Paving the way for the future of fashion: AMFI reforms educational models
Keeping up with an industry that is in a state of constant fluctuation is never easy. As the fashion industry faces radical changes, ranging from the fourth technological revolution to the rise of new forms of consumption, climate change and shifting consumer viewpoints, ensuring the next generation of fashion creators have the correct tools to...
3 Mar 2020
AMFI event shines spotlight on terrible conditions of textile workers
For three days, students at the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) are working in a mock sweatshop in order to shine a spotlight on the terrible conditions in which many textile workers are forced to work. Running between 3 to 5 September, all second-year Fashion & Management students will be producing sustainable denim bags which will then be...
3 Sep 2019
Dirk Reynders named as new director of Amsterdam Fashion Institute
Dirk Reynders has been appointed as the new director of Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) with effect from 1 February 2019. Dr Dirk Reynders - who is best known as an experienced lecturer and guest speaker, and who has also made his mark in the media and communication field - will be succeeding Irene Sparreboom, who was director of AMFI until 1...
30 Nov 2018
Video: Experts' Top 3 Tips - Connect with Customer
What are the essential ingredients to build a deep and meaningful relationship with your customers? In this video Marian Spier, Social Entrepreneur and TEDxAMSWomen founder, Esmerij van Loon, Editor in Chief at FashionUnited, and also Dan Lopez Cardozo, Premium Fashion Strategist share their business insights. Source: FashionUnited TV, YouTube.
16 Aug 2018
Video: Experts' Top 3 Tips - Foster Sustainability
Sustainability is the 'it'-word of the industry, but how do you apply it as a starting designer in a way that fits your company? Gwen Cunningham, lead of the Circle Textiles Program at Circle Economy and sustainability coordinator at AMFI, and Peter Leferink explain what it means to be sustainable these days. Source: FashionUnited TV, YouTube.
16 Aug 2018
Amsterdam Fashion Institute to develop master degree in circular fashion entrepreneurship
The Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) partners with Circle Economy and Fashion for Good to transform the current AMFI MA Fashion Enterprise Creation (MA FEC) into the world's first master degree focused on circular fashion entrepreneurship. The MA FEC programme was launched in 2016 and aims to equip its graduates "with the skills to build...
12 Apr 2018
Video: Amfi students as sweatshop workers
Students of the Amsterdam Fashion Institute (Amfi) are experiencing what it's like to work in a clothing factory in for example Bangladesh or India. Source: Folia, YouTube
30 Nov 2017
Fashion for Good launches festive Pop-up shop
London - Fashion for Good, a global initiative aiming to improve the industry, is set to launch a series of holiday workshops at it first ever pop-up shop. Located at Fashion for Good hub in the centre of Amsterdam, the Good Fashion Pop-up Shop is set to run from December 1 to 24 and will feature a series of Do-it-yourself-makers workshops,...
9 Nov 2017
Is fashion dead? The discussion continues; A lecturers response
Trendwatcher Lidewij Edelkoort recently presented her prognoses for fall and winter 2016-17 in Paris. She did not, however, limit herself to menswear and active wear. She gave an anti-fashion presentation and accompanying manifest in which she declared the death of fashion and the garment to be ‘the new black’ to a reportedly outraged audience....
27 Mar 2015