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WORLDWIDE TALKS
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THE BIGGEST FASHION & INNOVATION EVENT IN THE WORLD IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SPRING STUDIOS

INTERNATIONAL LEADERS IN THE FASHION, TECHNOLOGY, AND INTERSECTING INDUSTRIES WILL GATHER FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO CONNECT WITH ONE ANOTHER. JOIN US FOR THE 10TH KNOWLEDGE MARATHON WE'RE HOSTING DIRECTLY FROM SPRING STUDIOS BEFORE NYFW

Norma Kamali

Norma Kamali

Fashion Designer and Author of I Am Invincible

Karin Tracy

Karin Tracy

Head of Industry | Retail, Luxury, Fashion, Meta

Raja Rajamannar

Raja Rajamannar

Fashion Is the Intersection of Passion & Purpose, Mastercard

Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller

Founder & Designer, Nicole Miller

Bibhu Mohapatra

Bibhu Mohapatra

Creative Director & Founder, Bibhu Mohapatra

Ozwald Boateng

Ozwald Boateng

Founder & Creative Director, Ozwald Boateng

  • INNOVATION AND TECHNOLOGY TRENDS
  • FASHION TECH & DIGITAL FASHION
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND EXPERIMENTATION
  • FASHION SUSTAINABILITY
  • INCLUSIVITY & DIVERSITY
Donna Karan

Donna Karan

Fashion Icon & Philanthropist DKNY & Urban Zen

Kenneth Cole

Kenneth Cole

Fashion Designer

Susan Rockefeller

Susan Rockefeller

Artist, Activist & Founder, Musings

Tonne Goodman

Tonne Goodman

Former Fashion Director & Sustainability Editor, Vogue

Steve Madden is an entrepreneur, an award-winning designer, and a business titan whose company is currently worth over 3 billion dollars.

Steve Madden

Founder, Creative & Design Chief

François-Ghislain Morillion

François-Ghislain Morillion

Co-Founder VEJA

The world of fashion is and has always been at the forefront of change – be it through cultural adaptation or even economically. And we, at Fashinnovation, are taking one step forward to a more innovative, inclusive, and sustainable industry. Fashion is not only about clothes, Fashion means innovation, culture, people, entrepreneurship, art… It means REVOLUTION. At the 6th edition of our DIGITAL event, you can expect discussions – and answers – to these questions:
  • How can we use more technologies in our favor?
  • What were 2021's biggest innovations?
  • How can we better use the resources we already have available and stop harming the planet so much?
  • How can we help entrepreneurs who are struggling on a daily basis with many different issues?
  • What are the alternatives available for the Fashion Industry?
  • What is wrong with the Industry?
  • How can we help fix it?

Main topics

SDG’S
INCLUSIVITY/EMPOWERMENT
SOCIAL IMPACT
MANUFACTURING/PRODUCTION
NEW TEXTILES
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
E-COMMERCE
TECHNOLOGY/INNOVATIONS
marketing
Digital Fashion
NFT's
AR/AI
3D Fashion
Digitalization
Blockchain

THROUGHOUT THE DAY, GUESTS WILL EXPERIENCE:

  • keynote talks
  • panel discussions
  • shared experiences
  • the biggest brands in the industry
  • Startup Pitch Competition

Panels and discussions to be held at the
6th edition of the Worldwide Talks

  • 10:00 AM EST
Opening Remarks

Marcelo and Jordana Guimarães, founder of Fashinnovation, make the initial considerations and officially declare the beginning of the 10th Fashinnovation event.

JordanaGuimaraes

Jordana
Guimaraes

Co-Founder, Fashinnovation

MarceloGuimaraes

Marcelo
Guimaraes

Founder, Fashinnovation

  • 10:05 AM EST
Opening Speech
  • 10:15 AM EST
Fashion Is Pioneering With Eco-conscious Values in the Beauty Market

Entrepreneurship and passion were just some of the values that guided Fekkai while building his namesake salon and brand. He revolutionized the beauty industry creating the concept of ‘beauty hospitality’ and, furthermore, exploring sustainable production. Learn from one of the world’s lead hairstylists, with 30+ years of experience, everything about creating products with strong values on its core.

