March 16 - 17, 2017
International conference Fashion Futurum aims to develop a new approach to fashion in Russia. The Conference is to be a platform for both Russian and international industry leaders, visionaries and key fashion players to share their experiences and views on the current state of fashion industry around the world and its role as a driver of creative economy.
Over 30 executive level insiders from 12 countries and the world's top 4 fashion capitals will gather under one roof at Manege to define the current trends in fashion industry and how it affects the future. The Conference will commence in frames of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, the biggest fashion week in Eastern Europe (scheduled on March 16-17).
After having worked in the communication and creative field for different style and design offices, she then graduated in Fashion Design at Istituto Europeo di Design in Milan.
Upon graduation, she started her career at IED Moda Milan in the didactical area, broadening her knowledge and skills also to the field of special projects, realized with the partnership of different prestigious companies such as: Adidas, Sportswear Company (Stone Island), Nike, Timberland, Vogue Italia, Swarovski, Aeffe, Valentino, Bulgari, Damiani, Ferré.
The constant cooperation with the fashion companies and institutions allowed her to become responsible for the Job Placement Office and for other connected activities such as the organization of special events, fashion shows, international competitions.
After a period during which she has directed the school first as didactical coordinator and then as vice-director, in February 2011 she has become IED Moda Milan Director.
I came to New York City with no friends. No family. No job. No place to stay. I started a fashion blog back in 2007. I watched the power of Social Media and the internet democratize the fashion industry. Now for 4 years I've photographed for the New York Times. This has created a wide international network of relationships. Since the tech industry is eager to get into fashion I find myself using my network and selling skills to consult with tech companies seeking cool factor by association with fashion. Super recent clients include Square, YouVisit, ShopStyle, Daniel Wellington, Get Foxtales, Ralph Lauren, and New York Times.
Born in Vicenza in 1981, she moves to Milan where she attends the four years course of Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni.
After the graduation she works at Prada S.P.A as a Junior Designer in Miu Miu style office.
From 2008 she becomes a free-lance external consultant, dealing with many different Made in Italy brands, experience that allows her to get in touch with the collection production and distribution, subsequent phases to the designing and developing parts.
From 2009 she works at Istituto Marangoni as lecturer of subjects as Fashion Drawings, Fashion Collection, Research and Design.
From March 2012 she creates and runs the website: letmyinspirationflow.tumblr.com, that registers more than 2 million visits per semester.
In 2014 she graduated at Manchester Metropolitan University achieving a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PGC AP), which provides an internationally recognized qualification in teaching and academic practice.
She was appointed as Director of Education at Istituto Marangoni Shanghai Training Centre in 2014.
Andrey Betin is a Head of Innovative research and production center for textile and consumer goods industry (OAO IRPC TLI), initiated by the Russian Industry and Trade Ministry for the conservation and development of scientific and technological potential of the textile and consumer goods industry of the Russian Federation.
OAO IRPC TLI is a state scientific center of innovative products and technologies. Among the principal ctivities of the company are: research, development of innovative textile and leather materials, testing of products of the textile and consumer goods industry, development of regulative and technical documentation for textiles, implementation of patent and licensing activity, technology transfer.
In the creation of the entire range of high-tech textile materials of IRPC TLI is based on the Russian raw material base, it works with the leading companies in the sector both in Russia and abroad.
Dr Kate Bethune joined the V&A in 2011, having completed her PhD at the University of Cambridge. As Assistant Curator, Kate has worked on a range of V&A fashion exhibitions, including Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 (2012) and Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the 1980s (2013). She then became Senior Research Assistant for the critically acclaimed Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, which remains a career highlight. Kate has contributed to the publications Alexander McQueen (V&A 2015), The V&A Gallery of Fashion (V&A 2013) and is author of A-Z of Wedding Style (V&A 2014). She lectures on fashion curation at leading UK universities and is currently Senior Researcher for the Director of the V&A.
In August 1959, he started his career entering the family-run Company, the Carlo Boselli of Garbagnate Monastero, with a long tradition in Silk production field. In 1956 Carlo Boselli, father of Mario Boselli, a great innovator, introduced the production of synthetic yarns by means of various technologies. During all the years ’70, ’80 and ’90, and at the beginning of the new millennium, Mario Boselli considerably expanded the industrial activity, in Italy as well as abroad (Slovak Republic) and while carrying on the silk business, he completed the range of activities in several textiles fields, first of all in the base sectors like knitting, up to the ready-to-wear garments. After more than 42 years, in 2005 he left the family company for new charges.
