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FASHION CULTURE DESIGN

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ON JUNE 16th, the world's most creative leaders GAthered in new York city for A FULL DAY OF intense debate, innovation and inspiration

Creating conversations • Building communities • Sharing ideas

The Fashion Culture Design Unconference is a cliche-free zone with no boring pitches or PR blurbs, only brilliant panels engaging on challenging topics. 

Unique conversations with results you can take away and do something with. An intense day of debate and innovation. You want to be in the room with these people.

 

    FCD exists to create and spread good ideas. To reach as many people as possible, we host smaller salon gatherings around the world. A hundred friends, a witty and intense panel, some wine, and we all walk away inspired. Or a cocktail party, breakfast, lunch or all-night dance party, focused on bringing together people who can share ideas and inspiration.

    2017 SPEAKERS

    ZAC POSEN ZAC POSEN Designer

    ZAC POSEN
    ZAC POSEN
    Designer

    IAN SCHRAGER IAN SCHRAGER CO Founder

    IAN SCHRAGER
    IAN SCHRAGER CO
    Founder

    LEANDRA MEDINE MAN REPELLER Founder

    LEANDRA MEDINE
    MAN REPELLER
    Founder

    VANESSA FRIEDMAN NEW YORK TIMES Fashion Director

    VANESSA FRIEDMAN
    NEW YORK TIMES
    Fashion Director

    STEVEN KOLB CFDA President + CEO

    STEVEN KOLB
    CFDA
    President + CEO

    JEFF NG (AKA JEFF STAPLE) STAPLE DESIGN Founder + Creative Director

    JEFF NG (AKA JEFF STAPLE)
    STAPLE DESIGN
    Founder + Creative Director

    MARY ALICE STEPHENSON GLAM4GOOD Founder + President

    MARY ALICE STEPHENSON
    GLAM4GOOD
    Founder + President

    LAURA BROWN INSTYLE MAGAZINE Editor-in-Chief

    LAURA BROWN
    INSTYLE MAGAZINE
    Editor-in-Chief

    ABIGAIL POSNER GOOGLE Head of Strategic Planning, Google ZOO

    ABIGAIL POSNER
    GOOGLE
    Head of Strategic Planning, Google ZOO

    LIYA KEBEDE LEMLEM Model + Activist + Founder

    LIYA KEBEDE
    LEMLEM
    Model + Activist + Founder

    ROOPAL PATEL SAKS FIFTH AVENUE SVP, Fashion Director

    ROOPAL PATEL
    SAKS FIFTH AVENUE
    SVP, Fashion Director

    JENNIE BAIK ORCHARD MILE Co-Founder + CEO

    JENNIE BAIK
    ORCHARD MILE
    Co-Founder + CEO

    OLI COLEMAN NEW YORK POST Page Six Senior Reporter

    OLI COLEMAN
    NEW YORK POST
    Page Six Senior Reporter

    MCKENZIE WARK THE NEW SCHOOL Professor of Media & Culture

    MCKENZIE WARK
    THE NEW SCHOOL
    Professor of Media & Culture

    ANDREW ESSEX TRIBECA ENTERPRISES CEO

    ANDREW ESSEX
    TRIBECA ENTERPRISES
    CEO

    PANO ANTHOS XRC LABS Founder + Managing Director

    PANO ANTHOS
    XRC LABS
    Founder + Managing Director

    JULIE LARSON-GREEN MICROSOFT Chief Experience Officer

    JULIE LARSON-GREEN
    MICROSOFT
    Chief Experience Officer

    TONY KING KING & PARTNERS CEO + CCO

    TONY KING
    KING & PARTNERS
    CEO + CCO

    KATRINA LAKE STITCH FIX CEO + Founder

    KATRINA LAKE
    STITCH FIX
    CEO + Founder

    LIYIA WU SHOPSHOPS Founder + CEO

    LIYIA WU
    SHOPSHOPS
    Founder + CEO

    NICOLE PHELPS VOGUE Director Vogue Runway

    NICOLE PHELPS
    VOGUE
    Director Vogue Runway

    KATE LEWIS HEARST DIGITAL MEDIA SVP, Editorial Director

    KATE LEWIS
    HEARST DIGITAL MEDIA
    SVP, Editorial Director

