FASHINNOVATION is a global platform that connects innovators to create positive change in the fashion industry by ways of technology. Since 2018, FASHINNOVATION has hosted over 400 of fashion’s leading innovators to audiences representing 120 countries. Respected voices to date include Diane Von Furstenberg, Susan Rockefeller, Kenneth Cole, Julie Gilhart, and Fern Mallis, as well as new leaders including Steve Aoki, Chromat, Mara Hoffman, and Miroslava Duma.
FASHINNOVATION’s platform has amplified the impact of the entrepreneurial spirit of the industry with Josh Luber (StockX), James Reinhart (thredUP), Katia Beauchamp (Birchbox) and Gihan Amarasiriwardena (Ministry of Supply), and has put sustainability front and center with Paul Dillinger (Levi’s), Carry Somers (Fashion Revolution) and Oskar Metsavaht (Osklen). Institutions like the United Nations, Parsons, and FIT; brands including Louis Vuitton, Levi’s, Google, and UPS; and media channels Business of Fashion, Forbes, Fast Company, and Refinery29 have all supported its vision.
Fashion begins with love and passion. Marcelo and Jordana Guimarães – the husband and wife team and founders of FASHINNOVATION – are reflections of these qualities personally and professionally. A fixture in the entrepreneurial ecosystem throughout his entire life, Marcelo always worked with young enterprises incorporating new innovations and technology. After a chance meeting in Brazil with a young American fashion marketing visionary named Jordana, they became partners on a life journey that now includes two children. When Marcelo presented a thought to Jordana of developing a global event to assemble a group of diverse entrepreneurs to inspire via panel talks, Jordana jumped at the opportunity to share ideas with him, which in turn created FASHINNOVATION in early 2018.
Approaching 7 events executed in less than 2 years, 3 of them being virtual summits during the pandemic, FASHINNOVATION is the platform for fashion’s leading voices of innovation. With 400 speakers reaching audiences of over 2 million viewers across 120 countries, it transcends the founders and is now a living and vocal community that drives change and collaboration.
On September 10th, 2020 on the dawn of a reimagined New York Fashion Week, FASHINNOVATION will hold its third Worldwide Talks for 2020, bringing together international business CEOs, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, fashion designers, and creatives at the time they are needed most at the FASHINNOVATION NYFW Summit 2020. Through this platform, these global conversations will inspire and ignite revolutionary actions and change across our industry. The Worldwide Talks cross boundaries and amplify topics including sustainable development goals, social impact, diversity and inclusion, entrepreneurship, connectivity and new technologies all seen through the lens of innovation.