Panos Sofianos, Tejidos Royo
29 Jun. 2012
Future of Fashion Summit: ParticipantsThe wait is almost over! Sportswear International’s first Future of Fashion Summit is set to start in just a few days! Here we have gathered the most important information about some of our participants. Get excited for what they have to share about the future!
Panos Sofianos is creative director and product manager of Tejidos Royo, a Spanish fabric distributor that works for large denim labels and is classified as one of the top trendsetters of our times. Sofianos believes that “ecological awareness and trend consciousness do not cross each other out.” We are looking forward to his depiction of the Future of Green Fashion.
In 2009 Dutch creative entrepreneur Jason Denham started his own label “Denham” under the motto “the truth is in the details.” Denham’s commitment to progressive design and respect for traditional denim manufacturing have made him into one of the world’s leading denim designers.
Michael Paradise, The Stronghold
Damien van Zyll de Jong is the founder of Native Shoes, which is produced in China and offers one-piece, injection-molded models that are made in EVA material slip-ons as well as hiking shoes. The idea of producing classic, casual silhouettes in the lightest and most comfortable materials that are additionally odor-resistant and vegan became a reality in 2009. The brand now has a collaboration with Marc Jacobs under its belt, business has tripled since its founding and over one million pairs of shoes have been sold since 2010.
Jon Koon, Private Stock Denim
Xavier Court is co-founder and manager of communication and new business development at vente-privee.com. For durations of two to five days, the online shop offers its members online event sales on a special brand with price reductions of up to 70%. Vente Privee was founded in 2001 and by 2011 already had 1500 employees and a turnover of €1073 billion. With 1500 partner brands, 16 million members and 2.5 million unique visitors per day, ventee-privee.com is the world’s leader in online shopping clubs.
Stefan Puriss, Frontlineshop
Anna Katharina Hupperth
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