GFC – Global Fashion Conference aims to bring together academia and industry, contributing to innovation in the fashion business.

In this conference, we welcome everyone engaged in the study and analysis of the fashion phenomenon – not only researchers from the academic world but, also innovative organisations and companies that work within the fashion system.

We believe this dialogue is the basis for creativity and innovation and raises the level of excellence in research and in the pursuit of a better quality of life.

GFC is held every two years in partnership with a university that conducts research in fashion studies. This University is involved in all aspects related to the scientific scope of the event.

GFC is committed to developing all efforts in the diffusion of the work presented and that demonstrates a consistent scientific basis subject to peer review.


The first edition of the Conference was promoted by the University of Florence in 2009. In this first edition, 70 people from 40 different countries attended the Conference.

The second edition took place a year later and was promoted by the University of Oporto. Nearly 100 researchers from 26 different countries were present.

The third edition took place in Madrid and was organised with the collaboration of the Universidad Complutense. Researchers from 31 countries from all over the world attended GFC2012.

The fourth edition took place at College University Ghent and was attended by more than 200 participants from all over the world.

GFC 2016

GFC 2014

GFC 2014 Video

GFC 2012

GFC 2010

GFC 2009