20th Rencontres Internationales de la Mode

November 18, 2021

The Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode has been a partner of the Hyères Festival since 2003. Every year, it organises the “Rencontres Internationales de la Mode”, with the support of LE DEFI, in order to discuss current issues and compare the points of view of experts.

The aim of the Rencontres Internationales de la Mode is to bring together professionals, designers and institutions to discuss and debate current issues. In 2021, the themes of the debates were sustainable development, the duality between physical and digital and their impact on sustainable fashion, and the new challenges of fashion in Europe, particularly the Franco-Italian relationship.

Sustainable development: limit or creative opportunity? 

Sustainable development, whether it be through environmental or social and societal issues, is at the heart of fashion’s concerns today. How can we reconcile the creative impetus of the sector’s major players with ecological imperatives? Does sustainable development create limits or does it bring opportunities for creation and fashion?

Round table animated by Karine Vergniol Villa Noailles

Benjamin Benmoyal, Founder, Designer, Benjamin Benmoyal 
Éric Dupont, Director of Sustainable Development, Transformation, Supply Chain and Sectors, Chanel 
Gilles Lasbordes, Managing Director, Première Vision 
Xavier Renard, Managing Director, Fine Fragrances, Givaudan 
Louisane Roy, Head of the Southern Antenna, La Réserve des Arts 
Géraldine Vallejo, Director of Sustainable Development Programs, Kering 

Video clip:
Philippe Guilet, Founder, President, Renaissance

Physical or digital: what future for sustainable fashion? 

Digital has taken on unprecedented importance since the health crisis, greatly amplifying the shows. But can it replace the physical? What about its environmental impact? Digital brings a new dimension, but how do the two formats complement each other? What future for sustainable fashion?

Round table moderated by Karine Vergniol Villa Noailles

Alexandre Capelli, Group Deputy Director of Environmental Development, LVMH 
René Célestin, Founder, President, Agence OBO 
Kevin Germanier, Founder, Designer, Germanier 
Macha Makeïeff, Director of La Criée, Théâtre national de Marseille 
Guillaume Robic, Deputy Director, Development, Communication and Events, Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode 

Video clips :
Michael Jaïs, Managing Director, Launchmetrics 
Charlotte Rolland, Doctor in Neuroscience, Co-Founder, New Brain 
Daria Shapovalova and Natalia Modenova, Founders, Dress-X

The new challenges of fashion in Europe: issues and perspectives 

The fashion industry is facing rapid change across its entire value chain, as well as in customers and markets worldwide. Europe benefits from an exceptional breeding ground for creation and fashion, but it must adapt and develop further in the face of these new challenges. The Franco-Italian relationship, in particular between the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode and the Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, plays a central role in meeting these challenges. 

Round table moderated by Karine Vergniol Villa Noailles

Sophie Brocart, Managing Director, Patou, Director of Mentoring, LVMH Prize 
Carlo Capasa, President, Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana 
Sylvie Chailloux, President of the Société de Confection Textile du Maine, President of the UFIMH 
Stefano Martinetto, President, Tomorrow London Limited 
Pascal Morand, Executive President, Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode 
Lucien Pagès, Founder, President, Lucien Pagès 
Claudio Rovere, Founder, Chairman, Holding Industriale SpA 

Video spot:
Franck Riester, Minister Delegate to the Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs, in charge of Foreign Trade and Attractiveness

Discover the program of the 20th Rencontres Internationales de la Mode as well as the biographies of the various speakers.

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