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FASHION CULTURE DESIGN

THE UNCONFERENCE

NEW YORK SUMMIT | JUNE 16, 2017

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Join the world's most creative leaders for A FULL DAY OF intense debate, innovation and inspiration

Creating conversations • Building communities • Sharing ideas

2017 SPEAKERS

IAN SCHRAGER Ian Schrager Co | Founder

IAN SCHRAGER
Ian Schrager Co | Founder

JEFF NG (AKA JEFF STAPLE) Staple Design | Founder + Creative Director

JEFF NG (AKA JEFF STAPLE)
Staple Design | Founder + Creative Director

NICOLE PHELPS Vogue | Director Vogue Runway

NICOLE PHELPS
Vogue | Director Vogue Runway

ANDREW ESSEX Tribeca Enterprises | CEO

ANDREW ESSEX
Tribeca Enterprises | CEO

More to be announced soon!

RICHARD FOUND Found Associates | Architect + Designer

RICHARD FOUND
Found Associates | Architect + Designer

SU MANG Trends Group China | CEO

SU MANG
Trends Group China | CEO

HUMBERTO LEON Opening Ceremony | Founder

HUMBERTO LEON
Opening Ceremony | Founder

LAURA BROWN InStyle Magazine | Editor-in-Chief

LAURA BROWN
InStyle Magazine | Editor-in-Chief

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The Fashion Culture Design Unconference is a cliche-free zone with no boring pitches or  PR blurbs. On June 16th come and hear brilliant panels engage 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.

     
    • As he opens his new hotel Public, hotelier and Studio 54 co-founder Ian Schrager discusses whether exclusivity is dead. He invented the velvet rope and boutique hotels so he knows what he’s talking about.
    • From her vantage point at the peak of media and fashion in China, Su Mang asks “Is China Designing the World.” If you don’t know it by now you should.
    • The most influential designer you’ve never heard of and for the past 20 years a living god to anyone under 25, Jeff Staple questions “What will Gen Z want next?”
    • Erstwhile CEO of the world’s best Ad Agency Droga5, now CEO of Tribeca Films, Andrew Essex suggests: “Advertising is Dead. Discuss.”
    • The one person who is invited to more global fashion shows than anyone else in fashion, Nicole Phelps, executive editor of Vogue Runway asks “Is the fashion industry relying too little (or too much) on data.”

     



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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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    Morty Singer, Hitha Herzog

    Morty Singer, Hitha Herzog

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    Joanna Coles

    Joanna Coles

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

    - Fashion Unfiltered

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

    - The Observer

    Ashley Graham

    Ashley Graham

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    PARTNERS

     
     

    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 Hann
    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 New School
    TSG Consumer
    Twitter
    Two Hustlers
    UK Government
    WGSN
    WSJ
    23 Stories
    24 Seven
    3G Capital 

     
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    PAST speakers

    PORTRAITS SHOT BY SILJA MAGG

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    FOUNDER & CO-HOST

    Simon Collins has a passion for getting smart people together to discuss important questions and create ideas you can actually do something with. He is a design thinker, speaker, writer, designer, advisor and creative seditionary. Following a career as fashion designer then creative director for some of the world’s leading brands in Europe, the US and Asia including Nike, Polo and Zegna. He then served 7 years as Dean of the School of Fashion at Parsons School of Design where he successfully brought together creativity, communication, business and innovation. The school went from being quietly respected to becoming a global power brand with huge success.

    After stepping down from Dean and joining the Board of Parsons he formed The House of Collins advisory group to advise brands, companies, young designers, fashion weeks and governments. His advisory services are in high demand and he travels the world speaking about his adventures.

    Identified as one of the first essential voices of global fashion by The Business of Fashion 500 and listed as one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. He has been a regular in The New York Times, Vogue, WWD, CNN, NPR, WSJ and of course Page Six (not always in trouble). His 5 season show on Chinese CCTV6 had 5M weekly viewers and in 2014 he published his first book; ‘The School of Fashion’.

    His live on stage Conversation interview series includes guests; Victoria Beckham, Francois-Henri Pinault, Ermenegildo Zegna and Proenza Schouler. He has spoken to many significant audiences including Cannes Lions and the United Nations in NYC.

    Collins has brought all this experience together with some of the world’s smartest people to create Fashion Culture Design. 

    He knows how to give the crowd what they want.