Panel sessions

Panel session on uncovering the missing links of fashion: The role of media ‘old’ and ‘new’

With fashion becoming more political, so does fashion journalism. But does it really uncover the ‘missing links’? How can the stories of garments be told and the true value of fashion be appraised in a world of clickbaiting, commercial influence and short attention cycles?

Time: 10:30 to 12:00 a.m.


Lucy Siegle | The Guardian

Ane Lynge-Jorlén | Lund University, Sweden

Ingeborg Harms | UdK Berlin

Katharina Pfannkuch | independent journalist

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Creating responsible value? Panel session on policies and possibilities of change

Since the disaster of Rana Plaza, consensus has grown that the fashion system needs to change. But how exactly, to what extent and under whose leadership? Characterized by ever faster temporal rhythms and growing spatial interconnectedness, the circuits of fashion production and consumption pose a challenge to attempts at change

Time: 01:30 to 03:00 p.m.


Vera Baumann | Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development

Andrew Brooks | King’s College London

Laura Ceresna-Chaturvedi | Clean Clothes Campaign

Sarah Ditty | Fashion Revolution

Julien Labad | EDUN

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Fashion design at the crossroads: Panel session on challenges to design value and the role of fashion designers

Time: 04:00 to 05:30 p.m.


Valerie Steele | Director FIT New York

Anja Aronowski Cronberg | Editor in chief Vestoj London/Paris

Valeska Schmidt-Thomsen | University of Arts Berlin

Lars Paschke | University of Arts Berlin

Serhat Içik, Benjamin Huseby | GMBH Berlin