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2021 Seminar Programme

DAY 1

19 October 2021

Governments roadmap for textiles with reference to the Masterplan: Broad Concept: The R-CTFL Master Plan focuses on the clothing, textiles, footwear and leather (CTFL) value chain feeding into South Africa’s major CTFL retailers and export market. This value chain holds catalytic potential to stimulate growth behind increased demand from retail.

Adjacent value chains in the broader CTFL market which include government procurement, technical niche markets, the work-wear and corporate clothing market, and the informal clothing economy (including Shweshwe markets). In this discussion the 7 core action commitements will be unpacked.

Speaker

Mahendra Shunmoogam -  Director: Policy (Sector Masterplans) Implementation at the Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition: Republic of South Africa

Broad dicussion: What the city is doing on the growth to stimulate the sector and the various initiatives in place to develop skills and to drive investment in the local economy.

Speaker

Lance Greyling - Director for Enterprise and Investment, City of Cape Town

Importance of localization and increasing locally produced fashion sold in retail stores, the return of domestic demand as a key issue for the South African economy and the investments, and job creations through industry localization.

Moderator

Michael Lawrence - Executive Director National Clothing Retailers Federation South Africa

Panel

Mahendra Shunmoogam - Director: Policy (Sector Masterplans) Implementation at the Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition: Republic of South Africa

Nerisha Jairaj - Executive Director, South African Footwear and Leather Council

 

 

Join world renowned Texworld Art Directors and Trend Forecasters Louis Gerin and Gregory Lamaud as they unpack their current vision of future synergies.

‘Fashion’s influences of the society-to-be. For them, the artist is the center of creation, he crystallizes the doubts and hopes of our civilizations. This is why it appears that the artist holds the truth. Not the absolute truth, which probably does not exist, but the truth regarding a view of the world. There are many visionaries in this world; it’s up to each person to read them in his own way…”

Louis and Gregory will delve into professional expertise on image, style, authors and the cross view of creative personalities which proposes an overall vision of the world of tomorrow, which culminate in their trends.

Moderator

Neil Piper - Head of Content, Messe Frankfurt South Africa

Speakers

Cyril Naicker - Imprint Luxury

Louis Gerin - Texworld Paris Art Director

Gregory Lamaud - Texworld Paris Art Director

DAY 2

20 October 2021

A presentation of a study mainly focused on informing local retailing fashion designers on the importance of understanding their consumers, and gives them context about the international consumers, specifically Germany. It also illustrates how important it is to start collecting scientific data for the fashion industry.

Speaker

Boitumelo Pooe



The panel will discuss the importance of sustainability in the fashion sector and how their companies have harnessed sustainability at their core and how they will continue to implement sustianbility measures working toward a greener future.

Moderator

Jackie May - Founder, Twyg

Panel

Dr Jaisheila Rajput -Tomorrow Matters Now

Phillip Baron - Head of Technology & Sourcing- Menswear, Woolworths

Wendren Setzer - Wren Design

 

 

Messe Frankfurt Texpertise Network is committed to accelerating innovation and change within the textile and fashion sector to advance the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 agenda. As a member of the Conscious Fashion and Lifestyle Network - managed by the Division for Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the United Nations Office for Partnerships, and the Fashion Impact Fund - Texpertise Network aligns with industry stakeholders, NGOs, and Governments to showcase actions, report progress, and share solutions accelerating the textile and fashion sector's contribution to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals.

This fireside discussion between Lucie Brigham, Chief of Office, United Nations Office for Partnerships and Jackie May Founder of Twyg and Cyril Naicker Managing Director of Imprint Luxury will explore the importance of partnerships to action innovative solutions, connect industry leaders, and enact sustainable change.

Moderator

Neil Piper - Head of Content, Messe Frankfurt South Africa

Speakers

Lucie Brigham - Head of Office at the United Nations Office for Partnerships

Jackie May - MD, Twyg

Cyril Naicker - MD, Imprint Luxury

DAY 3

21 October 2021

Cyril Naicker will discuss the jouney that both Tania Rossouw and Louis Orlianges have had in fashion and how that journey lead to Plain Tiger. The omnichannel that is Plain Tiger will be unpacked.

Moderator

Cyril Naicker - Chief Executive, Imprint Luxury

 

Panel

Louis Orlianges - Brand Development Manager, Plain Tiger

Tania Rossouw - Brand Marketer, Plain Tiger

Now in its fourth year, the Young Designer Competition offers young designers an opportunity to showcase their skillset through their interpretation of a predetermined design brief.

This year’s brief was put together by Cyril Naicker - Chief Executive of Imprint Luxury in conjunction with allfashion sourcing and the Cape Town Fashion Council and is built on the concept of Slow Fashion with emphasis on craftsmanship, quality and functionality linked to a more sustainable future.

Moderator

Neil Piper - Head of Content, Messe Frankfurt South Africa

Paul Simon will will share the amazing journey of We Are EGG

Speakers

Paul Simon - Co-Founder, We Are EGG

The competition features prizes valued more than R80 000,00 with the main prize being an all-expenses paid opportunity to participate at Texworld Paris in 2022. We look forward to the finalists showcasing their designs and announcing the winner at the event!

Moderator

Neil Piper - Head of Content, Messe Frankfurt South Africa

Judges

Cyril Naicker - Chief Executive, Imprint Luxury

Tamburia Chirume - Co-Founder, One of Each

Plain Tiger Team

 

*The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the seminar programme. If necessary, changes may be made to the content , method and organizations before or during the event.

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