Art & Fashion Summit New York

The New School, Parsons

30 April 2019




Fay Fernandez, General Manager, Frieze Academy  
Burak Cakmak, Dean, Parsons School of Fashion  
Tim Blanks, Editor-at-Large, The Business of Fashion 

Opening Keynote: Radical Shifts  

Designers are no longer taking the expected routes of the past – coming from multi-disciplinary backgrounds, they are developing surprising and untraditional routes into the industry, which in turn is creating new spaces within fashion that were unthinkable a decade ago. 

Yoon Ahn, Founder, Ambush & Director of Jewelry, DIOR Homme conversation with Tim Blanks, Editor-at-Large, The Business of Fashion 

Self & Subjectivity: Breaking the Confines of Identity

Satterwhite’s journey across mediums reflects a desire to break away from the confines of identity; here we discuss his focus on power, politics and a dystopian future. 

Jacolby Satterwhite, Artist
in conversation with Legacy Russell, Associate Curator, Exhibitions, The Studio Museum in Harlem 


Panel Discussion: Culture Clash: How Art & Fashion Give Shape to Change 

With today’s focus on identity politics emblematic of political and cultural divides, how is this being reflected in art and fashion – and to what extent do both have a responsibility to ignite change?   

Alix Browne, Editor in residence, Helmut Lang
Dapper Dan, Fashion Designer 
Kimberly Drew, writer, curator, and activist
Host: Marjon Carlos, journalist, editor, public speaker, and former Vogue Senior Fashion Writer


In Conversation: Identity & Physicality

Galloway’s exquisite ability to seemingly create movement behind the lens, and beyond, has inspired some of fashions most alluring imagery. Galloway’s rare command of both performance and aesthetics has meant he is highly celebrated in the fashion world. Galloway will discuss how he pushes physical boundaries and the connection between physicality and identity. 

Stephen Galloway, Creative Movement Director
in conversation with Arianne Phillips, Costume Designer & Stylist

In Conversation: Reformatting the Traditional: Art’s Amplification on Fashion   

‘Not for you, for everyone’ is part of the tag of genre spanning brand Telfar – where the combination of performance art, music, politics, fashion and mosh pits for fashion shows are just a fraction of Telfar’s narrative – what’s next?

Telfar Clemens, Designer, Telfar
Babak Radboy, Creative Director, Telfar
in conversation with Claude Adjil, Curator-at-Large, Serpentine Galleries 

In Conversation: Creative Vision: Art, Fashion and Collaboration

Looking at the influence of art, culture and female identity behind the brand Proenza Schouler, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez will discuss the aesthetic and power of this effortlessly versatile brand – and how to push the sartorial dialogue forward. 

Jack McCollough, Founder & Designer, Proenza Schouler 
Lazaro Hernandez, Founder & Designer, Proenza Schouler
…in conversation with Vanessa Friedman, Fashion Director & Chief Fashion Critic, New York Times  

Closing Remarks 

Drinks reception - details to be announced

*Timings are subject to change*