Green is the new Black

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Dr. Bilgen Coşkun and Joan Querol Soler are at BİLGİ Fashion Design Department.

Date: March 9, 2016, Wenesday
Time: 13.00 -14.30
Place: Dolapdere Campus, 173 

The seminar organized by BİLGİ Fashion Design Department will be held in English. 

Sustainability is one of the hot topics in the fashion industry right now. Besides the SS and AW collections, smaller collections called pre-collection, cruise collection, capsule collection, etc. are released by the fashion brands. Besides this, the pace of fashion communication is increasing drastically due to the ever fast online communication. This situation leads us to think of how fashion industry effects the human and nature. In the scope of this talk Dr. Bilgen Coşkun, brand consultant and academic together with Joan Querol Soler, Creative Director of LCW Menswear will give an overview of the hierarchy of fashion, global fashion market, and speed of fashion industry. Following this, both fashion experts will discuss the hot topic of fashion and sustainability which will lead them to give insights about creating a fashionable yet sustainable brand.  

Dr. Bilgen Coşkun
He completed his PhD Studies at Steinbeis University Berlin in the field of Intercultural Marketing and Communication after his Business Administration studies at Bilkent University. Coşkun has been consulting fashion and life style brands such as Esprit, GAP, GQ, Gerry Weber and Zalando. He is leading the Fashion Management Program at IMA and teaching at Mediadesign Hochschule Munich.

Joan Querol Soler
Joan Querol Soler is the Creative Director of LC Waikiki Menswear. He has been working as a fashion designer in various fashion capitals such as Barcelona, Düsseldorf and London before he moved to Istanbul. Esprit, Mango and Zara are some of the global brands that he has been working for.