Audrey Azoulay, French Minister of Culture and Communication


A NEW FORUM: A new fashion event is coming to Paris. Backed by France’s Ministries of Industry and Culture and Communication, the first edition of the Forum de la Mode, or Fashion Forum, is set for Dec. 6. The day-long inaugural event will feature a series of round-table discussions with experts from fashion, finance and government, and will end with workshops to allow attendees to meet and make contacts.

Culture and communication minister Audrey Azoulay is to open the event, which is set to feature presentations by Experienced Capital Partners founder Frédéric Biousse and Hermès International executive vice president of manufacturing and equity investments Guillaume de Seynes.

Supported by the Fédération Française de la Couture, du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode and the Fédération Française du Prêt à Porter Féminin, the event takes place at the Gaité Lyrique cultural center and is free to attend, although pre-registration is necessary. The event was one of the recommendations of socialist politician Lyne Cohen-Solal’s report into France’s fashion industry, published last December.

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