    ANA ANDJELIC HAVAS LUXHUB SVP, Global Strategy Director

    ANA ANDJELIC
    HAVAS LUXHUB
    SVP, Global Strategy Director

    BRANDON MAXWELL BRANDON MAXWELL Creative Director

    BRANDON MAXWELL
    BRANDON MAXWELL
    Creative Director

    RICHARD FOUND FOUND ASSOCIATES Architect + Designer

    RICHARD FOUND
    FOUND ASSOCIATES
    Architect + Designer

    JESSICA GRAVES SEFLEURIA Data Scientist

    JESSICA GRAVES
    SEFLEURIA
    Data Scientist

    BILLY FARRELL BFA Co-founder

    BILLY FARRELL
    BFA
    Co-founder

    LESLIE GHIZE TOBE Executive Vice President

    LESLIE GHIZE
    TOBE
    Executive Vice President

    MARLO TABLANTE H&M Sustainability Manager

    MARLO TABLANTE
    H&M
    Sustainability Manager

    MARIA AL-SADEK BPCM Social Media Influencer

    MARIA AL-SADEK
    BPCM
    Social Media Influencer

    JEREMY VARON THE NEW SCHOOL Professor of History

    JEREMY VARON
    THE NEW SCHOOL
    Professor of History

    HITHA HERZOG CO-HOST

    HITHA HERZOG
    CO-HOST

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    AGENDA

    The Unconference’s ten essential conversations cover a range of themes — from what Gen Z will want next, the fashion system and how it uses data — the substance of the discussions will provide ideas and direction for anyone at work and play.


    MORNING SESSION I

    8:55am

    INTRODUCTION

    Co-Hosts: Simon Collins and Hitha Herzog

    9:00am

    FASHION VS. BIG DATA: SURVIVE OR THRIVE?
    Big Data technology has the power to snap a broad and detailed picture of the marketplace—and the niches of taste and habit within it. So why have large parts of the fashion industry been so slow to harness this power?Big Data technology has the power to snap a broad and detailed picture of the marketplace—and the niches of taste and habit within it. So why have large parts of the fashion industry been so slow to harness this power?

    Nicole Phelps (Vogue.com), Jennie Baik (Orchard Mile), Katrina Lake (Stitch Fix), Jessica Graves (Sefleuria)

    9:40am

    CREATIVITY IN THE TIME OF TRUMP?
    One thing we learned in Nov 2016 is that whining on Facebook and #thoughtsandprayers don’t win. In 2017 social networking is happening offline in the streets. Is this like the radicalism of the 1960s or the anti-Reagan/Thatcher era of the 70s and 80s that gave the world punk? Are we on the cusp of a similar paradigm shift? And what does it mean for all creative industries?

    Vanessa Friedman (New York Times), Zac Posen (Fashion designer), Jeremy Varon (The New School)

    10:20am

    WHAT WILL GEN Z WANT NEXT?
    One generation's hip is another's ho-hum. Why do some brands—and some products—catch fire with Gen Z? And crucially what makes those fires go out? What do Millennials and Generation Z want today? And will they be faithful to it tomorrow?

    Jeff Staple (Staple Design), Leandra Medine (Man Repeller), Leslie Ghize (TOBE), Maria Al-Sadek (BPCM), Kate Lewis (Hearst) 

     11:00am - 11:20am COFFEE & SOCIAL


    MORNING SESSION II

    11:20am

    ADVERTISING IN THE U.S. IS DEAD.
    Some commercials are brilliant films-in-miniature. They go viral, clocking millions of fans worldwide. They make people laugh. They make people cry. They can also make people buy. With the exception of the Superbowl, why is it that so few of these commercials are created for and shown in the US?

