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 previously held each month in central London - during the COVID-19 pandemic, they have moved to a virtual format allowing us to bring a broader spectrum of international voices to the stage.
Interviews to date have included Baroness Lola Young from the House of Lords, talking about the Modern Slavery Act; 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 MatchesFashion.com, exploring the role of experience in retail; Bandana Tewari, former editor-at-large of Vogue India redefining sustainable leadership, and Nick Knight OBE on the future of fashion imagery.
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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