On June 5th & June 8th, Fashinnovation hosted their second virtual Worldwide Talks 2020, in honor of World Environment Day and World Oceans Day while standing in solidarity for social justice and equality, partnering with Oceana and the Conscious Fashion Campaign, along with advisory support by the United Nations Office for Partnerships.
Global citizens of the world along with Jordana and Marcelo Guimarães (Founders of Fashinnovation) virtually holding hands with Farai Simoyi (Founder of The Narativ) paid a 30 second moment of silence in respect for all the lives lost due to injustice.
“The industry needs to care more by spreading the word and creating awareness.” — Sara Sozzani Maino, Deputy Editor in Chief of Vogue Italia
100+ speakers from round the world such as the USA, Kenya, India, Mexico, Brazil, Sweden, Australia, UK and Italy, brought diversity to the event while sharing their opinions, thoughts, and suggestions on topics such as Environmental Preservation, Ocean-Pollution, Sustainability & Artisanal Brands via Ethical Practices, Climate Change & Circular Economy and the Brazilian Rainforest
Panelists included: DJ Steve Aoki, Rebecca Minkoff, Larry Namer: Co-Founder of E! Entertainment Television, Susan Rockefeller, Supermodel Coco Rocha, Fern Mallis, Mr. Sunil Sethi: Chairman of FDCI, Andrew Sharpless: CEO of Oceana, Pandora Amoratis: US Style Director at Daily Mail, Oskar Metsavaht: Founder of Osklen & UNESCO Ambassador, Melanie Travis: Founder at Andie Swim, Karla Martínez de Salas: Editor in Chief of Vogue Mexico & Latin America, Fiona Sinclair Scott: Global Editor, CNN Style and many more.
2 key highlights emerged in the summit.
Innovation: Artificial Intelligence fashion startup Bigthinx backed by Prada, in partnership with Fashinnovation, showcased ten fashion brands around the world. Live streaming a fully digital 3D Virtual Runway Show (including digitized human models). The show is viewable HERE.
Social Responsibility: Partnership announcement between Loocid Global X Fashinnovation was made – live from Nairobi, Kenya – of masks being made to give back to those in need and create jobs for artisans.
“Be a student, go with no ego. Learn and collaborate outside your space with different fields and culture.” — Steve Aoki, Two-Time Grammy-Nominated Producer & DJ.
Institutional and industry partners included: UPS, Boxed Water, Parsons School of Design, LIM College, FIT, Instituto E, Rio Ethical Fashion, Swedish Fashion Council, Feeric Fashion Week, Asian Couture Federation, Australian Fashion Council, Techstyler, Monte Carlo Fashion Week, IED Spain and Apples and Oranges Public Relations. To learn more about Fashinnovation, visit their website HERE.