Kelly Slater main guest at 2015 Kering talk
This year's edition of the Kering talk will star Kelly Slater, the world surfing champion and founder of menswear brand Outerknown, as its main guest.
The event will be held at the London College of Fashion by LCF, UAL and Kering, and at the event the two LCF winners of the Kering Award for Sustainable Fashion will be revealed. It is the second year of the Kering Award for Sustainable Fashion, and year 2 of the Masters level “Sustainable Fashion” course, which is jointly developed by Kering and LCF.
The winning students receive a €10,000 grant for their work, as well as an internship opportunity at Alexander McQueen or Stella McCartney.
The theme for the year's event is "Sustainability at the forefront" and Slater will talk about his commitment to sustainability. “I believe that it is vital for our future that businesses build sustainable practices into the core of their development. Sustainability starts with transparency and I hope that through the Kering and London College of Fashion, UAL partnership we are able to create change in the fashion industry from the ground up. I am honoured to share my story and experiences with the students here tonight and encourage them to all join Kering and Outerknown on our journey toward sustainability,” says Slater.
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