Updated: Feb 19

Coverage by: Edna L. Perkins, Fashion Editor, Society & Diplomatic Review


The New School’s Parsons School of Design in New York held an exciting interactive discussion with students participating featuring Gucci President and Chief Executive Officer Marco Bizzarri in conversation with Tim Blanks, Editor at large of The Business of Fashion, as part of the Marvin Traub Lecture Series.

This was a part of a sequence of Mr. Bizzarri’s direct dialogue with Americans fostering more intercultural and diverse approaches between Italy and the United States.

Among the topics discussed were social and environmental initiatives and an embrace of sustainability tied into his brand.

Joel Towers, Executive Dean of the Parsons School of Design mentioned in his opening statement, “Gucci is often in the news for their extraordinary commercial success, but also for their commitments to communities around the world.”

“This event celebrated Gucci’s extraordinary career across the fashion industry and beyond. Marco Bizzarri’s mantra at Gucci has been to foster creativity in every aspect of the business and to emphasize the importance of approaching work in a different way, challenging the status quo and encouraging risk-taking within the framework of a learning organization based on a culture of empowerment, respect and inclusivity.” (https://events.newschool.edu/event/the_marvin_traub_lecture_marco_bizzarri_gucci_president_and_ceo#.XGXRGJNKiu4)

Be assured, Gucci will march on bringing more and more diversity and understanding on the part of his brand.

In addition, as an educational and progressive step, Gucci is offering scholarships worldwide and is accepting applications immediately.

All of his plans encompass the United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/?menu=1300).



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Updated: Feb 19



Messe Frankfurt based in Germany kicked off TexWorld initiative at the Jacob Javits Center  recently.

Covering the event for Society & Diplomatic Review, Edna L. Perkins, Fashion editor and Juvy Ann Ignacio, Junior Fashion Editor interviewed Daniel Pinto, the Business development and strategist of Scoop- a Portuguese based manufacturing company  who specializes in upcycling. 80 Billion pieces of clothing are produced yearly, and billions are thrown out to make room for new ones. Upcycling offers a stylish and innovative way to restrain the rate of waste. Scoop’s goal is to prove that sustainable fashion is possible on a manufacturing level. They encourage designers and brands to take advantage of what can be done with reused textiles.

Scoop and Tommy Hilfiger  successfully Upcycled an entire fashion line from the manufacturing plant in Portugal.

Mr. Pinto cautioned that the manufacturing of denim is a major contributor to water pollution worldwide as told by the documentary “RiverBlue”.

Society & Diplomatic Review  are looking forward to, and are hopeful that (FFsdg ) “Fashion for Forest”  a Sustainable development Goal initiative at the United Nations and Scoop can continue collaborating on this focus. Celebrity actress Michelle Yeo of the  Oscar nominated film “Crazy Rich Asians”, is the spokesperson of “Fashion for Forest” initiative-elaborated at the United Nations in Geneva, promoting the awareness of the forest, Water, and natural  resources to better the Fashion Industry worldwide.

TexWorld in New York  is held twice annually , is a major game changer for the future of the fashion industry. TexWorld will be held in July again- hopefully Scoop as well.







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