THE WIDER WORLD
The destructive monopolisation of the internet by Google, Facebook and Amazon is undermining cultural production, argued Jonathan Taplin on the VOICES stage in a debate with Rohan Silva, co-founder of Second Home. Watch here.
What is gender identity? What is gender expression? Dr Shazhan Amed, model Hanne Gaby Odelie, Teen Vogue’s Phillip Picardi and activist Laith Ashley shared their personal and professional experiences with gender on the VOICES stage. Watch here.
For the first time in years, all of the world’s major economies are growing again and yet geopolitical risk has never been higher. What to make of the apparent contradiction? Watch here.
INSIDE THE FASHION SYSTEM
Disabled people have long been ignored by the fashion industry, but it’s high time for reform, argued Sinéad Burke on the VOICES stage. Watch here.
Dame Ellen MacArthur challenges the fashion industry, where less than 1 percent of garments are recycled, to work together to implement a circular economy. Watch here.
Belgian designer Dries Van Noten joined BoF editor-at-large Tim Blanks on the VOICES stage to discuss the challenges of being a 'citizen of the world' amid rising critique of cultural appropriation. Watch now.
TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION
Speaking at VOICES, Joe Gebbia explained his duct tape philosophy on innovation and how the sharing economy can power philanthropy for the 21st century. Watch here.
Biofabrication is set to shake up the $100-billion business of leather goods, explained Andras Forgacs of Modern Meadow on stage at VOICES. Watch here.
Beautycon chief executive Moj Mahdara took to the VOICES stage to share results of her extensive survey of Pivotals, the super-generation age 13 to 34. Watch here.
One year after James Scully issued a plea to end the ‘cruel and sadistic’ abuse of fashion models, LVMH’s Antoine Arnault joined the casting director to discuss the enforcement of a landmark charter to protect models. Watch here.
In a world where traditional retail is dying, stores must embrace communal experiences, explained retail futurist Doug Stephens on stage at VOICES. Watch here.
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