In the second session of BoF’s annual gathering, Balenciaga CEO Cedric Charbit, Ellen MacArthur, Tommy Hilfiger and others addressed virtual fashion, circularity and forging authentic collaborations. Elle announced it would stop publishing images of animal fur.
Industry leaders including Remo Ruffini, Dries Van Noten and Harper’s Bazaar’s Samira Nasr offered ideas on how to solve some of fashion’s biggest problems, from outdated approaches to showing, delivering and discounting collections to the need for more meaningful inclusion.
Speaking at VOICES 2020, Chairman and CEO Remo Ruffini called the move a ‘software update’ to the Italian skiwear brand’s marketing strategy, designed to harness momentum in the critical Chinese market.
Veteran fashion journalist Dana Thomas took to the BoF VOICES stage to spotlight female leaders fighting against the climate crisis and lack of labour rights.