About us




The International Designers Network (IDN) has been founded by Claudia Carillon together with Lucia Carpio and Olivia Hui more than 25 years ago as an association promoting

designers in order to prove their professionalism and the importance of communication within the industry. IDN was launched with a FREE database to provide designers, designer groups

and associations the opportunity to be in direct contact with manufacturers from around the world in order to assure a world wide connection. At the time IAF (International Apparel

Federations, Netherlands,) had decided to give its support to this new service. “Design talent should have no boundaries” said Jimmie Lewis former OBE, IAF Director, “and the

Federation sees this as a great opportunity for manufacturers and the world of fashion generally to maximise the use of creativity skills wherever they exist. It is a logical extension of the

work we have already done to help promote designers.”

The IAF recognised that many designers lack the financial resources to present their talents globally and the manufacturers find it difficult to identify the best designers for their products.

They well know that ranges must accord with local preferences and cultural habits, and therefore finding designers familiar with these factors can greatly assist opening new markets.

The International Designers Network data base categorizes the specialities and strengths of designers as well as offering information about global and local events, assistance on practical

problems like pricing, presentation or design protection in the different countries.

After more than 25 years IDN decided to revamp the website which will now include a magazine with professional news specially dedicated to the designers, a forum for global contacts

and a special service for job offers and researches.

IDN is also linked to www.mode-tv.net, www.fashionguide-tv.com and www.vintage-fashion.tv.net with own pages on Facebook and LinkedIn under International Designers


In the database are accepted for free registration: all designers working in the fashion field, including the garment and textile industry, the interior design, the lifestyle, the beauty sector

and the shop decoration and packaging as well as schools, universities, associations, museums and organizations dedicated to the fashion and creative business.


Up from now International Designers Network will offer its special web service under



For all detailed information please contact

Claudia Carillon


Schillingsrotter Strasse 43

50996 Cologne / Germany

Tel : + 49 221 94338956