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Fashinnovation Worldwide Talks 2020

In the world we live in today everyone is dealing with the impact of Covid-19. A worldwide pandemic that has either shaken us or moved us all in directions unexpectedly.  We have now become an extremely virtual nation over night due to social distancing and staying at home to keep everyone safe and #flattenthecurve.  We are so grateful that Fashinnovation Worldwide Talks 2020 has decided that the show must still go on, which would bring a sense of normalcy to those who patiently wait for their return each season.

On April 20th & 21st, 2020, Fashinnovation, founded by Marcelo and Jordana Guimarães delivered a panel of some of the most thought provoking, mind blowing international business leaders, CEOs, entrepreneurs, and fashion designers, to inspire and ignite conversations all on a virtual panel. Marcelo and Jordana Guimarães founded their company in 2018, with a mission set out to create positive change in the fashion industry by ways of technology. They had a vision and this year we had an opportunity to witness it. Their plans to become a worldwide reference business platform to innovation + technology in the fashion industry were definitely ful-filled. This powerhouse two day event of 25+ panels, 80+ speakers included  Susan Rockefeller,Artist, Activist & Founder of Musings,  Michael Ferraro, Executive Director, FIT/Infor Dtech Lab, Brie & Nikki Bella, Founders, Birdiebee and many more. Jason Naylor, Artist/ Creative Director painted a mural in Brooklyn, NY starting on Monday and was revealed on Tuesday. See details here.

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Fashinnovation Worldwide Talks 2020
Marcelo and Jordana Guimarães

This year’s Fashinnovation event was like no other, with a blue carpet on their Instagram Live, where panelist would pop in and discuss some very important topics about the fashion industry today and how they are finding ways to still be productive through this unexpected turn of our nation. During Fashinnovation’s two day panel event, sustainability was a number one topic. How the fashion industry will be adapting to the new normal. How sustainability is an economic way of looking at things in business and optimizing your current resources, and how doing so will be a great way for most companies to thrive.

One of the keynote speakers, Kenneth Cole who founded his company Kenneth Cole Incorporated in September 1982. Kenneth Cole is well known for his socially conscious advertising and has been an advocate for AIDS awareness and research. He is a longtime board member and current Chairman of the Board for The Foundation for AIDS Research. His involvement with amfAR (The Foundation for AIDS Research) began in 1985 when he organized a public service campaign that was photographed by Annie Leibovitz and featured high-profile models such as Christie Brinkley, Paulina Porizkova and Andie MacDowel.

Fashinnovation Worldwide Talks 2020
Fashinnovation Worldwide Talks 2020

Interviewed by Ali Pew, Fashion Director of Goop, Kenneth Cole explained how being resourceful helped him become who he is today in the fashion industry and how the importance of business and communities are interrelated. He believes the fashion industry has a chance to do a reset and redefine itself and could be a blessing if approached correctly. “Fashion is powerful in his eyes for self expression and helps introduce an individual into the world on their own terms”. Kenneth Cole teamed up with Solidarity Emergency Response Fund to donate 1% of net sales to COVID-19  in support of those severely affected by this pandemic.

Fashinnovation Worldwide Talks 2020
Fashinnovation Worldwide Talks 2020

The two day event finale went out with a bang with keynote speaker, Diane Von Furstenberg, interviewed by Imran Amed the Canadian-British fashion expert and founder and editor-in-chief of The Business of Fashion. Diane Von Furstenberg, a Belgian fashion designer best known for her wrap dress. Her fashion company, Diane Von Furstenberg is available in over 70 countries and 45 free-standing shops worldwide.  She provides support to nonprofit organizations in the area of community building, education, human rights, arts, health and the environment. Diane purchased her very first home at the age of 27 for her birthday in Connecticut where she is comfortably trying to manage all that has changed in business. It’s ironic that Diane hoped one day that she could have an opportunity to find time to be still. Diane, made it be known that the world should take advantage of this pause and revisit our lives as individuals and in business, press reset and prioritize. “Create your own world through technology”! As, a fashion industry icon and being in this business for so many years she wants designers to know that you can lose everything but you can never lose your character. See full interview here .

 

Please visit Fashinnovation Worldwide Talks 2020 and check out the blue carpet interviews, panel speakers and listen to a community of powerhouses, international business leaders, founders, entrepreneurs, fashion designers, innovators, influencers, artists and CEO’s as they discuss finding  ways to get through this time and how the fashion industry as a whole will be moving forward since this sudden change.

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