At Last but not least Showroom Belgium who all made this possible.
In February / March 2007 FFI 'SHOWROOM organized the first Antwerp in Paris, a platform for Flemish fashion talent to show their collections to international buyers and press. FI forces get their hands together with Wallonie-Bruxelles Design / Mode (WBDM) and they run 'SHOWROOM Belgium' together. The choise to go with Belgium as name and international media, fashionworld instead of Antwerp was taken by the cooperation with our sister organization Wallonie-Bruxelles Design /Fashion, "says Edith Vervliet, General Manager of the FFI. "We organize together our showroom in Paris. Even if Antwerp is one name as an international clock fashion, it covers the name 'Antwerp SHOWROOM "now less cargo. We especially want the Belgian aspect to be enhanced, because it deals with designers from Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels. "During the Fashion Week Paris is the Mecca of fashion, the fashion shows and showrooms numerous and bring an impressive array of brands and designers with them. Is differentiate from the rest is the challenge. That we partner with a strong image and designers of very different backgrounds unite our great strength is without a doubt "says Laure Capitani, Project Manager at WBDM, increase.
Flanders Fashion Institute
FFI was established in 1998 with the support of the Flemish government and since July 1, 2009 part of Flanders District of Creativity. FFI promotes entrepreneurship in the fashion industry in Flanders, sensitizes designers about business skills, guides them in their careers and promotes national and international fashion from Flanders.
Wallonie-Bruxelles Design/ Mode (WBDM)
Wallonie-Bruxelles Design / Mode (WBDM) is a government organization that promotes fashion and design and build the international reputation of designers from Wallonia and Brussels. WBDM expands the network and business opportunities for the Walloon and Brussels fashion designers and design by regularly participating in important fairs, exhibitions and conferences. The agency is supported by Wallonie-Bruxelles International, Agence Wallonne à l'Exportation et aux Investissements étrangers (AWEX) and the Ministry of the French Community - Division Contemporary Art. SHOWROOM Belgium supports a selection of designers from Belgium to the show their label abroad. The project focuses on the presentation and sale of their collections to the international fashion industry, buyers and press.