Moscow focuses on the challenges for the fashion industry

The Swedish Institute's exhibition Fashion revolution -the future of textiles goes digital when the HSE Doctoral School in Arts & Design and the Embassy of Sweden in Moscow highlights the sustainability challenges in the fashion industry. The list of speakers includes seven Swedish experts led by a well-known Russian editor-in-chief, Liudmila Alyabieva.
A photo of the mounted exhibition Fashion revolution -the future of textiles. In a wodden exhibition modul an image show the exhibition logo and a woman from behind stretching her arms up. In the background is the rest of the exhibition blurred.

On December 17, Liudmila Alyabieva, editor-in-chief of the Fashion Theory and Academic Director of the HSE Doctoral School in Arts & Design, met live with leading Swedish experts at an online conference on fashion, education and sustainability.

The starting point of the webinar is an online presentation of the exhibition “Fashion Revolution – the future of textiles”, which is presented by Sandra Roos, new head of sustainability at KappAhl and one of the experts behind the exhibition.

The conversation continues in a panel with Swedish industry experts:

Mathilda Tham – PhD, till co-founder of Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion and co-author of Earth Logic: Fashion Action Research Plan. Professor of design at Linnaeus University, Sweden

Göran Sundberg – Senior Lecturer in Fashion Design at the Beckmans College of Design, founder and designer of GORAN SUNDBERG

Philip Warkander – PhD, Associate Professor, Head of Fashion Research at Lund University.

Evalena Jonsson – Designer, co-founder and designer of Residus.

Jonas Larsson – Associate Professor at the Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business at the Swedish School of Textiles at the University of Borås

Hanna Wittrock – PhD, Senior lecturer in Textile Management and Fashion Studies, coordinator for the international Master Programme in Fashion Marketing and Management at The Swedish School of Textiles, Borås University (recorded).

The focus of the discussion is sustainability in retail production and consumption, how designers and educational institutions react to new demands from society, what challenges fashion actors face in connection with the pandemic and how the current situation can affect the fashion industry’s path towards sustainability.

The conference is organized by the Embassy of Sweden in Moscow, the Swedish Institute and the Higher School of Economics Art and Design School Moscow.

Link to the English version is found here.