This day-long event features presenters from a diverse range of perspectives whose often-hidden roles are critical in shaping the contemporary fashion industry. Our goal is provide insight into the ways in which fashion items are designed, manufactured, marketed, distributed, worn, and discarded today, by listening to and engaging with stories from fashion’s silent partners. SCHEDULE Opening remarks Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, and Director, Research and Development, The Museum of Modern Art Raw Materials Sourcing materials, whether naturally harvested or artificially created Caterina A. Conti, Ambassador, Textile Exchange Fiorenzo G. Omenetto, Professor of Engineering, Tufts University Moderator: Nadine Farag, Founder, One Who Dresses Processing From raw to finished and from fiber to textile: the steps in the conversion process Glenn Adamson, Senior Scholar, Yale University Liftoff Making the business of fashion financially viable Charles Elliott Harbison, Founder and Creative Director, Harbison Wen Zhou, President and CEO, 3.1 Phillip Lim Moderator: Shirley Cook, Cofounder and former CEO, Proenza Schouler Audience Q&A Creative Direction The making and remaking of a singular label Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, Founders and Creative Direction, Public School Interviewer: Lynn Yaeger, Contributing Editor, Vogue and vogue.com Prototype Realizing the first sample Nicole Miller, Founder and Designer, Nicole Miller Interviewer: Paola Antonelli Trial Gauging the market’s response to the prototype Felita Harris, Senior VP Global Sales, Alexander Wang Julie Gilhart, fashion consultant Clara Jeon, Cofounder, Chapter 2 Moderator: Dario Calmese, photographer, writer, and visual director Production From prototype to product Renee Peters, model, blogger, and advocate Peter W. Chan, Assistant Professor of Production Management, Fashion Institute of Technology Moderator: Michelle Millar Fisher, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art Audience Q&A Licensing and Forecasting From product to markets, and from markets to trends Andrea Bell, Director of Insight, WGSN Brian Mims, Creative Director, PVH licensing Moderator: Stephanie Kramer Audience Q&A Retail and Circulation Where fashion meets people Steven Alan, Founder and Owner, Steven Alan Melody Cohen, Founder, United Apparel Liquidators Susan Scafidi, Founder and Director, Fashion Law Institute Rie Yano, Cofounder and CEO, Material World Moderator: Michelle Millar Fisher Audience Q&A Final debate “This House believes that we should stop buying clothes.” Paul Dillinger, Vice President, Head of Global Product Innovation for Levi Strauss & Co. Sarah Labowitz, researcher, writer, and teacher __ Subscribe for our latest videos, and invitations to live events: http://mo.ma/subscribe Explore our collection online: http://mo.ma/art Plan your visit in-person: http://mo.ma/visit The comments and opinions expressed in this video are those of the speaker alone, and do not represent the views of The Museum of Modern Art, its personnel, or any artist. #art #museumofmodernart #moma #museum #modernart #itemsmoma #isfashionmodern Image credit: Pencil Skirt interpreted for Items: Is Fashion Modern? by Bobby Doherty. © 2017 Bobby Doherty. Image courtesy The Museum of Modern Art, New York.