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
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
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
Demna Gvasalia | Designer Vetement/Balenciaga Zürich/Paris
Glenn Martens | Designer YProject Paris
Valeska Schmidt-Thomsen | UdK Berlin