Fédération française de la couture
The Fédération française de la couture, du prêt-à-porter des couturiers et des créateurs de mode (English: French Federation of Fashion and of Ready-to-Wear Couturiers and Fashion Designers) is the governing body for the French fashion industry. The Federation was created in 1973, growing out of an older trade association (which still exists within the Federation), the Chambre syndicale de la haute couture parisienne which was created in 1868. The Federation comprises three separate trade associations:
- Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture (English: trade association of high fashion)
- Chambre Syndicale de la Mode Masculine (English: trade association of men's (ready-to-wear) fashion)
- Chambre Syndicale du Prêt-à-Porter des Couturiers et des Créateurs de Mode (English: trade association of (women's) ready-to-wear of couturiers and fashion designers)
The Federation also has a fashion school, the École de la chambre syndicale de la couture parisienne (created in 1928).
The Federation has close ties to the Union Nationale Artisanale de la Couture et des Activités Connexes (English: National Couture Craft Industry and Related Activities Union), a trade association of couture dressmakers in other French administrative regions outside of Paris.
Prêt-à-Porter Member Fashion Houses and Designers
For the Spring 2016 season, the official list of members are:
- Alexandre Vauthier—Alexis Mabille—Bouchra Jarrar—Chanel—Christian Dior—Christophe Josse—Franck Sorbier—Giambattista Valli—Givenchy—Jean Paul Gaultier—Maison Margiela—Stéphane Rolland—Yiqing Yin
- French fashion
- Haute couture
- List of fashion designers
- List of grands couturiers
- Arab Fashion Council
- Association Nationale pour le Développement des Arts de la Mode
- British Fashion Council
- Council of Fashion Designers of America
- National Chamber of Italian Fashion
- This article is based on the webpage of the Federation (see external links).