UNITED FRONT: The latest fashion union is between Spring Studios and the global platform Fashinnovation.
The two sides made public their partnership on Friday, which will include activations throughout the year. To get things done, Fashinnovation will broadcast and host the sixth edition of its global conferences from Spring Studios on February 3. The next list of speakers will include, among others, FrÃ©dÃ©ric Fekkai, Nicole Miller, Bibhu Mohapatra, Raja Rajamannar of Mastercard and model Lais Ribeiro. .
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Launched in 2018, Fashinnovation connects the fashion industry through entrepreneurship, sustainability, Technology and innovation, and diversity and inclusion. Spring Studios is a downtown Manhattan destination for catwalks, photo and video shoots, special events, and other fashion related activities. With this new partnership, Fashinnovation is also planning special projects, an incubator for young designers and other initiatives.
The deal is fully co-branded with “no financial conditions involved,” according to Fashinnovation co-founder Jordana Guimaraes. âThe goal is to elevate innovation in the industry on a global scale by joining forces. “
Giuseppe Stigliano, Global Managing Director of Spring Studios, said: âAt Spring, we strongly believe in the power of open innovation as a way to create value through ecosystems,â adding that the new partnership is âan important step in this process “.
Stigliano joined Spring Studios last fall and succeeded Tim Ringel. Based between London and New York, Stigliano oversees a team of 200 people in these cities, as well as in the Milan office. Stigliano previously co-founded two start-ups. He also co-wrote two books that address the changing retail and fashion landscape, due to the digital age.
From Guimaraes’ perspective, many designers and brands that use Spring Studios could use more innovative ways through Technology in their supply chains and also to advance more sustainability.
In a joint statement with co-founder Marcelo Guimaraes, she said: âFashion is community, you can’t innovate on your own. Fashinnovation is thrilled to partner with Spring Studios due to their drive on industry trends with daily progress towards embracing innovation for the future of fashion.
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