What’s Next? The Future of the Fashion Industry

A symposium exploring current practices and challenges of the fashion industry from design and production to distribution. We will reflect on the practices between fashion designers and craftsmen, the role of offline and online fashion intermediaries, the challenges the fashion industry is facing as well the new business models that are emerging. Speakers include academics, fashion intermediaries as well fashion entrepreneurs and fashion designers.

The fashion industry is on the verge of a revolution where sustainability is the keyword. As the location of production moves to the East and fast fashion is on the rise together with a higher speed of fashion cycles and fashion weeks, independent fashion designers are challenging the system and showing how it can be better and greener. New business models and strategies are being developed, ranging from a rediscovery of local craftsmanship skills, to recycling, reducing the number of collections, producing less and on-demand, and embracing technology. These strategies are accompanied by new ways to reach the (global) fashion intermediaries and the consumers through both offline and online worlds.

Programme: Thursday 10 March 2016

Day programme – Behind the Scenes in the Fashion Industry

Evening programme – Pioneers in Fashion: Better and Greener

Where: Temporary Fashion Museum, Het Nieuwe Instituut (Museumpark 25, Rotterdam)

Date: Thursday, 10 March 2016

Day programme: h13.00 – 17.00

Evening programme: h20.00 – 22.00

Language: English

Information day + evening programme: http://www.eshcc.eur.nl/calendar/?id_channel=9618&id_msg=282091

Information evening programme: http://hetnieuweinstituut.nl/en/pioneers-fashion-better-and-greener

Price day programme: € 15 and free students (Erasmus University Rotterdam and Willem de Kooning Academy)

Price evening programme: € 7,50 and € 3,75 students

Price Combi ticket: € 20 and € 3,75 students

Tickets day programme: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-whats-next-the-future-of-the-fashion-industry-21622029071

Tickets evening programme: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-thursday-night-pioneers-in-fashion-better-and-greener-20915083578

Combi tickets (day + evening programmes): https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-whats-next-the-future-of-the-fashion-industry-21622029071

The day programme – Behind the Scenes in the Fashion Industry is organized by Erasmus University Rotterdam, Creating 010 (Hogeschool Rotterdam) and Willem De Kooning Academy in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut and CLICKNL | NextFashion. The day programme is part of NWO (The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research) and CLICKNL (The Dutch Creative Industries Knowledge and Innovation Network) project “Behind the scenes in Dutch fashion; Bridging the gap between independent fashion designers, craftsmen and fashion intermediaries”. Speakers include: Dr. Mariangela Lavanga (EUR), Lucie Huiskens (CLICKNL|NextFashion), Dr. Nana Adusei-Poku (Creating 010), Liane van der Linden (WdKA and Creating 010), Dr. Paul Rutten (Creating 010), Prof. dr. Angela McRobbie (Goldsmiths University, London), Rick van Rijthoven (Modefabriek and MOVE-Makers of Virtual Events) and Anna Telcs (NOT JUST A LABEL).

The evening programme – Pioneers in Fashion: Better and Greener is organized by Het Nieuwe Instituut as part of the Temporary Fashion Museum and the Thursday Night programme in collaboration with Erasmus University Rotterdam, Creating 010 (Hogeschool Rotterdam), Willem De Kooning Academy, Glamcult and CLICKNL|NextFashion. Speakers include: Annemieke Koster (Enschede Textielstad), fashion designers Conny Groenewegen, Barbara Langendijk, Martijn van Strien, and Anna Telcs (NOT JUST A LABEL).