Janne stands for new ways of thinking and her human innovation perspective for solving marketing, business & social [design] issues. She is renowned for introducing a more human approach towards branding, design & technology, placing people at the centre and adopting an inclusive language solving attitude to contribute to the human condition. Challenging conventions about the way we think, behave and communicate as well as today's definition of 'progress'.
A post-disciplinary artist and designer working across fields of architecture, fashion, photography, product design, consulting, branding and fine-art. He is the founder of The Validation Junky, an experimental lens upon the complexities of contemporary digital consumer culture. Adam was awarded 2016 Designer in Residence at London College of Fashion (LCF), UAL where he is currently Lecturer of Design Strategy & Future Related Design.
Susanne Vegter started her career as a designer for various fashion brands and retailers and worked at HTNK for 11 years as a fashion recruiter, talent scout and consultant. In September 2016 she launched STUDIOVEGTER, using her wealth of experience and broad network to contribute to cross-disciplinary 'matches-made-in-fashion-heaven' by connecting professionals, companies and educational institutes in the fashion/design industry.
Jo Cope is a conceptual fashion designer working at the intersection of fine art, fashion and craft. Since 2006 she has worked on a diverse range of commissions and exhibits which push the formal boundaries of fashion questioning its evolving role within art. Her work has a strong connection with the human body concepts often relating to real life experience and emotion, discussing notions of the self as visual metaphor.
An innovative and interdisciplinary showcase for fashion and a worldwide network of emerging designers and artists. With ten years’ experience in fashion project management, creative concept development and curating, an innovative vision and an international network, FASHIONCLASH has gained a powerful position in the fashion world.
Bushra Burge conceptualises and creates multi-sensory stories. She connects dots for emerging trends, new ideas and problem-solving as well as establishes high calibre resource and networks from within a number of industries. Her recent projects include wearable and fashion technology and she has just launched a luxury eco-fashion brand called Anatomic.
With a MA in Fine Art at ArtEZ Simon’s creative and multi-dynamic mindset led him on a versatile path; from a visual artist on tv (Waskracht) to business consultant at the Ministries of Finance, Interior & Kingdom Affairs and Economic Affairs. Since 2006 he works as an sustainable business advisor, coach and MA Fashion Strategy lecturer (ArtEZ), focussing on the development of (creative) talents and organisations, challenging and strengthening experts and their ‘business’ while maintaining maximum space for creativity and autonomy.
Caitlin E. Krause
A global education innovation leader, mindfulness consultant, storyteller, VR enthusiast & designer, AI humanist and leadership specialist. Caitlin promotes interdisciplinary learning, STEAM innovation and open inquiry & design thinking strategies. She speaks at international conferences and forums, and has worldwide projects through MindWise, focussed on creativity and innovation consulting for the modern global age.
With an MSc Applied Psychology in Fashion and Fashion Styling BA Hons Caroline can contribute to every step of the fashion identity development process: trend research, visual merchandising, styling, editorials & graphic design. As a fashion psychologist, she also introduces an innovative perception of consumer behaviour, the fashion industry and society in general. Strengthened by 3 fashion languages (fluently French, English and Italian) she stands for an engaging voice for fashion.
Gregory is a social designer with a passion for sustainability, innovation and human potential. He believes in interdisciplinary, intergenerational and multicultural collaborations, leveraging technology for real human benefits, sharing knowledge across borders and contributing to a circular economy. He is currently finishing Global Innovation Design, a double Master's in Science & Art at Imperial College and the Royal College of Art (London), Tsinghua University(Beijing) and Nanyang Technological University(Singapore).
Aurora is a BPS Chartered member and HEA Senior Fellow with two BSc degrees in Sport Sciences & Psychology and a Master and PhD in Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience. She is now breaking new ground as Course Leader for the BPS accredited BSc (Hons) Psychology of Fashion at UAL, London College of Fashion. As Course Leader and Senior Lecturer on the MSc and MA, she introduces psychological science in the context of fashion, providing the critical insight into human behaviour needed to understand and improve the human aspects of the business of fashion.
Olfa is a visual artist born in Toulouse, France. She lives and works in Amsterdam. She received her bachelor of art from Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam in 2012. She uses film, video and film related installation. Since 2018 she is the founder of the non-profit magazine RE Fuse Magazine that hijacks the traditional language of Fashion to raise different social issues. Vision and language interrelate in her works, which deal with the melancholy of loss, hopes for the future and the sometimes stark and harsh contrasts of the present that stand in between past and future.
Marina Toeters operates on the cutting edge of Fashion Technology & Design. Through by-wire.net she stimulates collaboration between the fashion industry and technology experts for a relevant fashion system and supportive garments for everyday use. She advises, amongst others, Philips Research and the European Space Agency on product development. As a teacher, coach and researcher she works at the Utrecht school of Arts, the Saxion University and the Eindhoven University of Technology.
