel are the other members of the management committee of the British institution.
In Italy, the association of the sector is Sistema Moda Italia, which is part of Confindustria.The organization is chaired by Mario Vago, co-owner of the eponymous company specialized in dying and spinning.The cluster was born in 2017 with the objective of boosting Italian fashion brands and bringing together all members of the textile, footwear, accessories, optics, leather, gold, furniture and decoration sectors to reinforce the signature made in Italy.Christiane Arp, president of the Fashion Council Germany.
In Germany, meanwhile, launched in 2015 the Fashion Council Germany, founded with the aim of fostering and establishing German fashion as a cultural and economic asset following the footsteps of similar organizations in the United Kingdom and France. Christiane Arp, editor-in-chief of Vogue Germany, chairs the organization.The guardians’ of luxuryHigh-end fashion, on the other hand, has its own associations, focused on the preservation of the interests of the luxury industry. The largest of these is the Colbert Committee, created in 1954 by Jean-Jacques Guerlain to group the cultural institutions and luxury brands in France.
The association has 81 members from sectors such as fashion, gastronomy or the decorative arts. At the head of the Colbert Committee is Guillaume de Seynes, vice president of Herms.
In Italy, its counterpart is the Altagamma foundation, launched in 1992 and which currently has more than 120 members. Its current president is Andrea Illy, of Illy Caff, and its honorary president is Leonardo Ferragamo.The luxury business also has its own association in the United Kingdom, Walpole, founded in 1992 and which has more than 210 British brands among its members. The association is chaired by Michael Ward, CEO of Harrods.Spain also has its own luxuryassociations, Crculo Fortuny, chaired by Carlos Falc. The association, which is part of the European group of luxury associations together with the previous three, has almost 40 members, of which 6 are fashion companies.

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Five trends from New York Fashion Week

The New York Fashion Week has commenced and now it’s time to look back at what we’ve learned from the US style capital. With an eclectic mix of …
With an eclectic mix of runway collections, there was a little something for everyone.
Tie DyeTie dye made a big splash last season for the spring/summer collections, and shows no signs of slowing down come next fall, even though its usually associated with warmer weather. While designers like Area and Prabal Gurung opted for uber-bright iterations like the tie dye you remember from grade school, other labels like John Elliott and No Sesso opted for more subdued colorways.The Colour Purple Jewel-tone colors reigned supreme, but one in particular stood out among-st the pack: purple. From shades of lavender to deep eggplant hues, the color purple was a source of inspiration for a long list of designers.Done in sweater, suit, and dress form, the hue makes for a fresh contender to spice up your mostly black fall wardrobe. Feathers,At a time when more and more luxury brands are going fur-free, it seems fashion is turning to feathers.Colorful, glamorous, and over-the-top feathered pieces took the Fall 2019 runways by storm. There were colorful feather statement coats at Prabal Gurung and Cushnie, while Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, and Marc Jacobs turned the piece into an evening essential.
For those who want to be extra on a daily basis, Dion Lee sent a more subtle take on the trend down the runway on a delicate white turtleneck.Psychedelic Colours Tripped-out, notice-me color popped up aplenty this season, from Areas iridescent pants to Prabal Gurungs happy color-blocking.
(Rodartes acid-green ball gown, though technically shown in Los Angeles, made the cut too as a formerly-New York-based brand that now shows off the traditional schedule.) For slightly more subdued color that still packed an impact, one needed look no further than sensational newcomer Tomo Koizumis rainbow-hued tulle explosions.The high ponytail is dead long live the low ponytail,Not only does Fashion Week dictate what youre going to be wearing next season, it also shows you how youll be wearing your hair. So next time you reach for a bobble to put your hair up, keep that ponytail low.
As seen at Ralph Lauren, Badgley Mischka and Cushnie, the ponytail got a make over, with a slick, shiny finish to boot. The change from the high ponytail, as popularised by Ariana Grande and Kim Kardashian, was led by GHD and Tresemme hair stylist Justine Marjan.
So you can thank her for all the headaches youll no longer have to endure February16th  2019.

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