A monthly series of talks featuring the world's brightest minds dissecting the future of fashion. 



Launched in 2018, the Pioneers speaker series aims to both inspire the FashMash community and nurture the next generation of industry talent. They were held each month in central London - during the COVID-19 pandemic, they have moved to a virtual format.


Interviews to date have included  Matthew Woolsey, then MD of NET-A-PORTER, talking about the customer experience; Livia Firth, co-founder of Eco-Age discussing fashion's impact on the climate crisis; Jess Christie, CBO of exploring the role of experience in retail; and Nick Knight OBE on the future of fashion imagery. See below for more, as well as who's coming up next. 



Fashion’s biodiversity strategy


If there’s one word you need to know relative to fashion’s role in the climate and ecological crisis today, it’s biodiversity. One of the three pillars of the G7 Fashion Pact, restoring natural ecosystems and protecting species is arguably the industry’s biggest, yet least known, challenge. Join us for an evening with Dr Helen Crowley, the world’s foremost expert on the intersection of fashion and biodiversity. Currently on sabbatical from her role at Kering, she is working for Conservation International on this very topic, and accordingly crafting the Fashion Pact's programme of work; providing science-based methodologies and guidance for fashion companies to meet their biodiversity commitments.


We are also currently running a new virtual series called FashMash Focus for our founding members, and hosting frequent recap conversations via Instagram Live. Do join us there too! 

SOME OF OUR previous speakers

Bandana Tewari, activist
Dior Bediako, The Junior Network
Lucinda Chambers, Collagerie
Nick Knight OBE, photographer
Holli Rogers, CEO, Browns
Livia Firth, co-founder, Eco-Age
Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Amnesty Intl
Arizona Muse, activist
Sandrine Deveaux, MD, Farfetch
William Tunstall-Pedoe, Amazon Alexa
Caroline Rush CBE, CEO, BFC
Anna Gedda, sustainability, H&M
Antoine Nussenbaum, partner, Felix
Laurence Haziot, MD, IBM
Matthew Woolsey, former MD, Net-a-Porter
Jess Christie, CBO,
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"We only have one planet, and the toll the fashion industry has on resources today is simply unsustainable.”

Anna Gedda, head of sustainability, H&M Group

"The store of the future is about solving the problems of today in an innovative and meaningful way for the customer."

Sandrine Deveaux, MD Farfetch Store of the Future

"The vision of voice technology for retail is a superhuman sales assistant that you can have a conversation with."

William Tunstall-Pedoe, founder of Amazon Alexa

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