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FASHINNOVATION - Inaugural NYFW Summer Edition

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FIT - Fashion Institute of Technology

218 West 28th Street

227 West 27th Street (Afternoon entrance)

New York, NY 10001

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After two very successful events, we will be hosting our 3rd edition as an inaugural NYFW conference, taking place on September 4th, 2019.

The day will consist of Panel Talks by the changemakers in the Fashion/Technology & Entrepreneurship industries, Activations, Fashion Shows, Live Performance, Red Carpet Interviews and much more...

Topics discussed include:

- Manufacturing/Production,
- New Textiles,
- Sustainability,
- Inclusivity in Fashion,
- Women Empowerment,
- WearableTech
and much more...

Confirmed Speakers:

- Susan Rockefeller (Artist, Activist and Founder of Musings),
- Billie Whitehouse (WearableX),
- Nikkie & Brie Bella (The Bella Twins),
- Carry Somers (Founder of Fashion Revolution),
- Stephanie Benedetto (Queen of Raw),
- Sasha Meneghel (Model/ Personality)
- Fern Mallis: Founder, New York Fashion Week and many others.

Check the complete line-up here.

Past speakers have included: Ivan Poupyrev (Google), Paul Dillinger (Levi's), Lilian Liu (UN Global Compact), Ryan Leslie (SUPERPHONE), Michael Ferraro (FIT), Karl Haller (IBM), Eno Polo (Havaianas), Oskar Metsavaht (Osklen), Alexandra Waldman (Universal Standard) and many others.

Tickets available

General Admission


Access to all the panels and keynotes, fashion shows and trade show.

VIP Admission


Access to all the panels and keynotes, fashion shows and trade show.

Plus: After Cocktail Reception

Check our schedule for the day:

8:00am to 9:00am – Registration / Stands Activations of Innovative Companies

9:00am: Opening “Welcome Remarks” by Founders: FASHION is To Love
- Jordana Guimaraes
- Marcelo Guimaraes

9:15am - 9:30 am: KEYNOTE Toward a new "maker mindset": Fashion Innovation in an era of urgency
- Susan Rockefeller: Artist, Activist & Founder Musings.

09:30am - 10:00am: FASHION is Inclusivity
Opening Remarks by Fern Mallis - Founder New York Fashion Week

- Fern Mallis: Founder, New York Fashion Week
- Bill Wackermann: CEO, Wilhelmina Models
- Lisa Sun: Founder, Gravitas
- Jessica Andrews: Deputy Fashion Director, Refinery29 (Moderating)

10:00am - 10:25am: FASHION is Sustainable Development Goals
- Emily Kate Symes: Founder, EKOLUV
- Topper Luciani: Founder, Goodfair
- Camille Jaillant: Founder, Olistic the Label
- Thomaï Serdari: Adjunct Professor of Marketing NYU | Founder Brand(x)Lux (Moderating)

10:25am - 10:30am: KEYNOTE FASHION is Social Good
- Simla Sooboodoo - Founder & CEO, Hands On Journeys

10:30am - 10:50am (break)

10:50am - 11:20am: FASHION is Innovation
- Keanan Duffty: Fashion Designer & Program Director for MPS Fashion Management at Parsons School
- Neil Brown: CEO, Amsale
- Lilly Berelovich: Founder, FASHION SNOOPS
- Corey Tollefson: SVP for Retail at Infor (Moderating)

11:20am - 11:45am: FASHION is Recycled/ Upcycled Materials
- Arianne Engelberg: Founder, THE NEW DENIM PROJECT
- Carolina Alvarez-Ossorio Speith: Global Marketing & Communications Director, ECOALF
- Marci Zaroff: Trademarked “ECOfashion”, Founder MetaWear
- Federico Brugnoli - Founder of Spin360 & Curator of Innovation Square by Lineapelle (Moderator)

11:45 am - 12:10pm: FASHIONFASHION is Technology, Pop-Culture & New Trends
- Emily Brickel Edelson: Co-Founder, Chic Sketch
- Asia Hall: CEO, Neon Cowboys
- Michael Savarie: Sustainability Enterprise Catalyst, Hemp Black
- Nicole Spruill: Founder, Moves Athletix (Moderating)

12:10 am - 12:45pm: FASHION is Entrepreneurship & Startups + 5 Demos Elevator Pitch
Opening Remarks by Karen Bhatia - Senior Vice President at the New York City Economic Development Corporation

- Ricky Mendez: Entrepreneur com
- Pepita Marin: Founder We Are Knitters & Endeavor Entrepreneur

Elevator Pitches pesented by - Alceo Rapagna: Global Strategy Officer & CEO Italy Startupbootcamp, Innoleaps & The Talent Institute
- Gabriela Davis, Co-Founder at Yoobe
- Sophia Matveeva, Founder at Enty
- Michael DeNunzio, Founder at Focalize Designer

