This course is for creative and interdisciplinary innovators from within the fashion industry and beyond who are seeking to disrupt and design a future fashion system – one that is more sustainable and equitable and is led by values not just the creation and capture of value.
You will explore the current fashion system and the ethical, social, economic and environmental challenges that arise in the value chain caused by current industry practices and its values. We will examine the disparities in the creation of value and the actors that capture it, as well as the societal and environmental costs. We will explore the emergence of innovative new business models in the fashion sector, and compare this to other creative sectors in the arts, music and media.
Together with leading practitioners and academics, we’ll review the technologies that can enable such transformation, such as AI, machine learning, robotics, block chain and smart materials and examine new approaches to manufacturing, distribution and consumption. Designing a Future Fashion Systems means an exploration of the trends that are reshaping societal attitudes to fashion, including sustainability, provenance, gender fluidity, diversity and empowerment, enabling you to not only foresee the future but shape it.
You will not only have the chance to reimagine the possibilities of a future fashion system that is values led, but you will also learn how to initiate that transformation to a more equitable and sustainable industry, starting now.
With both live material and pre-recorded excerpts, the course will be delivered alongside tutorials and workshops with world-leading academics and practitioners at the cutting edge of the industry. In an interactive online format, this unique course offers you unparalleled networking opportunities and lifelong learning.