COPENHAGEN - Eight new speakers have been announced for the Copenhagen Fashion Summit which takes place on 12 May at the Copenhagen Concert Hall in Denmark. They include Vivienne Westwood's head of couture, Brigitte Stepputtis, founder of the Centre for Sustainable Fashion, Dilys Williams, Australian Vogue's editor-in-chief, Edwina McCann, German Harpers Bazaar's fashion director, Kai Margrander, strategic fashion consultant Peter Ingwersen and the Copenhagen Fashion Summit's principal organiser Eva Kruse, who as well as being CEO of the Danish Fashion Institute, is internationally recognised as a pioneer of sustainable development in the fashion industry.
Previously announced speakers of the 2016 Copenhagen Fashion Summit include H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, who is also patron of the summit, two of fashion journalism's best known names, Suzy Menkes from Vogue and Vanessa Friedman from New York Times, as well as speakers from H&M, Kering, G-Star and Levi Strauss.
Also confirmed for the show is Rick Ridgeway, environmentalist and vice-president, environmental affairs, Patagonia. Ridgeway, who has been at the forefront of the company's sustainability initiatives during his 12-year tenure, was also the founding chairman of Sustainable Apparel Coalition.
The Copenhagen Fashion Summit takes place on the day after Planet Textiles 2016 (running on 11 May) and in the same week as the two-day annual member meeting of the Sustainable Apparel Coalition.
Fashion writer Derek Blasberg will host Copenhagen Fashion Summit 2016.
View the full preliminary speaker line-up and register here: copenhagenfashionsummit.com. The final programme will be revealed beginning of April.