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Responsible Fashion Series

© Marta Twarowska, MA 2017 Antwerp Fashion Department, Photo: Jan & Jorre

Responsible Fashion Series: Can Fashion Save the World?

Date 20 October, 2021
Time 10:00
Location Antwerp, Belgium

The Responsible Fashion Series emerged from the Fashion Colloquia events that ran from 2012 to 2019. This new series reflects the need for fashion to take on a new mature and responsible approach for supporting the future of fashion

"Can Fashion Save The World?"

The question of whether fashion can save the world originates from the tagline of Antwerp in 1993: Can arts save the world? With this question, they wanted to reflect and create a discussion about the societal role of Arts and Culture. Does the current crisis we live in, also needs something similar? Can we use innovative approaches through the arts as a utopic remedy? Can fashion save the world?

We need to change, think differently, be creative in new ways of collaboration and implement technology. What do we need to break down before we can re-build? If you like to think along with the themes of transition, disruption, the role of creativity, heritage and craftsmanship, technology, gender fluidity, intergenerational issues, inter-relational creativity, circular economy and ecosystems, join the conference in Antwerp. Share your views and offer new insights through fashion to create mutual understandings and questions. 

Registration is open!

On October 20th, 21st and 22nd the University of Antwerp, Antwerp Management School, the city of Antwerp, The Royal Fashion Academy Antwerp, Tourism Flanders & MoMu Antwerp present THE RESPONSIBLE FASHION SERIES, one of the most important international meetings of confrontation and sharing for the academic world, which brings together the main fashion institutes around the world!

More than 130 abstracts answering the call "Can fashion save the world" were selected to present during the conference or/and the digital days in advance on October 14th and 15th.

More information about the conference and to register, please visit this link

  • Alternative Systems

DATE PUBLISHED November 20, 2020