Moscow, Russia: Russian Fashion Council will launch the first Fashion Futurum Conference held on 14-15 March 2016 in Moscow, Russia. Over 30 executive level insiders from 12 countries and the world’s top four fashion capitals will gather under one roof at Manege to define the current trends in fashion industry and how it affects the future. The Conference will commence in frames of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, the biggest fashion week in Eastern Europe (scheduled on March 11-15).
Fashion Futurum Conference is to be a platform for both Russian and international industry leaders, visionaries and key fashion players to share their experiences and views on the current state of fashion industry around the world and its role as a driver of creative economy. It could help to revolutionize the Russian fashion economy which should play the significant role on USD 60 billion textile and apparel market in Russia. Alexander Shumsky, founder of the Fashion Futurum and President of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, is addressing this problem with 9 panel sessions. A separate topic for each panel session will be discussed. Topics include new educational standards, government support of the industry, innovative and sustainable production, new technologies, role of fashion clusters, importance of creative process in fashion business, young talents and independent brands, the future of fashion weeks, etc. See the full program at the official website of the event www.fashionfuturum.com.
Among the speakers of the Conference:
Mario Boselli (Honorary President of Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana), Carlo Capasa (President of Camera Nazionale Della Moda Italiana), Zhang Qinghui (Vice President of China Fashion Association), Nadya Valeva (President of European Fashion Council), Ignacio Sierra (President of European Branded Clothing Alliance EBCA, Belgium; Director General of Grupo Cortefiel, Spain), Simon Collins (Creative consultant, Chairman to the Advisory Board of WGSN, USA), Stefan Siegel (Founder & CEO of Not Just A Label, Great Britain); Sara Maino (Head of Vogue Talents, Italy), Mauro Galligari (Founder & CEO of Studiozeta, Italy), Lars Byrresen Petersen (Digital Director, Visionaire, France), Covadonga O’Shea (Founder, ISEM Fashion Business School, best-selling author, Spain), Danit Peleg (Fashion Designer, Israel), Dr. Amanda Parkes (Chief of Technology & Research, Manufacture NY USA), Filippo Ceroni (CEO of Grazia Bagnaresi, Italy), Burak Cakmak (Dean of Fashion of Parsons School of Design, USA), Danilo Venturi (Dean of Polimoda, Italy), Barbara Trebitsch (Head of Fashion School of Domus Academy, Italy), Sara Azzone (Head of Campus of Instituto Europeo Di Design, Italy), Eddie Mullon (CEO of Launchmetrics, Founder of Fashion GPS, USA), Craig Arend (Fashion photographer, consultant, Virtual Reality expert, USA), Carl Waldekranz (CEO of Tictail, Sweden), Kaat Debo (Director & curator, Mode Museum Antwerpen (MOMU), Dr. Kate Bethune, (Senior Fashion Researcher, Victoria & Albert Museum, Great Britain), Piia Lehtinen (President of the Board of Design District Helsinki, Finland).