About the programme
The Fashion Council Germany is a partner in the UNITED FASHION EU project, a three-year exchange between seven EU states and their fashion competencies. Eight organisations (MAD Brussels (BE), Flanders FC (BE), ModaLisboa (PT), Baltic Fashion Federation (LV), Maisons de Mode (FR), Fashion Weekend Skopje (MK), Fashion Council Germany (DE) and Not Just a Label (UK)), supported by the EU Creative Europe Programme, support European fashion designers in their business affinity to strengthen their international competitiveness without excluding creativity.
The FCG is currently calling on brands based in Germany to participate in the Fashion Weekend Skopje (29 MARCH – 01 APRIL 2019).
This call is intended to address brands in particular in their search for new European production facilities.
The Fashion Weekend Skopje (FWSK) takes place twice a year in Macedonia and is one of the most important events in the SEE region (Southeast Europe).
FWSK brings together designers, producers and designers, as well as government and educational institutions in the fields of fashion and textiles. Through continuous cooperation with international partners, the FWSK has organised many fashion shows: Workshops, lectures and networking events focusing on the fashion industry, production and advertising.
1 | Workshop on creative concepts for the commercial requirements of the industry
2 | Production Summit
March 28, 2019 | Arrival, furnishing Designer showroom booth
March 29, 2019 | Showroom, Production Summit, Networking Event
March 30-31, 2019 | Showroom & Workshop
April 1, 2019 | Dismantling of the Designer Showroom Stand, Factory Tour, Departure
Travel and accommodation costs will be covered by the host organisation (Fashion Weekend Skopje).
> Flight and/or train ticket in Economy Class
> Hotel in Skopje
Participation criteria can be found in the official call:
Your application should include the following:
> The attached completed application form and the production overview
> A short description of the brand and collection (max. 1.000 characters without spaces)
> A lookbook of your SS19 collection (current collection)
> At least 5 images in .jpg (High Res) and .png (Low Res) format of the collection, separate from the Lookbook, for communication to the FWSK
Deadline for applications: 23 December 2018
Applications and questions about the call:
Participants will be notified in January.
The Fashion Council Germany was the first host country which invited nine selected labels from Belgium, France, Portugal, Latvia, Macedonia and Germany to Berlin Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019 in July 2018 to familiarise them with the German market. On the one hand, the designers presented their collections at the Premium trade fair and took part in individual workshops and conferences. This project was realized with the kind support of Premium Exhibitions and Waldorf Astoria.
In October 2018, Riga Fashion Week invited Berlin-based brand Agnes Nordenholz to the Latvian capital to present their Spring/Summer 2019 collection as part of United Fashion.
Another ten selected labels will be coming to Berlin in January 2019 for Berlin Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2019/20.
Until 2021 designers from the participating countries – accordingly also from Germany – will be invited to
Lille (September 2019)
Lisbon (March 2020)
Antwerp (November 2020)
Brussels (March 2021)
London (June 2021)
to show their collections, to learn about fashion tech, sustainable fashion, production, crafts, business models etc. and to be introduced to the European markets.
Designers from Germany have the opportunity to participate in all seven locations.
The Fashion Council Germany will call for applications at the appropriate time.
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An initiative of the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union in cooperation with Fashion Council Germany, MAD Brussels, Flanders FC, ModaLisboa, Maisons de Mode, Baltic Fashion Federation, Fashion Weekend Skopje and Not Just A Label.
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United Fashion is run by a cluster of European fashion promotion associations and initiated by the MAD Brussels Fashion and Design Platform. Our aim is to strengthen the culture of fashion designers throughout Europe and increase their international competitiveness without limiting their creativity. Through a series of international networking events and transdisciplinary training workshops, more than 150 fashion designers have the opportunity to present their collections, get to know and understand different European markets, develop new skills in fashion technology, sustainable fashion, production, crafts and business models. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator
Baltic Fashion Federation
Fashion Council Germany
Fashion Weekend SKopje
Maisons de Mode
Not Just A Label