It goes beyond couture week. While some fashion folks are flocking to Paris for the latest shows by Iris van Herpen, Christian Dior and Miu Miu (to name a few), industry members and the public who are not in the French capital shouldn’t feel too bad for not being at the FROW. This summer / autumn, there are plenty of thought-provoking events around the globe worth attending instead. Not to mention that they’re more accessible too. We’ve rounded up our top picks below.
LDC FITNESS FOCUSED FASHION POP UP (1-21 July 2019, London)
Pop up retail concept Lone Design Club (or LDC, for short) has built a reputation for its continuous rotation of innovative independent designers focused on sustainable fashion as well as its exciting events. LDC’s latest opening celebrates Wimbledon - tennis’ biggest tournament - in a location in Central London. The LCD sports store features exclusive curation of luxury athleisure and innovative, technical fabric clothing and accessories. Shoppers will also be able to watch the tennis in store, join daily in-store sporting experiences, as well as outdoor bootcamp classes.
FASHIONTECH BERLIN (4th July 2019, Berlin)
Dubbed the tech conference for the fashion industry, Fashiontech Berlin promises a fantastic mix of speakers and topics this year. The four key pillars of the 2019 edition of the event are digital business, street culture, e-sports, and sustainable fashion. For example, attendees will hear about the impact of creating digital identities in social media networks, 3D make-up and avatars, as well as discuss the tools and methods to create a more sustainable fashion future. Speakers include representatives from fashion heavyweights and exciting upstarts such as Allbirds, Gant, Michalsky, Moschino, The Fabricant, NTWRK, StockX, EA Sports. As per usual, there’s also an interactive part of the event with a variety of master classes and displays, where guests will get up close and personal with the latest innovations.
FASHINNOVATION NYC (4th September 2019, New York)
You should know about this one already. The upcoming edition FASHINNOVATION NYC will take place on 4th September 2019 during New York Fashion Week will include various panel discussions, keynote talks, and pitches by leaders in the industry as well as fashion tech start-ups and emerging designers. Confirmed speakers include some of the biggest names shaping the sector such as Burak Cakmak (Dean, Fashion at Parsons), Jessica Andrews (Deputy Fashion Director, Refinery29), Billie Whitehouse (Founder, WearableX), Becca McCharen (Creative Director, CHROMAT), among others. The best part? We’re giving away three tickets for the conference and there’s still time for you to enter! Find out more here.
GLOBAL LUXURY DIGITAL INNOVATION SUMMIT (23rd, 24th October 2019, Paris)
A new one on our radar! Event organiser ECV is holding a two-day conference in the French capital covering hot points such digital luxury marketing, consumers’ engagement and customer relationship lifecycle management, online-offline transformation and stores of the future, to help luxury companies gain insights into the digital opportunities in the space. Speakers include representatives from Swarovski, Alibaba, Luxottica, Tencent and Sephora.
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