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International professional platform for discussing trends in fashion and culture
Since 2016, 80+ professionals have been discussing modern trends in fashion industry at Fashion Futurum events while telling the viewers about latest innovations and business practices.
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Online guests: students, fashion experts, bloggers
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Since 2016 held once a year
"One of the highlights of the week was definitely the two-day Fashion Futurum International Forum." – Vogue Italia
"The curious traveler would also be pleasantly surprised to find that Moscow is the largest fashion and culture metropolis in Europe." – Forbes USA
"During the last two days of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, the organization hosted Fashion Futurum, an international conference that gathered a slew of leading professionals from around the world to Moscow to talk about fashion, technology and the current state of the industry." – Fashionista USa
Forum's Agenda
Fashion, Design & Art of the Future. Rewiring the creative power of the world capitals

12:00 – 12:50 (MSK) / 9:00 AM – 10:50 AM (CET) / 3:00 AM – 4:50 AM (EST)
1. Moderator// Stephan Rabimov, Editor-at-Large, L'Officiel Austria, Portland, USA;
2. Alexander Shumsky, President of Russian Fashion Council and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, Co-founder of Fashion Fund, Moscow, Russia;
3. Pascal Morand, Executive President, Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, Paris, France;
4. Carlo Capasa, Chairman of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, Milan, Italy;
4. Paul Owens, Director of World Cities Culture Forum, Founder and Director of BOP Consulting, London, UK;
5. Lucilla Booyzen, Founder of South African Fashion Week, Johannesburg, South Africa;
6. Joana Jorge, Project Manager at ModaLisboa | Lisboa Fashion Week, Lisbon, Portugal.
Q&A session: ask and sell ‐ consumer trends in different cities

13:30 – 14:10 (MSK) / 11:30 AM – 12:10 PM (CET) / 5:30 AM – 6:10 AM (CET)
1. Moderator // Daniel Pérez-Barriga, Brand & Communications Strategist, Senior Executive & Consultant. Founder of Waterboy, Madrid, Spain;
2. Andrea Selvi, Buying Manager at Luisa via Roma, Florence, Italy;
3. Ekaterina Glazunova, Head Buyer for Tom Greyhound Paris, Paris, France;
4. Kazuma Mori, Founder of BUNKER TOKYO conceptual boutique, Tokio, Japan;
5. Richard Poulson, CEO of Showroom-X.com, Perth, Australia.
PR Consulting: Invitation to dream

14:10 – 14:50 (MSK) / 12:10 PM – 12:50 PM (CET) / 6:10 AM – 6:50 AM (EST)
1. Pierre Rougier, Founder, PR Consulting, New York, USA;
2. Florentina Leitner, Austrian Fashion Designer, graduate of Master Program in Fashion Design from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium;
3. Paula Ulargui, Sustainable fashion investigator & designer, Madrid, Spain;
4. Roman Kim, Designer, co-founder of fashion brand Innominate, Moscow, Russia
5. Sidharth Sinha, Creative Director and Founder of NS GAIA brand, Delhi, India;
6. Timo Helgert, Visual Artist, Munich, Germany;
7. Paola Pinna, Digital and 3D Artist, Founder of Paola Pinna Studio, Cagliari, Italy.
Sustainability: world practices to preserve the planet

16:10 – 16:50 (MSK) / 12:10 PM – 12:50 PM (CET) / 8:10 AM – 8:50 AM (EST)
1. Moderator // Maeve Campbell, Deputy Editor of Euronews Living, London, UK
2. Carry Somers, Co-founder and Global Operations Director of Fashion Revolution, London, UK;
3. Patrick Duffy, Founder of Global Fashion Exchange, Сo-founder of SwapChain and Circular Fashion Summit, London, UK;
4. Christina Dean, Founder and chair of Redress Design Award, Hong Kong, China;
5. Daria Alekseeva, Director of Vtoroe Dykhanie Fund, winner of RBC Prize as Social Manager, member of Forbes 30 Under 30 List of Top Young Entrepreneurs, Moscow, Russia;
6. Juan Pereira, Desginer of Juan de La Paz brand, La Paz, Bolivia;
7. Andrés Jordan, Desginer of Juan de La Paz brand, La Paz, Bolivia;
8. Juliana Garcia Bello, Fashion Designer, Founder of GARCIABELLO brand, graduate of School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Identity of world cultures through the eyes of designers of the future