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Frederic Fekkai

Frederic Fekkai

Founder & CEO, FEKKAI

Jessica Michault

Jessica Michault

Deputy Editor, Harper's Bazaar Arabia & Harper's Bazaar Saudi

  • 10:35 AM EST
Fashion Is Disrupting the Luxury Market & Breaking Patterns
“When I started, they said you’re too tailored for fashion and too fashion for tailoring. So I had to move the market”, affirmed Sir Ozwald to The Guardian – and that statement couldn’t define him more. Get to know Boateng’s entrepreneurial journey and learn how he broke the status quo putting his unique style in the market.

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Ozwald Boateng

Ozwald Boateng

Founder & Creative Director, Ozwald Boateng

Melanie Grant

Luxury Editor, The Economist

  • 10:55 AM EST
Fashion Is Elevating Cultures Globally & Endeavoring

Cultural diversity and plurality are some of the biggest richness of the world. Meeting different people with diverse mores can create powerful connections. From vintage pieces to handmaid artifacts in Peru, entrepreneurship can be the tool to elevate cultural heritage and change people’s life. Watch inspiring women talk about their passion, business and roots.

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Ayah Tabari

Ayah Tabari

Founder & Designer, All Things Mochi

Juana Burga

Juana Burga

Influencer & Entrepreneur

Tijana Ibrahimovic

Tijana Ibrahimovic

Founder & Journalist, POP Style TV

  • 11:25 AM EST
Fashion Is Reducing Impact & Achieving Sustainable Goals

According to Worldbank, the fashion industry uses 93 billion cubic meters of water per year. Also, 87% of fiber input used for clothing is incinerated or disposed of in landfills. It’s clear that we must change this situation. However, it will only be possible with real actions that value the production chain and increase accountability. Innovations have been taking an important role in that crucial revolution. Learn more!

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Kutay Saritosun

Kutay Saritosun

Head of Marketing and Communications, Bluesign Technologies

  • 11:45 AM EST

Fashion Is Traceability & Fur Supply Chain Technology: A Game-changer For The Industry

Vegan leather and other synthetic fibers can be sustainable solutions for fashion brands. As stated by PETA, “the production of leather hurts animals, the environment, and the workers who manufacture it”. However, according to Greenpeace, vegan plastic-coated fabrics are not necessarily a more eco-conscious choice. Learn more about the importance of traceability and technology in the Fur industry and how it has been chaging its reality. 

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Charles Ross

Charles Ross

General Manager & President, Saga Furs North America Inc, & Total Trends International Inc.

Dick Lockard

Dick Lockard

Director-Connected Products, R-pac International

  • 12:05 PM EST

Fashion Is Using the Right Tools to Communicate

From sleeping bag coats to multi-style jersey dresses. To break patterns, it’s essential to be disruptive, have an entrepreneurial mind, be innovative, and be diverse. There’s no age for creativity or pursuing your dreams and building a fashion empire. Get inspired by one of the fashion industry’s most prominent creative and modern minds.

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Giuseppe <br>Stigliano

Giuseppe
Stigliano

Professor of Marketing Innovation & Co-Author of Online Fashion

  • 12:25 PM EST
Fashion Is Moving Creativity Towards a Textile Revolution

There’s no innovation without creativity. Both must walk together in order to create new technologies and sustainable solutions for the fashion industry. In fact, 80% of the environmental footprint of textile is set in stone during the design process. But how can we match truthful textile sourcing with conscious design? Learn from a pro.

