This course addresses the numerous changes brought by the emergence of digital tools in the fashion industry.
It describes the current context in the sector regarding the maturity of the different technologies, the new business models generating by the digital revolution
and its impact on the strategy of brands and entrepreneurs.
Indeed, every phase of the fashion value chain has been impacted by the rise of digital, from design to retailing, and new players as well as established companies
must integrate this change of paradigm. The course analyzes different aspects of the mutation of the sector starting from customer behavior. The rise of digital
retail generates many opportunities for fashion company, from mass market to luxury; but this new tool also has some prerequisite in terms of marketing and organization.
Companies must understand the new rules of visibility that both rely on an expertise on digital tools (SEO, digital marketing) and fashion expertise
(content creation, online customer experience).
The course underpins the importance of data for fashion companies today. It is an unavoidable source of performance for brands and entrepreneurs today.
Data is a major source of efficiency through the possible monitoring of every action and process as well as the measure of the return on investment of
the different expenses. Data is also the backbone of new value propositions for companies that develop new products or services that are more accurate
and personalized for customers.
For brands, digital is also a powerful tool to innovate in terms of storytelling and gather a community they can engage in the long term.
Lastly, digital tools have a positive impact of the sustainability of the fashion sector, allowing companies to better control their processes
and their negative externalities. New solutions emerge leading to a greater transparency and traceability of products.
Students will discover new business models appearing in the field of fashion and understand how they can durably change the current organization of the fashion system.
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This Series of MOOCs is one of the main results of the DigiMooD project, whose partners are:
- Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI) - Milano, Italy
- Fondazione Politecnico di Milano (FPM) - Milano, Italy
- Institut Francais de la Mode (IFM) - Paris, France
- European e-Skills Association AIBL (EeSA) - Brussels, Belgium
- Mammut Film Srl (MammutFilm) - Calderara di Reno, Italy
- Fashion Technology Accelerator Srl (FTA) – Milano, Italy
- Associazione Industriale Lombarda dei territori di Milano, Lodi, Monza e Brianza (Assolombarda) – Milano, Italy
- Enti COnfindustriali Lombardi per l'Education Soc. Cons. a R.L. (ÈCOLE) – Milano, Italy
Certificate of Accomplishment
The Certificate of Accomplishment will be released to anyone who successfully completes the course by answering correctly to at least 60% of the questions by the end of the edition. You will be able to download the Certificate of Accomplishment directly on the website.
Once you have successfully passed the course, you can request the Certificate of Accomplishment without waiting for the end of the edition.
The Certificate of Accomplishment does not confer any academic credit, grade or degree.
Lucas Delattre is in charge of teaching communications, media and digital at IFM, and is a graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (rue Ulm, class of 1985, arts/history), and also has a Media and Communication Masters from ESCP Europe (1989).
Franck Delpal holds a PhD in Economics from Université Paris-Dauphine. His doctoral thesis is about vertical integration in the luxury sector. He is Academic Director of IFM Entrepreneurs programbased in Station F. He teaches at IFM in postgraduate and executive education programs about topics related to luxury business economics and fashion business models.
Managing partner at Luxury Tech Fund,Céline Lippi spent over 15 years in international high tech sector working for Fortune 500 companies. Céline focused on building a strong ecosystem around initiatives such as Fashion & Technology Lab, Fashion Capital Partners, Decoded Fashion Paris, Luxury & Digital book and Luxury Forward conference.
For the past 15 years, Alicia Birr has been working at the crossroads of digital & creation : first, in the music industry launching the first high quality online music platform in France, then as an entrepreneur starting a fashion ecommerce site for French emerging designers, and since 2014 advising luxury & beauty brands on their digital communication strategy as strategic planner for Google France.
Robin Hanna is a marketing strategist, specialised in high-end fashion e-commerce for men. After having been head of growth of the leading french fashion website for men, he begun teaching other fashion and lifestyle brands how to get the most out of their marketing budgets while keeping overhead to a minimum.
Beatrice Lacombe is Digital Merchandising Director at the webstore 24 Sèvres.
Régis Pennel founds L'Exception in 2011. First an online multi-brand concept store, L'Exception becomes a parisian flagship store in 2016. Today, L'Exception is a team of 25 people divided between the store and the e-shop. The store hosts regularly events for product launches, announcements of new collection or pop -up stores.
Paul Mouginot is co-founder of Daco, a digital benchmarking solution bought by, the online flash sales specialist Veepee. Today, Paul Mouginot deploys daco.io technologies at Veepee. A graduate of Supélec and ESCP-Europe, he began his career as a general consultant at Advancy. At the Institut Français de la Mode he teaches topics related to digital innovation at the service of fashion.
Co-Founder at Tekyn, a solution using data to adjust production and supply chain.
As Project Director at FABERNOVEL, Mehdi Dziri leads projects focused on strategic innovation, new business models and new services design. He is specialized in running strategic studies on new digital opportunities (benchmarks; interviews, field studies) and in designing innovative models and services.
Elise Garcia is an expert in Branding with strong digital skills. Graduated from Sciences-Po and Celsa, she spent the last 10 years developing off&online international strategies for luxury, fashion and beauty brands within the Hermès group and at Ykone, a marketing influencer agency.
She founded the Filrouge studio to develop digital and marketing influencer projects with a 360 vision for creative and innovative brands.
Geoffrey Bruyère is the co-founder of BonneGueule. Firstly blog of men's fashion, BonneGueule became a digital brand selling men's clothing while advising them on their style, online and recently in stores.
Co-Founder of FACE TO FACE Meet & Shop, a digital platform that brings together independent fashion and beauty brands and mix e-shop and pop-up stores.
Valentina Carbone is Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management at ESCP Europe business school, at the Paris Campus. Her recent research deals with Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Sustainable Supply Chain Management, Sharing and Circular Economy Business Models.
Lucie Soulard is co-founder and COO @Place2Swap, a technology that allows brands to enter the second-hand market into their business model and position themselves on circular economy values. She is co-author of the book The Retail Facing the New Modes of Consumption - Adapting or Disappearing, published in 2018 at Dunod.
Fanny Moizant is co-founder of Vestiaire collective in 2008. Today, Vestiairecollective.com is Europe’s leading trusted trusted online site for the resale of designer and premium fashion and counts over 5 million members across 47 countries worldwide with offices in Paris, London, New York, Milan and Berlin.
Chales Nouboué is founder and CEO at Fitle. Fitle offers customers an ultra-precise size recommendation solution on the e-shop.When on a product card, the visitor indicates their sex, age, height and weight, and Fitle automatically recommends the correct size of clothing in the brand.