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 are held each month in central London.


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. 

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previous speakers

Lucinda Chambers, Collagerie
Arizona Muse, model and activist
Inside sustainable fashion
Livia Firth, co-founder, Eco-Age
Holli Rogers, CEO, Browns
Jess Christie, CBO, MatchesFashion
Maria McClay, head of luxury, Google
Caroline Rush CBE, CEO, BFC
Dax Lovegrove, VP, Swarovski
Nick Knight OBE, photographer
Fiona Fairhurst, VP, Heist
Antoine Nussenbaum, partner, Felix
Matthew Woolsey, MD, Net-a-Porter
Jonathan Wall, CDO, Missguided
William Tunstall-Pedoe, Amazon Alexa
Laurence Haziot, MD, IBM
Anna Gedda, sustainability, H&M
Sandrine Deveaux, MD, Farfetch
Dan Widmaier, CEO, Bolt Threads
Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Amnesty Intl
Tomas Roope, Google Zoo
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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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