FASHION ASIA 2017 HONG KONG
December 5 – 12, 2017

“Fashion Challenges” Forum

December 6 & 7, 2017 (Wed-Thu)
Theatre 1, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

The two-day forum, themed “Fashion Challenges,” aims to spark dialogue and ignite inspiration amongst various members of the global fashion community. The business of fashion is changing at an unprecedented rate on local, regional and global levels. A new breed of creative visionaries and innovative entrepreneurs must forge ahead, while challenging norms in areas including retail, consumer engagement, image making and global branding.

Conceived with a holistic approach that embraces the entire fashion ecosystem, the forum brings together brand executives, designers, conscious entrepreneurs, image makers, merchandisers, buyers, marketers, strategists and creative leaders from various fields to provide actionable insights and innovative ideas for businesses as they navigate fashion’s ever-changing landscape.

  • Day 1 – FUTURE FASHION | Dec 6, 2017
  • Day 2 – INSIDER INSIGHTS | Dec 7, 2017

The key to survival and success is being able to look ahead. Day 1 addresses topics that are set to dominate headlines in 2018 including sustainability, social commerce, the retail renaissance and much more.



10:00 – 10:55

OPENING REMARKS & CREATING LEGACIES

It is every designer’s dream to create a legacy for future generations.
Acclaimed designers Vivienne Tam and Jimmy Choo reveal the creative challenges they faced on the path to success.

Speakers:
Professor Datuk Dr, Jimmy Choo OBE, Footwear & Fashion Designer
Vivienne Tam, Fashion Designer

Moderator:
Caroline Issa, CEO, TANK Group




10:55 – 11:15

COFFEE BREAK




11:15 – 12:00

CHINA’S NEW FORCE

The Chinese are no longer consumers, but creators. High-profile industry figures and designers discuss the next wave of Chinese creativity and influence.

Speakers:
Masha Ma, Founder, MASHAMA
Quentina Yuan, Deputy CEO, LABELHOOD
Yushan Li, Co-Founder, PRONOUNCE

Moderator:
Tang Shuang, Fashion Critic & Founder Sans Sucre Studio




12:00 – 12:45

NURTURING CREATIVE TALENTS

What does it take to succeed as a fashion designer today? Industry heavyweights share their experiences working with emerging talents.

Speakers:
Polly Betancourt, Founder, Polly King & Co.
Sophie Brocart, Senior Vice President of Fashion Ventures, LVMH & CEO, Nicholas Kirkwood
Tu M. Tran, Co-Founder, MARKED PR/SHOWROOM

Moderator:
Caroline Issa, CEO, TANK Group




12:45 – 14:00

LUNCH BREAK




14:00 – 14:45

SUSTAINABLE FASHION: HIGH END VS. HIGH STREET

Sustainability is a hot topic, but how are brands implementing practices without compromising their reputation and designs? This panel addresses burning issues from designing sustainably to marketing.

Speakers:
Ann-Sofie Johansson, Chief Creative Advisor, H&M
Géraldine Vallejo, Sustainability Programme Director, Kering Group
Shaway Yeh, Group Style Editorial Director, Modern Media Group & Founder, yehyehyeh

Moderator:
Robert Meeder, Chair and Professor of Fashion and Luxury Fashion Management, SCAD




14:45 – 15:30

SOCIAL COMMERCE IN CHINA 2.0

More Chinese are turning to social media to make decisions about what they purchase.
Meet the power players at the forefront of China’s social commerce revolution.

Speakers:
Thibault Villet, CEO, MEI.com
Thomson Cheng, President, Walton Brown & Vice-Chairman, MYMM

Moderator:
Guy Salter OBE MVO, Chairman, London Craft Week




15:30 – 15:45

COFFEE BREAK




15:45 – 16:30

NEW SPIRIT OF RETAIL

Multi-brand retailing is experiencing a renaissance. Asia’s independent retailers discuss the changing face of retail and how to bring customers back to stores.

Speakers:
Arnault Castel, Founder, Kapok
Barom Bhicharnchitr, Managing Director, Central Embassy
Mark Jappy Gonzalez, Founder & Managing Director, H & F Retail Concepts, Inc.