He was the president of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana from 1999 to 2015 and now holds the Honorary president position at the organization. During his lengthy fashion career, Boselli forged close cooperation with international fashion associations. In particular, he had a key role in the resolution of conflicting fashion week calendars in New York, London and Paris. He was also instrumental in establishing solid business relationships in emerging countries, including China.
Founder of Fashion Week in Bulgaria (2000), young designer contest Fashion Rise (2004) and more than 40 author projects in the field of the creative industry. Since 2004 - Chairwoman of the National Fashion Chamber of Bulgaria. Since May 2007- President of the European Fashion Council. Initiator of the Balkan fashion organizations (2005) in agreement for joint work with the support of the German Fashion and Textile Designers Association.
Founder of the National Fashion Academy of Bulgaria (2009) to the Bulgarian Fashion Chamber, uniting teachers from the higher and secondary schools with major “Fashion and Fashion Design”.
Founder and Co-Chairperson of the Music Foundation “Valyo Nachev” (2013) and Co-Producer of Bulgarian Music Awards.
After high school Carl Waldekranz and a friend, Kaj Drobin, started a boutique design agency niched at helping technology gap the chasm between early adopters and mainstream. The young team soon acquired clients such as Spotify and Nokia and three years after incubation the agency was acquired by, at the time, Sweden’s biggest brand development agency Identity Works.
Carl is currently the co-founder and CEO of Tictail - a global community that allows you to discover the world’s greatest independent brands. For brands, the platform is a DIY e-commerce platform focused on strong community integration, simplicity of use, and attractive, customizable design. With no need for coding or web-design experience, small business owners are given the tools to build global brands, including marketing advice, such as social media engagement recommendations, email newsletter set up, and customer retention techniques. For shoppers, Tictail is the destination to discover and shop independent brands from around the world. The first store on the platform was Carl's mother's, bymutti.tictail.com The platform has since scaled, and three and a half years after launch it’s the home to 100,000 brands from all over the world.
Writer, Lecturer, Consultant and Dean of Polimoda, International Institute of Fashion Design & Marketing. Specialized in Art Directing and Strategic Branding for fashion, with an academic background in Politics and an interdisciplinary career featuring music, e-commerce, concept stores and luxury lingerie. Obsessed with ethic and aesthetic research, proponent of a conceptual approach to fashion, a visionary manager, always attentive to new languages and imageries, author of Luxury Hackers and Momenting the Memento.
Mauro Galligari was born in Tuscany. With a strong vocation and a pure background he lands in Florence in the 80’s, city of artists and fashionistas. He decided then to co-found a studio/laboratory to introduce an alternative avant-garde in fashion, to be brought to the chicest boutiques worldwide: this was the beginning of Studio Zeta. The common factor that allows to establish a new concept of showroom is to research new designers and new labels to be offered nationally and internationally to a more and more demanding market. With this inspiration he started to collaborate with Pitti Trend conceiving the “Altro Uomo”, which is still nowadays an exhibition section of Pitti Immagine Uomo. Due to his experience he still actively collaborating as a consultant for new trends. In 1988 he decides to move to Milan with his studio newly named Studio Zeta Milano, which firmly establishes itself as one of the main point of reference in fashion: a “tradeshow” of new proposals always developing, working with more than 2000 stores worldwide. After more than 30 years of experience all his expertise is now actively concentrating into developing new projects, as Studiozeta multibrand stores and Brave Factory, a fucine of his own brands.
Lee Anne Grant is Vice President, Business Development for ShopStyle.com, a part of POPSUGAR Inc. Lee Anne oversees ShopStyle’s 1400 retailer partnerships, ShopStyle Collective, ShopStyle’s influencer program and ShopStyle’s new initiative in building the future of e-commerce through ShopStyle Checkout.
ShopStyle is the leading global shopping search engine which gives shoppers access to over 18 million products from 1,400+ of the best retailers across the web. The company operates sites internationally in Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Japan, the Middle East, and the UK. Through ShopStyle’s global audience of active shoppers, Lee Anne is able to pursue her interests in the shopping habits of rising fashion cities, such as Moscow and Shanghai.
