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Fashions are quick to change, but can the industry itself do the same? It’s been a year since the pandemic drove a re-assessment of the fashion system, and more than six months since the civil rights movement swept American establishments, sparking protests around the world. But have sustainability, diversity and inclusion been bandied as mere buzzwords, or has the Western high fashion establishment taken steps towards true systemic transformation?

Join Vanessa Friedman, New York Times fashion director; Olivier Rousteing, creative director of Balmain; Zerina Akers, fashion stylist and founder of Black Owned Everything; and other leading voices in the fashion industry, as they grapple with these issues. Where and who is making progress? Will the industry truly move away from tokenism? What is the path towards lasting change?

March 11, 2021
12:00 PM
The New York Times
Save to Calendar 2021-03-11 12:00:00 2021-03-11 12:00:00 America/New_York Beyond the Runway: Changemakers, Social Justice & What Comes Next Fashions are quick to change, but can the industry itself do the same? It’s been a year since the pandemic drove a re-assessment of the fashion system, and more than six months since the civil rights movement swept American establishments, sparking protests around the world. But have sustainability, diversity and inclusion been bandied as mere buzzwords, or has the Western high fashion establishment taken steps towards true systemic transformation? Join Vanessa Friedman, New York Times fashion director; Olivier Rousteing, creative director of Balmain; Zerina Akers, fashion stylist and founder of Black Owned Everything; and other leading voices in the fashion industry, as they grapple with these issues. Where and who is making progress? Will the industry truly move away from tokenism? What is the path towards lasting change? New York The New York Times
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