    Andrew Essex (Tribeca Enterprises), Ana Andjelic (Havas LuxHub), McKenzie Wark (The New School)

    12:00pm

    XRC LABS
    Seven brilliant retail and consumer goods start-ups from this New York City innovation accelerator. Kurt Salmon and Parsons School of Design brought together all of their resources to catapult these young companies forward. See what you need to catch up with.

    Pano Anthos and 7 x XRC Entrepreneurs

    12:30pm - 1:40pm LUNCH & SOCIAL


    AFTERNOON SESSION I

    1:40pm

    FASHION WEEK IS DEAD. LONG LIVE FASHION WEEK!
    Fashion Week used to mean private previews for media and buyers. Now in New York everyone’s making it work in their own way--from see-now buy-now extravaganzas to embargoed exclusive presentations. What’s right for you? And what’s next?

    Steven Kolb (CFDA), Laura Brown (InStyle), Roopal Patel (Saks Fifth Avenue), Brandon Maxwell (Fashion designer)

    2:20pm

    WECHAT VS THE WORLD - IS CHINA DESIGNING THE FUTURE?
    China is rapidly adding a design studio to its role as the world's workshop. WeChat did more business in one day than all of Hollywood does in a whole year. How long will it be before a Chinese brand is as recognizable and globally ubiquitous as Nike or McDonald's and what are we missing?

    Julie Larson-Green (Microsoft), Tony King (King & Partners), Liyia Wu (Shopshops), Abigail Posner (Google ZOO)

     

    3:00pm - 3:20pm COFFEE & SOCIAL


    AFTERNOON SESSION II

    3:20pm

    IS PUBLIC THE NEW PRIVATE?
    Ian Schrager’s new Lower East Side hotel is called "Public" because he wants it open to everyone. It’s a bold statement from the man who invented the velvet rope at Studio 54. With mega celebs and even the US President communicating directly with their communities via social media, what’s exclusive anymore?

    Ian Schrager (Ian Schrager Company), Richard Found (Found Associates), Billy Farrell (BFA NYC),  Oli Coleman (New York Post)

    4:00pm

    WOMEN ARE GOOD FOR BUSINESS
    When women succeed in society, everyone succeeds. How do we remove barriers to let that happen, whether in Asia, Africa, or here in the US? Can gender equality--and respect--be good for us all?

    LIya Kebede (Lemlem), Mary Alice Stephenson (Glam4Good), Marlo Tablante (H&M)

    4:40pm

    LOOK BACK IN ANGER
    Simon Collins and Hitha Herzog reflect on the power and the glory of ideas, what we learned and what you can take away with you.

    Simon Collins (Fashion Culture Design), Hitha Herzog (MSNBC, FOX NEWS, H Squared Research)

    5:00pm END

    ATTENDEES

     

    Aerin
    ALC
    Alexander Wang
    Altuzarra
    Alvanon
    Amazon Fashion
    AR New York
    ArteType
    Atrium
    Bandier
    BBC
    BFA
    Black Dog 8
    Black Frame
    BMW
    Business of Fashion
    CAA
    Carfrae Consulting
    Carolina Herrera
    CFDA
    Chris Gelinas
    Coach

    Cole Haan
    Condé Nast
    Cosmopolitan
    Daily Front Row
    Esprit
    Everlane
    FIT
    Fashion Unfiltered
    Fern Mallis
    FIAF
    Five Story
    Found Associates
    Full Picture
    Gilleon Smith Casting
    Google
    Greats
    Gucci
    Havas LuxHub
    Hilldun Corp
    HKNY Group
    H&M
    Houlihan Lawrence

