Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring ’13 Designer Dossier: UBIFRANCE Collection

The UBIFRANCE Collection is a collaboration of four M.F.A. Fashion Design students, five B.F.A. Fashion Design students, and two B.F.A. Textile Design students, and sponsored by UBIFRANCE, the French Trade Commission, in an effort to boost the presence of French textile manufacturers in the U.S.

Participating mills include: print (AB Creations); silk, jacquards (Belinac, Denis&Fils, Philea, Sprintex); wools (Clarenson); lace (Sophie Hallette, Solstiss); knits (Deveaux, Henitex International, Philea, Sprintex); velvet fabric, stretch corduroy fabric, jeanswear, pigment dyed (Velcorex); and technic/sports fabrics (Avelana, Roudière).

The students who collaborated on the UBIFRANCE women’s wear collection are: Korkor Apo, Maclay Bowers, Joe Chung, Mina Fadaie, Guiping April Feng, Massayuki Ito, Kyung Hwa Kim, Erica Laba, Eli Daniel Odisho, Liza Quiñones Angela Sison, and Wen-Lin Lina Tsai.

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For more on the Academy of Art University Spring 2013 Fashion Show, click here.

UBIFRANCE is a governmental trade agency whose efforts create promotion and business opportunities for French companies in their international business development. It is a key force for French exports with the support of France’s Ministry of Commerce. UBIFRANCE promotes French products and savoir-faire, and puts French-based professionals in contact with their international counterparts. UBIFRANCE USA benefits from a multicultural team of 65 export professionals based within 6 sites: New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, and Atlanta.

For more information about UBIFRANCE and the participating French mills, please visit their website.