Leveraging data from these international trends, Lee Anne has led ShopStyle Collective, ShopStyle’s premier program of 14,000+ global influencers to achieve 70% year to year growth. This fast rise has positioned the business to become one of the key drivers of traffic to ShopStyle’s retail partners. ShopStyle Collective’s comprehensive and innovative tools power bloggers, vloggers, Instagrammers, and app developers to influence fashion shopping across their respective channels. Through ShopStyle Collective, Lee Anne led the launch of snap.shopstyle.com, the first attempt to monetize Snapchat in the blogger and retail space.
Lee Anne is also leading ShopStyle’s newest initiative ShopStyle Checkout. In early 2016, PopSugar Inc. announced plans to launch a universal shopping cart called ShopStyle Checkout that will enable consumers to purchase products from multiple retail partners in a single seamless transaction using one login. ShopStyle Checkout will launch on ShopStyle's iOS app in Q2 and roll out across all ShopStyle platforms, as well as 14,000 ShopStyle Collective influencer sites, by the end of 2016.
Prior to joining POPSUGAR, Lee Anne worked in Business Development at AOL and Sales and Operations at Google. She received her B.A. from Northwestern University and MBA from Yale University.
Mrs. Yurate Gurauskayte has been Editor-in-Chief of InStyle Russia magazine since its launch in 2005. Before that she worked as a Deputy Editor-in-Chief for Elle Russia and Vogue Russia. She started her career in fashion journalism as a Features Director for Vogue Russia. As a guest speaker, Yurate constantly shows up in many TV- and radio shows. She was actually one of the pioneers of the genre of society columns in Russia, as well as the originator of fashion shoots featuring celebrities as models. Under her guidance InStyle Russia has set a high standard of fashion shoots with Russian celebs – the genre that was actually introduced to Russian market by this magazine. In such a way InStyle Russia promotes the careers of many Russian celebs, both domestically and internationally. InStyle Russia is an official partner & stylist of Moscow International Film Festival, the country’s number one event of this kind. During the festival, InStyle holds a Gala dinner with all top & VIP guests invited. The magazine helps fashion and jewelry brands to get in touch and maintain relations with Russian celebs. Due to peculiarities of the Russian market, the local version of the magazine is different from all the others in InStyle family: the readership belongs to more upscale and luxury segment, focused on fashion news and new products, last trends, fashion as a whole, trendy styling and expensive buys. During 7,5 years of being around, InStyle Russia has established a reputation as an upscale fashion magazine, both among featured celebrities and readers. For three years now InStyle Russia has been organizing The Show, the annual fashion event featuring the hottest trends of the season.
Kaat Debo (Antwerp University) has been Director of MoMu – Fashion Museum Antwerp since 2008. She is an expert in Belgian fashion design and has curated over twenty exhibitions including Dreamshop – Yohji Yamamoto; Bernhard Willhelm: Het Totaal Rappel; Maison Martin Margiela: ‘20’ the Exhibition; Stephen Jones & the Accent of Fashion; and Walter Van Beirendonck. Dream the World Awake. Her contributions to fashion theory, conceptual exhibition design and digital fashion heritage projects like Europeana are internationally acclaimed. In 2007 and 2008 she was editor in chief of A MAGAZINE. She regularly lectures and writes on contemporary fashion.
Cyril Duval (b. 1977, Paris), working under the fictional alter-ego brand name item idem, is an artist and designer, producing work situated within the intersection of conceptual practices, visual communication, industrial design, marketing/branding, & public art. Duval’s work has been exhibited at Centre Georges Pompidou (Paris), Garage Center for Contemporary Culture (Moscow), MoMA PS1 (New York), Mori Art Museum (Tokyo), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Performa 13 (New York), Frieze Art Fair (London), NADA Art Fair (Miami), & the New Museum (New York) among others. He is also the founding member & co-president of Shanzhai Biennial, & in charge of Special Projects at Flash Art Magazine.
The State – Secretary - Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade (Russian Federation).
Acting State Advisor of the Russian Federation, 3d class. He was also included in the "first hundred" provision of administrative staff, under the patronage of the President of the Russian Federation.
