FASHION CHALLENGES FORUM

November 28, 2022 (Mon)

Fashion Challenges Forum is a forum that sparks dialogue, ignites inspiration, and dives deep into the current issues facing the fashion industry.

Increasing pressure on business performance, shifting consumer behaviours, accelerating industry trends, and the drive towards digitalisation mean that the fashion business landscape is ever-changing.

Bringing together industry leaders, designers, entrepreneurs, and more, Fashion Challenges Forum is an opportunity for the global fashion community to explore observations and experiences, and to strategise actionable and innovative ideas for businesses and brands.

*Some of the speakers/moderators will participate via virtual/pre-recorded format. Fashion Asia reserves the right to modify the programme without prior notice.

Forum Agenda

10:30 - 10:35

Welcoming Speech

Prof. Eric Yim, JP, Chairman of Hong Kong Design Centre

10:35 - 10:40

Opening Remarks

Mr. Kevin Yeung, GBS, JP, Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism

10:40 - 11:10

Asia Power

Luxury brands based in the region have had to grapple with harsh new realities including budgets and traffic. A luxury brand head talks about the opportunities that lie ahead and how the region can maintain its unique competitive edge.

11:10 - 11:40

Reclaiming Your Heritage

How can Asian designers create brands with a global vision while respecting their unique cultural voice? An internationally acclaimed designer talks to media experts about how he reclaimed his Asian heritage to become an advocate for minorities and his community.

*The speakers will participate via live-streaming format.

11:40 - 12:00

Navigating the Digital Realm

In just a few short years the digital world has changed drastically, offering designers a whole new world of opportunity and challenges. A digital expert explains how young designers can utilise Web 3.0, the metaverse and more.

12:00 - 12:30

Imagining a Phygital Future

Phygital fashion offers customers a unique experience that utilises both the physical and virtual worlds. A digital fashion pioneer discusses how this movement can empower brands and designers to create, produce and sell fashion in more efficient and sustainable ways.

*Some of the speakers will participate via live-streaming format.

12:30 - 14:30

Break

14:30 - 15:00

The Next Chapter

Over its 172 year history in Greater China, Lane Crawford, Asia’s pre-eminent luxury retailer has thrived through market expansion and the boomtimes of luxury growth, and navigated the challenges of wartime takeover, social flashpoints and pandemics. Its new leader talks about what’s important to the business now and what’s next for retail.

15:00 - 15:30

Defining the Future of Crypto, Luxury, and Storytelling

Recent years have seen an explosive growth of NFTs in the global luxury market, but how long will the momentum last? The founder of a pioneering NFT marketplace sheds new light on the future of the NFT in the fashion industry.

15:30 - 16:00

Media Shifts

A new media order has emerged since the pandemic where only the strongest have survived. A representative from one of the industry's most respected media groups discusses how the landscape has changed and the role innovation and technology will play in the future.

*The speaker will participate via live-streaming format.

16:00 - 16:15

Break

16:15- 16:45

Modernising Couture

Is there a place for couture in a post-pandemic world? A Gen-Z couturier explains how couture can still survive in an increasingly digital world and how its future lies with the next generation.

16:45 - 17:15

Creating Tomorrow’s Brands

Transitioning from an emerging designer to an established global brand has become extremely challenging. A veteran buyer and renowned designer discuss how the industry can help designers build and grow their own successful brand.

10:30 - 10:35

Welcoming Speech

Prof. Eric Yim, JP, Chairman of Hong Kong Design Centre

10:35 - 10:40

Opening Remarks

Mr. Kevin Yeung, GBS, JP, Secretary for Culture, Sports and Tourism

10:40 - 11:10

Asia Power

Luxury brands based in the region have had to grapple with harsh new realities including budgets and traffic. A luxury brand head talks about the opportunities that lie ahead and how the region can maintain its unique competitive edge.

11:10 - 11:40

Reclaiming Your Heritage

How can Asian designers create brands with a global vision while respecting their unique cultural voice? An internationally acclaimed designer talks to media experts about how he reclaimed his Asian heritage to become an advocate for minorities and his community.

*The speakers will participate via live-streaming format.

11:40 - 12:00

Navigating the Digital Realm

In just a few short years the digital world has changed drastically, offering designers a whole new world of opportunity and challenges. A digital expert explains how young designers can utilise Web 3.0, the metaverse and more.

12:00 - 12:30

Imagining a Phygital Future

Phygital fashion offers customers a unique experience that utilises both the physical and virtual worlds. A digital fashion pioneer discusses how this movement can empower brands and designers to create, produce and sell fashion in more efficient and sustainable ways.

*Some of the speakers will participate via live-streaming format.

12:30 - 14:30

Break

14:30 - 15:00

The Next Chapter

Over its 172 year history in Greater China, Lane Crawford, Asia’s pre-eminent luxury retailer has thrived through market expansion and the boomtimes of luxury growth, and navigated the challenges of wartime takeover, social flashpoints and pandemics. Its new leader talks about what’s important to the business now and what’s next for retail.

15:00 - 15:30

Defining the Future of Crypto, Luxury, and Storytelling

Recent years have seen an explosive growth of NFTs in the global luxury market, but how long will the momentum last? The founder of a pioneering NFT marketplace sheds new light on the future of the NFT in the fashion industry.

15:30 - 16:00

Media Shifts

A new media order has emerged since the pandemic where only the strongest have survived. A representative from one of the industry's most respected media groups discusses how the landscape has changed and the role innovation and technology will play in the future.

*The speaker will participate via live-streaming format.

16:00 - 16:15

Break

16:15- 16:45

Modernising Couture

Is there a place for couture in a post-pandemic world? A Gen-Z couturier explains how couture can still survive in an increasingly digital world and how its future lies with the next generation.

16:45 - 17:15

Creating Tomorrow’s Brands

Transitioning from an emerging designer to an established global brand has become extremely challenging. A veteran buyer and renowned designer discuss how the industry can help designers build and grow their own successful brand.