Creating synergies to promote Monaco as global fashion capital
The International University of Monaco (IUM) and the Chambre Monégasque de la Mode (CMM) signed a partnership on Wednesday, June 27, 2018; to develop a collaboration, create synergies, share experiences and know-how between fashion brands, professionals and IUM students, with the goal reinforcing the international reputation of Monaco in the fashion field, and support innovation and young emerging designers. In the photo below: J.P. Muller, General Director of IUM & Federica Nardoni Spinetta, Founder and President of CMM.
One of the objectives of the Chambre Monegasque de la Mode is to represent and enhance the image and values of Monegasque fashion, while promoting the principality as a global fashion capital. With this in mind, the CMM organizes each year the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week (MCFW®), with the upcoming 7thedition scheduled in the Principality from May 15-19, 2019.
The mission of the International University of Monaco (IUM) is to prepare the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs, more specifically in the fields of banking, finance, luxury management and sport events management. The Luxury & Fashion track is integrated into the different IUM programs at different scales, from Bachelors to Masters & MBA.
For several years now, IUM has been developing a teaching method based on the Experiential Learning/ Project Based Learning, in partnership with institutions and companies, bringing real corporate projects to their students.
The collaboration between IUM and CMM will cover different projects but will focus primarily on the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week that not only presents Fashion Shows, but also integrates in its program, conferences and debates with fashion professionals, as well as the prestigious MCFW® Fashion Awards Ceremony.
As part of the Project-Based Learning system, and within the context of specific courses, some of the IUM students will contribute to the creation of the Monte-Carlo Fashion Week 2019 program and help expand its promotion at the international level.
This past Saturday, June 30, 2018, IUM held its 31st traditional graduation ceremony in the Salle des Princes of the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco. The 285 new graduates, representing 53 countries, have joined the community of IUM alumni bringing together the total number of graduates to over 3,000. Students were recognized with special prizes; the Best School Spirit Award for best representing IUM values, the Monaco Outreach Award recognizing the student’s involvement in the Monegasque community life and the Best Thesis Award. The Valedictorians were also rewarded. (Photo: IUM graduates – June 30, 2018)
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