The Berlin Fashion Summit which was funded by the Senate for Economy, Energy and Public Enterprises brought together industry innovators and makers of sustainable change for its fourth edition.
This time more than 1900 visitors took part in this event which lasted three days. During this sustainability-focused summit, international experts came together to discuss their innovative ideas, experiences and proposed solutions. The aim was to find solutions and ideas for the fashion industry to improve it in a more sustainable way. One of the main themes was the use of regenerative materials. However, the restoration of biodiversity and ecosystems was also a central theme. Additionally, creating a new culture of inclusion and equity was discussed. The reimagining of workspaces as ecosystems to develop healthy creative economies has also played a major role.
BERLIN FASHION WEEK
As the venue for hosting the conferences and exhibitions that were on the program, the Berlin Colosseum was chosen. The theme of this event was “Fashion for Positive Impact: Regenerative Transformation“. Networking events and fashion installations played a major role and so it was the perfect setting to showcase unique ideas and make new contacts. They included inspirational insights from over 60 speakers from around the world; the program contained 32 formats.
This edition 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit was a real success. We are happy to see how this event brought together a growing international audience from diverse communities and to see such engagement in the discussions on stage. The atmosphere was unique for new connections, collaborations and ideas to develop. – said Magdalena Schaffrin, studio MM04
On the first day, the impact of fashion in the biosphere was observed. In addition to this, advanced durable materials have been introduced. For the first time, the conference also focused on the theme of regenerative culture. This topic focuses on clothing that supports circularity – meaning you use recycled materials or use them through regenerative agriculture. This way you avoid polluting the planet with what’s left of your clothes.
On the second day, the main theme was the technosphere and the metasphere. Digitization has been observed as an area of application of regenerative transformation.
It is also worth mentioning the fact that the fourth edition of the ‘202030 – The Berlin Summit‘also focused on digital fashion. The panel “Pluralize fashionis generating a lot of interest. In this discussion, fashion as a tool for equity was discussed.
What might be of interest to anyone who missed this live event is the fact that the ‘202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit‘ The podcast will be launched soon. It will summarize the contents of this edition. The fifth edition of the ‘202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit‘ will be held from January 16-18, 2023 and will once again invite sustainability experts to exchange new ideas, projects and thoughts.
Photography by © Roland Justynowicz
Review by Sussan Zeck for DSCENE Magazine