AFF was established on 22 November 2002 with the signing of an agreement between Japan, Korea and China in Beijing. The agreement confirmed a cooperative effort between member countries to utilize fashion resources from within Asia as a means of value-added when exporting to the world. In 2007, Singapore joined up as the fourth member, followed by Thailand on 7 April 2008, represented by TGMA, as the fifth member.
- AFF China – China Fashion Designers Association (CFDA)
- AFF Japan – Japan Fashion Association (JFA)
- AFF Korea – Korea Fashion Federation (KFA)
- AFF Singapore – Textile Fashion Federation Singapore (TAFF)
- AFF Thailand – Thai Garment Manufacturers Association (TGMA)
By becoming a member of AFF this year, Thailand therefore plays a major role as host of the AFF Bangkok Conference 2008. TGMA, as representative at AFF Thailand, is confident that the conference will greatly benefit the Thai fashion industry. Among the activities are a seminar on the topic “Today Asian Fashion Lifestyles”, a fashion show by young designers from the five member countries, as well as a trade show for investors.
AUGUST 27, 2008
10.30 AFF Official Membership Signing Ceremony
Highlight of AFF Young Designers Fashion Show
13.40 2008 AFF Bangkok Conference Opening Ceremony
14.00 AFF Young Designers Fashion Show
14.45 AFF presents seminar on “Today Asian Fashion Lifestyles”
AUGUST 28, 2008
10.00 Business Matching
More information please contact: Ornlekha Pengpring
Fashion Business development Department
AFF YOUNG DESIGNERS
Profile: Staring his career as designer in 1994. Now his collection has been presented successively in China Fashion Week and on red carpet of French Canne Movie Festival.
Inspiration: All birds singing, flowers bring the fragrance. This collection is the combination of haute couture with birds and flowers
Collation Name: About an Artisan
Theme: About an Artisan
Inspiration: Collection of homage for artisan craftsman who loved John Lennon
Profile: 6 years experience as chief designer of How and What Co., Ltd.
Collection Name: Ultra Modern
Theme: 1. cold as ice 2. re-move
Inspiration: Feminine with remarkable touches, the re-interpreted new version of new age music of the 80’s gives us powerful impression and its motif appeals to the pursuit for modernity.
Profile: an interior designer-turned-fashion-designer. His collections are characterized by his graphic, linear styles inspired by architectural and industrial elements, new engineered cutting techniques and the creative treatment of fabric. Employing structural sense and organic details into typical tailoring, Ben's collections feature a contrast of forms, and create a sense of futurism.
Collection Name: Motion of Moment
Inspiration: Body at rest in equilibrium, as it moves through stillness. It emits forces of pressure to capture the power of motion, to feel the stillness move in this moment.
THAILAND: MISS WARINLADA LIMCHAROENPORNCHAI
Profile: A brand new graduated textile technology student with the 2nd honour degree. Warinlada won Saha Group Bangkok Young Designer Awards 2008 under the concept Make it trend : Inspired by
Collection Name: Thai is Thai
Theme: 1. customization 2. thainess+moderness 3. paper doll
Inspiration: Paper Doll -New Wearing