On March 16-17 over 30 world fashion industry leaders from 12 countries will meet in the very center of Moscow to discuss contemporary trends and main challenges of the industry. During Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia the Central Exhibition Hall Manege will become the heart of the primary innovative fashion technologies.
The international conference Fashion Futurum was successfully initiated last year by the Russian Fashion Council with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation and the Department of Culture in Moscow. This time the conference will be dedicated to the fashion industry transformation due to the scientific and technical revolution. During panels, sessions, roundtables and workshops leading experts of the industry will speak of how the new media and glossy magazines are confronting each other, how the consumer behavior is changing, will consider e-commerce features, environment-oriented fashion and other global tendencies in the fashion industry.
Karim Rashid (Designer, U.S.), Pascal Morand (Executive President of French Chamber of the Haute Couture and prêt-à-porter, France), Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros (Vice-President of Inditex Group, Spain), Michael Burke (Head of Industry (Fashion, Sports & Toys), Google, U.S.), Scott Emmons (Head of the innovation Lab, Neiman Marcus, U.S.), Danilo Venturi (Director of Polimoda, Italy), Covadonga O'Shea (Founder of ISEM Fashion Business School in Madrid, author of the best-seller ‘The Man from Zara’, Spain), Amanda Parks (Chief of Technology & Research at Manufacture NY, U.S.), Mark Jarvis (Forward Thinking and Creative Financial and Business Strategist at World Textile Information Network, Great Britain), Eddie Mullon (CEO at Launchmetrics, founder of Fashion GPS, U.S.), Marvin Liao (Partner, 500 Startups, U.S.), Giusi Bettoni (CEO, C.L.A.S.S. - Creativity Lifestyle And Sustainable Synergy, Italy) and other visionaries will become speakers and mentors in the Fashion Futurum Conference.
Together with the Skolkovo Innovation Center and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives the Russian Fashion Council has established the Challenge for Innovative Fashion Startups. During Fashion Futurum on March 17 young teams eager to offer distinctive solutions for the fashion industry will for the first time ever present their insights in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, the main fashion platform of the country. To send your application, please, follow the link.