In 1998 V. Evtuhov was elected to the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg of the second convocation in the 33rd elective districts (Moscow district of St. Petersburg); and successfully re-elected twice in 2002 and 2007.
In 2009 appointed a member of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation from the Government of St. Petersburg; is a representative of St. Petersburg State University in Russia governing bodies. In 2011 V. Evtuhov was appointed Deputy Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation and in 2012 served as a Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade. Two years later he was appointed State - Secretary - Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade by the Federal Government.
A prominent figure in the fashion industry, Carlo Capasa is the President of Camera Nazionale della Moda, the association of Italian fashion Houses aimed at strengthening the country’s reputation in the global scenario.
Appointed in 2015, Capasa, who firstly joined Camera della Moda as Councillor in 2010, has been chosen to orchestrate the re-launch of Milan Fashion Week, raising its international profile.
Capasa, who is also Chief Executive Officer of Costume National, the luxury fashion firm he founded with his brother Ennio Capasa in 1986, developed a successful career in the fashion industry covering key roles in several companies.
Born in Lecce, Apulia, after the studies he moved to Milan where joined FTM to manage the distribution of the company’s Basile, Callaghan, Complice, Walter Albini and Issey Miyake brands. In the early eighties, he was named Creative Director of Zamasport Spa. Along with this firm, he created a joint venture company taking on the role of chief executive officer from 1984 to 1988 and launching the Romeo Gigli label. Continuing his partnership with Zamasport, in 1993, Capasa established a new company to handle the distribution of Gucci women’s line under the creative direction of Tom Ford. The structure was integrated into the Gucci Group in 2001.
Since 1997 - Chief Specialist and since 1998 - Deputy Head of the Russian Ministry of Culture. In 2000 defended his PhD thesis in Historical sciences. In 2001-2004 was appointed the Deputy Head of Department - Head of the Russian Ministry of Culture.
From 2004 worked in the Executive Office of the Russian Federation. Within the period from 2006 to 2008 held the position of the Deputy Director of the Department of Mass Communications, Culture and Education of the Russian Federation.
From 6 June 2008 - Head of the Federal Service for Supervision of Legislation in the field of cultural heritage protection.
Following the Order of the President of the Russian Federation dated August 21, 2009 No. 532 -RP A. Kibovsky was awarded with the Certificate of Merit of the President of the Russian Federation. A. Kibovsky was included in the "first hundred" provision of administrative staff, under the patronage of the President of Russian Federation .
On March 11, 2015, A. Kibovsky was appointed the Minister of Moscow Government, Head of the Department of Culture of Moscow.
Author of numerous publications on the history of the Russian Imperial Army, as well as on the identification of portraits of Russian officers in XVIII-XIX centuries on the basis of information on uniforms and awards. Since 1993 - Editor, since 1998 - Deputy Chief Editor of the Russian Military History Magazine "Zeughaus" ( currently "Old Zeughaus "). Since 2004 - lecturer of the history of military costume in the Moscow Art Theatre School. He also consults on military and civilian uniforms costume in the movies.
Blanca Moro is managing partner and founder of O’Shea & Moro Fashion Business Consulting, a firm focused on bringing together creative and business talent. Blanca is Cum Laude PhD by Universidad de Salamanca, where she read her thesis on Creativity Management in Fashion Companies. She is an industrial engineer, Master of Liberal Arts in Extension Studies in General Management from Harvard University and Executive MBA in Fashion Companies by ISEM Fashion Business School. She began her career as a financial analyst in Nmás1. From 2002 to 2004 she worked at Harvard Business School as a research associate. From 2004 to 2013 she worked at ISEM Fashion Business School where she was successively MBA manager, Academic Director and General Manager, before leaving to found O’Shea&Moro.
She has written several case studies on fashion companies and is currently helping a number of fashion companies to find the right creative talent and manage creativity.
Piia Lehtinen is marketing and sales professional, highly experienced in brand development and management, real estate development and sponsorships. Piia has worked with several companies from shopping malls to golf resorts.
She is working in Design Museum Helsinki and is responsible for corporate cooperation and sponsorships. As the part of the museum’s corporate strategy she has created a business club, Design Club, which assists companies from various industries to create new business opportunities and to enhance their businesses through collaboration and integration of design. Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture is the partner of the club.