17:30 – 18:10 (MSK) / 3:30 PM – 4:10 PM (CET) / 9:30 AM – 10:10 AM (EST)
1. Moderator// Mahoro Seward, Staff Writer of i-D Magazine, London, UK;
2. Miss Adama Paris, Creative Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer, Dakar, Senegal;
3. Ali Charisma, National Chairman of Indonesian Fashion Chamber and Director of Muslim Fashion Festival Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia;
4. Muftau Femi Ajose, Creative Director and Founder of Cute-Saint brand, Lagos, Nigeria;
5. Won Jeon, Founder of PAINTERS brand, Design Professor at Le Rêve School of Arts, Seoul, South Korea;
6. Igor Andreev, Designer of Vereja brand, Moscow, Russia;
7. Linus Leonardsson, Creative Director of Linus Leonardsson brand, London, UK.
The future is last night. What lessons we have missed

18:50 – 19:30 (MSK) / 4:50 PM – 5:30 PM (CET) / 10:50 – 11:30 (EST)
1. Moderator// Katie Dominy, Co-Founder, ARTSTHREAD London, UK;
2. Danilo Venturi, Dean of Polimoda, Florence, Italy;
3. Gloria Wavamunno, Artist, Art Director and Founder of Kampala Fashion Week, Board Director of Fashion Council Uganda, Kampala, Uganda;
4. Barbara Franchin, Founder & Director of ITS - International Talent Support, Trieste, Italy
5. Burak Cakmak, Co-founder of The Digital Fashion Group, New York, USA;
6. Anna Chernykh, CEO of FRESHBLOOD - development and support project for young designers, Head of Design Workshops sewing coworking space, curator of Fashion Design course at British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow, Russia.
Trends of the future: building successful digital strategy

19:30 – 20:10 (MSK) / 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM (CET) / 11:30 AM – 12:10 PM (EST)
1. Guido Ampollini, Owner & Head of Performance of GA Agency - international boutique digital agency, London, UK.
Unlimited Art: virtual vs real clothes

20:10 – 20:50 (MSK) / 6:10 PM – 6:50 PM (CET) / 12:10 PM – 12:50 PM (EST)
1. Moderator// Stephan Rabimov, Editor-at-Large, L'Officiel Austria, Portland, USA;
2. Jonathan Chippindale, Co-founder and CEO of Holition agency, London, UK;
3. Amber Jae Slooten, Co-founder and Creative Director at The Fabricant, Amsterdam, Netherlands;

4. Natalia Modenova, Co-founder of DressX, More Dash and Fashion Tech Summit, Los Angeles, USA;
5. Daria Shapovalova, Co-founder at DressX, member of Forbes 30 Under 30 List and BOF 500 List of the People Shaping the Global Fashion, Los Angeles, USA;
6. Jennifer Drury, Co-founder of BrandLab Fashion, London, UK;
7. Dan O'Connell, Co-founder of BrandLab Fashion, London, UK.
Independent and local brands: the importance of visual presence

20:50 – 21:30 (MSK) / 6:50 PM – 7:30 PM (CET) / 12:50 PM – 1:30 PM (EST)
1. Adam Katz Sinding, famous photographer, author of "THIS IS NOT A F*CKING STREET STYLE BOOK", Copenhagen, Denmark;
2. Emmie America, Artist and photographer for Vogue Russia, Vogue Arabia, Calvin Klein, Urban Outfitters, UGG, etc., Moscow, Russia.
Celebrities wearing my brand: tutorial

