New York City, 17 April 2020
What is happening when there is no way to meet up at New York fashion week? What happens when Covid-19 puts the pressure on an already struggling fashion Industry? And when Sustainability is the most fashionable fashion together with tech-innovation?
What happens is an unprecedented 2-day digital summit where the biggest, the most passionate and the most innovative in fashion gather. To drive change. To support and share ways to reach sustainability.
SACCNY and its Sustainable Fashion forum was asked to join and is supporting the mission and contributing also by introducing the most relevant Swedish partners in the mission towards sustainability; The Swedish Villa, the creative communication partner to Sustainable brands and events as well as the Sustainable Swedish fashion brands House of Dagmar, Dedicated and Busnel.
Convened with support from the United Nations Office for Partnerships and in partnership with the Conscious Fashion Campaign, Fashinnovation will be hosting a 2 Day Worldwide Summit (100% online), which will take place on April 20th & 21st, 2020 kicking off Fashion Revolution Week, while encompassing the messaging of “Fashion Is to LOVE” – Virtual Unity, Real Action, One Heart.
Confirmed speakers include: Diane Von Furstenberg, Susan Rockefeller, Mara Hoffman, Kenneth Cole Oskar Metsavaht: Founder of Osklen, Burak Cakmak: Dean of Fashion at Parsons School of Design, Giulio Bonazzi: Founder of Econyl, Carry Somers: Founder of Fashion Revolution, Eva Kruse: Founder of the Global Fashion Agenda (Copenhagen Fashion Summit) and Katarina Strandberg: Co-Founder & CEO at The Swedish Villa.
“We believe that the fashion industry (all over the world) is in need of positive messaging at this time” says Jordana Guimaraes at Fashinnovation “Now more than ever, by uniting the leaders in the industry to inspire via various topics, will give the lifeline & hope in which start-ups, scale-ups, fashion designers, entrepreneurs need to survive and the established to thrive!”.
Other institutional partners include Parsons School of Design, LIM College, The Swedish Villa and Paraiso Miami SwimWeek.
“We must all join forces and take action, in order to stand up against a common enemy” says Marcelo Guimaraes at Fashinnovation “though we are being forced to remain physically distant, we have never been closer to one another as we are today mentally & emotionally – these are the strengths that will aid in getting through this in unity and strength”.
Jordana & Marcelo Guimaraes | Founders @ Fashinnovation
Photo Credit: Stanley Steril
Dress by: FARM Rio, Marcelo’s outfit: Bespoke suit by Hall Madden and shirt painted by Jason Naylor