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Borre Akkersdijk

Borre Akkersdijk

Co-founder, ByBorre

Gustavo Brigatto

Gustavo Brigatto

Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Startups.com.br

  • 12:45 PM EST
Fashion Is Integrating Metaverse, NFTs & The Future of The Industry

Digital Fashion was one of 2021’s milestones. New skins, collabs between fashion brands & video games and NFT’s sales showed that there’s a new world starting to be explored. What can we expect for the future of the Metaverse? Will the fashion industry conquer other spaces in the digital world? Dive into this topic with some of the leaders in the industry.

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Marjorie Hernandez

Marjorie Hernandez

Co-Founder, LUKSO & The Dematerialised

Alexei Falin

Alexei Falin

CEO & Co-Founder, Rarible

Bei Wang

Bei Wang

Co-founder & Chief Marketing Officer, Straight Fire, the Netherlands

Magali Ginsburg

Magali Ginsburg

Founder & CEO, Victoire Fashion Agency

  • 1:15 PM EST
Fashion Is Going From Magazines, to Mobile, to the Metaverse

Fashion has always been one of the first industries to show up and embrace new mediums. And although the Metaverse may sound like something from science fiction and ten years away, it’s actually happening right now… and yes, fashion is leading the way. Learn about recent innovations in personalized commerce and interactive mobile shopping experiences that bring fashion brands closer to their customers than ever before.

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Karin Tracy

Karin Tracy

Head of Industry | Retail, Luxury, Fashion, Meta

Edward <br>Hertzman

Edward
Hertzman

Executive VP at Fairchild Media & Founder and President, Sourcing Journal

  • 1:35 PM EST
Fashion Is a Futuristic Vision: From Catwalks to the Tech Universe

Being realistic means understanding that the digital world is increasing. It is also about considering that the future relies on young entrepreneurial minds. From modeling on fashion shows to talking about tech, the Founder of WAYE will discuss the importance of integrating multiple passions and understanding that your dream job can be an extension of you. 

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Sinead Bovell

Sinead Bovell

Fashion Model, The Lions Management & Founder, WAYE

  • 1:55 PM EST

The Next Big Thing

Fashinnovation opens the stage for founders of scaling up businesses to present their innovative ideas in front of judges. The most creative, authentical, and unexpected idea will be the winner of the 6th Worldwide Talks’ Pitch Competition.

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Julia <br>Lucidi

Julia
Lucidi

International Soft Landing Manager, CIC (Cambridge Innovation Center)

  • 2:55 PM EST
Fashion Is the Intersection of Passion & Purpose

Bringing different leaders and perspectives can trigger unexpected connections. How can we get marketing insights and inspiration from corporative businesses outside the fashion industry? And, furthermore, how can we put passion and purpose into the work? In this panel, we’ll discuss the answers to these questions. 

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Raja Rajamannar

Raja Rajamannar

Fashion Is the Intersection of Passion & Purpose, Mastercard

  • 3:15 PM EST
Fashion Is Aligning Social Values, Purpose & Business Strategies

Social values must be a business driver. Building a brand and communicating your purposes is essential to creating genuine connections with your audience and customers. In this panel, the speakers will show how to engage based on a trustful basis.  

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Brana Dane

Brana Dane

Model, Activist & TV Host

Hayley Segar

Hayley Segar

Influencer & Founder, Onewith

Virgie Tovar

Virgie Tovar

Contributor Plus-Size Market, Forbes.com

  • 3:45 PM EST
Fashion Is Incorporating Haute Couture in the Modern Industry

A look of elegance with a hint of rebellion describes the creations of one of the biggest designers in New York. Mixing tradition with modernity is a differential that can bring fashion designs to another level. Learn how to build a business with creativity without leaving your roots and beliefs behind.

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Nicole Miller

Nicole Miller

Founder & Designer, Nicole Miller

  • 4:05 PM EST
Fashion Is Phygital: Mastering e-Commerce & Global Expansion

Mixing the physical and digital worlds is quite a challenge. However, some brands in the market have been leading e-Commerce strategies and spreading their business in the world’s four corners. This panel will discuss the factors that drive customers to purchase online and scale business activities worldwide.