21:30-22:10 (MSK) / 7:30 PM – 8:10 PM (CET) / 1:30 PM – 2:10 PM (EST)
1. Moderator // Liga Zemture, Editor-in-Chief of L'Officiel Baltics, Riga, Latvia;
2. Micaela Erlanger, Celebrity Stylist, New York, USA;
3. Mickael Carpin, Celebrity Stylist, Fashion Editor and Image Architect, Paris, France.
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Fashion Futurum Forum and other events by Russian Fashion Council
Speakers
Alexander Shumsky
President of Russian Fashion Council and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, Co-founder of Fashion Fund, Moscow, Russia
Pascal Morand
Executive President, Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, Paris, France
Сarlo Capasa
Chairman of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, Milan, Italy
Pierre Rougier
Founder, PR Consulting, New York, USA
Paul Owens
Director of World Cities Culture Forum, Founder and Director of BOP Consulting, London, UK
Burak Cakmak
Co-founder of The Digital Fashion Group, London, UK
Danilo Venturi
Director of Polimoda, Florence, Italy
Lucilla Booyzen
Founder of South African Fashion Week, Johannesburg, South Africa
Maeve Campbell
Deputy Editor of Euronews Living, London, UK
Mahoro Seward
Staff Writer of i-D Magazine, London, UK
Adam Katz Sinding
Photographer, Copenhagen, Denmark
@garconjon
Emmie America
Artist and photographer for Vogue Russia, Vogue Arabia, Calvin Klein, Urban Outfitters, UGG, etc., Moscow, Russia
Micaela Erlanger
Celebrity Stylist, New York, USA
Joana Jorge
Project Manager at ModaLisboa | Lisboa Fashion Week, Lisbon, Portugal
Olga Mikhaylovskaya
Fashion Editor (Vogue Russia, "Kommersant'), co-founder of Front, online platform of Russian brands, creator of @frontfashion Telegram channel, Moscow, Russia
Yurate Gurauskaite
Editor-in-Chief, InStyle Russia
Dmitriy Oskes
Curator, co-organizer of Faces&Laces, Moscow, Russia
Andrea Selvi
Buying Manager at Luisa via Roma, Florence, Italy
Carry Somers
Co-founder and Global Operations Director of Fashion Revolution, London, UK
Patrick Duffy
Founder of Global Fashion Exchange, co-founder of SwapChain and Circular Fashion Summit, London, UK
Christina Dean
Founder and Board Chair, Redress and Founder and CEO, The R Collective, Hong Kong, China
Guido Ampollini
Owner & Head of Performance of GA Agency - international boutique digital agency, London, UK
Jonathan Chippindale
Co-founder and CEO of Holition agency, London, UK
Amber Jae Slooten
Co-founder and Creative Director at The Fabricant, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sergey Kozhevnikov
Creative Director od BBDO, Moscow, Russia
Stephan Rabimov
Editor-at-Large, L'Officiel Austria, Portland, USA
Liga Zemture
Editor-in-Chief of L'Officiel Baltics, Riga, Latvia
Igor Andreev
Designer of Vereja brand, Moscow, Russia
Regina Turbina
Founder of replicant, Moscow, Russia
Natalia Modenova
Co-founder of DressX, More Dash and Fashion Tech Summit, Los Angeles, USA
Daria Shapovalova
Co-founder at DressX, member of Forbes 30 Under 30 List and BOF 500 List of the People Shaping the Global Fashion, Los Angeles, USA
Daria Alekseeva
Director of Vtoroe Dykhanie Fund, winner of RBC Prize as Social Manager, member of Forbes 30 Under 30 List of Top Young Entrepreneurs, Moscow, Russia
Katie Dominy
Co-Founder, ARTSTHREAD, London, UK
Gloria Wavamunno
Artist, Art Director and Founder of Kampala Fashion Week, Board Director of Fashion Council Uganda, Kampala, Uganda
Barbara Franchin
Founder & Director of ITS - International Talent Support, Trieste, Italy
Anna Chernykh
CEO of FRESHBLOOD - development and support project for young designers, Head of Design Workshops sewing coworking space, curator of Fashion Design course at British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow, Russia
Zera Chereshneva
Head of Event Marketing at VK, Moscow, Russia
Daniel Pérez-Barriga
Brand & Communications Strategist, Senior Executive & Consultant. Founder of Waterboy, Madrid, Spain
Ekaterina Glazunova
Head Buyer for Tom Greyhound Paris, Paris, France
Richard Poulson
CEO of Showroom-X.com, Perth, Australia
Kazuma Mori
Founder of BUNKER TOKYO conceptual boutique, Tokyo, Japan
Elena Vokina
Key Clients Relationships Manager at DHL Express Russia, Moscow, Russia
Elena Kravtsun
Executive Editor of Kommersant Style, Moscow, Russia
Jennifer Drury
Co-founder of BrandLab Fashion, London, UK
Dan O'Connell
Co-founder of BrandLab Fashion, London, UK
Mickael Carpin
