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Watch All the Talks from VOICES 2020, BoF’s Annual Gathering for Big Thinkers

Fashion insiders including Remo Ruffini, Dries Van Noten, Samira Nasr, Virgil Abloh and José Neves were joined by experts from the wider worlds of science, technology, politics, economics and more to reflect on a year of global crisis and what’s next for the fashion industry and beyond.

How to make sense of 2020 and prepare for 2021? VOICES 2020, the global conversation that will open your mind, lift your spirits and take you outside your comfort zone.

Watch Session 1 on THE WIDER WORLD: Get a handle on the big picture to find opportunity in the global crisis. Take a deep dive into the history of pandemics, the era of de-globalisation, the threat of big tech, this year’s racial reckoning and what fundamentally makes us happy. Featuring Laura Spinney, Dr Dambisa Moyo, Kai-Fu Lee, Felix Salmon, Jan-Emmanuel De Neve, Roger McNamee, Christopher Wylie, David Lammy, Rashad Robinson, Christina Adane and Carlota Perez.

Watch Session 2 on INSIDE THE FASHION SYSTEM: Hear from industry leaders ideas on how to solve some of fashion’s biggest problems, from outdated business models to retail’s addiction to discounts and the need for more meaningful inclusion. Featuring Achim Berg, Remo Ruffini, Aaron Christian, Samira Nasr, Sinéad Burke, Kim Jones, Anya Hindmarch, Dries Van Noten, Stefano Martinetto and Oluwole Olosunde.

Watch Session 3 on TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION: All you need to know about how technology is reshaping culture and consumption during the pandemic, escalating the importance of authentic, engaging online platforms and raising more questions about the value of physical products and spaces. Featuring Michael J. Wolf, Herman Narula, Jake Barton, Paul Davison, Virgil Abloh, Juliet Anammah, Zain Verjee and Jennifer Hyman.

Watch Session 4 on REINVENTING RETAIL: Hear from global experts on how the pandemic is completely reshaping the fashion retail industry with a focus on the last mile of customer service, retail as media and new payments models, as well as a look at the evolving direct-to-consumer space. Featuring Doug Stephens, Will Shu, Sojin Lee, José Neves, J. Michael Evans, David Bell, Anthony Sperduti, Claudia Teng, Olamide Olowe, Cami Téllez, Silvja Martincervic, Rachel Shechtman and Ben Kaufman.

Watch Session 5 on LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE: Learn how to be the most authentic and healthy version of yourself, at home and at work, from health and wellness experts, doctors and scientists, who explain the benefits of meditation and the science of sleep, along with passionate individuals with inspiring life stories. Featuring Sophia Neophitou-Apostolou, Tim Blanks, Sarah Jones, Noel Brewer, Harpreet Singh Rai, Dr Matthew Walker, Deepak Chopra, Carmen Busquets, Jonathan Anderson and Anthea Hamilton.

VOICES 2020 is made possible in part through our partners McKinsey & Company, Affirm, SCAD and Invisible Collection.

Disclosure: Carmen Busquets is part of a consortium of investors which has a minority stake in The Business of Fashion. All investors have signed shareholder’s documentation guaranteeing BoF’s complete editorial independence.

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