/ CONVERSATION 2022 /
CONVERSATION “FASHION SECOND CHANCE”
As part of the special project #FFFMILANOFORGREEN we presents a conversation on the theme of sustainability with Fanny Moizant, the founder of the Vestiaire Collective platform, Matteo Ward, entrepreneur, co-founder and CEO of WRÅD and Sara Sozzani Maino, Head of Special Projects Vogue Italia, aimed at investigating the issues of sustainability in the fashion universe, recycling and new solutions for a more sustainable production.
Fanny Moizant, Founder of Vestiaire Collective
Born and raised in France, worked for several fashion and apparel brands such as John Galliano and Mexx, eventually taking a position with the French interior company, Venilia.
After having her two daughters, Moizant was inspired to start her own company. She came up with the idea to launch Vestiaire Collective after noticing significant changes in the way that people were consuming fashion: buying more and wearing less. The rise of social media and fast fashion has led from an era of possession to an era of usage, where consumers are urgently in need of a sustainable solution to cope with this behaviour. This soon led to the creation of Vestiaire Collective, a company dedicated to providing an opportunity for people to extend the lifespan of their pre-loved items, therefore minimizing waste in fashion.
In 2013, Moizant moved to London with her family in order to lead the company’s European expansion. Following the company’s success in securing its position as Europe’s leading resale site for desirable fashion, Moizant relocated to Hong Kong in 2017 to spearhead the company’s expansion into Asia Pacific.
Fanny Moizant is Co-founder and President of Vestiaire Collective, co-leading the company alongside Max Bittner, it’s CEO. Their complementary relationship combines Bittner’s commercial and technological expertise with Moizant’s marketing and branding vision, enabling Vestiaire to pursue its growth and sustainability goals as efficiently as possible.
Moizant remains Vestiaire’s ideal consumer, constantly editing her wardrobe to make room for new purchases. She encourages everyone to buy and sell on her site, Moizant offers her own personal philosophy, “My wardrobe revolves around a one-in, one-out policy. Reselling allows me to finance my next purchase, but most importantly I’m managing a virtuous sustainable cycle of slow fashion consumption.”
Matteo Ward, CEO and co-founder of WRÅD
Matteo Ward studied International Economics at Bocconi University and Business Sustainability Management with the University of Cambridge. He is today the CEO and co-founder of WRÅD, innovative start-up and design company dedicated to sustainable innovation and social change, winner of the Best of the Best RedDot Design Award, finalist at the Green Carpet Challenge Awards, selected by the ADI Design Index and finalist at the Compasso d’Oro 2019.
Prior to co-founding WRÅD he pursued a 6-year career with Abercrombie and Fitch where he covered the roles of Senior Manager in Germany and co-chair of the A&F Global Diversity and Inclusion Council. Matteo is also a member of Fashion Revolution Italia and academic lecturer. He is often called as a public speaker at international forums, including the United Nations (UNECE framework on traceability), TEDx talk, WIRED Digital Day, Fashion Tech Berlin and Fashion Sustain Berlin.
Sara Sozzani Maino
Head of Special Projects Vogue Italia and International Brand Ambassador Vogue Italia
Sara joined Condè Nast in 1995 achieving experience working in many of Vogue departments for than focusing on scouting and promoting the new generation.
Vogue Talents founded in 2009 is both an editorial and online project; a worldwide network that scouts and supports emerging creative talents.
For more than a decade Vogue Talents has supported the growth of opportunities and new collaborations between the industry and the new generation of young designers around the globe.
Since 2019 Vogue Talents February issue is dedicated to sustainability. Titled, The New Frontiers of Awareness, the issue is a tool for the new generation and consumers to become more conscious and aware.
Oversees the contest Who is on Next? since 2005 that aims to support Made in Italy.WION has spotlighted designers such as MSGM, Marco de Vincenzo, Paula Cademartori, Paula Andrew and many more.
A regular attendee as a judge and advisor in several fashion competitions, including LVMH prize, Fashion Trust Arabia, Woolmark Prize,Yu Prize, The International Talent Support (ITS), and more.
Since September 2018 she has been the International Brand Ambassador for Camera Nazionale della moda Italiana.
Since 2019 she is Goodwill Ambassador for Fashion 4 Development.
In February 2020 launched in collaboration with Yoox the VogueYooxChallenge – The future of responsible fashion in support of the new generation who is investing for a better future.
In April 2020 launched with Camera Moda Fashion Trust and Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana a fund to support the new generation of designers made in italy due to the emergency covid19. The fund raising is called Together For Tomorrow.
In May 2021 she has been awarded The Postive Change Award at Montecarlo Fashion Week.