Celebrity Stylist, Fashion Editor and Image Architect
Miss Adama Paris
Creative Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer, Dakar, Senegal
Ali Charisma
National Chairman of Indonesian Fashion Chamber and Director of Muslim Fashion Festival Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Sasha Amato
Journalist, editor of @goldchihuahua Telegram channel, Moscow, Russia
Sasha Velikolepnyy
Blogger, Co-author and "Skolko stoit tvoy shmot" co-host, Moscow, Russia
Olesya Potipako
Blogger, Moscow, Russia
Tima Yermolov
Editor of Spin4Spin website, fashion analyst, Telegram blogger, Moscow, Russia
Maria Vartanova
Independent fashion and media researcher, Moscow, Russia
Yuriy Serdich
CEO of Post_Market_1919, Moscow, Russia
Florentina Leitner
Austrian Fashion Designer, graduate of Master Program in Fashion Design from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Paula Ulargui
Sustainable fashion investigator & designer, Madrid, Spain
Alexander Khen
Designer, co-founder of Innominate brand, Moscow, Russia
Won Jeon
Founder of PAINTERS brand, Design Professor at Le Rêve School of Arts, Seoul, South Korea
Linus Leonardsson
Creative Director of Linus Leonardsson brand, London, UK
Juliana Garcia Bello
Fashion Designer, Founder of GARCIABELLO brand, graduate of School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Timo Helgert
Visual Artist, Munich, Germany
Paola Pinna
Digital and 3D Artist, Founder of Paola Pinna Studio, Cagliari, Italy
Sidharth Sinha
Creative Director and Founder of NS GAIA brand, Delhi, India
Juan Pereira
Designer of Juan de La Paz brand, La Paz, Bolivia
Andrés Jordan
Designer of Juan de La Paz brand, La Paz, Bolivia
Muftau Femi Ajose
Creative Director and Founder of Cute-Saint brand, Lagos, Nigeria
Valeriy Sharipov
Founder of MALIVAR, digital influencers agency, Moscow, Russia
Ilyas Darakchiev
Footwear designer, Moscow, Russia
Oleg Zaitsev
Co-founder of TargetGirl digital school, Moscow, Russia
Alexey Kochetkov
Founder of MUBERT (AI music) company, Moscow, Russia
Maksim Silenkov
Founder of SENSE, Moscow multidisciplinary art group, co-founder of Robohall.com, Moscow, Russia
Vladislav Budanov
Co-founder and COO of THĒ studio, Moscow, Russia
Evgeniy Brekhin
Founder of Collab.art company, Moscow, Russia
Ilya Voronin
mixmag.io Editor-in-Chief, co-founder of Beloye yabloko and Shum publishing houses, Moscow, Russia
Speakers
Alexander Shumsky
President of Russian Fashion Council and Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia, Co-founder of Fashion Fund, Moscow, Russia
Pascal Morand
Executive President, Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, Paris, France
Сarlo Capasa
Chairman of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, Milan, Italy
Pierre Rougier
Founder, PR Consulting, New York, USA
Paul Owens
Director of World Cities Culture Forum, Founder and Director of BOP Consulting, London, UK
Burak Cakmak
Co-founder of The Digital Fashion Group, London, UK
Danilo Venturi
Director of Polimoda, Florence, Italy
Lucilla Booyzen
Founder of South African Fashion Week, Johannesburg, South Africa
Maeve Campbell
Deputy Editor of Euronews Living, London, UK
Mahoro Seward
Staff Writer of i-D Magazine, London, UK
Adam Katz Sinding
Photographer, Copenhagen, Denmark
@garconjon
Emmie America
Artist and photographer for Vogue Russia, Vogue Arabia, Calvin Klein, Urban Outfitters, UGG, etc., Moscow, Russia
Micaela Erlanger
Celebrity Stylist, New York, USA
Joana Jorge
Project Manager at ModaLisboa | Lisboa Fashion Week, Lisbon, Portugal
Olga Mikhaylovskaya
Fashion Editor (Vogue Russia, "Kommersant'), co-founder of Front, online platform of Russian brands, creator of @frontfashion Telegram channel, Moscow, Russia
Yurate Gurauskaite
Editor-in-Chief, InStyle Russia
Dmitriy Oskes
Curator, co-organizer of Faces&Laces, Moscow, Russia
Andrea Selvi
Buying Manager at Luisa via Roma, Florence, Italy
Carry Somers
Co-founder and Global Operations Director of Fashion Revolution, London, UK
Patrick Duffy
Founder of Global Fashion Exchange, co-founder of SwapChain and Circular Fashion Summit, London, UK
Christina Dean
Founder and Board Chair, Redress and Founder and CEO, The R Collective, Hong Kong, China
Guido Ampollini
Owner & Head of Performance of GA Agency - international boutique digital agency, London, UK
Jonathan Chippindale
Co-founder and CEO of Holition agency, London, UK
Amber Jae Slooten
