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HISTORY

From the Maison Mode Méditerranée to the Maison Mode Méditerranée Endowment Fund.

1988

Stage 1

CULTURAL BASE

In 1988 Marseilles' Fashion Museum was born, at the Château Borély, initiated by Maryline Bellieud-Vigouroux. Numerous exhibitions with an international resonance are organised there, particularly « Chanel : Past and Present ».

1993 : the Espace Mode Méditerranée, Mediterranean fashion open space, opens on the Canebière, with architecture signed by the architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte. An edifice of 3,000m² housing exhibitions, training and educational programmes and a documentations centre …

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2010

Stage 2

UNIVERSITY TRAINING AND EDUCATION

2010 : the Maison Mode Méditerranée initiates a university degree course, diverse and free of charge, in order to develop learning and apprenticeships in Fashion professions and activities. Being a formidable pillar of French higher education, it is with the University Aix-Marseille (the largest university in France) that the Maison Mode Méditerranée creates a Bachelors Degree and two Masters Degrees in Fashion and Textile Metiers Management, accessible to everyone, with courses given by well known fashion professionals and university lecturers in order to contribute to the equitable and prestigious education and training of future generations.

Stage 3

FASHION AND CREATORS

1988:The Mediterranean Fashion Institute becomes in 2010 the Maison Mode Méditerranée and continues with its policy and commitments. It supported, both financially and strategically, numerous labels and brands, which had at the heart of their creativity a fashion which was more responsible. This ethical, artisanal and traditional requirement, is today indispensable, and is shared by the large network put together by the 117 laureates of the OpenMyMed Prize Competition (2010/2020) installed on two continents (Africa and Europe), in order that together they deploy the possibilities offered by a fashion industry which is visionary and committed to the future.

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2021

Stage 4

ENDOWMENT FUND

Online calls for projects in June 2021. 

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