Fashion Displacement NYC

A Panel Discussion to Redesign Education in Times of Change

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In a series of events reflecting the international outlook of the Institute and the diverse faculty and student body, Polimoda presents a panel discussion bringing together three of the best fashion schools in the world with the most important figures in the industry, for a substantial discussion and inevitable global impact.

Moderated by Linda Loppa, Polimoda’s Advisor of Strategy and Vision, Fashion Displacement will create a moment to understand directly from the industry the changes that are happening and how education can adapt to fill these changes. Education likewise has the potential to give clarity to the industry with its insider’s view whilst remaining apart from fashion’s ephemeral nature. It’s for this dual purpose and mutual benefit that Polimoda has brought together this esteemed panel of top educators, opinion leaders and fashion experts from around the world. Together for the first time and in this context for substantial analyses, these individuals have the ability to move systems of uncertainty and uncertain societies into a clear future.

We organised this panel event as discussing the future of fashion and fashion education means to take a stand on the kind of future we want for our students. This is fundamentally a Polimoda event, which is to say it’s rooted in content. We are not interested in glamour, but in intelligent conversation. Fashion is serious because it defines peoples’ identity and reflects their behaviour, and Fashion Displacement is taking on this responsibility.

Danilo Venturi, Director of Polimoda

PANELLISTS

The speakers are some of the most important international figures in the fashion industry:

BURAK CAKMAK
Dean of Fashion Parsons School of Design

JULIE GILHART
Fashion Retail Consultant

SARA KOZLOWSKI
Director of Education & Professional Development CFDA

SUZY MENKES
International Vogue Editor Condé Nast International

FABIO PIRAS
MA Fashion Course Director Central Saint Martins

AIMEE SONG
Founder Song of Style

RIO URIBE
Founder & Creative Director Gypsy Sport

DANILO VENTURI
Director Polimoda

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