The fashion landscape is ever-evolving. The only constant is change. Every day, we respond to fresh opportunities and face new challenges. New technology, new audiences, new channels: our strategies and brands must adjust accordingly. On this fast-tracked commercial superhighway, we need space and calm. A moment to reboot and rethink.

Welcome to Ever Evolving Talks by Calik Denim.

THE FIRST EDITION OF EVER EVOLVING TALKS BY CALIK DENIM

Inspired by Calik Denim’s ‘Ever Evolving’ motto, the first of the unique new series of annual events, ‘Ever Evolving Talks’ took place on 23 October in Amsterdam to great acclaim. Leaders from the fashion world shared the stage with influential figures from a variety of global disciplines and sectors to delight international audiences from the industry and beyond with their pioneering experiences and contrasting views about the future.

LET’S TALK ABOUT CHANGE AND THE FUTURE

Guests saw into the future through an array of talks discussing fashion industry insights while experts and disrupters from outside the sector revealed the latest thinking on wider themes such as simplicity and innovation, wearable technology and Millennials’ consumer behaviour.

Entrepreneur BJ Cunningham was the moderator introducing the inspiring keynote speakers including former Creative Director of Apple, Ken Segall who spoke about the future of Simplicity and Innovation, Matthew Drinkwater, Head of the London College of Fashion’s Innovation Agency, who shared thoughts on the Future of Wearable Technology for the fashion industry and Thimon de Jong, Director of Whetston Strategic Foresight Company, who discussed Millennials and Generation Z.

Other notable speakers and panellists introduced by founder of The Bear Scouts, Dio Kurazawa, included a discussion on Sustainability as a Core Brand Value with Adriana Galijasevic, Denim and Sustainability Expert at G-Star Raw; Rune Orloff, Founder of Sardin.co; Director of Sustainability at Wrangler Roian Atwood and Marcia Lazar, Founder of Zedonk.  Discussing the Future of Fashion was founder of ALYX, Matthew Williams together with The Brooklyn Circus Creative Director Ouigi Theodore and Art Comes First brand founding partners Sam Lambert and Shaka Maidoh.  Alec Leach, Digital Fashion Editor at High Snobiety, Lukas Vincent, Ex Infinitas founder and designer, founder and designer Willy Chavaria, Izzy Joly, Creative and Brand Partnerships Specialist at Avery Dennison shared thoughts on The Power of Collaboration.

This dynamic new event platform will take place every October, a day before the Kingpins Show Amsterdam.