Ever Evolving Talks by Calik Denim
Inspired by Calik Denim’s ‘Ever Evolving’ motto, the first in their 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. This dynamic new event platform will take place every October, a day before the Kingpins Show Amsterdam.
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 RoianAtwood 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.
Speaking from the event Calik Denim further explains: ‘Our ‘Ever Evolving’ motto reflects our vision to continually progress. But it’s not just our brand that we aim to move forward; we created Ever Evolving Talks by Calik Denim to move our sector into a more sustainable future, breathe new life into existing events and fulfilling our promise to be truly ‘Ever Evolving.’ Today is about making our promise tangible. Thank you all for believing in our beliefs’.