If the Fashion System is a great convector of aesthetic pleasure with followers all over the world, then its future should be to promote products equally beautiful, but more and more sustainable.
And if there is an European city that is constantly moving in the sign of environmental awareness and public interest, well that is Copenhagen, established international center for architecture, design and also fashion now.
It will happen just in the Danish capital, for the third time, on 23-24 April 2014, the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, to this day the most important international event designed to discuss the future global challenges of sustainable fashion and that is now becoming an annual event.
And so congratulations to the Danes.
Among the objectives of the summit: to propose and share innovative solutions regarding new approaches to consumption by the public, new design techniques and sourcing raw materials with low environmental impact.
The event was presented in Paris during an evening event at the end of last September at the residence of the Ambassador of Denmark. There were over one hundred authoritative representatives of the international press and the fashion industry all over the world, including Mario Testino, Peter Copping – designer of Nina Ricci, Julie Gilhart.
During the evening Eva Kruse, CEO of the Danish Fashion Institute, organizational body of the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, announced the names of the first confirmed speakers for the next edition: Vanessa Friedman – Fashion Editor of the Financial Times, Livia Firth – creative director of Eco Age and founder of the Green Carpet Challenge, and Marie-Claire Daveu – Head of Sustainability Kering Group. The godmother of the Summit will be Princess Mary of Denmark .
Commenting on her adherence to the summit, Vanessa Friedman said: “It’s everyone’s responsibility to find innovative and practical solutions to create an industry socially responsible and environmentally conscious and, given the role that fashion has as an agent and expression of cultural change, I am very excited to be able to contribute to this project”. For Marie-Claire Daveu of Kering “The fashion industry has the opportunity like no other to influence the attitude of consumers”, announcing during the summit Kering will present what its brands is developing to address key sustainability challenges.
The general program with speeches and speakers has not yet been released. You can still book tickets for the event at the site http://www.copenhagenfashionsummit.com/
Get it? Very democratically , everyone can participate!