In partnership with the design department at Bilgi University in Istanbul, the British Council brought together fashion industry and education experts from Turkey as well as the UK for a conference entitled ‘Fashion Future: Where Business Meets Design’. The conference provided a space to share knowledge and discuss ideas about building entrepreneurial skills, and to develop international partnerships.
The conference hosted speakers from a variety of institutions based in the UK and Turkey, including: Tesco Kipa, Fashion Retail Academy, Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporter Association, Bilgi University, Mimar Sinan University, Marmara University, Istanbul Technical University, Fashion Fringe, De Monfort University, Foxall Studio and Graduate Fashion Week.
The conference provided a place to discuss themes such as business and entrepreneurial skills in fashion education, identifying and promoting young talent, brand development, building partnerships in fashion education between the UK and Turkey and growing a brand internationally.
Where can I find out more?
If you did not have an opportunity to attend the conference, you can download the conference materials below.