    IBM
    IMG
    Industrie Magazine
    Instagram
    Intel
    Jason Wu Studio
    JMK Consumer
    JP Morgan
    Kate Spade
    KCD
    Kering
    King & Partners
    LaForce
    Liberty Fairs
    Loomstate
    LVMH
    Macy's
    Manufacture NY
    Marc Jacobs
    Mercedes Benz
    Michael Kors
    Milk Studios

    Mr. Porter
    Naadam
    Negative Underwear
    Net-A-Porter
    New York Times
    NYU
    Orchard Mile
    Orciani
    Outerknown
    Paper Magazine
    Parsons
    Phhhoto
    Philip Lim
    Prodject
    Proenza Schouler
    PSFK
    Rebecca Minkoff
    Select World
    Simon Miller
    SoulCycle
    Sunu Journal
    SVA

    Tamara Mellon
    Tanya Taylor
    Tengram Capital
    The Crated
    The Doneger Group
    The Guardian
    The Impression
    The Mark
    The RAI Group
    Theory
    Tory Burch
    Traub Associates
    The Bromley Group
    The New School
    TSG Consumer
    Twitter
    Two Hustlers
    UK Government
    WGSN
    WSJ
    23 Stories
    24 Seven
    3G Capital 

     
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    PARTNERS

    CO-HOSTS

    SIMON COLLINS

    @SimonCollins08

    Simon Collins is a design thinker, speaker, writer, designer, advisor and creative seditionary. Following a career as creative director for brands like Nike, Polo and Zegna in Europe, the US and Asia he served 7 years as Dean of the School of Fashion at New York’s Parsons School of Design. There he successfully brought together creativity, communication, business and innovation. In 2015 he joined the Board of Parsons and founded The House of Collins advisory group to advise brands, companies, young designers, fashion weeks and governments. Along the way he was in the first Business of Fashion 500 and one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business in Fast Company. His 5 season show on Chinese CCTV6 had 5M weekly viewers and in 2014 he published his first book; ‘The School of Fashion’. In 2016 Collins brought all this experience together with some of the world’s smartest people to launch the Fashion Culture Design ecosystem of salons, summits, special events and podcasts. He is  constantly curious and passionate about great ideas that you can do something with.

     
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    HITHA HERZOG

    @HithaHerzog

    Hitha Herzog (formerly Prabhakar) lives in a world where fashion, retail, finance, investigative journalism and data research all co-exist in perfect harmony—a.k.a., New York City. She is the Chief Research Officer of H Squared Research LLC a data driven, research firm for registered investment advisors. She is also consumer spending columnist at US News and World Report and author of the book "Black Market Billions: How Organized Retail Crime Funds Terrorists" published by FT Press. Hitha also uses her expertise in the retail space to advise start-ups in Silicon Valley and with Parsons The New School of Fashion incubator XRC Labs while teaching a class on social commerce. When she is not expanding her business and advising early stage companies, she is raising awareness about the criminal activity linked to the black market and counterfeit products. She created a companion app to the book available in iTunes to help people identify and spot counterfeit merchandise sold on the black market. Forbes magazine recently named her as “one of the most influential South Asian women in the United States.”

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    HIGHLIGHTS

    2016 NEW YORK SUMMIT

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    Joanna Coles, Simon Collins, Margaret Zhang

    Joanna Coles, Simon Collins, Margaret Zhang

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    "FCD initiated thought-provoking conversations about the current state of these interconnected industries."

    - Fashion Times

    Vanessa Friedman

    Vanessa Friedman

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    "It wasn't just about the star-studded lineup, FCD was a raw, honest, upfront conversation."

    - The Observer

    Morty Singer, Hitha Herzog

    Morty Singer, Hitha Herzog

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    Joanna Coles

    Joanna Coles

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    Ashley Graham

    Ashley Graham

    "A diverse and quite frankly impressive group of panelists was assembled …ranging from models to lawyers, bankers and CEOs."

    - Fashion Unfiltered

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