The partner network of the VDMD

The VDMD has built up a stable network of industry and trade; trade fairs, schools, associations, lawyers, the press and politics.

European/International Partnerships/Projects

These partners and projects operate on a European/international level with the aim of improving networking and providing the same standards and know-how to all countries.


These partners come from industry and trade.

They support the work of the VDMD with know-how, cooperation at our events and on a monetary level.


These partners are German technical/university colleges that we support and complement in their young talent work.

They work with us by organising knowledge transfer and trendforceast days, mentoring.lab days and presentations at trade fairs and congresses, as well as at political events.


These partners are providers of trade magazines and online platforms that monitor, report on and inform the fashion design industry.


These partners are providers of lectures, seminars and workshops, as well as our network lawyers.

Dipl.-Des. René Lang, Prssident VDMD, Board Member COUNCIL für KUNST and DESIGN, designformen

Dipl.-Des. Susan Wrschka, Vice-President VDMD,

Board Member COUNCIL für KUNST und DESIGN, Lecturer at MOFA Sigmaringen

Dipl.-Päd. Mara Michel, CEO VDMD, CEO .futurize trend.forschung,

Vice-President Deutscher Designtag, Spokesperson in the Deutschen Kulturrat für Design, Advisoe in der KSK, Lecturer at HTW Berlin for Clothing design, Jury-Member im DNP, Professional journalist

Dipl.-Des. Heike Daemm, DAEMM UND PARTNER

Antoine Doubacis, CEO The Patternclub UG

Dipl.-Des. Jutta Erb, Lecturer at MOFA Sigmaringen

Barbara Hämmerle, Designer/Product Manager

Andrea Maucher, CEO Farbe & StilReich, Diplom Colour, Type and Style Consultant

Anne Schiller-Zehden, Co-founder ofBeyond Compare

Dipl.-Des. Ulrike Strenge, CEO CDS Design & Software Vertriebs GmbH

Barbara Ströbele, Insurance / Financial Broker, Rückenwind Finanzplanung

RA Petra Carl, Specialist lawyer for labour law, Businesscoach

RA Philipp Obladen, Specialist lawyer for copyright

PA Dr. Andrea Sommer, patentaffairs, Patentanwälte Partnerschaft mbB

RA Ingo Becker, Specialist lawyer for social law

RA Vito Damiano, Specialist lawyer for intellectual property rights

RA Mathias Straub, Specialist lawyer for intellectual property and media and copyright law