Let’s face it! We are on the wrong track. In a world of global competition, financial crises, environmental pressures, rampant consumerism and rapid technological advancement, the business of fashion is changing quickly. We must learn to adapt, change the rules and play a better game. We need to take a holistic responsibility, think in creative paths and develop more sustainable business models for the fashion industry of the future. It’s time to bring forward an improved DESIGN INTELLIGENCE with better solutions based on the awareness of important ethical, social and environmental issues.It’s a joint effort. We can all make a difference by sharing design knowledge.

Design Intelligence: FASHION presents 15 international keynote speakers who share design intelligence with other creative personalities from the international fashion industry and its environs; designers, corporations, organizations, students, educators, journalists, executives, directors, editors, stylists and many more.

This event is organized by:DesignBoost, Sweden and Parsons the New School for Design.

Design Intelligence: FASHION is a collaboration between the Swedish Institute and Designboost. With support by Parsons The New School for Design, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Fashion Center, The Embassy of Sweden in Washington DC, the Consulate General of Sweden in New York, Svensk Form, Swedish Trade Council, and fashion brands, organizations and individuals from Sweden and the US.

Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street

Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served
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