FASHION
FUTURES

November 4 – 6, 2019

Cultural Palace, Riyadh

About
FASHION FUTURES

Lively, engaging, and anchored in the sharing of practical expertise, Fashion Futures will see fashion’s digital disruptors, design mavericks and inspiring leaders from the fashion scene in Saudi Arabia and beyond – discussing their careers, engaging in debates, and participating in hands-on workshops, masterclasses, and Q&A sessions.

About THE MINISTRY

The Ministry of Culture symbolizes the national and international advancement of culture in the Kingdom. The Ministry will preserve the Kingdom’s historical past and promote a culturally rich future that fosters art and culture. The Ministry was created on the 2 June 2018 by Royal Order A/217, under the leadership of His Highness Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan Al Saud, the Kingdom’s first dedicated Minister of Culture. The Ministry has a crucial role to play in delivering Saudi Arabia’s ambitious transformation programme, Vision 2030. Our goal is to contribute towards building a vibrant, thriving, and ambitious nation. The Ministry formally launched on the 27 March 2019 when we published our cultural vision for the Kingdom. This set out the Ministry’s key aspirations, which are: promoting culture as a way of life, enabling culture to contribute to economic growth and creating opportunities for international cultural exchange.

Vision

A flourishing of arts and culture across Saudi Arabia that enriches lives, celebrates national identity and builds understanding between people.

Mission

To support and enable a vibrant Saudi Arabian culture that is true to its past and looks to the future by cherishing heritage and unleashing new and inspiring forms of expression for all.

The Ministry of Culture has a central role to play in each of the three main strategic pillars of Vision 2030: helping to create a vibrant society, thriving economy and ambitious nation.

Planet Fashion

Fashion Futures will act as a catalyst for Saudi Arabia’s fashion industry, with education and sustainability at the heart of this major initiative.

This commitment to growing the fashion industry is part of the Ministry of Culture’s plans to build and enable 16 cultural sub-sectors through investment and targeted development.

PROGRAMME

Fashion Futures is a series of activities shaped into three streams:

Fashion Talks

Panels, workshops and networking opportunities with fashion experts where experience and expertise can be shared

Fashion Scene

An exhibition celebrating the historical journey of fashion in Saudi Arabia

Fashion Initiatives

A series of new initiatives intended to kickstart the Saudi fashion sector announced at the end of ‘Fashion Talks’

Audience

Fashion Futures will take place in Riyadh’s Cultural Palace in front of Saudi Arabia’s next-generation creatives, industry professionals and investors.

It will help Saudi Arabia establish itself as a dynamic leader in fashion by preserving traditional national customs while developing next-generation Saudi designers, manufacturers, education providers and sustainable practices that can compete on a global level.

Conference Themes

The conference will consist of themed sessions across different formats, such as :

Keynote talks
Live Q&A
Panel discussions
Interactive workshops
(with invited local creatives)

Specific themes that will be explored include:

Fashion design for the future
Fashion as a global business
In conversation with… A Life in Fashion
Sustainability: the key to fashion’s future
Deep dive into local Saudi designers and industry figures
Beauty, image and identity
Sportswear, athleisure and wellness
The business of digital fashion
Reinventing the magazine for the digital age

AGENDA

DAY
1

NOVEMBER 4

Conference
3pm - 7pm
DAY
2

NOVEMBER 5

Conference
9am - 7pm
DAY
3

NOVEMBER 6

Fashion Scene
12pm - 9pm

LOCATION

Fashion Futures will take place in Riyadh’s Cultural Palace.

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