Arab Fashion Council Launched the Institute of Innovative Fashion (IIF)

Innovative Fashion & Leadership Certificate

The Arab Fashion Council (AFC) has announced the Institute of Innovative Fashion (IIF), a ground-breaking initiative aimed at empowering entrepreneurial talent in the Fashion Industry to unlock their potential and excel in their career. The IIF’s flagship offering, the INNOVATIVE FASHION & LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATE is designed to equip graduating students, professionals and entrepreneurs with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive in the fashion world.

The exclusive Certificate Program is a comprehensive and dynamic initiative that dives into the key strategies and insights required to excel in today’s ever evolving and competitive fashion industry. With a focus on practicality and real-world readiness, the program bridges the gap between academic learning, creative aspiration, and the actual professional world, preparing participants to seamlessly transition into their careers and become business ready entities. The Program focuses on career planning and goal setting, helping participants develop a clear vision for their professional trajectory.


Led by expert instructors with extensive industry experience, the Online Certificate Program covers a range of essential skills that successful business model requires in today’s world. Participants will develop a versatile skill set that includes effective communication, problem-solving, decision-making, teamwork, leadership, adaptability, financial and legal knowledge, risk management, brand building and AI know-how. By gaining insights into common obstacles and setbacks, participants will also learn practical strategies to navigate and overcome them. They will build resilience and develop a growth mindset, empowering them to thrive in the face of adversity, by being equipped with financial and legal knowledge that every successful entrepreneur should know prior to establishing a brand.

In addition to mastering essential skills, participants of the Certificate Program will learn how to build a powerful brand and distinctive persona. The program offers techniques and insights to showcase their unique strengths and talents, positioning them as valuable and innovative assets to the fashion industry. Participants will also gain a deeper understanding of the power of networking and professional relationships, discovering proven strategies to expand their business network and create valuable opportunities for career advancement.

Innovative thinking has been a part of IMPACT, the Arab Fashion Council’s strategic pillars since its inception in 2015, through tactical partnerships with global players such as Microsoft, Windows, GoDaddy, Netfix, Mattel, BIC, UNIDO & UNESCO, etc… AFC has propelled to the forefront of the fashion industry, integrating cutting-edge technologies, fostering inclusivity, diversity, women empowerment, sustainability, and preserving cultural heritage. Through these partnerships and programs, AFC is reshaping the future of fashion, empowering individuals, inspiring creativity and positive change and guiding talents in positioning themselves as leaders in their respective fields.


Enrolment for the Certificate Program is now open. Qualified Participants will obtain at the end of the program the Arab Fashion Council Certificate.  

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