Fashion Colloquia Series 2014/15 at Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI) : NEW CONVERSATIONS IN FASHION - January 23 & 24, 2014
Submissions Date: (now closed)
Conference Dates: 23 – 24 January, 2014
Location: Amsterdam Fashion Institute (AMFI)
The autumn/winter 2014/15 edition of the Fashion Colloquia will take place at AMFI (Amsterdam Fashion Institute) on the 24th and 25th January 2014.
The theme for the Amsterdam Fashion colloquia is New Conversations in Fashion.
There has been a paradigm shift in the fashion industry. Advances in technology, a rapidly changing global economy, fragmentation of the supply chain and the development of mobile commerce can be seen to be questioning the viability of traditional business models. Simultaneously there has been a perceivable rise in the number of global fashion weeks, from Columbia to Cape Town, Lagos to Lima, Atlanta to Aberdeen. Between January and June 2010 and the same period in 2013 the number of emerging fashion weeks grew by approximately 25%. These changes may be considered disruptive by many as they are not only redefining the industry but also shaking the very core of our professional identities.
Could these new voices provide new conversations to challenge the established order of the fashion capitals?
This conference will explore a new value-system for the fashion industry, one of fragmentation and democratization in which stakeholders are dealing with the tensions and dichotomies created by a borderless landscape.
The sessions will focus on the themes outlined below:
· Theme 1: New Technology: products, business models and processes.
· Theme 2: New education: methods, delivery and achievements.
· Theme 3: New voices: aesthetics, consumption and brands.
Access to the Colloquium at AMFI will be free of charge.