This season we’re happy to have our talk series Small talks, Big conversations back for our digital edition.
Join in on the 02 February to listing in on Amelia Hoy and Ervin Latimer as they discuss the anti racist practices within the Scandinavian fashion industry. Amelia Hoy is an American Danish actress who graduated in 2015 from the Danish National School of Preforming Arts and is currently starring the Antarctic drama series “The Head”.
Ervin Latimer is a Finish American designer, writer, and queer artist. In September 2020 he was won the award for Young Fashion Designer of the Year in Finland. Latimer als works as the Managing Editor of Ruskeat Tytot (Brown Girls), an online platform devoted to the normalisation of marginalised people in the fields of Finnish media and culture.
Amelia Hoy will also be breaching the subject of the lack of ethnic diversity and how to create inclusivity within the Scandinavian fashion industry with Robin Westling on the 04 February. Westling started working at the Swedish Fashion Council in June 2020 to lead the pilot study about “Racism, social sustainability, and the lack of ethnic diversity within the Swedish fashion industry” that will be released early 2020. Westling also worlds as a freelance stylist and consultant for several fashion brands, designers and magazines.
Anne Christine Persson will be discussing the Journey of Rotate with the Creative Directors Jeanette Madsen and Thora Valdimarsdottir on the 03 Februrary. Anne Christine Persson is a journalist, brand consultant, and fashion designer at Mads Nørgaard. Persson has edited and written the book “Dansk Modeleksikon” on Danish fashion, as well as hosting and producing the fashion podcast Afklædt.
In 2018, in collaboration with the Copenhagen concept store Birger Christianen, Stylists, influencers, and creative directors Jeanette Maden and Thora Valdimarsdottir, Rotate was created. The label came as a response from the creative director duo’s reflections on gaps in their closets, thus the brand focuses on bold and vibrant party wear that doubles as everyday must haves. Since Rotate’s findings, the brand has become synonymous with covetable evening what, big sleeves, and daring hemlines. The brand is currently available in more than 40 countries in leading retailers such as Net-a-Porter, Selfridges, Browns, Nordstrom, and MyTheresa.
Tune into these talks and gain more insight on the behind the scenes of the industry. You can stream these talks here on our website, where you can also find this season’s show and talk schedule.