Moderator:
Jonathan Yee, Publisher & Fashion Director, Manifesto Magazine




16:30 – 17:15

CREATIVITY IN THE TIME OF DISRUPTION

The fashion business is a microcosm of what is happening in the world currently. This panel delves into issues ranging from the rise of the millennials to conscious creation.

Speakers:
Fanny Moizant, Co-Founder, APAC VP & Director of Communications, Vestiaire Collective

Moderator:
Simon Collins, Founder, FCD Unconference




17:15 – 18:00

STATE OF FASHION REPORT 2018 BY MCKINSEY & BUSINESS OF FASHION

First published in 2016, The State of Fashion Report by McKinsey & Company and Business of Fashion reveals last year’s industry performance, while forecasting what’s ahead for 2018.

Speaker:
Lan Luan, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company




Day 2 delves into the minds of the industry’s most influential entrepreneurs, creatives, influencers and designers as they share their secrets to success and longevity in the fickle world of fashion.



09:00 – 12:45

BUSINESS OF DESIGN WEEK 2017 (BODW 2017)
OPENING CEREMONY & PLENARY I


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12:45 – 14:00

LUNCH BREAK




14:00 – 14:45

WALPOLE BRANDS OF TOMORROW

Retaining a brand’s competitive edge is a constant challenge.
Emerging talents explain how they’ve achieved their brand’s true potential.

Speakers:
Alice Stone, Founder & Creative Director, Lily & Lionel
Diane Jeer, Commercial Director, Shaun Leane
Greer Hughes, Consultant Director APAC, WGSN

Moderator:
Guy Salter OBE MVO, Chairman, London Craft Week




14:45 – 15:30

THE MULTI-TASKERS

Today’s fashion influencers play various roles from content creators to entrepreneurs.
The industry’s biggest names discuss how they’ve found success with their multi-faceted approach.

Speakers:
Margaret Zhang, Photographer/ Director/ Consultant
Susie Bubble, Founder, Style Bubble & Fashion Writer
Tiffany Godoy, Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief , The Reality Show Entertainment Inc.

Moderator:
Caroline Issa, CEO, TANK Group



15:30 – 15:45

COFFEE BREAK




15:45 – 16:30

ENABLING CREATIVE ENVIRONMENTS

Creativity is the foundation of any brand. Leading figures reveal how to motivate and empower their teams to push boundaries and value the creative process.

Speaker:
Ian Hylton, President, Ms MIN
Laudomia Pucci, Deputy Chairman & Image Director, Emilio Pucci

Moderator:
Victoria Tang-Owen, Photographer & Co-Founder, Thirty30Creative




16:30 – 17:15

MENSWEAR REVOLUTION

The menswear industry is being propelled by various influences, from streetwear to traditional craftsmanship. This panel explores into the various worlds influencing men’s style today.

Speakers:
Alan See, Co-Founder, The Armoury
Justin Chang, Business Development Director, Ascot Chang
Motofumi “Poggy” Kogi, Director, United Arrows & Sons

Moderator:
Kevin Poon, Co-Founder, CLOT




17:15 – 18:00

THE MAGIC CONNECTION

Collaborations are necessary to bring a designer’s creative vision to life and later, to the consumer. This panel investigates the importance of collaborations in the industry.

Speakers:
Han Chong, Founder & Creative Director, Self-Portrait
Thierry Dreyfus, CEO, Producer, Light Designer & Artistic Director, Eyesight Group

Moderator:
Kim Kollar, Fashion Director, #Legend & Director of Fashion & Special Projects, Pedder Group




18:00 – 18:15

CLOSING REMARKS

Remarks: Programmes and speakers are subject to change without prior notice.


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Concurrent Programmes

BUSINESS OF DESIGN WEEK 2017

December 4 – 9

DFA Awards Presentation Ceremony

December 6

deTour 2017

December 1 – 10

DesignInspire

December 7 – 9

BIP Asia Forum

December 7 – 8


Remarks: For enquires related to concurrent and supporting programmes, please contact respective organisers directly.



Venue

Theatre 1, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre