Mandie Bienek (Chairwoman, Fashion Council Germany) an Dr. Christian Ehler (EU Parliament) will close the conference.
In an age of climate change, health crises, social responsibility and contested colonial thinking the fashion industry is subject to a circular, slow-down, existential design-thinking process. Due to these major global changes, alongside changes in communication, technology, energy, transport and manufacturing technologies, the codes and the conditions of all stakeholders are changing tremendously within the industry, from designer, over retailer to consumer.
How will the fashion weeks of Paris, Milan and London face this “new” future and create a roadmap for a “future-proof” change? Will the next generation be the changemakers?
Will the crises highlight the interconnectedness and enhance collaboration and opportunities between European fashion stakeholders? How can fashion councils help to empower and foster independent fashion brands in this changing reality?