EVENTS

FL&R hosts monthly networking events for members and educational events for everyone. Our educational events are organized around three core themes: DEIB, Environmentalism, and Innovation.
 
Our educational events are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC because we believe that everyone should have access to education and that education can help solve many of the issues facing the FL&R industries.


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PREVIOUS EVENTS

 

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, INCLUSION, & BELONGING

The Complex Relationship Between Clothing and Women’s Oppression, Exploitation, & Empowerment

Co-Sponsor: Harvard Global Women’s Empowerment

 

Heather Bowie Kaye - Co-Founder @ Loop Swim

Marley Healy - Independent Scholar & Curator

Angela Latham - Professor of Theater and Performance Studies @ Governors State University

Elizabeth Semmelhack - Director and Senior Curator @ The Bata Shoe Museum

Susan Brown - Associate Curator, Textiles @ Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum

Sajida Shroff - CEO @ Altamont Group & President @ Harvard Alumni for Global Women’s Empowerment

Julie Palmer - Founder @ Harvard Alumni for Global Women’s Empowerment


 

The Positive and Negative Effects of Fashion and Image on Mental Health

Co-Sponsor: Harvard Alumni for Mental Health

 

Kenneth Cole - Founder @ Kenneth Cole and The Mental Health Coalition

Sreeja Kalapurakkel - Graduate Teaching Assistant @ Duke University, President @ Harvard Alumni for Mental Health

Emma Smith - Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives Lead @ Stop the Spread


 

Black Trans Lives Matter Panel

TS Madison - Actress & Producer

Ashlee Marie Preston - Activist & Founder @ youareessential.org

Michell’e Michaels - Dancer & World’s #1 Beyoncé Impersonator

Texas Isaiah - Visual Narrator


 

Justice in Fashion: Addressing Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery in the FL&R Sectors

Marie Watier - Director for North America @ Justice in Fashion


 

Diversity and Inclusivity as a Business Strategy for Savage X Fenty

Co-Sponsors: Harvard Black Alumni Society & Harvard Business School Retail and Luxury Goods Club

 

Christiane Pendarvis - Co-President and Chief Merchant @ Savage X Fenty


 

The Importance of Immigrants in the FL&R Industries

Kelly Koyama - Senior Vice President and General Council @ Louis Vuitton Americas

Mary Ping - Founder @ Slow and Steady Wins the Race

John Matthews - New Ventures Project Manager @ Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

Erick Torres-Gonzalez - Anti-Racism Researcher @ Harvard Alumni for Fashion, Luxury, & Retail


 

LGBTQ+ Excellence in the Fashion and Creative Industries

Co-Sponsor: Harvard Gender and Sexuality Caucus

 

Frederic Aspiras - Hair Stylist for Lady Gaga

Courtney Mays - Stylist for Anthony Anderson, Kevin Love, & Chris Paul

Angelo Kritikos - Photographer for Demi Lovato


 

Fashion, Identity, and Mental Health in the Trans Community

Co-Sponsor: Harvard Alumni for Mental Health

 

Wilhemina De Castro - Mental Health Therapist and Change Strategist

Theodore V. Z. Longlois - Advocate Coordinator @ Tuscaloosca SAFE Center

Timothy Parent - President @ Harvard Alumni for Fashion, Luxury, & Retail

Fashioning Liberation for the Disabled Community

Beth Kume-Holland - Founder @ Patchwork Hub

Maria O'Sullivan-Abeyratne - Founder and CEO @ Adaptista

Russel Burke - Disability Activist and Motivational Speaker

Pansy St. Battie - Disabled Model and Burlesque Performer

ENVIRONMENTALISM

Responsible Fashion: New Standards for a Culture of Consumption

Michael Stanley-Jones - Programme Management Officer @ UN Environment Programme Ecosystems Integration Branch

Joe Whinney - Co-Founder @ Pylon, Founder @ Theo Chocolate

Hanna Hallin - Global Sustainability Manager @ Treadler


 

Freeing Fashion from Predatory Capitalism, Cultural Imperialism, and Extractive Systems

Samantha Haran - Fashion/Culture Writer & Law Student @ The University of Queensland


 

Impact Consumption’s Role in Peacebuilding

Marije de Roos - CEO @ Positive Fibers


 

Circular Design: From Asia to the World

Co-Sponsor: Harvard Alumni for Climate and the Environment

 

Christina Dean - Founder @ Redress

Grace Lant - Co-Founder @ Love from Blue


 

Better Design with the School of WRÅD

Co-Sponsors: Harvard Alumni for Education & Harvard Alumni for Climate and the Environment

 

Sara Sozzani Maino - Deputy Director @ Vogue Italia & Head of Vogue Talents

Matteo Ward - Co-Founder @ WRÅD


 

Fashion Revolution Week Classroom: Regenerating Local Communities, Economies, and Environments

Co-Sponsor: Fashion Revolution USA

 

Timothy Parent - President @ Harvard Alumni for Fashion, Luxury, & Retail

Amy Hall - Founder and President @ Impactorum

Giselle Jimenez - Artist & Educator

Mitchell Henderson - Associate Designer @ Querencia Studio


 

Positive Social and Environmental Impact through Regenerative Travel

Co-Sponsors: Harvard Alumni in Travel and Hospitality & Harvard Alumni for Climate and the Environment

 

Amanda Ho - Co-Founder and CEO @ Regenerative Travel

O’Shannon Burns - Ecosystem Steward @ Regenerative Travel

Portia Hart - Owner @ Manzana Azul


 

Fashion’s Impact on Ocean Health

Rachel Lincoln Sarnoff - Consultant on Climate and Conservation

INNOVATION

2021 FL&R AWARDS

Awarded to: Fashion Girls for Humanity

 

Julie Gilhart - Chief Development Officer @ Tomorrow London

Tomoko Ogura - Brand Director @ Sea New York

Kikka Hanazawa - CEO @ VPL

Miki Higasa - President @ Kaleidoscope Consulting

Jenny Jao - Director of Finance @ BlackLine

Andrew Jacobs - Chief Operating Officer @ Green Tiger Markets

Mari Fujiuchi - Associate @ Kaleidoscope Consulting

Kendall Nash - Producer and Show Director @ Dayburn New York


 

Global Networking Night: Connecting for Collective Action through Tech

Co-Sponsor: Harvard Alumni Association

 

​​Jacqueline Corbelli - Founder @ SustainChain


 

Digital Learning Day with The Hopenclass

Sissi Johnson - Founder @ SelfSells and The Hopenclass


 

Female Entrepreneurs in Fashion Tech

Co-Sponsors: Harvard in Tech & Harvard Global Women’s Empowerment

 

Julie Bornstein - Founder @ THE YES

Zornitza Stefanova - Founder @ BSPK

Alissa Aulbekova - Co-Founder @ Auroboros

Paula Sello - Co-Founder @ Auroboros

Sonia Dara - Global Surface Marketing Customer Advocacy Lead @ Microsoft


 

Retail After COVID: A Decade of Retail (r)Evolution

Sucharita Kodali - Senior Retail Analyst @ Forrester

Elizabeth Preis - CMO @ Anthropologie

Stuart Silverman - CEO @ becco.io

2022 FL&R AWARDS

Virgil Abloh - FL&R Award Recipient

Jérôme Lamaar - Fashion Award Recipient

Jason Wu - Luxury Award Recipient

DRESSX - Retail Award Recipient

Slow Factory - Education Award Recipient