Delegations from 60 countries are coming to Moscow to take part in BRICS+ Fashion Summit. From 28 to 30 November, experts from Europe, South-Eastern Asia, Middle East, Latin America, Africa, and the CIS will meet to discuss the challenges encountered by the fashion industry, the prospects expected by the global market, and collaboration options for the countries. 200+ speakers, who are officials of fashion-related associations, weeks, and schools, designers and buyers, manufacturers and influencers, will join public discussions and panel sessions. Events of the BRICS+ Fashion Summit agenda will take place in Zaryadye Moscow Concert Hall and in Hlebzavod.
To register for the convention program please visit the official website of the event - https://fashionsummit.org/
, or use the Fashion Summit App, available in Google Play and Apple Store. Altogether, there will be mire than 60 sessions, panel discussions, and round table meetings. The sessions of BRICS+ Fashion Summit will be livestreamed in VKontakte – in the community
of the Moscow Fashion Week, as well as at many Russian and foreign online platforms.
Topics of the plenary sessions: Made in BRICS. Local brands as a basis for united market, Growth hormone. Becoming a fast growing brand, Future is here. How technologies change the fashion industry.
The main program is split into three units. Collaboration track is intended to join forces for development of the fashion sector. Business track is to spotlight business procedures and production issues. Technology track will highlight innovations in the fashion industry, including the part of AI in it.The list of the overseas speakers includes
Yang Jian – Executive Chairman of China Fashion Association, Alia Khan – Founder and Chairwoman of Islamic Fashion and Design Council (UAE), Paras Bairoliya – Senior Member of Board of Governors at Fashion Design Council of India, head of Clothing Manufacturers Association of India, Gregg Maragelis – Dean of Cape Town College of Fashion Design (CTCFD), David Tlale – Creative Director and founder of David Tlale Brand, Senior Designer (UAE), Mahdi Ghalenovi – CEO the Iranian Pubic Diplomacy Foundation (Iran), Ali Charisma – Director of Indonesian Fashion Chamber and Director of Muslim Fashion Festival Indonesia (Indonesia); Mubashar Naseer Butt – Chairman Message of Pakistan's Readymade Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association (Pakistan), Olivia Merquior – Co-Founder of Brazil Immersive Fashion Week (Brazil), Pradeep Joshi – General Director and Dean of Applied, Performing and Fine Arts at Amity University (India), Paul Antaki – Co-Founder of Egypt Fashion Week (Egypt), Sienna Li – actress, founder of Soulwant fashion brand and cofounder of Suobao Film Group (China), directors of glossy magazines – Marie Claire, Elle, Esquire from different countries, and many more.The list of the Russian speakers includes:
Alena Akhmadullina – designer and founder of Alena Akhmadullina; Alisa Bokha – founder and designer at Monochrome; Vladimir Melnikov – owner and Chairman of Directors Board at Gloria Jeans, Gennady Lokhtin – Manager of Univermag product at Yandex.Market, Dmitry Peskov – Special Representative of the President of the Russian Federation on Digital and Technological Development, Ivan Voronin – E-commerce Director at Sber Business Soft, Madonna Mur – journalist and ex Senior Editor at Peopletalk, founder of @MUR Channel on Telegram, Alexey Zhidkovsky – blogger, Nikita Khudov – CEO at SberAI, Nikita Shashkevich – Head of Fashion at Avito, Oxana Kostiv – Head of Corporate and Social Responsibility Team at Lamoda (Lamoda Planet), Sergey Sarkisov – founder and Vice President of Novard Group (includes Econika), and many more.
The Forum will be also attended by participants from the Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Canada, the Netherlands, and France.Some of the events on the business program:
Fashion brands as an integral part of a metropolis’s visual identity; (Not) a useless agent. Public talk with buyers; Staff in trend. Skills required for a fashion business operator; Marketing with wow effect; Impact content in the fashion industry; Eco lessons are soon learned. How the media and influencers inspire the community to consume more reasonably; Celebrity style on camera and offscreen’ Feedstock lack (with the support of the Materials Center)’ Vacant positions to be taken by AI. Can neural networks replace fashion designers, journalists, and influencers? – and that is just a start.
The participants of the Summit will touch on many up-to-date issues of environmental protection and circular economy, talk about cultural appropriation, discuss how celebrity style and outfits impact the fashion industry, and explain how national self-determination helps with getting successful in business. The recurring topic of BRICS+ Fashion Summit is making fashion more democratic. Some of the speakers refer to it as decolonization of the fashion industry. Sustainable development of the fashion sector requires new centers that would set the trends, as BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and RSA) are not just major production hubs for the global fashion industry, but the main consumption markets.
On 1 to 2 December, the New Fashion Industry Forum, which is part of BrICS+ Fashion Summit, will take place in the Moscow-based Hlebzavod (Hangar Room) with the support of VK Communities Operations Department. During public discussions, the speakers of the Forum will talk about the issues that are there in the industry, the best cases of Russian fashion business in 2023, the market development trends, as well as the messages and social/cultural context of today’s fashion. Some of the speakers in presentio
are Irina Ryabko – founder of Remark department store, Lyudmila Alyabyeva – Editor-in-Chief for Theory of Fashion Magazine, and Yelena Tishchenko – Associate Professor of Innovation Economy Department at Moscow State University. Meetings with the experts will be good for business operators, designers, representatives of the local fashion community, and all the other fashion enthusiasts.
BRICS+ Fashion Summit will offer a unique chance for fashion designers, students, experts, and anyone interested in fashion – they will be able to upgrade their professional skills, learn about new approaches, and adopt multicutural experience.
BRICS+ Fashion Summit – the international fashion industry forum will take place in Moscow on 28 November through 2 December. Besides the convention program, it will include a fashion intensive course participated by professors from fashion schools of 10 countries, a B2B showroom, catwalk shows, World Fashion Shorts – a festival of fashion-related short movies, and many more. The event will be organized by Fashion Fund and powered by the Government of Moscow.