Piia is also the Chairman of the Board at Design District Helsinki: a concentrated mix of creative industries with more than 200 members from design and fashion shops to galleries, from workshops to museums, from restaurants to hotels and design offices.
Sara Maino’s first experience in fashion began in the early 90’s while working at the newly opened Corso Como 10 boutique in Milan before joining “Vogue Italia” as an intern in 1994.
She is now senior editor of Vogue Italia and the mind and the heart of Vogue Talents, project born in 2009 in support of emerging designers. Far from being a simple editorial project that comes out twice a year enclosed to Vogue Italia, Vogue Talents is a network that scouts and supports the best talents in womenswear, menswear, accessories and fashion photography through the section of Vogue Talents, part of Vogue.it. Vogue Talents is a platform that creates connections between designers and the fashion industry, supporting the growth of opportunities and new collaborations.
A regular attendee at global talent spotting shows she has served as a judge in several fashion competitions, including the International Talent Support, the Designer’s Nest Award, the H&M Award, the Berlin Fashion Film Award, the Scottish Fashion Awards, among others. She is a frequent flyer, travelling around the world from a fashion week to the next one, from Asia to America, going through Africa and Australia and everywhere she finds time and attention to offer to each upcoming designer.
The number of new initiatives dedicated to talents and signed by her is increasing: The Next Talents, in collaboration with yoox.com, Who is on Next? and Vogue Talents are just two of the scouting events in the beautiful Palazzo Morando, in Milan, organized by “Vogue Italia”.
Prior to founding Fashion GPS, he had a number of varied experiences in the fields of tech, fashion, music and more, to make him the successful entrepreneur he is today. In 2002, Eddie created the first prototype of today’s successful Fashion GPS Samples System, for industry PR powerhouse KCD in New York. This system was the first of its kind to use technology to manage the workflow between publicists and publications, when at the time they were managing their sample closet with a paper filing system. The product was an instant success and Eddie formed Fashion GPS with the aim of building great products that simplify complex processes for the fashion industry through technology. Since 2006, Fashion GPS has been designing digital solutions to connect the global fashion industry. Under Eddie's leadership, the company has built technology that supports the world’s top brands by delivering innovative products which more efficiently power their businesses, as well as creating platforms to bring together designers, editors, buyers and other key influencers in this evolving marketplace.
In 2012 she founded O’SHEA&MORO Fashion Business Consulting, with her management partner, Blanca Moro. Author of “The Man from Zara: The Story of the Genius Behind the Inditex Group”, a unique biographical book of this Top Spanish businessman. Today, the book is in its 9th Spanish edition, and has been translated into English, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Taiwanese, Russian, etc.
Founder and former president of ISEM Fashion Business School in Madrid. ISEM offers an executive MBA in Fashion Companies as well as an on-going training program for managers and executives of fashion companies. She gave it as a legacy to Navarra University in May 2011.
President of Tecnomoda Foundation, a nonprofit organization which mission is to pursue a professional training in the fashion and textile industry; and she is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Suit Museum (Museo del Traje) at Madrid.
Covadonga was in the team that founded Telva Magazine (the first Spanish Fashion magazine) in 1963 as assistant to Editor, then editor from 1970 to 1997. A collaborator of several Spanish newspapers - ABC, El País, El Mundo and El Correo Español, among others - she also participated in radio and television programs. A regular speaker at conferences in Spain and other European countries as well as in the US with the following topics: Specialized press; Women and Family; Fashion between Two Centuries, and Fashion Management.
Covadonga has a Bachelor degree of Arts in Journalism and Philosophy (major in Modern Humanities) at the University of Navarra (Spain) and a “Cour de langue et Civilization Francaise” at the Sorbonne University (Paris).
Amanda Parkes, PhD is fashion technologist and biomedia/wearable tech designer, and is leading the development of MNY’s Tech Annex- high technology fashion & textiles R&D space. She is also the founder of Skinteractive Studio, offering conceptual design and technological development on wearable technology, hi-tech textiles, fashion manufacturing, and interactivity. Amanda is a visiting scientist at the MIT Media Lab and an adjunct professor in the Columbia University Dept of Architecture.
