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EVENT: Fashion Net Education Center Düsseldorf is New Fashion Business Forum for Trade and Consumers. Focus of 2012 Event: Asia

There have been predictions that Asia will manufacture in Africa much the same way the USA manufactures in Asia. Should Africans and particularly African designers be interested in Asia’s fashion industry? We think so. From manufacturing to retail to the business of fashion in general, Africa could learn a few do’s and don’ts  from Asia. Ladybrille African designers, take a look at event below. It may interest you.



Fashion Net Education Center Düsseldorf is New Fashion Business Forum for Trade and Consumers. Focus of 2012 Event: Asia

The second Fashion Net Education Center takes place on February 5, 2012, in Düsseldorf and is timed to coincide with city’s fashion trade events Premium, Supreme, CPD Signatures, and Showroom Order Days. With this year’s spotlight on Asia’s role in fashion industry innovation, the unique event offers educational presentations and seminars about current fashion business topics to trade visitors and is also open to consumers. Speakers include American couture designer Jean Yu, and German GALA Magazine’s Fashion Director Marcus Luft.

Düsseldorf, Germany – Movers and shakers of the fashion world in town for international fashion trade events Premium, Supreme, CPD Signatures, and Showroom Order Days will meet at the second Fashion Net Education Center (FNEC) in Düsseldorf on February 5. Fashion enthusiasts and anyone interested in the business side of fashion can meet them in a rare one-day industry event that is open to trade visitors and consumers.

Düsseldorf will be buzzing with fashion business representatives from all over the world around February 5 as they travel there for serious business at the various trade events. FNEC offers a platform for all of them to get together and create synergies through an educational program that features speakers and events from all fashion industry areas and is designed to break down barriers between the various areas.

The theme of this year’s FNEC is “Asian Roots,” inspired by industry innovations from Asia such as QR-Codes, already heavily employed in Japan but not well known in other parts of the world, and new production methods in China. Speakers and topics include Jenny Brucherseifer (Fashion Made in China); Thai designer shooting star Pim Sukhahuta (on her label “Sretsis”); industrial designer Jannis Hülsen (Xylimum – Bacteria, Fabric Sources of the Future?); American fashion designer Jean Yu (180 by Jean Yu); and German Gala Magazine’s Fashion Editor Marcus Luft (From Runway to Reality).

FNEC is organized by Fashion Net, an association of Düsseldorf-based fashion-related businesses, organizations, and designers, such as Bugatti, Fashion Square GmbH, Fashion Design Institute, Düsseldorf Trade Shows and the city’s Economic Development Office. FNEC takes place at Düsseldorf’s Cubic Studios. The event is open to everyone, and tickets are available for single events (starting at € 9) or the entire day (starting at € 59).

Düsseldorf’s Tourism Office offers special hotel and visitor packages, called “Düsseldorf à la Card,” including hotel nights, breakfast, free public transportation and more, starting at €49 per person.

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