Between dream and deed: crisis in the fashion world Archive
Thursday 18 October 2012 - 20:00
Villanella / DE Studio, Maarschalk Gérardstraat 4, 2000 Antwerp
© Javier Barcala
The fashion industry is going through a rough patch. The demise of various large industry names seems to signify the arrival of the global financial crisis in the world of fashion. Are these problems 'merely' a result of the current economic maials, or are they a sign of our times and the changing zeitgeist?
On October 18th, deBuren and Villanella will organize a panel discussion with Rachid Naas (fashion producer), Liesbeth in 't Hout (Dutch Fashion Council, former director of the AMFI fashion academy), Raïssa Verhaeghe (former CFO Raf Simons) en Anne Zellien (Anne Zellien Jewelry), moderated by fashion reporter Veerle Windels.
We will discuss how the current climate influences the survival of fashion veterans and the rise of young talent. To what extent is the image of the glamorous world of fashion that might still linger in the back of many beginning designers and fashion design students real, and how does the image compare to the rough realities of running a viable fashion label? We will also delve into the differences between The Netherlands and Belgium. In what ways are educators preparing young fashion desingers for the commercial launch of their collection, and what is and should be the role of government in supporting high potential startups?
This debate is part of the project 'High Fashion, Low Countries' of the Embassy of the Kingdon of The Netherlands in Brussels. The project focuses on sustainable fashion, innovation, and craftsmanship. More information on the project is available through: www.highfashionlowcountries.com
© Javier Barcala
Organization: deBuren in the context of the theme week ‘High Fashion, Low Countries' by the Dutch Embassy in Brussels - in collaboration with Villanella / DE Studio
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