The Institut Français de la Mode is the center in France for training. research and expertise in the fashion-design and creative industries. It was set up on 1986 by the French Ministry of Industry in tandem with textile and fashion professionals and has since become a national and international reference for students, companies and professionals. The aim of the IFM is to accompany the development of the fashion and design industries by reinforcing skills and anticipating the changes to come. The IFM is a place of artistic expression and professional exchange and encounters whose vocation is to boost creation and innovation within industry and to enable Parisian and French "fashion and design" to shine forth.