Meet The Chapters

The IACDE is comprised of chapters in six nations: United States, Canada, Italy, Germany, Japan and Sweden. Each chapter has an appointed executive committee and a group of active members. The chapters host annual meetings where the highest levels of professionals in the fashion industry come together to network and share ideas of the future and current state of the industry. IACDE gives communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through sharing apparel experiences at the local level. IACDE events are planned and coordinated independently.

New Chapter


Are you a young entrepreneur? A driven individual who is determined to make a difference in this industry? We welcome you to join the IACDE International community.

USA NY / NJ Chapter


United States is the birth place of the IACDE organization, it was created in 1910 under the name of the Association of Clothing Designers. The first convention took...

Canadian Chapter


The IACDE Canadian chapter was founded in 1919 in Montreal. It's the second chapter after the one created in United States. Initiated by several menswear manufacturers and...

German Chapter


The German chapter was founded in 1975. Initiated by several menswear manufacturers and other companies from related branches. The focus was and still is to exchange..

Italian Chapter


The Italian IACDE chapter was founded in the early seventies and grown throughout Italy with the accession of the best design companies and organisation...

Japanese Chapter


The Japanese chapter's story started in 1970 with the first president Mr. Masato Nakanishi. Their first international convention was held in Osaka, Japan in 1983 and...

Nordic Chapter


The IACDE Nordic Chapter is a local chapter in Sweden and a member of the IACDE International organisation (www.iacde.net) The Chapter was founded in February 2014...

USA Southern Chapter


The Southern Chapter IACDE - 46 years young - was Chartered in 1967 as the Atlanta Club of the IACD. The Club grew quickly and soon became the Southern Chapter of the IACD,...