Co-founder and Creative Director at The Fabricant, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Sergey Kozhevnikov
Creative Director od BBDO, Moscow, Russia
Stephan Rabimov
Editor-at-Large, L'Officiel Austria, Portland, USA
Liga Zemture
Editor-in-Chief of L'Officiel Baltics, Riga, Latvia
Igor Andreev
Designer of Vereja brand, Moscow, Russia
Regina Turbina
Founder of replicant, Moscow, Russia
Natalia Modenova
Co-founder of DressX, More Dash and Fashion Tech Summit, Los Angeles, USA
Daria Shapovalova
Co-founder at DressX, member of Forbes 30 Under 30 List and BOF 500 List of the People Shaping the Global Fashion, Los Angeles, USA
Daria Alekseeva
Director of Vtoroe Dykhanie Fund, winner of RBC Prize as Social Manager, member of Forbes 30 Under 30 List of Top Young Entrepreneurs, Moscow, Russia
Katie Dominy
Co-Founder, ARTSTHREAD, London, UK
Gloria Wavamunno
Artist, Art Director and Founder of Kampala Fashion Week, Board Director of Fashion Council Uganda, Kampala, Uganda
Barbara Franchin
Founder & Director of ITS - International Talent Support, Trieste, Italy
Anna Chernykh
CEO of FRESHBLOOD - development and support project for young designers, Head of Design Workshops sewing coworking space, curator of Fashion Design course at British Higher School of Art and Design, Moscow, Russia
Zera Chereshneva
Head of Event Marketing at VK, Moscow, Russia
Daniel Pérez-Barriga
Brand & Communications Strategist, Senior Executive & Consultant. Founder of Waterboy, Madrid, Spain
Ekaterina Glazunova
Head Buyer for Tom Greyhound Paris, Paris, France
Richard Poulson
CEO of Showroom-X.com, Perth, Australia
Kazuma Mori
Founder of BUNKER TOKYO conceptual boutique, Tokyo, Japan
Elena Vokina
Key Clients Relationships Manager at DHL Express Russia, Moscow, Russia
Elena Kravtsun
Executive Editor of Kommersant Style, Moscow, Russia
Jennifer Drury
Co-founder of BrandLab Fashion, London, UK
Dan O'Connell
Co-founder of BrandLab Fashion, London, UK
Mickael Carpin
Celebrity Stylist, Fashion Editor and Image Architect
Miss Adama Paris
Creative Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer, Dakar, Senegal
Ali Charisma
National Chairman of Indonesian Fashion Chamber and Director of Muslim Fashion Festival Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
Sasha Amato
Journalist, editor of @goldchihuahua Telegram channel, Moscow, Russia
Sasha Velikolepnyy
Blogger, Co-author and "Skolko stoit tvoy shmot" co-host, Moscow, Russia
Olesya Potipako
Blogger, Moscow, Russia
Tima Yermolov
Editor of Spin4Spin website, fashion analyst, Telegram blogger, Moscow, Russia
Maria Vartanova
Independent fashion and media researcher, Moscow, Russia
Yuriy Serdich
CEO of Post_Market_1919, Moscow, Russia
Florentina Leitner
Austrian Fashion Designer, graduate of Master Program in Fashion Design from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium
Paula Ulargui
Sustainable fashion investigator & designer, Madrid, Spain
Alexander Khen
Designer, co-founder of Innominate brand, Moscow, Russia
Won Jeon
Founder of PAINTERS brand, Design Professor at Le Rêve School of Arts, Seoul, South Korea
Linus Leonardsson
Creative Director of Linus Leonardsson brand, London, UK
Juliana Garcia Bello
Fashion Designer, Founder of GARCIABELLO brand, graduate of School of Architecture, Design and Urbanism of the University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Timo Helgert
Visual Artist, Munich, Germany
Paola Pinna
Digital and 3D Artist, Founder of Paola Pinna Studio, Cagliari, Italy
Sidharth Sinha
Creative Director and Founder of NS GAIA brand, Delhi, India
Juan Pereira
Designer of Juan de La Paz brand, La Paz, Bolivia
Andrés Jordan
Designer of Juan de La Paz brand, La Paz, Bolivia
Muftau Femi Ajose
Creative Director and Founder of Cute-Saint brand, Lagos, Nigeria
Valeriy Sharipov
Founder of MALIVAR, digital influencers agency, Moscow, Russia
Ilyas Darakchiev
Footwear designer, Moscow, Russia
Oleg Zaitsev
Co-founder of TargetGirl digital school, Moscow, Russia
Alexey Kochetkov
Founder of MUBERT (AI music) company, Moscow, Russia
Maksim Silenkov
Founder of SENSE, Moscow multidisciplinary art group, co-founder of Robohall.com, Moscow, Russia
Vladislav Budanov
Co-founder and COO of THĒ studio, Moscow, Russia
Evgeniy Brekhin
Founder of Collab.art company, Moscow, Russia
Ilya Voronin
mixmag.io Editor-in-Chief, co-founder of Beloye yabloko and Shum publishing houses, Moscow, Russia
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