International Foundation of Fashion Textiles Institutes IFFTI 2019 – Fashion: ID

08 April 2019 - 12 April 2019

Date: 8th - 12th April 2019

Time: All day events

Location: Multiple

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As one of its longstanding institutional members, we are immensely proud of our affiliation with IFFTI. Here at Manchester Fashion Institute, we hold the Foundation in high regard and continue to be fully committed to its core values, promoting and leading fashion education and research.

Fashion can take innumerable forms and have all manner of definitions. Fashion reaches across a long and complex supply chain; it stretches through time and space; it is said to be fast and to be slow; it is material and symbolic; it may be a single garment, an alternative lifestyle or an entrepreneurial business model (to name but a few examples).


Our theme for IFFTI 2019, is intended to celebrate this dynamism. FASHION: ID is a limitless proposition that has been designed to challenge, interrogate and stimulate, rather than mapping the limits to current (or even future) fashion identity. The subthemes and areas for exploration are:

Personal: ID | Community: ID | Global: ID

Keynote Speakers

  • Caryn Franklin - Former Fashion Editor of i-D Magazine, prime-time TV Presenter and Broadcaster.
  • Michael Atkin AKA Cheddar Gorgeous - PhD in Social Anthropology and Drag Artist.
  • Katie Greenyer - Creative Director, Pentland Group.
  • Chris Breward  - Director of Collection and Research, National Galleries of Scotland.

A provisional schedule can be found on the Manchester Fashion Institute website:

This event is open to all but specifically for international academics from fashion institutes/fashion departments.

08 April 2019 - 12 April 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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