A global consciousness has arisen in every industry. There is an immediate and urgent demand for innovation in all business models. Now more than ever, community and collaboration need to be present for survival in this new world.
Fashion has always placed itself at the epicenter of change, where trends move like lightspeed through its ecosystem. All of the old systems have been laid bare by a global pandemic and an upheaval of the establishment. As an industry, fashion must reflect on itself and stretch its creativity because we’re in a period where everything needs to be reimagined.
Since 2018, FASHINNOVATION has hosted over 400 of fashion’s leading innovators to audiences representing 120 countries. Respected voices like Diane Von Furstenberg, Susan Rockefeller, Kenneth Cole, Julie Gilhart, and Fern Mallis, as well as new leaders including Steve Aoki, Chromat, Mara Hoffman, and Miroslava Duma.
Their platform has amplified the impact of the entrepreneurial spirit of the industry with Josh Luber (StockX), James Reinhart (thredUP), Katia Beauchamp (Birchbox) and Gihan Amarasiriwardena (Ministry of Supply), and has put sustainability front and center with Paul Dillinger (Levi’s), Carry Somers (Fashion Revolution) and Oskar Metsavaht (Osklen).
Institutions like the United Nations, Parsons, and FIT; brands including Louis Vuitton, Levi’s, Google, and UPS; and media channels Business of Fashion, Forbes, Fast Company, Refinery29 and Vogue, have all supported its vision.
Through these global conversations we inspire and ignite revolutionary actions and change across our industry. Fashinnovation crosses boundaries and amplifies topics including sustainable development goals, social impact, diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurship, connectivity and new technologies all seen through the lens of innovation.