Q&A WITH SIMON COLLINS AND LAURENT CLAQUIN
TUESDAY October 1st, 2013
10:00am – 12:00pm : Room 301
Simon Collins, Dean School of Fashion, Parsons The New School for Design welcomed Laurent Claquin, Head of KERING Americas for a Q&A session during Fashion Week. Laurent Claquin spoke about his own career as well as the current strategies for brands, marketing and fashion design at Kering. Monsieur Claquin shared some views about the future of fashion, both globally and locally, especially focusing on Kering’s initiatives for sustainability. He explained that the name Kering combines the word for ‘Home’ in Breton with the pronunciation of the word care. The significance of ‘care’ within the name Kering is clearly expressed in the goals of the Kering Foundation that is dedicated to helping denounce violence against women and empower women to fully contribute to their own development and that of their families and communities.