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.
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), Nadya Valeva (President of European Fashion Council), Ignacio Sierra (President of European Branded Clothing Alliance EBCA, Belgium; Director General of Grupo Cortefiel, Spain), 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 of 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), Danilo Venturi (Dean of Polimoda, Italy), Barbara Trebitsch (Head of Fashion School of Domus Academy, Italy), Sara Azzone (Istituto Europeo Di Design Moda Milan Director, 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, Belgium), Dr. Kate Bethune, (Senior Fashion Researcher, Victoria & Albert Museum, Great Britain), Piia Lehtinen (President of the Board of Design District Helsinki, Finland).