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We always read and hear that networking is one of the most important things for the career. Especially in fashion, meeting the right person could mean to find your next job or finding someone who will help you to launch your own business. Just only listening to the stories of others can boost your knowledge and let you understand things that you were not aware of. Creating a connection is really important if you want to work in the fashion industry and what is a better place then the conferences?
I’ve listed below the coolest 2017 fashion conferences and summits that you must attend if you want to create connections and meet in person some of the most influential people of this glossy industry.
Just listening to them speaking will really blow your mind. Some of them are quite expensive, the Vogue conference costs 3000€ to attend but there will be Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs and Rihanna speaking!! Consider it as one of the best and valuable investment for your career.
Vogue Forces of Fashion October 12 New York (3000$)
It’s an informative dialogue between some of today’s most talented designers and the editors of Vogue. Anna Wintour, Marc Jacobs, John Galliano, Victoria Beckham, Stella McCartney and Rihanna will be speaking!
WWD CEO Summit October 24-25, New York (invites only)
You have to request an invite so paying won’t let you go there but it’s useful to know that there will be this huge conference with some of the biggest names in the fashion industry like Karl Lagerfeld, Marco Bizzarri from Gucci, Tommi Hilfiger, and Kris Jenner and Rihanna. This Summit will be a meeting point for some of the sharpest minds in the business who will address fickle consumer tastes, a complex socio-economic backdrop and how the digital juggernaut is disrupting retail and compelling brands and stores alike to innovate like never before.
How to make it in fashion from Fashionista Nov. 3 New York (299$)
Their goal is that you will leave the conference inspired, and with useful information that will help you to land that internship, job, or promotion – and that you’ll make some great connections along the way.
This is what they will talk about in the conference:
- Why It’s Time for the Fashion Industry to Catch Up with the Plus Size Market
- How digital editors are bringing fashion’s print titles into the modern age
- What it takes to be a beauty influencer today
- What does having a fashion brand mean in 2017?
Decoded Fashion New York November 1-2 (from 850$)
During this fashion summit speakers will talk about the biggest challenges facing the fashion, retail and tech industry in 2017
Decoded Fashion Milan November 14-15 (from 559€)
A similar summit of New York will be held in Milan with some big names of the Italian fashion industry.
Drapers Awards London November 30 (from £730)
The Drapers Awards are the most highly-respected industry awards aimed at recognizing the top performing and most innovative businesses. You can book your single spot or an entire table with your team
Teen Vogue Summit December 1-2 2017 Los Angeles (529$ for both days)
Sophia Amoruso, the Girl Boss girl will be there together with the Editor in Chief of Teen Vogue and other amazing inspiring people