Her past work includes founding Bodega Algae, a company developing a patented algae photobioreactor for producing biofuel, and the development of exhibits and educational media at the Exploratorium in San Francisco, the Science Museum in London and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice. She holds a PhD & M.S. from the MIT Media Lab and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Product Design) and a B.A. in Art History from Stanford University. She is an international speaker including TED@SXSW, and her design work has been awarded in forums including the ID Magazine Annual Design Review, the Prix Ars Electronica, and the D&AD Awards.
Danit Peleg has always been interested in the influence of technology on fashion design. For her projects, she develops her own textiles and experiments with various technologies such as laser cutting, screen-printing and 3D printing. In 2015 she unveiled the first 3D printed fashion collection entirely printed at home which earned her massive coverage in high-profile media: New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Business, The Guardian, Fashionista, etc. A video of her collection went viral, gaining over 5 million views on Facebook in just two weeks.
Ever since releasing her groundbreaking graduate collection she has spoken at TED Talks (New York), Designsupermarket (Prague), Exane BNP Paribas (London), Wearable Festival Brazil (Sao Paulo), Gerber Technology Ideation (Las Vegas), Tyra Banks’ FABLife TV Show, World Maker Faire (New York), Parsons School of Design (New York).
Peleg believes that technology will help democratize fashion and give designers more independence in the creation process. She graduated from Shenkar in 2015 and now advises designers and fashion houses on new technologies.
Chairman of the Expert Council of the private pension funds and the investment of pension savings at the State Duma Committee on Financial Markets.
Member of the Strategic Development Council of the Federal State Unitary Enterprise "Russian Post". She is also included in the updated Expert Council under the Government of the Russian Federation. N. Pochinok is a frequent and active participant of many socially important public projects, private charitable activities.
Doctor of Economic, she focuses on the subject - "Finance, Funds Circulation and Credit". Her research interests lie in the study of pensions, budgetary and fiscal policies. N. Pochinok pays special attention to the social aspects of the economy, social features of budget and extra-budgetary resources. She develops social entrepreneurship, client-service model of services in the social sphere; she is also engaged in improving the efficiency of the state and municipal management.
Along with the scientific activities N. Pochinok successfully worked in the banking sector, she also consulted many major government agencies relating to social interaction of private capital and the state, on the budgetary policy of the Russian Federation, legal aspects of the tax system.
1984 Giulio Di Sabato graduates in Economics and Political Sciences from Western State University.
1989 On his return to Italy, Giulio Di Sabato establishes Sari Srl, which today is one of the most prominent showrooms in Milan’s fashion scene, representing a wide portfolio of exclusive Italian and international brands.
2001 to 2003 He becomes a member of the Scientific Committee of the “International Competition for Young Fashion Designers”, organized by “Riccione Moda Italy” and the New Academy of Fine Arts (NABA UNIVERSITY).
In October he is elected President of Assomoda, the most important Italian and European Association of Agents and Distributors in fashion.
2008 He gains also the presidency of Assotemporary, the Italian Association of temporary shops, showrooms, business centers and venues for events and sales in the fashion industry.
2013 Giulio Di Sabato invested in the opening of the new Sari Spazio Fashion Showroom, 2,000 sq.m. on three levels, located in Via Cevedale, 5A in Milan, a multi-purpose space with an art gallery, the “Artgate” project in collaboration with Mazzotta Foundation, a bar and a restaurant, to welcome all the visitors.
The same year, he supports the promotion and valorization of Russian fashion business. He became an important Italian business man in the fashion trade. His passion for fashion and for culture of Made in Italy, the continuous research of Italian new talents, have required an increased presence of Giulio Di Sabato at international meetings in Russia, China and United Arab Emirates, which features strategic advice for the opening of new business imprint on the export of Made in Italy culture worldwide.
