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Fashion Forum Yerevan 2018

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European Union supports the first-of-its-kind Fashion Forum in Armenia.

03 Jun

​Fashion Forum Yerevan 2018 is ready to kick off with its beautiful mission of evolving and expanding the fashion industry in Armenia.

On June 2-4, 2018 the Business Club for Impact NGO and Fashion and Design Chamber will host the “Fashion Forum Yerevan 2018” event, which will be held in TUMO Center for Creative Technologies (16 Halabyan st.). The official opening ceremony will take place on June 2nd in Aram Khachaturian Museum (3 Zarobyan st.) with the “Offsprings of Noah” exhibition of Armenian well-known and young designers’ best collections. H.E. Mr. Piotr Antoni Świtalski, Ambassador of the European Union Delegation to the Republic of Armenia, H.E. Mr. Matthias Kiesler, Ambassador of Germany to the Republic of Armenia, and Lilit Makunts Minister of Culture of RA will present their opening remarks.

The Fashion Forum Yerevan 2018 is supported by the European Union through its EU4Business “Support to SME Development in Armenia” (EU-SMEDA) project co-funded by Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by German Development Cooperation GIZ through the Private Sector Development in South Caucasus Programme. The forum is organised by the “Business Club for Fashion and Design” project with its partners.

Fashion Forum Yerevan 2018 will provide the opportunity to meet leading experts of the fashion industry and learn about international practices. This is the first step to a more integrated fashion world where knowledge and networks are key to success. The experts of the sector, such as Adam Katz Sinding (famous street fashion photographer, USA), Gwyneth Holland (trend consultant, writer, lecturer at Westminster University, UK), Andrea Bruno (strategic director of textile and fashion department at Istituto d’Arte Applicata e design Torino, Italy), Camille Boyer & Marlene Agrieter (Austrian Fashion Association, Austria), Katya Gousset (Instagram influencer, fashion blogger, stylist) Anton Yeremenko (fashion editor at Harper’s Bazaar, Ukraine), Maxim Getman (fashion photographer, Ukraine), Lucine Ayanian (founder of HAY-HAY.CO, marketing expert, stylist, Switzerland), Xenya Cherny (Eco-Age Ambassador, founder of Green Stilettos), Tsovinar Sofi Babayan (luxury business consultant, Fashion Tech Start-ups), Vahan Khachatryan (President of Fashion & design Chamber, designer, Armenia) will present and share the best international experience.

​About “Business Club for Fashion and Design” 

Business Club for Fashion and Design was established in February 2018 in the framework of the “Support to SME Development in Armenia” (EU-SMEDA) project. It aims at uniting individual designers for the first time to create a joint platform for the fashion and design industry, bringing more knowledge and business skills to the world of design in Armenia.

About “Support to SME Development in Armenia” (EU-SMEDA) under the EU4Business initiative

The European Union’s EU4Business initiative is an umbrella initiative that covers all EU activities supporting private sector development in the Eastern Partnership countries.
SMEDA is co-funded by the European Union and the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and implemented by German Development Cooperation GIZ through the Private Sector Development in South Caucasus Programme.

SMEDA aims at improving the business and investment climate and is supporting the creation and development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to enable broad-based growth in Armenia. In this realm the project focuses on SME policy processes, strengthening business associations and economic clusters. Furthermore, the project supports various technology-oriented ventures and helps increase the competitiveness of existing SMEs by providing financial and technical assistance to develop new innovative products and services for domestic and global markets. Additionally, the project aims at stimulating the rate of technology absorption, technology transfer, innovation, and commercialisation of research ideas in the private sector, and also fostering the collaboration between research centers and SMEs.