Edition #5 of 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit will take place from January 18th to 19th, 2023 “Active Alliances for Positive Fashion”

Dear Shaded Viewers,

The 5th edition of The Berlin Fashion Summit will take place from January 18th to 19th located at the entrance of the Premium and Seek trade shows, at the south entrance of Messe Berlin,

Jafféstraße, 14055 Berlin. The Berlin Fashion Summit will address sustainability through the topics of collaboration, transformation and regeneration with regard to economic, cultural and ecological action within the fashion industry the title this edition is “Active Alliances for Positive Fashion.” The idea of the platform is to create a space where changemakers can share solutions and signals for fashion’s necessary transformation on both a corporate and cultural level.  On the first day, January 18th, there will be a live conference program with a day of presentations and interviews. Day two, January 19th, is Community Day offering a deep-dive into the topics of our closest partners, through masterclasses, workshops, and a final closing barcamp. 202030- The Berlin Fashion Summit provides the space where the growing sustainable fashion community can come together during Berlin Fashion Week under the motto “Connecting Progressive Minds”.

“We are looking forward to a strong line-up of inspiring personalities on stage and the 202030 community coming together in January during Berlin Fashion Week. Strong alliances to solve the issues of our time and our future are more important than ever before.”

– Magdalena Schaffrin

On the first day of the event, the program of Edition #5 focuses on the main topics “Regenerative Business” and “Regenerative Culture”, and how these two cannot be separated in order for the fashion industry to contribute to holistic positive change. Experts from a wide variety of fields, including retail, material production, supply chain, brand management, and policy all meet under one common goal, which is to advocate for the implementation of resilient solutions that bring everyone on board in our mission of meeting sustainability goals.

CEO and Co-Founder Hasna Kourda of Save the Wardrobe talks about changing our consumer behavior in the stage program on January 18. In the presentation “UGG: Regenerative Agriculture at Scale” Nicks Ericsson presents on how regenerative leather can be brought into the industry at scale, sharing the successes and challenges of UGG’s latest sustainable endeavor. Katya Kruk from Armed Angels, Manuel Schweizer from Oceansafe, and Essi Glomb from the Weißensee Kunsthochschule will present on their different perspectives on implementing new materials and business practices, followed by a Q&A with the audience. Kim Berndt of Studio.fbx, Anna Franziska Michel of yoona.ai, and Beata Wilzek of Unfolding Strategies join forces on a ‘digital fashion consortium,’ asking bold questions about fashion’s impact in the metaverse and Web3.0.

The Community Day deals intensively with topics related to regenerative strategies, with a special target towards connecting the industry players who are leading the movement of implementation. Addressing the guidelines of the EU Textile Strategy, the BMUV offers a workshop on anti-greenwashing legislation. Other sessions include expert leadership from Grüner Knopf, Bay City, and Natural Fiber Welding, alongside other 202030 Summit partners.

Workshop registration opens in the beginning of January 2023.

Tickets for 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit can be purchased here.

202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit is funded by the Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises and would like to warmly thank its partners of Edition #5: Berlin Fashion Week, Fashion Council Germany, Federal Environment and Consumer Protection Ministry (BMUV), Blauer Engel, Bay City, VORN – The Berlin Fashion Hub, Sqetch, Yoonaverse and Premium Group.

For further information on 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit: www.202030summit.com.

In addition to 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit at the Messegelände Berlin, we will be hosting the VORN Fashion Show at the Kantgaragen and the VORN Academy Showcase at the Lighthouse Gallery on January 17 at 10am. If you would also like to participate in one of these events, please contact us.

202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit is organised by studio MMO4 in cooperation with the Beneficial Design Institute.

The studio MM04 GmbH & Co. KG is a creative strategy consultancy based in Berlin with an international network that supports companies and organisations in shaping their future with a radical passion for fashionable aesthetics and sound sustainability expertise. www.studiomm04.com

The Beneficial Design Institute GmbH is a design research and development institute for sustainable and circular products with a focus on fashion and textiles. The BD-I researches, develops and tests holistic innovation concepts. It designs fashion,
Textiles and products from prototype to serial production. www.bd-i.de

The Berlin Fashion Week – international stage for fashion and design – has been one of the most important fashion weeks in Europe since 2007. Numerous top-class runway shows, installations, trade fairs, conferences and panels, exhibitions and side events for trade visitors, but also end consumers interested in fashion make the German capital into a future-oriented hotspot of the national and international creative scene and underline the interdisciplinary importance of the city as the European Capital of Creative Industries. One of the core themes of Berlin Fashion Week is the consistent promotion of national design excellence and up-and-coming newcomer brands. The focus is on the topics of sustainability, inclusion and innovation, implemented through extraordinary fashion, in design, production and presentation. The organizer and host of the Berlin Fashion Week is the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Businesses. The next Berlin Fashion Week will take place from January 16th to 21st, 2023. fashionweek.berlin

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.