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AN ONLINE ARCHIVE OF PAST EDITIONS OF FASHION CHALLENGES FORUM CONVENING INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS DEBATING CRITICAL ISSUES, FROM CROSS-INDUSTRY COLLABORATION TO THE IMPORTANCE OF TECHNOLOGY.

In Conversation with Lane Crawford
Andrew KeithPresident, Lane Crawford
Joanna GunnChief Brand Officer, Lane Crawford
Kelly WongGeneral Merchandising Manager (Womenswear and Menswear), Lane Crawford
Moderated by Caroline IssaCEO, TANK Group
Over the course of its 165+ year history, Lane Crawford has been an anchor in the fashion retail scene in Hong Kong and Greater China. The highly regarded retailer discusses how creativity remains at the core of its strategy and how nurturing new design talent from Asia and abroad, has become one of its key drivers of growth.
Meet the Influencers
Tina LeungFashion Creative
BryanboyBlogger
Tommy TonPhotographer
Moderated by Caroline IssaCEO, TANK Group
Love them or hate them, social media influencers are a vital part of fashion’s new culture. Meet the style influencers dominating feeds around the world, as they discuss artistic collaborations, commercial opportunities and staying authentic.
The New China Attitude
Xander ZhouMenswear Designer
Hang RenPhotographer
China’s influence continues to spread across international fashion markets thanks to a burgeoning youth culture dominated by style-savvy millennials. How can brands, retailers and the media connect with this new group of Chinese youth?
A Dialogue with Matchesfashion.com
Tom ChapmanCo-Founder & Chairman, Matchesfashion.com
Navigating their business based on customer's needs has enabled MATCHESFASHION.com to evolve into a global luxury fashion retailer driven by technology. Their platform has served as a launch pad for some of the most exciting new international fashion designers. The innovative retailer discusses how their unique edit and belief in story telling has translated into global success.
Designing Sustainably
Christopher RaeburnDesigner
Burak CakmakDean, School of Fashion, Parsons School of Design
Johanna HoFashion Designer
Moderated by Christina DeanFounder & Board Chair, Redress
Green is officially the new black in fashion as sustainability has transitioned from a hot topic into a necessity for today’s brands and designers. This panel will discuss the future of sustainable design, its challenges and impact on future generations.
Partnering for Success
Deborah ChengChief Commercial Officer, I.T.
Stefano MartinettoCEO, Tomorrow London Ltd.
Stefano PizzutiSenior Vice President, Central Marketing Group
Moderated by Caroline IssaCEO, TANK Group
Enduring partnerships have formed the basis of many of the industry’s most successful businesses. This panel of experts discusses the secrets behind their own successful partnerships, from forming appropriate distribution networks to localisation and overcoming cultural barriers.
Subculture of Hype
Kevin MaFounder & CEO, Hypebeast
YoonVisual Director & Designer, AMBUSH Inc
Eugene TongStylist
Moderated by Caroline IssaCEO, TANK Group
Fashion subcultures such as punk, hip-hop and streetwear have now been legitimised by the luxury fashion world. In this session we sit down with the individuals who have played a starring role in creating subcultures while influencing popular fashion.
Image Means Business
Patrick LiCreative Director, Li, Inc. & T: The New York Times Style Magazine
Jason WuFashion Designer
Moderated by Caroline IssaCEO, TANK Group
Investing in the creation of a meaningful visual language can have significant impact on business, especially in the fashion world. Acclaimed creative director, Patrick Li and celebrated fashion designer, Jason Wu discuss the importance of brand image in the current market.