Topics of discussion will include: Solidarity, the current climate & ways in which established companies are adapting to thrive, tips and inspiration for start up & scale up companies to survive, “The Future of Fashion”, sustainability, innovation, advanced technology, plastic-waste, ocean pollution, Amazon rainforest, and more.

We will all stand in solidarity on behalf of Social Justice, by ensuring that we include this into all of the conversations throughout the summit as well as incorporate the angle of “humanity” into the talks on “sustainability”.

June 5th, 08:00 AM to 07:00 PM EST & June 8th, 08:20 AM to 07:00 PM EST
(Schedule Subject To Change)

FASHINNOVATION Worldwide Talks 2020
June 5th, 08:00 AM to 07:00 PM EST

08:00 AM EST

Opening Remarks & Partnership Reveal (“LIVE” from Kenya)

– Annemarie Hou: Acting Executive Director of the United Nations Office for Partnerships

Fashion is “Social Justice & Equality”

– Farai Simoyi: Founder, The Narativ

Fashion Is “To Love”, Fashion Is “Collaboration”

– Marcelo & Jordana Guimarães: Founders Fashinnovation

08:20 AM EST

Fashion Is “Aiding Designers in Time of Need”

– Sunil Sethi: Chairman, FDCI (Fashion Design Council of India)

08:30 AM EST

Fashion Is “Social Entrepreneurship”

– Kerry Bannigan: Founder, Conscious Fashion Campaign
– Yash Ranga: Conscious Luxury Evangelist, Stakeholder Engagement Partner, Jaipur Rugs Foundation
– Bandana Tewari: Lifestyle Journalist & Sustainability Activist
– Rahul Mishra: Fashion Designer
– Samata: CEO, Red Carpet Green Dress

09:10 AM EST

Fashion Is “Culture via Design”

– Karla Martínez de Salas: Editor In Chief, Vogue Mexico & Latin America
– Laerke Skyum: Co-Founder & Creative Director, AYNI
– Marcia Kemp: Founder, Nannacay Creativehands
– Yolanda Pérez: Co-Founder & Creative Director, Yolancris
– Farai Simoyi: Founder, The Narativ

09:50 AM EST

Fashion is “Reinventing the Way We Shop”

– Julie Bornstein: Co-Founder & CEO, THE YES
– Elizabeth Segran: Author, The Rocket Years & Staff Writer, Fast Company

10:15 AM EST

Fashion Is “Sustainable Development Goals”

– Sara Sozzani Maino: Deputy Editor in Chief of Vogue Italia, Head of Vogue Talents & International Brand Ambassador, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana
– Marina Spadafora: Sustainability Consultant & Country Coordinator, Fashion Revolution Italia
– Lance Gould: Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Silicon Valley Story Lab (SVSL)

10:50 AM EST

Fashion Is “Fearless”

– Rebecca Minkoff
– Jessica Andrews: Deputy Fashion Editor, Bustle

11:20 AM EST

Fashion Is “Next Gen”

– Larry Milstein: Gen Z Entrepreneur & Founder, PRZM
– Merri Smith: Co-Founder & COO, Tulerie
– Chloe Songer: Co-Founder, Thousand Fell
– Blakely Thornton: Co-Founder, C1V1L & CEO, Blakely Thornton

12:05 PM EST

Fashion Is “the Brazilian Rainforests” – Powered by Rio Ethical Fashion

– Carolina Perlingiere: Co-Founder, Rio Ethical Fashion
– Felipe Villela: CEO & Co-Founder, reNature
– Bia Saldanha: Environmentalist & Entrepreneur
– Taciana Abreu: Head of Marketing, FARM Rio
– Jeferson Straatmann: Origens Brasil Network Lead & Value Chain Coordinator, Instituto Socioambiental
– Andrea Álvares: Chief Brand, Innovation, International & Sustainability Officer, Natura
– Nina Braga: Director, Instituto E

01:00 PM EST

Fashion Is “Creating a Brand Voice”

– Larry Gulko: Brand Strategist & Executive Coach, BRAND: NEW DAY

01:25 PM EST

Fashion Is “ Sharing, Protecting Cultural & Creative Legacies”

– Alexis Rai Hernandez: Director of Digital Strategy & Partnerships, African Fashion Foundation
– Eji Benson: Founder & Creative Director, ENNUI NEW YORK INC
– Helen Chukwu: CEO & Creative Director, HELEN Couture
– Uduak Oduok: Attorney | Speaker | Visionary & Co-Founder, Ebitu Law Group

02:10 PM EST

Fashion Is “Supply Chain & Circular Economy”

– Andrea Kennedy: Founder, & Sustainability Professor, LIM College
– Divya Demato: CEO & Co-Founder, GoodOps
– Jessica Schreiber: Founder, FABSCRAP
– Stephanie Benedetto: Co-Founder & CEO, Queen of Raw
– Ilka Jordan: Founder & CEO, Jordan Alliance Group Inc (JAG)

02:50 PM EST

Fashion Is “Social Impact, Positivity & Inclusivity”

– Alyse & Alexis Scaffidi: Founders, DreamWalk Fashion Show
– Suzanne McKenzie: Founder & CCO, Able Made
– Allyson Chavez: Prosperity Transformation Coach
– Amore Philip: CEO & Founder, Apples & Oranges Public Relations
– Mindy Scheier: Founder, Runway Of Dreams Foundation

03:30 PM EST

Fashion Is “Resale & Retail Working Together”

– James Reinhart: Co-Founder & CEO, thredUP
– Jordyn Holman: Retail Reporter, Bloomberg News

03:55 PM EST

Fashion Is “Innovating via Technology & Restructuring the Business Model”

– Fredrik Timour: Head of Innovation, Swedish Fashion Council & Founder of Fashion Innovation Center & Neue Labs
– Jon Harari: CEO & Co-Founder, WindowsWear
– Matias Gath: Founder,
– Anna Salewski: Founder & CEO, Scroble
– Lucas Walker: Strategic Partners, Gorgias

04:40 PM EST

Fashion Is “Sustainability & Artisanal Brands via Ethical Practices”

– Ruth DeGolia: Founder & Executive Director, Mercado Global
– Theodore Hamalis: Director, Thread Apparel
– Kohl Crecelius: Co-Founder & CEO, Known Supply
– Rebecca Van Bergen: Founder & Executive Director, Nest
– Burak Cakmak: Dean of Fashion, Parsons School of Design

05:30 PM EST

Fashion Is “Women Empowerment & Entrepreneurship”

– Coco Rocha: Supermodel & Entrepreneur
– Alex Dickerson: CMO, The Daily Front Row

06:00 PM EST

Fashion Is “In Trouble”

– Fern Mallis: International Fashion & Design Consultant
– Lauren Sherman: Executive Editor, The Business of Fashion (BoF)

06:30 PM EST

Fashion Is “Turning Garments to a Digital Asset”

– Shivang Desai: Co-Founder, Bigthinx

06:45 PM EST

3D Virtual Runway Fashion Show – Powered by Bigthinx (a Global Top 10 Fashion-Tech Company backed by the Prada Group)

– 10 Collaborative Brands from all Around the World, including Sauipe Swimwear, Artist Jason Naylor, Designer Niki Srinivasa, Olistic The Label, DiFiore New York, Satya Beachwear, SHOHEI, JENNIFER RITZ, AWAYTOMARS, & HELEN Couture.

Models by HOP Models & Talent Agency will walk down the runway to “Floating Away” by Brazilian-American singer Alexia Bomtempo

FASHINNOVATION Worldwide Talks 2020
June 8th, 08:30 AM to 07:00 PM EST

08:30 AM EST

Fashion Is “Preservation of the Oceans”
Opening Keynote

– Andrew Sharpless: CEO, Oceana

09:00 AM EST

Fashion Is “Plastic-Free”

– Jacqueline Savitz: Chief Policy Officer, Oceana

09:30 AM EST

Fashion Is “Activism & Innovation in Turning the Tide on Plastic Pollution”

– Susan Rockefeller: Artist, Activist & Founder, Musings & Chairwoman of Oceana’s Ocean Council
– Dianna Cohen: Co-Founder & CEO, Plastic Pollution Coalition (PPC)
– Oskar Metsavaht: Artist, Founder of Osklen & UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Culture of Peace & Sustainability
– Giulio Bonazzi: Chairman & CEO, Aquafil

10:20 AM EST

Fashion Is “Sustainable Luxury”

– Marie-Claire Daveu: Chief Sustainability Officer & Head of International Institutional Affairs, Kering Group
– Marie Driscoll: Managing Director of Luxury & Fashion, Coresight Research