Stephan Rabimov has ten years of experience in digital and print publishing, journalism, social media, public relations and marketing. He is Publisher, Editor-in-Chief of DEPESHA, and a contributing writer to The Huffington Post and Forbes International. Stephan has lectured at Johns Hopkins University and at The Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology. Stephan is also Executive Fashion Editor for FourTwoNine magazine since May 2011, and Founder of RABIMOV Public Relations Agency since May 2010, successfully launching Thom Browne, Rubin Singer, and Custo Barcelona in Russia. Stephan directly managed the opening of Nicola Formichetti’s pop-up store in New York City as well as produced runway shows featuring emerging international designers during New York, St. Petersburg, Toronto, and Vancouver Fashion Weeks. Stephan has been interviewed and published across dozens of publications, including The New York Times, Russia Beyond The Headlines Edition, Women's Wear Daily, L'Officiel Ukraine, Vogue Russia, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, Yahoo Style, Examiner, and The Huffington Post.
Stephan holds a Masters of International Affairs, and a MA in Statistics, both from Columbia University. He received his BS in Mathematics from Oregon State University. Stephan is fluent in Russian. He is also Editor-at-Large of 180 Magazine.
Stefan Siegel, a native South Tyrolean — the German speaking part of the Triveneto region in Northern Italy, grew up in an area responsible for over 40% of all high-end and luxury manufacturing, a surrounding where the ‘Made In Italy’ label is really being defined. Following his high school career at Venice’s prestigious military college, the Francesco Morosini Naval School, he kick-started his colorful career during his Economics studies in Vienna when he gained experience in fashion and media industry working for prestigious design houses and advertising agencies. Following a successful modelling career that took him to five continents, he achieved his MA in International Business Administration in 2004 at the Vienna University of Economics. After graduation Stefan joined the world of finance, working for renowned companies such as Ernst & Young and Sal. Oppenheim in Switzerland, and finally the Merrill Lynch M&A Investment Banking group in New York and London specializing in the Consumer & Retail sector and advising publicly listed fashion powerhouses. Stefan used his gained experience to launch NOT JUST A LABEL (NJAL). Although launching the company with his brother Daniel on a shoestring in 2008, NJAL today is the leading global platform for emerging fashion designers and ranks among the most respected websites in the fashion industry. As the world’s leading designer platform for showcasing and nurturing today’s pioneers in contemporary fashion, it represents over 19,000 designers from 100 countries. It is an infinitely expanding destination devoted to facilitating growth in the fashion industry and has established itself as a distinctive creative hub fostering innovation.
Mr. Sierra is member of the Board of Directors in different Groups of companies.
He is also the President of the European Branded Clothing Alliance in Brussels responsible for contacts with the European Commission and Parliament. Members of the Alliance are participated by major global companies in Europe like Nike, Inditex, Ralph Lauren, Levi´s, VFC, H&M, GAP, and Grupo Cortefiel.
Since 2011 Ignacio Sierra is the member of the Management Committee of ANGED, Spain Large Retailers National Association together with the senior executives of companies as El Corte Inglés, Hipercor, Eroski Group, Carrefour, Auchan, Leroy Merlin, Media Markt, Fnac, Apple Stores, Toys´r us, or C&A.
From 2003 to 2005 he was also member of the Board of Directors of Douglas Spain and Perfumaria Douglas Portugal.
CORTEFIEL GROUP is already present in 84 different countries either through direct operations, mainly in Europe, or through franchises all over the world with total 2200 points of sale.
Mr. Sierra is Lawyer and member of ICAM, Financial Analyst of IEAF, Executive MBA by IE Business School in Madrid and started his professional carrier at Mapfre Insurance Group as Internal Auditor in 1993. He joint Grupo Cortefiel in 2000.
Self-Taught and Self-Motivated. Adam Katz Sinding was born at 5:55 am on 3-May-1983 in San Francisco, CA, and raised in Tacoma, WA. Living in Seattle, WA from 2001-2010, and a 6 month period in Paris, France, he now resides between Brooklyn, NY and Amsterdam, Netherlands. After having lived in Paris, Adam became very interested in French fashion and the way Parisians express themselves. Seeing how Paris inspires the way the world dresses, he decided to call his photojournalistic endeavor Le 21ème.
Fashion designer and researcher Barbara Trebitsch heads the Fashion School of Domus Academy. Her activity as a designer has been centered upon consultancy for various brands and culminated in the design of her own collection proposing a different approach to seasonality. Member of the Education Board of Arts Thread she also participates in the Expert Commission of MAM-Maestro d’Arte e Mestiere, (Fondazione Cologni dei mestieri d’Arte) and she is part of the board of Piattaforma Sistema Formativo Moda and of the Academic Council of Ixel Moda.
