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Making Waves: Second Annual 'Summer Fashion Summit' Returns to Miami

In partnership with SwimShow, the eagerly anticipated Summer Fashion Summit is gearing up for its second annual event on June 1st and 2nd. Promising two days packed with educational conversations, networking opportunities, and exclusive insights, this summit aims to reshape the landscape of swimwear fashion while addressing key sustainability challenges facing the industry.



Hosted by Natalija Dedic Stojanovic, Founder of Summer Fashion Summit and Co-Founder/Creative Director of PARAISO Miami Swim Week, alongside Judy Stein, Executive Director of SwimShow, the summit brings together leading figures in swimwear, resort wear fashion, and sustainability solutions.

The agenda is brimming with engaging sessions tailored to industry professionals seeking to stay ahead of the curve. Attendees can expect panel discussions, presentations, and invaluable networking opportunities with like-minded peers.


Key sessions include a panel discussion on "How to Stay Relevant in a Saturated Market," where industry veteran Somkele Idhalama, Chief Product Officer of the Andrea Iyamah line, will share insights on navigating a competitive landscape. Kendal Becker, Director of Fashion and Media Relations at Trendalytics, will delve into data-driven trend forecasting in the digital age in her presentation, "The Art of Trend Science."


Moreover, the summit will explore the intersection of technology and fashion in a panel discussion on "Transforming Retail with In-depth Consumer Insights Enabled by AI," featuring Fashion Tech strategist Julie Evans. Media dynamics in fashion will also take center stage in a panel led by Alle Fister, CEO of Bollare PR agency, discussing the balance between social and traditional channels.


Attendees will also have the opportunity to gain expert trend forecasting insights from Rebecca Saygi, Editor & Trend Forecaster at WGSN, a global authority on change. Additionally, industry leaders like Ron Grundland, CEO of Gottex, and Eloise Monaghan, Founder of Honey Bridgette, will share their expertise on sustainability and driving revenue growth through innovation.

One of the most anticipated sessions will feature Steve Philpott, CEO of Bond-Eye, discussing strategies for building successful swimwear brands that resonate with consumers, focusing on inclusivity and sustainability.


With such a comprehensive lineup of industry experts and thought leaders, the Summer Fashion Summit promises to be a transformative event for the swimwear industry, offering invaluable insights and strategies for navigating an ever-evolving market. Tickets are available now for those looking to be part of this groundbreaking event.


By ML Staff. Images courtesy of Summer Fashion Summit


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