“With the aim of transforming the network of Mittelmoda into a permanent observatory and of making more systematic the project of giving value to the creative emerging resources at an international level, in 2000 the Association Mittelmoda International Lab was created.”
AoF is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering international cultural exchange through the creation of education events that facilitates critical thinking about artists, designers, scholars, and students. AoF is focused on the continuous support of creativity and design in fashion as well as the arts linked to it.
The president of AoF, Nathalie Doucet, is also the CEO of InvestFashion, a site that gears toward creatives and fashion lovers who wish to be financially and emotionally linked to the development of new fashion designers.
The Beta Fashion project has a unique model for the fashion design process. They have created contemporary fashion on an open platform while collaborating with designers internationally. With a goal to be more than just a fashion label, Beta Fashion wants to start a new design initiative to “change the way fashion is created and consumed.”