Friday, 28 September 2018
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Sustainable Fashion conference in New York

IFM organized a conference on September 17th at the French Embassy in New York, in partnership with Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode and Anne Fontaine Foundation. This event was the second of a series of roundtables called "Regards Croisés", which analyze trends in the fashion industry from French and American perspectives.

For this edition, the topic was Fashion sustainability, with a focus on eco-responsibility, recycling, alternative fabrics and slow fashion.

Speakers included Laurent Claquin, Head of Kering Americas, Nicole Rycroft, Founder of Canopy, an organization that works towards the preservation of the environment, Suzanne Lee, Creative Director at Modern Meadow, a startup that produces animal-free leather, Benjamin Simmenauer, Professor at IFM. The roundtable was moderated by Michelle Millar Fisher, Louis C. Madeira IV Assistant Curator of European Decorative Arts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

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Photo featuring from left to right:

Anne Fontaine (Designer and Founder of Anne Fontaine Foundation), Hervé Ferrage (Deputy Cultural Counselor), Dorothée Charles (Anne Fontaine Foundation), Michelle Millar Fisher (Assistant Curator at Philadelphia Museum of Art), Marie-Laurence de Chaunac (President of IFM Alumni USA), Laurent Claquin (Head of Kering Americas), Nicole Rycroft (Founder of Canopy), Sylvie Ebel (Executive Director of IFM), Suzanne Lee (Creative Director at Modern Meadow), Benjamin Simmenauer (Professor at IFM) and Pascal Morand (Executive President of Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode)

Sustainable Fashion conference in New York
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