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Fashion Futures

From neurodiversity to the introduction of subscription models, prepare your brand for fashion’s future landscape.

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From poor working practices to the painfully slow adoption of AI, the fashion industry is reaching a tipping point. Brands in the sector will increasingly need to look beyond its boundaries to inspire meaningful and memorable change.

: How can fashion brands create long-term partnerships with disruptive, different and daring innovators from outside the sector?

: How much are they willing to invest in the enhancement of their workforce to better prepare their business for the future?

: With its higher level of precision, is automation a more sustainable option than manual labour?

Our in-house Fashion Futures presentation explores these topics in detail to better understand the issues that are keeping fashion CEOs up at night, and features pertinent market insights and the strategic foresight needed to apply them.

Top: PHELAN Collection 4, Directed by New Media Ltd
Right: HIGHER, London


In this presentation we examine:

: Fashion anxieties

The key anxieties that are holding the fashion industry back, including how clothing is produced and consumed in a changing world.

: Future strategies

The future strategies that brands need to be aware of to overcome these anxieties, from optimising your workforce to the potential of data design.

: Key considerations

The factors you need to take into account to ready your brand for the future fashion landscape.

: Airism by Uniqlo and Machineast, Singapore

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‘The Future Laboratory’s presentation did exactly what we wanted it to do – offer a glimpse of even further ahead in a compelling and engaging way to prepare brands for what they need to do next.’

Maya Draisin, associate publisher and head of marketing, Wired

In this multi-section presentation, we provide facts, case studies and expert foresight to enable you to future-proof your business for the fashion industry of tomorrow, and equip you with the strategic knowledge needed to develop new market opportunities.

For more information, or to book this presentation for your own business or event, please complete your details on the following 'Book Now' contact form.


Chris Sanderson, Co-Founder, The Future Laboratory

Christopher Sanderson is co-founder of The Future Laboratory, where he is responsible for delivering the company’s extensive global roster of conferences, media events and LS:N Global Trend Briefings, which he co-presents with the team in London, New York, Sydney, Melbourne, Stockholm and Helsinki. Clients who have booked one of his inspirational keynotes include Gucci Group, the European Travel Commission, Retail Week, Selfridges, M&S, Chanel, Harrods, Aldo and H&M.

Hannah Robinson, Art Director, LS:N Global

Hannah joined The Future Laboratory in 2010, and in her current role leads a team of visual researchers, analysts and video journalists in identifying and visually communicating key shifts that will affect the look and feel of the lifestyle industries. Hannah’s expertise lies in the development of design trends and she is responsible for leading visual content for biannual Trend Briefing topics and Futures Forums, as well as creating presentations for global brands including Chanel, Selfridges and LVMH.

Trevor Hardy, CEO, The Future Laboratory

Trevor joined The Future Laboratory as CEO in 2014. He is responsible for the overall growth of the business: diversifying our products and services, expanding the countries in which we operate and creating new partnerships. He is creative, entrepreneurial with a strong commercial focus and has always been passionate about helping brands prepare for what is next.

Philippa Wagner, Strategic Insight Director, The Future Laboratory

By anticipating macro-cultural changes, Philippa defines what trends and cultural behaviour shifts will mean for brands to create future-focused innovation for future growth. With a master’s degree from The Royal College of Art and a design and fashion futures background, over the past 20 years she has helped shaped the future of brands across the beauty, automotive, technology and apparel sectors, and helped shape their brand futures through the language of trends. She is also senior visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins on the Material Futures MA course as well as a regular contributor to Viewpoint magazine.

Tom Savigar, Senior Partner, The Future Laboratory

Tom has guided many of The Future Laboratory’s clients through some of the most challenging market shifts and global recessions of the past 10 years. With a much-expanded team, and offices in the US and Australia, he continues to do this, working with clients as diverse as Absolut, Cadillac, The Body Shop, Lamborghini, HSBC, Courvoisier, UBS, BMW, British Gas and Marks & Spencer.

Ruth Marshall-Johnson, Foresight Director, The Future Laboratory

Ruth Marshall-Johnson is a trends industry specialist with experience in translating cultural and consumer research into highly effective strategy for leading brands and organisations. Ruth specialises in identifying and explaining the relationship between cultural development and consumer behaviour and brings this practice to her work as a start-up mentor, guest lecturer at Central Saint Martins and the London College of Communication and speaker at international seminars.

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