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Echo Mah

Echo Mah

Creative Director, Tiffany & Co

Kristin Savilia

Kristin Savilia

CEO, Joor

Gionata Galdenzi

Gionata Galdenzi

Ecommerce Manager, Aeffe spa/Moschino

Ramon <br>Ray

Ramon
Ray

Editor,SmartHustle.com

  • 4:35 PM EST
Fashion Is Creating Innovative Solutions For the Future of e-Commerce

According to Statista, as internet adoption are rapidly increasing worldwide, the number of digital buyers keeps climbing every year. In 2020, over two billion people purchased goods or services online, and during the same year, e-retail sales surpassed 4.2 trillion U.S. dollars worldwide. Technology plays an important role on this service improvement. Learn from all pro all about these innovative solutions and what we can excpect from the future. 

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Jeff Chen

Jeff Chen

Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor

Client Partner & Co-Founder, Futurefactor

  • 4:55 PM EST

Fashion Is Paving Your Own Way With Creativity & Entrepreneurship

People with disabilities have to deal with different barriers. In a world that does not value diversity, finding appropriate clothing or pursuing a dream are just some of the challenges that they face in their daily routine. Get inspired by a Paralympic medalist and learn the importance of creating an industry – and a world – that embraces everyone’s singularity. 

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Bibhu Mohapatra

Bibhu Mohapatra

Creative Director & Founder, Bibhu Mohapatra

Simone Oliver

Simone Oliver

Global Editor-in-chief, Refinery29

  • 5:15 PM EST
Fashion Is Black Women Entrepreneur Ripping The Status Quo

Black women already enter the corporate world needing to deal with a series of barriers to prove that their skin color is pride. Unfortunately, there’s still a lot to fight regarding respect. Building a business, scaling it up and leaving a pride legacy behind is a political act. Learn from an experienced entrepreneur how to raise these flags and lead a company bringing her roots to her journey. 

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Nyakio Grieco

Nyakio Grieco

Co-Founder, Thirteen Lune & Founder, Nyakio Beauty

  • 05:35 PM EST

Fashion Is Fighting Stereotypes & Conquering Dreams in The Paralympic Games

Building a fashion business requires several factors, including financial resources. But how to accomplish your goals starting from scratch? In this panel, you’ll learn how to use creativity, an entrepreneurial mindset and a lot of desire to create a brand.

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Luiza Fiorese

Luiza Fiorese

Athlete, Brazilian Paralympic Volleyball Team

Júlia Vilaça

Júlia Vilaça

Head of Content, Fashinnovation

  • 5:55 PM EST

Fashion Is Rebelliousness & Creativity

Fashinnovation’s founders, Marcelo and Jordana Guimarães will recap the event’s biggest highlights and close the 6th edition for Worldwide Talks. 

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Norma Kamali

Norma Kamali

Fashion Designer and Author of I Am Invincible

Simone Oliver

Simone Oliver

Global Editor-in-chief, Refinery29

  • 6:15 PM EST

Closing Remarks

Fashinnovation’s founders, Marcelo and Jordana Guimarães will recap the event’s biggest highlights and close the 6th edition for Worldwide Talks. 

JordanaGuimaraes

Jordana
Guimaraes

Co-Founder, Fashinnovation

MarceloGuimaraes

Marcelo
Guimaraes

Founder, Fashinnovation

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FASHINNOVATION IS A COMMUNITY. AS WE ALWAYS SAY, PEOPLE ARE THE KEY, IT'S IMPOSSIBLE TO INNOVATE ALONE. THESE ARE SOME OF THE INCREDIBLE COMPANIES THAT ARE JOINING US FOR THE 6TH EDITION OF OUR WORLDWIDE TALKS.

We are still assembling partners and participating companies. Do you want your company to be part of the event and have your logo appearing here? Contact Ana at ana@fashinnovation.nyc

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