The British Fashion Council announces the Institute of Positive Fashion Forum
THE BRITISH Fashion Council has introduced its first Institute of Positive Fashion Forum, which will take place digitally on June 10 and will host a range of poignant talks, address positive change and create action-led discussions. The aim of the leadership event is to energise the British fashion industry and illuminate the serious problems confronting fashion through the environment, people, community and craftsmanship.
The line up comprises of editors and activists amongst creative directors and environmental experts. Speakers include Marco Gobbetti, Chief Executive Officer of Burberry and Emmanuel Gintzburger of Alexander Mcqueen, as well as Virgil Abloh, creative director of Off-White and artistic director of Louis Vuitton menswear, who will be in discussion with June Sarpong, Director of Creative Diversity at the BBC. Vital subjects that will be explored through the Speaker Programme cover biodiversity, social justice, green economy and diversity.
Alongside the Institute of Positive Fashion Forum, the British Fashion Council will also be launching the Future of Fashion Innovation Showcase in partnership with Accenture. The showcase will present the most interesting and innovative talent from across the UK and will support businesses to become more conscious and circular.
Caroline Rush, British Fashion Council Chief Executive commented: “With the IPF Forum, we aim to bring the fashion industry together to make sustainable changes by providing practical steps from an incredible roster of speakers, each providing unique perspective on issues facing the industry.”
by Sophia Ford-Palmer
Tickets for the Institute of Positive Fashion Forum are available here