FHCM : Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode

FHCM Federation de la Haute Couture et de la Mode

federation of haute couture and fashion

The Federation numbers some one hundred members, amongst whom feature the most emblematic brands on the global stage. It comprises three Chambres Syndicales or central bodies (Haute Couture, Couturiers’ and Fashion Designers’ Ready-to-Wear, Men’s Fashion).

FHCM brings together fashion brands that foster creation and international development. It seeks to promote French fashion culture, where Haute Couture and creation have a major impact by combining traditional know how and contemporary technology at all times. It contributes to bolstering Paris in its role as worldwide fashion capital in particular coordinating Paris Fashion Week®.

federation of haute couture and fashion, ready-to-wear fashion designers and fashion designers is a group of three chambers of trade unions of French fashion industry.

Since July 1, 2017, it is now called: the Federation of haute couture and fashion, (FHCM), more concise formula, leaving aside until its French nationality. By definition, indeed, the “haute couture” is French, since it is a specificity of the Hexagon via this name legally protected.

FHCM : the federation

It brings together three entities

  1. the Chambre syndicale de la haute couture, founded in 1868, and directed by Ralph Toledano
  2. the Union of Men’s Fashion, founded in 1973, and headed by Sydney Toledano.
  3. the Trade Union House of Ready-to-Wear Fashion and Fashion Designers, created in 1973 and directed by Bruno Pavlovsky.


Except the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture (Paris Only), the two other components of the Federation are also international and have been welcoming foreign members since 1998.

This Federation currently has about one hundred fashion industry groups. The Federation also has a fashion school through the Chambre Syndicale de Haute Couture, the School of the Union Chamber of Parisian couture created in 1927. In 2013, the French haute couture market represents a figure of business of 15 billion euros.




FHCM : postal address

La Fédération de la haute couture et de la mode

Contact : FHCM, 100 Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré – Paris – France
Phone : +33 (0)1 42 66 64 44 ecole@modeaparis.com

Created in 1927 by the Fashion Professionals, well before the training was perceived as a national and institutionalized priority, the CSCP * Schools testify to the traditional and constant interest that the Couturiers the Creators, on the one hand, to the training and development of the highly qualified workforce required by the Fashion Professions, and on the other hand, to the advent of young talents who will help to create the Fashion of Fashion. tomorrow.




  1. Fashion Week calendar
  2. FHCM official Members
  3. Runway Shows
  4. Fashion Business Directory
  5. Press Office / PR Office
  6. Comité Colbert (FR)
  7. Luxury & Haute Couture (FR)
  8. Fashion Ethics (FR)
  9. Counterfeit brands (FR)


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