The main professional groups served by AFBI “The Fashion Gate” are fashion designers, aspiring entrepreneurs interested in the starting business in the fashion industry, and students or graduates of design schools. In addition to its residency and mentoring program, AFBI “The Fashion Gate” hosts public workshops and seminars on topics aimed to educating fashion designers and entrepreneurs on industry and business best practices. It collaborates with design schools on service projects. Additionally, AFBI “The Fashion Gate” holds informational meetings and tours with schools, colleges, universities and private organizations interested in learning about the opportunities to launch a fashion business.

After the stage of completion of the application, the selection criteria for each applicant includes;

  • Interview.
  • Presentation of portfolio.
  • Presentation of integrated garments if any.
  • Information text about the identity and the inspiration of the collection.