She is also part of the Fashion Colloquia initiative that involves several educational institutions worldwide and visiting lecturer and jury member across different institutions and events related to fashion Industry.
Born in 1978 in Tbilisi. In 1996 graduated from United Nations International School, New York. Studied at the Parsons School of Design and the School of Visual Arts, from which he graduated in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. In 2012, he received an EMBA in Skolkovo Moscow School of Management.
In 2002 Vasili Tsereteli has become an Executive Director of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, founded in 1999. From 2006 to 2010 Vasili was a Commissioner of the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
Vasili Tsereteli is Vice President of the Russian Academy of Arts, member of the Moscow Union of Artists, the Union of Artists of Russia, member of the Presidium of ICOM, member of CIMAM, member of the Council for Culture of the Chairman of the State Duma of the Russian Federation. VasiliTsereteli is a member of the jury of the Kandinsky prize, a member of the jury of Sergei Kuryokhin prize, a member of the organizing committee of the Moscow International Biennale for Young Art, art-director of the International "Territory" Festival, commissioner of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation at the international exhibitions in Venice.
Vasili Tsereteli is a member of the Public Chamber of the Central Federal District of the Russian Federation. In 2012 Vasili Tsereteli was awarded the Cross of the Order of the King of Spain “For Civil Services”. In 2013 he joined the Public Council under the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the board of trustees of the National Centre for Contemporary Art. Also in 2013 Vasili was awarded the medal of Cyril and Methodius for contribution to the preservation and development of the Slavic cultural heritage. In 2015 he became a Knight (Chevalier) of The French Order of Arts and Letters (Ordre des Arts et des Lettres) and a member of international jury of Arte Laguna Prize 2015.
Filippo Ceroni studied in Venezia at IUAV and presented his first collection of cushions and throws at Abitare il tempo show in Verona in 1996. In 1999 he participated for the first time at Maison&objet in Paris and won the ELLE critic prize for the most innovative collection.
In 2007 Filippo opened his first monobrand in UAE and in 2008 won a prize for the Pangkor Laut resort in Dubai.
Currently Ceroni is a Managing Director of Grazia Bagnaresi company.
Alexander, as a visionary, has more than 15 years of investment and venture capital experience. He is unique Russian composer who successfully combines creative work with business. He effectively manages Familia Group of Companies (“GRUPPA KOMPANIY FAMILIA”), which specializes in investment and venture capital in media, new media, publishing and entertainment sectors. He is one of the founders of the 5 Continent Consulting Group specializing in IT-sector, biotechnologies and financial management. Partner of the iTech Capital Fund, which is major stakeholder of such leading companies as BitFury, Clickky, Ticketland, AviaSales, QIWI post, SeoPult Group, Garpun, MFM Solution and others. He found and running Rasia Capital – investment boutique with focusing on Asia.
Alexander successfully established rASiA.com - networking platform.
He is one of the main world experts in MES (Media, Entertainment and Sport), IoT and Blockchain and other sectors. He makes foresights speeches at different leading world forums and conferences such as MIPTV, MIPCOM, MIDEM (France), World Knowledge Forum (Korea), All That Matters (Singapore) and many others.
Alexander gives lectures at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, HSE France, Potsdam University in Berlin and many others.
In addition, he is an accomplished publicist and author. His articles and reports regularly appear in major Russian media. In 2008, he was awarded the order of medal For Professionalism and Business Reputation.
Russian Ambassador on MIDEM (France).
Friend of the President of the Republic of Indonesia (Social Ambassador of Russia in Indonesia).
Member of Committee on Developing of NEW MEDIA SPACE.
Director of the Department of Internal Trade, consumer goods industry and the consumer market of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation. Acting State Advisor of Justice, 3d class.
After graduation from the law faculty of St. Petersburg State University in 2002 D. Pak was appointed Deputy assistant, Chief of staff of the Committee on Legislation of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg. In 2010 he became an Assistant of the Federation Council member. In 2011 served as Adviser to the Minister of Justice of the Russian Federation.
Since 2012, he’s been serving as a Director of the Department of Internal Trade, light industry and the consumer market of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation.
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