Transition/change, Disruption, role of creativity, heritage and craftmanship, technology, gender fluidity, intergenerational issues, inter-relational creativity, circular economy, ecosystem
- Breaking stereotypes: Revisiting fashion imagery and gender fluidity
- Breaking the internet: New technologies fashion: COVID-19 have shown the possibilities and limitations of the digital world for fashion. How can digital strategies reinforce the design process, the distribution and retail, fashion marketing, and consumption in fashion.
- Breaking the mold: Do we need to develop new types contributors to the fashion world? How can we improve and find innovative and sustainable business models and new collaborative forms?
- Breaking the economic system: How can we change the fashion economic system, one that has been based on fast fashion, hyper consumerism and exploitation into a more circular, and socially more balanced ecosystem?
- Breaking the rules: Reflecting on fashion education: How should we prepare young people for the fashion industry? As an independent designer or part of a collective or a larger company?
- Breaking down creativity: What have we learnt about managing creatives for the fashion industry? What does creativity and craftsmanship mean in the 21st century? How does this impact on notions such as authorship?
- Breaking down and building new roles: Fashion designers are looking to take on different roles within society: designing, curating exhibitions, collaborating with other arts sectors, and so on… And what is the role of leadership and management in this transition?