We share an ambition to transform the future of fashion by:
Enabling the next generation of fashion designers, strategists and communicators to create sustainably;
Empowering imagination and innovation through sustainability leadership & an impactful media narrative;
Developing education that is globally informed, interdisciplinary and accessible through cross-cultural relevance and location-specific application.
Our vision is to make sustainability education for fashion open, accessible, and transformative. We’re inviting learners from all over the world, in all stages of their careers and education, to take part and share their insights.
Centre for Sustainable Fashion
Centre for Sustainable Fashion (CSF) is a University of the Arts London research, education and knowledge exchange centre. Based at London College of Fashion, the centre provokes, challenges and questions the status quo in fashion to contribute to a system that recognises its ecological context and honours equity. CSF shapes and contributes to Fashion Design for Sustainability as a field of study, industry practices and educational models. By exploring and cross-referencing fashion’s relational ecological, social, economic and cultural agendas, the centre engages in transformational design practices. CSF takes a pluralistic, systemic approach, collaborating across its network of universities, businesses and other organisations from all around the world. CSF builds on the success of the five-year LCF x Kering partnership. The Centre aims to amplify this existing work through digital learning and the network of new partners, opening its challenge and curriculum to learners globally and enabling them to develop and apply sustainability literacy. CSF’s work through Fashion Values will support and showcase transformative ideas and signals of change that can be implemented in product, services and systems, seeding change across the entire fashion sector.
A global Luxury group, Kering manages the development of a series of renowned Houses in Fashion, Leather Goods, Jewelry and Watches: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, DoDo, Qeelin, Ulysse Nardin, Girard-Perregaux, as well as Kering Eyewear. By placing creativity at the heart of its strategy, Kering enables its Houses to set new limits in terms of their creative expression while crafting tomorrow’s Luxury in a sustainable and responsible way. Kering captures these beliefs in its signature: “Empowering Imagination”. In 2019, Kering had over 38,000 employees and revenue of €15.9 billion. Building from the experience of its long existing partnership with the London College of Fashion, Kering is proud to renew a commitment that amplifies the programme’s previous successes. Initially launched in 2014, the partnership takes this year a new dimension with Kering and CSF bringing together the knowledge and expertise of industry and academia to empower students with the goal of shaping a better future. Education plays a crucial role in changing the practices of the fashion industry and is one of Kering sustainability strategy key focus. As a Luxury Group, Kering has to set the example by nurturing the next generations’ development and infusing sustainability at all level of the fashion industry to imagine, together, a future that safeguards the planet.
IBM, the open-hybrid Cloud and AI company, is the technology partner of the FV programme. As technology partner, IBM will give students access to the technology and innovation to guide the industry to adopt more sustainable practices. Specifically, IBM thought leaders will share their experience and insights on the role that technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain and cloud can play in helping the fashion industry become more sustainable. IBM will also transform the digital technology which powers the cornerstone of the partnership; a new, globally relevant, interactive education experience platform. This online hub will host a range of open-source educational content, an upcoming calendar of events hosted by the partnership, playback of key events and interviews as well as podcasts featuring Subject matter experts from partners and other relevant organisation - all designed to deliver a world class digital experience for learners.
Vogue Business is an online fashion industry publication launched in 2019. Headquartered at Condé Nast in London, the title offers a truly global perspective on the fashion industry, drawing on insights from Condé Nast’s network of journalists and business leaders in 32 markets to empower fashion professionals to make better business decisions. Vogue Business subscribers receive a thrice-weekly newsletter as well as weekly Technology and Sustainability Edit briefings. Senior sustainability editor Rachel Cernansky leads the sustainability coverage and recently represented Vogue Business at the World Economic Forum on the topic of circular fashion. UAL students can subscribe to the Vogue Business newsletter here or to become a Vogue Business Member (paid), visit voguebusiness.com As a media partner, Vogue Busines will help to educate, inform and inspire students and professionals with exclusive content on sustainability which is one of the title's key pillars of reporting across the fashion, luxury and beauty industries. Vogue Business will deliver data-driven insights and sharp analysis on the most crucial sustainability issues which the fashion industry faces today, with input from the title’s sustainability experts and editors.
Eyes on Talents
Eyes on Talents is a digital platform created by Floriane de Saint Pierre (BoF 500) that connects creative talents with influential brands with the aim of digitising creative recruitment. It is a tool that gives brands access to the current best profiles and portfolios while giving young creatives the opportunity to present their work to high-profile clients, whose commissioned searches range from Fashion Design, Graphic Design and Art Direction to Architecture and Product Design. Headhunter Floriane de Saint Pierre placed Christopher Bailey at Burberry, Alber Elbaz at Lanvin, Christophe Lemaire at Lacoste and Paul Andrew at Ferragamo and strategised Saint Laurent and Gucci creative directions for the past decade including Alessandro Michele’s nomination. Aware of talent being key in shaping the fashion Industry, Eyes on Talents wishes to foster a positive social change and is committed to building an inclusive and representative workforce in the fashion industry. By taking into consideration social and climate justice of utmost relevance and essential to our talent proposal, We believe these issues must be an integral component of the future, as well as the present. Eyes on Talents is delighted to collaborate with Fashion Values by hosting the competition on its digital platform and by being involved in sourcing, recruiting and promoting talents and projects through its network.
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