Innovation Masterclass: Changing the Future of Fashion

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While in the first and second masterclass we looked at what brands and manufacturers are doing differently right now, our third session looks to the future – at the role education plays in equipping us with the skillsets needed for today’s challenges and beyond. Register to get your spot!

Introducing Fashion for Good's Innovation Masterclass series - a chance to dig deeper into sustainable fashion with insights and expertise from across the fashion industry.

Over three sessions you will learn about how innovation creates positive impact across each step of the fashion value chain; a must for anyone studying or working in fashion or interested in how innovations are changing fashion for good.

We’ll be (virtually) inviting key industry leaders to co-host an interactive masterclass with a Fashion for Good expert. They’ll share what they’re doing to integrate and champion innovation within their organisations and will share key learnings they’ve gathered along their journey. Each masterclass will focus on a particular theme from a different perspective; from brands, to producers and educators!

What will you learn in this Masterclass?

While in the first and second masterclass we looked at what brands and manufacturers are doing differently right now, our third session looks to the future - at the role education plays in equipping us with the skillsets needed for today's challenges and beyond.

As we’ve seen, this change will not only come from fashion designers, we need new business models and technical innovations just as much. We'll be inviting a range of speakers from different disciplines to shed light on how they motivate and prepare their students to disrupt the fashion industry. What vision for the future do they have and what learnings can you take away from their teaching methods to apply in your own work?

We'll look at what has changed over the years, how the different disciplines can work together, what “skillsets” are needed and where to get these skills, as well as the most valuable lessons that lie in today's classrooms!

Speakers

Frédéric Godart, Associate Professor (with tenure)of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD

Frédéric's research explores the factors that spark creativity in organisations, as well as the global dynamics of creative industries. His research focuses on fashion and luxury sectors (e.g. design, modelling, watchmaking, footwear).

At INSEAD, Frédéric teaches Organisational Behavior II: Leading Organisations, Power and Politics, and Value Creation in Luxury and Fashion courses in the MBA programme. These courses aim help participants to:

  • understand and leverage the social dynamics that occur in organisations
  • develop a conceptual framework to understand power and gain defensive and offensive political skills
  • gain a broad overview of luxury and fashion to help participants pursue successful careers in these sectors.

Frédéric also teaches the Organisational Sociology and Advanced Topics in Organisational Behaviour/Organisational Theory courses in the PhD programme. He has written various case studies on luxury and fashion industries (LVMH, Raf Simons at Dior, WGSN).

Emma Foster-Geering, Director of Sustainability at Vivobarefoot

Environmental Management / Corporate Responsibility / Sustainability / Responsible Trade / Social Impact - whatever you want to call it, Emma works with companies to integrate and regenerate our natural world. She has quickly built a recognized voice and industry following, having worked with leading brands from luxury British fashion house, Burberry, to leading global retailer, Primark, in their pursuit of sustainability. Her latest role is Director of Sustainability at Vivobarefoot, a company whose goal is to become the most regenerative business on the planet. She'll be sharing about how she’s worked her way into a sustainability career path and the specific skills that she’s needed to hone and develop along the way.

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Please note that this series is designed to be useful whether you'd like to complete all three, or only one or two! If completing all three you will receive a certificate of completion. You can find the details for the other Masterclasses below.

Masterclass 1: Changing Luxury - 30th July (Completed)

Masterclass 2: Changing the Way We Work – 27 August (Completed)

Masterclass 3: Changing the Future of Fashion – 24 September

https://fashionforgood.com/calendar/

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