Like Minds at Shanghai Fashion Week, April 7th – 15th 2015.

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Like Minds are partnering with the Apax Group to curate and deliver panel debates for Shanghai Fashion Week on April 7th 2015.

 

Shanghai Fashion Week, International Forum.

Shanghai Fashion Week Forum is the kickoff event of the 2015 A/W Shanghai Fashion Week, gathering more than 150 influential decision makers, trendsetters and thought leaders in fashion, business and politics from China. The Forum is an unique occasion for the Fashion World to focus on the relationship between “City and Fashion”.
Fashion is visible and holds a tremendous power to affect the way we behave, and think and act on things. A City is a metropolis full of insights and surprises. What is really happening between “City” and “Fashion”? In addition, 2015 is an important year for China, there have been exciting national projects going on, including the UK-China Year of Cultural Exchange and the Milan EXPO.
Like Minds are initiating the first ever live-video discussion between representatives of London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week, and Shanghai Fashion Week, to discuss the function of Fashion Week’s in a city and in textile development.

Schedule:

Date: Tuesday 7 April, 2015
Time: Summit: 15:00-17:40 ; VIP cocktail: 17:45-18:45
Venue: Great Ballroom, Mandarin Oriental Pudong, Shanghai
15:00 Registration
15:30 Welcome speech
15:35 Opening remarks
15:40 Panel 1: THE INTERNATIONAL FASHION BUSINESS IN CHINA.
Topic: The views on global fashion through the lens of the panelists representing various global fashion brands. How do they differentiate their strategy for different brands in their portfolio and how operating in the Chinese market is different from Europe.
16:10 Panel 2: THE SECRETS OF THE CHINESE RETAIL INDUSTRY.
Topic: The Chinese fashion market is entering a new phase of development, with vigorous competition in e-commerce, a slowdown in bricks and mortar sales and increased consumer sophistication. What are the secrets and challenges of sustaining International and local brands in one of the fastest growing retail markets in China?
16:40 Panel 3: IN CONVERSATION WITH CHINESE DESIGNERS.
Topic: Chinese designers are emerging in global fashion scene and there are numerous young Chinese fashion talents have caught the attention in fashion weeks – join in the conversation with the four Chinese fashion designers, as we explore their journey in fashion and Shanghai, and find out their thoughts about the future development of Chinese local designers.
17:10 Panel 4: THE 3 CITY LIVE TALK: SHANGHAI – MILAN – LONDON.
Topic: The 3 fashion cities meet online to discuss the function of fashion week in the city development, the role of fashion week in the development of the fashion industry of a country.
17:40 Closing remarks.

 

About the author

Andrew Ellis
Founded Like Minds in 2009. Andrew is a serial entrepreneur and angel investor. He founded design agency Icon in 1983 (sold to AGI Media) and Eyetoeye, one of the first digital agencies in the UK, in 1994. He advises start-ups and digital agencies on business development and is an Evaluated Consultant for Finpro, the export arm of the Embassy of Finland. He was elected a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts in 2000.

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