10:50 AM EST

Fashion Is “Climate Change & Circular Economy”

– Francois Souchet: Lead – Make Fashion Circular, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
– Dr. Antoinette Fionda-Douglas: Co-Founder & Managing Director, Beira
– Matteo Ward: Co-Founder, WRAD
– Dr. Hakan Karaosman: Principal Researcher – Fashion’s Responsible Supply Chain Hub, University College Dublin

11:30 AM EST

Fashion Is “Unity in Improving the Oceans”- Powered by Rio Ethical Fashion

– Maya Gabeira: Guiness World Record Holder: Largest Wave Surfed by a Woman (68 feet)
– Emily Ewell: CEO & Co-Founder, Pantys
– Fe Cortez: Environmental Activist & Founder, Menos 1 Lixo
– Amanda Gomes: Co-Founder, Satya Beachwear
– Lara Iwanicki: Marine Scientist, Oceana

12:20 PM EST

Fashion Is “Entrepreneurship Towards Improvement in the Industry”

– Sophia Scott, Georgia Scott & Nina Scott (Sisters): Founders, GROUNDTRUTH
– Jessica Michault: Editor-a-Large, ODDA Magazine

12:50 PM EST

Fashion Is “Personifying Consumer Affection”

– Larry Gulko: Brand Strategist & Executive Coach, BRAND: NEW DAY
– Lizanne Kindler: CEO, Talbots & Chairman, Coldwater Creek

01:20 PM EST

Fashion Is “Collaboration & Openness to Learn, Towards Positive Change”

– Melanie Travis: Founder & CEO, Andie Swim
– Julie Verdugo: Director of Sustainability & Social Impact, Free People
– Sanne Vloet: International Model, Co-Founder, Izé Skincare Line & Education Advocate
– Fiona Sinclair Scott: Global Editor, CNN Style

02:10 PM EST

Fashion Is “Women Power”

– Ricky Mendez: Motivational Speaker
– Shanda Sumpter: Founder, HeartCore Business

02:40 PM EST

Fashion Is “Sustainable Textiles via Innovations & Science”

– James Bartle: Founder & CEO, Outland Denim
– Jordan Nodarse: Founder, Boyish Jeans
– Bert van Son: Founder & CEO, MUD Jeans
– Edward Hertzman: Founder & President, Sourcing Journal
– David Breslauer, PhD: Chief Scientific Officer & Co-Founder, Bolt Threads

03:30 PM EST

Fashion Is “Environmental Impact via Engineered Fibers”

– Stacy Flynn: Co-Founder & CEO, Evrnu
– Federico Brugnoli: CEO, Spin360 & Curator of Innovation, Square by Lineapelle

04:00 PM EST

Fashion Is “Las Manuelas”

– Isabel Berz: Director IED Research Center & Founder LAS MANUELAS Project
– Lidia Muro: Founder & Director Lidia Muro, REC & Las Manuelas collaborator
– David Lapof: Project Manager, IED REC Research Center (Madrid)
– Marina Paola Ojan: Academic Director IED Spain

04:40 PM EST

Fashion Is “Humanizing E-Commerce”

– David Title: Partner, Bravo Media
– Heather Horton: Founder, Ecrubox Digital
– Jenny Jackson: Founder, Av Norden
– Casey Golden: Founder, Luxlock
– Karenine Arraya: Founder & Designer Director, Ninêh

05:20 PM EST

Fashion Is “At a Tipping Point”

– Stephanie Thomas: Founder & CEO, Cur8able
– Alexandra Finkel: Director of Talent Acquisition & Inclusion, Bustle Digital Group

05:50 PM EST

Fashion Is “The Fightback”

– Mitichi Preda: President, Feeric Fashion Week

06:00 PM EST

Fashion Is “the Future of Entertainment”

– Larry Namer: CEO, Metan Global Entertainment Group & Co-Founder E! Entertainment Television
– Pandora Amoratis: Daily Mail US Style Director & DailyMailTV Correspondent

06:30 PM EST

Fashion Is “Steve Aoki B2B Alberto Candiani”

– Steve Aoki: Two-Time Grammy-Nominated Producer & DJ
– Alberto Candiani: Owner, Candiani Denim
– Sarah Kent: Senior Correspondent, The Business of Fashion (BoF)