Kick-off Les Canaux de la Mode 2010


16 July 2010, 14h00 – 17h00

Location: Clifford Chance, Droogbak 1A, 1013 GE, Amsterdam


The second edition of Les Canaux de la Mode will be launched on friday 16 july 2010 during the Amsterdam International Fashion Week with the symposium “A Symphony of Fashion Crafts”. Dutch and French experts from various backgrounds will give lectures about the relevance of craftsmanship and its impact on business, education, fashion and production.


Next to the symposium, a general introduction on Les Canaux de la Mode and its 2010 programme, participating designers and craftsmen and other activities will be given.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Lucas Hendricks (Strategic advisor both for the city of Amsterdam and the ministry of economic affairs)
  • Françoise Seince (Director Les Ateliers de Paris)
  • Nannet van der Kleijn (Deputy Director of Amsterdam Fashion Institute)
  • Alexandra Fau (Historian in Fashion and Contemporary Art)
  • Menno Born (Director Hermes Netherlands)
  • Laetitia Schlumberger (Artisan Corset Maker)


The moderator: Dorothée van Hooff


A full programme of “A Symphony of Fashion Crafts” can be downloaded here.