Events - 13.04.2016 - 00:00 

"Fashion Revolution" in St.Gallen

The fact that fairly produced fashion looks great and feels better than cheaply produced sweatshop sweatshirts will be demonstrated by HSG students during the public “Un-Dress” event in the Lokremise on 20 April. In workshops, designers and researchers will examine various perspectives of sustainable textile and fashion production. The fashion show will start at 8 p.m.

13 April 2016. “Un-Dress” was launched in 2012 as a result of a student initiative at the University of St.Gallen. The event is intended to sensitise people to responsible clothes shopping and the fair manufacture of textiles and fashion accessories along the entire value-creation chain. “Un-Dress” unites students, fashionistas and representatives of the industry in the historic textile city of St.Gallen in order to inspire an awareness of emotionally acceptable fashion. Tickets for the fashion show are available from and in the St.Gallen Globus store.

Haute joaillerie and fashion revolution

In the afternoon of 20 April 2016, participants will be able to exchange ideas with textile industry experts in three small-scale workshops . Guya Merkle, CEO of the Vieri luxury jewellery label, will present her label philosophy and provide an insight into the world of haute joaillerie. In an interactive panel discussion, Alfred Beerli (CEO of the Swiss company) and Emanuel Büchlin (Head of Textile Purchasing, Coop) will debate fair working conditions and sustainability problems along individual value-creation chains. The worldwide Fashion Revolution movement aims to create an awareness of the actual costs of everyday fashion. Theresa Hamilton, the coordinator of Fashion Revolution Switzerland, Xenya Cherny Scanlon, blogger, and Tobias Meier, Helvetas Fairtrade, Slow Fashion, will talk about the latest projects of the movement in English.

Fashion show and designer exhibition

The fashion show in the Lokremise will conclude the sustainable fashion event at 8 p.m. Local and international labels such as Ann&Line, The Backyard, Viu and Sanikai will let HSG students present their latest collections on the catwalk. Fashion DJ Herr Vogel will accompany the models along the catwalks with his beats. The evening will be compered by moderator Sven Epiney. Before and after the fashion show, visitors will have an opportunity to look at the collections and talk to the label representatives. In addition, selected items will be available in Globus from 23 April 2016.

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