Fashinnovation NYC – Key takeaways of the last event

After a busy 2 weeks, our last event (this month) happened in NYC on Monday, and here are some key takeaways:

  • Gabby Hirata (President at DVF), moderated by Simone S. Oliver (Global Editor-in-Chief at Refinery29), kicked off the talks with a fireside chat on women’s empowerment, sustainability, how the world is changing, TikTok, new generation, building a legacy that can stand the changes and time;
  • Followed by a conversation about creativity, luxury fashion, starting a career in design, and much more, by Keith Lissner (EVP of Design at Vera Wang), and Marie Driscoll (managing director at Coresight Research). An advice from Keith “Don’t be everything at once, don’t try to become what everyone wants you to become”
  • Frederic Fekkai (Founder of Fekkai) and Honayda Serafi (Founder of Honayda), moderated by Fabian Hirose had a powerful conversation about sustainability, greenwashing, creativity and more.
  • Echo Mah (Creative director at Tiffany), alongside Haneen AlQunaibit (Founder of Amarin) and Shelby Hyde (editor and freelancer, Harpers Bazaar, Editorialist & Refinery 29) shared incredible insights about the jewlery market and fashion experiences. “We don’t sell products, we sell dreams” – Echo Mah

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