- Who we are
Welcome to the North American Chapter of the IACDE, the International Association of Fashion Designers and Executives! IACDE was founded in 1910 in the Fashion District of New York and formerly known as “the Fashion Designers Association”. The IACDE annual convention is mainly organized in North America with the support of the New York Chapter. In 2010, we celebrated IACDE’s 100th anniversary in Toronto, Canada. The first 100 years of IACDE's international headquarters (from 1910 to 2010) were located in New York City. In 2010 they moved to Europe.
Due to the rapid growth in the number of members in the first half century (1910 to 1960), it created many local IACDE chapters in Canada and the United States: New York, Philadelphia, Rochester, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Montreal and Toronto. Since 1966, IACDE NY Chapter, today’s IACDE North America Chapter, is operated under the International Association of Fashion Designers and Executives. Through IACDE, many well-known apparel industry leaders have been contacted and honored:
Ralph Lauren (1988), Martin Greenfield (1989), Alan Flosser (1999), Claudio Del Vecchio (2003), Joseph Abboud (2004) and many others! In the 20th century, IACDE was mainly a tailor-made executive committee for men, but today, IACDE is made up of global members with extensive experience in the fashion industry. We are committed to excellence and open the door to anyone in the global fashion and apparel industry. Our existing members have rich experience and talents and can provide new young members with concepts from all aspects of the apparel industry to finished products.
Our IACDE North America Chapter includes the following changes in members to form a global network of fashion industry leaders:
The North American Chapter provides the following services and benefits:
We look forward to infiltrating newer digital technologies, especially in this pandemic era.
We are very happy to provide virtual communications with our sustainable decoration suppliers, our domestic manufacturers, and our partners in the Gerber Technology Innovation Center in New York and its 3D micro factory.
We are honored to establish a trade show alliance with Premiere Vision and New York Fashion Week, WWD and MR Magazine. We are a diverse group and are proud of our commitment to social justice. We are your lifeline to enter the fashion and apparel industry.
Join us today!
For more information about membership, please contact Michelle Renee Shafran, Treasurer/International Representative of IACDE North America Chapter.
"...Being in the IACDE has always been an access card to many brains in many countries all over the world."
Hugo Boss Textile Industries Ltd., Consultant