12:45pm - 12:50pm: Moves Athletix Show

12:50pm - 01:30pm: Break for brunch

01:30pm - 01:45pm: FASHION is Transparency
- Carry Somers: Founder, Fashion Revolution

1:45pm - 2:10pm: FASHION is Women Empowerment
- Ryann Richardson: Tech founder, activist & Miss Black America
- Sasha Meneghel: Personalit/ Model Sustainability Advocate from Brazil
- Kimberly Barasch: Founder, Altress
- Alexis Rai: US Director, African Fashion Fund (Moderating)

2:10pm - 2:35pm: FASHION is Creating From the Heart
- Iliana Cogan: Founder, WordsCount + Kindness ATM
- Mindy Scheier: Founder and President at Runway of Dreams
- Jason Naylor: Artist
- Pinar Guvenc: Business Strategy Director, Open Style Lab (Moderating)

2:35pm - 3:00pm: FASHION is Inspired by NASA
- Becca McCharen: Founder, CHROMAT
- Erica Bernhard: Founder, Covalent
- Julia Daviy: 3D Print Sustainable Fashion, Designer
- Cassandra Napoli: Editor, WGSN Insights (Moderating)

3:00pm - 3:25pm: FASHION is Blockchain
- Stephanie Benedetto: Founder, Queen Of Raw
- Rob Koenen: CMO, Boxed Water
- Patrick Duffy: Founder Mr. Duffy + Global Fashion Exchange
- Annabelle Azadé: Fashion Journalist & Founder, Wear The Future - Cassandra Napoli: Editor, WGSN Insights (Moderating)

3:25pm - 3:45pm (break)

3:45pm - 4:10pm: FASHION is Sustainable Supply Chains:
- Jacqueline Jenkins: Executive Director of Strategic Planning and Innovation at FIT, Author of “Fashion Supply Chain Management”
- Dana Davis: VP of Sustainability, Product and Business Strategy, Mara Hoffman
- Divya Demato: Co-Founder GoodOps
- Richard Demato: Co- Founder GoodOps (Moderating)

4:10pm - 4:35pm: FASHION is International Customer Experience Off-line & On-Line
- Nana Cunha: Co-Founder, The Private Apple
- Paula Gartenkraut: Co-Founder, The Private Apple
- Omar Salam: Founder of S.U.K.E.I.N.A
- Jaclynn Brennan: Commercial Director, eSTYLAR (Moderating)

4:35pm - 05:00pm: FASHION is Artificial Intelligence
Opening Remarks by Pierre Nicolas Hurstel - FASHION is “Blockchain & AI"

- Tony Pinville: Co-Founder & CEO Heuritech
- Alexandra Nervi: CDO, Ba&Sh
- Steve Zades: VP Global Innovation, Kontoor Brands Inc.
- Jean-Marc Bellaiche: CSO, Content Square
- Pierre Nicolas Hurstel: Co-Founder, .arianee (Moderating)

05:00pm - 05:20pm: FASHION is Wearable Tech
- Billie Whitehouse: Founder, WearableX
- Constanza Mas: Founder Constanza+LAB
- Elizabeth Segran: Senior Staff Writer, Fast Company (Moderating)

5:20pm - 5:35pm (break)

05:55pm - 06:20pm: FASHION is Platforms from Point A to Z
- Gigi Cobos: Operations Manager, SYNZENBE
- Yazan Malkosh: Founder & CEO, SWATCHBOOK
- Arnaldo Goldemberg: Founder & CEO, DIGIFAIR
- Neil Hicks: Founder of Pandesco & author of “The Lifecycle of Fashion Technology” + Professor at FIT (Moderating)

06:20pm - 06:45pm: FASHION is E-Commerce
- Nyha Shree: Founder, Jumper.ai
- Kristin Savilia: CEO, JOOR
- Misty Locke: Global CMO, iProspect
- Enid Hwang: Culture & Community Manager, Pinterest

06:45pm - 07:00pm: FASHION is Celebrity Influencing: (The Bella Twins)
- Brie Bella
- Nikki Bella: Founders, Birdiebee

07:00pm - 07:15pm: NEON Cowboys Show

07:15pm - 07:20pm: Closing Remarks - Fashion is FASHINNOVATION 2020
- Jordana Guimaraes
- Marcelo Guimaraes

8:00pm - 10:00pm: After Cocktail Reception at The Canvas by Querencia Studio

Host: Michael Ferraro: Executive Director FIT / Infor DTech Lab

Red Carpet Host Interviewer: Veronica Apsan

Join us and become part of our community of like minded individuals to collaborate and synergize, in order to keep innovating towards the greater good.

Visit www.fashinnovation.nyc for further information.


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