Summer School on Fashion Management
Following the success of the first Summer School in Fashion Management, ENCATC is partnering for a
second time with its member, the University of Antwerp, to offer an exciting Summer School in Fashion
Management from 26-30 August 2013 in Antwerp, Belgium.
This 5 day programme responds to crucial need for professionalization of management in this creative sector.
This year’s diverse programme will introduce participants to the world of fashion management with lectures by
renowned national and international academics who’ll share their expertise and insights on different aspects
of management specifically tailored towards the fashion industry (e.g. strategic management, financial
management, communication management, marketing and branding). Professionals working in the fashion
industry will open up about their experiences working in fashion and give participants a behind-the-scenes
look at their organisation or business. To round out the programme, participants will have a guided visit of
Antwerp’s thriving fashion district and discover various local fashion houses.
Why Antwerp? Antwerp is the perfect backdrop as it is renowned for its creative high-fashion designers. Since
the emergence of 'the Antwerp six' at the end of the 1980s, the city has taken on the status of a real 'fashion
city', a status confirmed by events such as 2001’s year of fashion, 'Mode/Fashion Landed/Geland’ and by the
influence of the renowned Fashion Department at Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts and the work of its
This summer school is specially designed for Master’s and PhD students in (cultural) management who wish
to explore fashion management more deeply as well as for young professionals. The knowledge and skills
specifically tailored towards the fashion business will enable all summer school participants to anticipate the
particular needs and dynamics of the industry later in their careers.
The involvement of ENCATC in this unique project proves once more the strong wish of the network to join
forces with its members to professionalize and strengthen the cultural sector.
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