During a unique two-day event taking place in Stockholm on November 9 and 10, SFC gathered its international and local communities to highlight the new era of Swedish fashion. SFC’s ‘Stockholm [X]perience’ focuses on brands from SFC’s internationally recognized incubator program, SFC, fostering the front runners of the future of fashion.
SFC’s ‘Stockholm [X]perience’ started off with the launch of ‘Fashion Transformation’, a new report series that highlights the transformation of the fashion industry and lays the foundation of SFC’s future focused agenda. The launch of the report took place during a panel discussion in collaboration with Polestar featuring industry experts exploring the transformation of the industry and the future it will lead to.
The report series Fashion Transformation was be presented in collaboration with Polestar during a panel conversation moderated by Lucy Maguire from Vogue Business. Participants included Danica Kragic, professor in computer science at KTH The Royal Institute of Technology, Suzan Hourieh Lindberg, founder and CEO of The Social Few and Perspetivo, Jonatan Janmark, Partner at McKinsey, Linn Af Klint Kansmark, Strategic Project Manager, Circular Business at H&M, Lisa Lang, Director of Policy and EU Affairs at EIT Climate KIC. The conversation was focused on the transformation of the industry and its most significant challenges and opportunities.
The following two days enabled international and local press, as well as other parts of SFC’s community to meet with the participants in SFC [Incubator]. The incubator focuses on brands and creatives combining innovative sustainable business models with creative excellence and a disruptive vision.
Participants in SFC [Incubator] highlighted during the event include upcycling brand Hodakova, AVAVAV’s Creative Director Beate Karlsson, BFC Newgen brand Feben, celebrity favourite Jade Cropper, Selam Fessahaye and previous LVMH Prize finalists and Gucci Vault participants Rave Review.
Acknowledging the power of mixing different cultural expressions, ‘A Stockholm [X]perience curated by SFC’ also included a one of a kind performance hosted by musician Mona Masrour featuring some of Sweden’s brightest R&B and hip hop stars and an exhibition by art project AMAZE. The two-day event ended with the release of the new SFC book ‘’MODE 2022’’ and [Fashion X], a new digital platform highlighting the voices of the future of fashion.
The closing dinner hosted at Fotografiska Stockholm presented the SFC book ‘MODE 2022’, created together with NUDA PAPER, which is the creative translation of the report aimed at everyone interested in the future of fashion. Stories include Our Legacy Workshop, EYTYS, Anna Uddenberg, FEBEN, the next generation of fashion critics and more. The dinner also introduced [Fashion X], a new digital platform examining the fashion industry from a social, political, economic and creative point of view. [Fashion X] has been developed by SFC in partnership with SALLY, EY Doberman’s future manifestation lab.
‘’Sweden has a unique combination of an outstanding force of innovation, a widespread focus on sustainability and creative excellence. By applying all of these strengths, Swedish fashion has the opportunity to play a leading role in the future of the fashion industry. SFC’s Stockholm [X]perience is the first step in introducing the New Era of Swedish Fashion and strengthen Sweden’s position on the international fashion arena.’’ — Jennie Rosén, CEO at the Swedish Fashion Council