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Centre for Sustainable Fashion launch Fashion Values

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  • Written byLCF Communications
  • Published date22 February 2021
Fashion Values logo illustration

Centre for Sustainable Fashion at London College of Fashion, UAL is pleased to announce a new collaboration with global luxury group, Kering; a leading hybrid Cloud and AI company, IBM and Vogue Business a business media publication which offers a truly global perspective on the fashion industry. This pioneering collective of the world’s leading experts in their field, have come together to launch a brand-new global platform called, ‘Fashion Values,’ which will deliver open access, cutting edge fashion and sustainability learning. It will provide a framework to inspire and amplify the voices of the next generation; to help change the course of the fashion industry in the face of critical biodiversity loss and the climate emergency.

Following the success of the Kering x London College of Fashion five year partnership, which saw over 70,000 people worldwide participate in the world’s first open access course in Luxury Fashion and Sustainability and created a slew of graduate winners of the Kering Sustainability Award; ‘Fashion Values’ builds on the foundations of this exceptional work with new partners IBM and Vogue Business, as well as critical thinkers and Universities across the world, to take this work to the next level.

‘Fashion Values’ launched on schedule at London Fashion Week with an in-depth discussion about the project and the screening of an exclusive new film by award-winning Visual Artist and Film Director Nadira Amrani, which beautifully illustrates the project through insights from the Fashion Values partners and the collective shift from the ‘Age of Extraction’ to the ‘Age of Regeneration’ – a theme of this year’s work.

Fashion Values illustration of art materials and tools
Fashion Values illustration of art materials and tools Caption

Centre for Sustainable Fashion at London College of Fashion, UAL is pleased to announce a new collaboration with global luxury group, Kering; a leading hybrid Cloud and AI company, IBM and Vogue Business a business media publication which offers a truly global perspective on the fashion industry. This pioneering collective of the world’s leading experts in their field, have come together to launch a brand-new global platform called, ‘Fashion Values,’ which will deliver open access, cutting edge fashion and sustainability learning. It will provide a framework to inspire and amplify the voices of the next generation; to help change the course of the fashion industry in the face of critical biodiversity loss and the climate emergency.

Following the success of the Kering x London College of Fashion five year partnership, which saw over 70,000 people worldwide participate in the world’s first open access course in Luxury Fashion and Sustainability and created a slew of graduate winners of the Kering Sustainability Award; ‘Fashion Values’ builds on the foundations of this exceptional work with new partners IBM and Vogue Business, as well as critical thinkers and Universities across the world, to take this work to the next level.

‘Fashion Values’ launched on schedule at London Fashion Week with an in-depth discussion about the project and the screening of an exclusive new film by award-winning Visual Artist and Film Director Nadira Amrani, which beautifully illustrates the project through insights from the Fashion Values partners and the collective shift from the ‘Age of Extraction’ to the ‘Age of Regeneration’ – a theme of this year’s work.

The discussion, introduced by Caroline Rush, CEO of British Fashion Council, who are hosting the event and Head of London College of Fashion, UAL Professor Roni Brown. On the panel, chaired by the Centre for Sustainable Fashion’s Director, Professor Dilys Williams, are the project partners; Marie-Claire Daveu, Kering; Karl Haller, IBM; Sara Maino, Vogue Italia and ‘Fashion Values’ Ambassador; and London College of Fashion graduates and previous Kering X LCF Award winners, Abhinov Asokan and Dian-Jen Lin.

Fashion Values illustration of people working in a studio
Fashion Values illustration of people working in a studio Caption

Each of the partners have brought their extensive knowledge and expertise to the project. As technology partner, IBM, a global leader in Hybrid Cloud and AI, will give students access to the technology and innovation to guide the industry to adopt more sustainable practices. Specifically, IBM thought leaders will share their experience and insights on the role that technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain and cloud can play in helping the fashion industry become more sustainable.

IBM will also transform the digital technology which powers the cornerstone of the partnership; a new, globally relevant, interactive education experience platform. This online hub will host a range of open source educational content, an upcoming calendar of events hosted by the partnership, playback of key events and interviews as well as podcasts featuring subject matter experts from partners and other relevant organisations - all designed to deliver a world class digital experience for learners.

Karl Haller, Partner, Consumer Industry IBM said: “IBM is pleased to be part of Fashion Values and inspire the next generation of fashion leaders with access to technology and business innovations that can guide the industry to adopt more sustainable practices. By sharing our experience and insights on the role that technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), blockchain and cloud can play, we are confident the fashion industry can become more vibrant, successful, and sustainable.”

Fashion Values illustration of earth
Fashion Values illustration of earth Caption