Dr Jessica Alleva is an Assistant Professor at Maastricht University(NL) & Visiting Researcher at The Centre for Appearance Research in Bristol(UK). Her key mission is to improve the way people think and feel about their own body. Her research projects include, among others, the development of techniques for improving body image and investigating their underlying mechanisms. She lectures various MA & BSc courses, including “Mind Your Body” (Bachelor of Psychology), a course about body image, media, eating disorders, and body positivity. She also shares her research via media interviews, articles (Psychology Today) and community events.
As a son of two medical researchers and an attendee at Paris University School of Medicine - before graduating from University of the Arts, London College of Communication - Marc Beaussart is known for his unique, inventive, minimalist and scientific perspective on beauty and fashion. He loves to transform his studio into a lab and tries to bring unseen images to the surface. He is the mind behind The Science Fashion Magazine HIGGS and as a photographer he has worked with - among others - Another Magazine, Dove, Guinness, L’Officiel, La Prairie, Nespresso, Pibe, St. Giles, H.Theoria, Vogue Arabia and Schon! as well as exhibited internationally.
Dr Dion Terrelonge is a Chartered Psychologist and trained stylist (London College of Styling) practicing in central London within both fields. With a history in teaching, academic research and public speaking she stands for a new approach of person-centred styling. Through her Style and Well-being consultancy she calls for psychology to acknowledge the impact and power of clothing and brings psychological knowledge of self-determination, self-esteem, identity and change to the world of fashion and the shopping experience.
Award winning, multi-disciplined (as well as lead singer of a rock band and stand up comedian) Sanj Surati has been working within digital and technology since 1998. He has seen the cultural shift in human habit and behaviour as we all evolve into digital consumers. Some of his successes have been burgeoning, ground breaking and, more importantly, culturally relevant and based on the power of collaboration. His specialty is working with technology to develop new live digital experiences.
A digital marketing and business consultant who has worked across a range of projects in different industry sectors, including legal, journalism, tech, IoT, wearable tech and fashion. She is co-founder of Women of Wearables - Europe’s first organisation aiming to support, connect and mentor women in wearable tech, fashion tech, IoT and VR/AR as well as Kisha Smart Umbrella - world’s smartest fashion tech umbrella.
Dr Jenny Tillotson is a Sensory Designer, Researcher, Churchill Fellow and the driving force behind eScent®, a new low carbon wearable device which is capable of dispensing minute doses of perfume in response to a timer or stimulus i.e. sensor (acoustic or biometric). She is recognised as one of the leading innovators in the hybrid of science, technology, fashion communication and scent.
Erasmus University: Mariangela Lavanga, Ben Wubs & Alice Janssens
Mariangela, Ben and Alice are part of the Department of Arts & Cultural Studies History, Culture and Communication at the Erasmus University Rotterdam with a wealth of experience as researchers, lecturers and/or consultants. Their research, practice and knowledge are focused on cultural history, fashion and design-oriented firms, their business and growth models, and internationalization strategies as well as the analysis of the interrelations between cultural and creative industries and cities.
DoubleMe disrupts the 3D industry by totally automating 3D content generation processes. They provides a novel 3D capture system, HoloPortal™, that converts 2D videos into dynamic 3D models in real-time for various 3D content markets (e.g. game, 3D animation, VR/AR, 3D printing). The 3D models contain volumetric 3D mesh, movement, and real textures (Skin, Facial Expressions, Clothing), hence they can literally put your DoubleMe into virtual, augmented & mixed reality experiences.
Marta has an eye of a designer, a mind of a business strategist and a heart of an entrepreneur. At Deloitte Innovation BV she contributes to The Garden program and plays a role in PMO EMEA Innovation. She explores new ways of thinking and different perspectives for solving business issues, delivering not only tangible short-term results, but also a commitment to innovation as a long-term strategic focus that offers sustainable growth.
Through extensive creative and theoretical education and experience this MA Fashion Futures graduate from London College of Fashion focuses on sustainability and new durable fashion design techniques and processes. Yophi brings a unique mind and skillset including but not limited to creating luxury fashion collections, durable design strategies, lifecycle analysis and ethical supply chain management.
Sustainable Fashion Matterz | Cherie Birkner
Cherie Birkner quit her job as Creative Director of an online fashion company out of ethical reasons. Through her love for photography and her wish to connect with the part of the industry she identifies herself with, the idea of #RealMatterz was born. Her vision grew from promoting the game changers to creating a platform which helps accelerate the movement of sustainable fashion, hence SUSTAINABLE FASHION MATTERZ was born.
IAI's aim is to rescue philosophy from technical debates about the meaning of words and returning it to big ideas and putting them at the centre of culture. Not in aid of a more refined cultural life, but as an urgent call to rethink where we are. IAI seeks to challenge the notion that our present accepted wisdom as the truth, and is committed to finding new ways to make sense of the world so that we can navigate a brighter future.
Ass. Prof. Jessica Bugg is an interdisciplinary practitioner and researcher trained in Fashion Design, currently Associate Dean, Research and Innovation at RMIT (Melbourne). With over twenty years’ interdisciplinary leadership, teaching and research experience in the UK and Australia, she has lead, developed and validated Undergraduate and Post Graduate programs in Fashion, Design for Performance and Fashion Promotion and Imaging.