Redefining Luxury: Sustainability + Innovation in Fashion, 18th February
Date: Monday 18th February 2019
Time: 6 - 9pm
Location: 59 Greek Street, W1D 3DZ
Following our FUCK FAST FASHION event last November, we are now asking what’s next? We know that the fashion industry needs to change and as consumers we are becoming more empowered to make considered purchases. This London Fashion Week we have teamed up with Techstyler to explore what the key innovations in the industry driving change are, who are the designers making difference, how can we move towards circularity and how does this all fit into our current perceptions of luxury… and ultimately into our own wardrobes.
Join us on Monday 18th February for a dynamic discussion led by Brooke Roberts-Islam from Techstyler, featuring top industry professionals and innovators in the world of fashion, tech, sustainability and design.
Enjoy drinks courtesy of Foxhole Spirits, specialists in the production of high-quality spirits with a focus on using otherwise unused ingredients
What To expect:
Panel discussions from inspirational experts around sustainable fashion, design and innovation
Networking with fellow professionals from a range of industries
Learn more about LDC and our goal to empower emerging designers in the fashion industry, and our mission to slow down fashion
Discover the best in up-and-coming fashion, accessories & lifestyle brands
Enjoy drinks courtesy of Foxhole Spirits who use by-products of the wine industry to promote sustainability with every drink.
More information TBA...
Brooke Roberts-Islam - Founder of Techstyler
Brooke is an award winning knitwear designer who specialises in textile innovation. She is the co-director of the Brooke Roberts Innovation Agency (BRIA) who create materials-tech collaborations, products and installations with brands from fashion and tech sectors. Her blog, Techstyler, discusses insights into the world of fashion technology.
Maghan McDowell - Innovation Editor at Vogue Business
Maghan McDowell is the Innovation Editor at Vogue Business, where she covers the future of the global fashion industry. Before joining Condé Nast International in January 2019, she reported on fashion, technology and culture from San Francisco. She worked previously as WWD’s first technology reporter and reported for the Style section of the San Francisco Chronicle. Her work has also appeared in Glossy, Business of Fashion, Marie Claire and W.
Kerry Murphy - Founder of The Fabricant
The Fabricant is a digital fashion house leading the industry towards a new sector of digital-only clothing. Using 3D animation software, body scanning and tools from the visual effects industry, to produce hyper-real digital fashion experiences.
Helene Steiner - Co-Founder and Director of Open Cell
Helene is a designer and engineer who works at the interface between technology and science. She co-founded Open Cell which provides affordable work space for early stage biotech companies that combine design with biology.
Livia van Heerde - Sustainable Lifestyle Influencer
Livia is a student in London majoring in Environmental Science. Alongside her studies she writes a blog on her sustainable, ethical and vegan lifestyle. She covers all sorts of topics from fashion to human rights and the environment.
6.00pm - Doors open: enjoy a drink on us!
7.00pm – Panel discussion led by Techstyler
7.45pm - 5 minute break, drinks refresher
7.50pm - Q&A with a selection of LDC brands.
8.10pm - Mingling, networking, drinks.
9.00pm - Close
SPONSORED BY FOXHOLE GIN
Foxhole Spirits specialises in the creation and production of high quality, premium spirits with a focus on using otherwise unused resources, promoting sustainability and creativity within the drinks industry. We distill our knowledge and expertise to create hand crafted products that are beautifully unique, of the highest quality, honest to their origins and most importantly, exceptionally delicious.