Background Responsible Fashion Series

The Responsible Fashion Series originated as part of the Fashion Colloquia collection of events founded by four institutions: London College of Fashion, Parsons school of Fashion and Design in New York, IFM, Paris and Domus from Milan. This new series reflects the need for fashion to take on a new mature and responsible approach for supporting the future of fashion.


Attracting a rich variety of contributions from a broad selection of people – from academia, media and practice – and utilize contributions for uploading to a newly established international repository for fashion.


At each Responsible Fashion event there is a mixture of specific themes of particular relevance to the specific location, and series themes, which allow different sets of contributions to be added and explored. This will also be the case in this edition in Antwerp. Most events are also streamed ‘live’ to pre-registered users. We aim for a completely hybrid colloquium and will also upload all the content from each session. In case of a full lockdown the colloquia will still be able to continue completely digital.

Previous Fashion Colloquia addressed a variety of topics, including: 

  • Heritage (Jaipur, January 2020), 
  • Disruption Fashion (Rome, September 2019), 
  • New Luxury (Arnhem, May 2018), 
  • Local production (Ho Chi Min, July 2016); 
  • Sustainable development in social, economic, environmental, cultural and geographic dimensions (Sao Paulo, April 2016); 
  • The future of the fashion weeks (Milan, September 2015).

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