About
FASHINNOVATION

About
FASHINNOVATION

Fashion Is Social Impact

Welcome to
FASHINNOVATION

We’re a global platform that connects the Fashion Industry via Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, Technology & Innovation, Diversity & Inclusion.

Since 2018, we have 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, Fern Mallis, Steve Aoki, Steve Madden, Rachel Zoe, Donna Karan, Tonne Goodman, Coco Rocha, Oskar Metsavaht, Mara Hoffman, Miroslava Duma, and many more have shared knowledge through our platform.

Institutions like the United Nations, Parsons, LIM College, and FIT; brands including Louis Vuitton, Levi’s, Nasa, IBM, Google, and UPS; and media channels such as Business of Fashion, WWD, Forbes, Fast Company, Refinery29, and VOGUE, have all supported our 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.

Since 2018

400+

speakers Founders
& CEO’s hosted

12O

countries
Represented
Worldwide

What We Do

We mix traditional enterprises with fashion tech startups & emerging brands. Fashinnovation connects the necessities and problems of the Fashion Industry with solutions through events and networking. 

MISSION
& VISION

Our mission is to be the global thought leader for the fashion industry in fostering innovation. Entrepreneurial minds are protagonists in the urgent transformations of the fashion world. Promoting connections that inspire change is the key that paves the way for real innovations.

Our
Story

Marcelo & Jordana Guimaraes – husband and wife – are the founders of Fashinnovation. Marcelo has been in the entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout his life, always dealing with enterprises incorporating innovations and technology. Jordana has been in the fashion industry, in the marketing and public relations department.

When Marcelo presented a thought to Jordana of developing an event to assemble a group of diverse entrepreneurs to inspire via panel talks, and followed it up with one simple question: “Would it make sense to mix enterprises and technology with the world of fashion?”. With where Fashion is headed today, Jordana jumped at the opportunity to share ideas with him, which in turn launched Fashinnovation.

Values

Our values are the shining light from our brand’s soul. They define what we are, what we do, how we think and act.

F orward Thinker

We like to think ahead, to imagine how we can do something differently, to break down imaginary barriers. Our restlessness makes us who we are. Thinking ahead necessarily involves questioning something that is ahead of us right now.

A mbitious with Purpose

We all want to succeed. We all want our business to prosper. The question is the positive impact we’re promoting as a result of a job and if we’re doing it with our heart and soul.

S implicity

Einstein once said that “The definition of genius is taking out the complex and making it simple”. We’re not geniuses, but we really believe that simplifying is good for our business and for our relations.

H uman Relationships

No technology will ever be greater than the potential of connected human beings. We believe that our relationships have the power to promote changes in the world.

I nclusive & Diverse

We’re all one and we came from the same place. We see beauty and power in diversity and we work hard to be inclusive in everything we do.

O pen Mind

Inspiration and knowledge are everywhere. We like and seek to be surrounded by universes different from ours.

N o Excuses. Make it Happen

Entrepreneurship is not easy. Moving forward is often tough, but it is necessary. Our words, stories and examples bring courage and emotional fuel. Giving up is not an option.

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our Leadership
Team

Júlia Vilaça

Head of Content & Journalist

Adriana Testa

HEAD OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT & PR

Pedro Valle

HEAD OF BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE & STRATEGIC RELATIONSHIPS

Ana Canuto

HEAD OF MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

Lucy Norris

BLUE CARPET HOST

Vinicius Monteiro

HEAD CREATIVE & DESIGN

Jordana Guimarães

CO-FOUNDER, RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

Marcelo Guimarães

FOUNDER, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Board
Of Advisors

Shawn Hazan

CEO, HAZCOMM ADVISORY GROUP & FORMERLY COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR, INFORMA MARKETS

Burak Cakmak

FORMERLY DEAN OF FASHION, PARSONS SCHOOL OF DESIGN & CEO OF SAUDI FASHION COMMISSION

Larry Namer

CEO, METAN GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP & CO-FOUNDER E! ENTERTAINMENT TELEVISION

Participating
Companies

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