Wardrobe, Style and Sustainability - Premios Verdes

Wardrobe, Style and Sustainability


City: Miami, Florida

Date: Thursday, April 21, 2022

Time: 16:00 - 17:15 MIA

Place: Fieldhouse at Watsco Center - University of Miami

Language: English


Lourdes Fernandez Velasco

Executive Managing Director del Miami Fashion Week

Lourdes is a highly accomplished executive, specialized in marketing and branding, focusing on fashion since 2015. She has also served as executive managing director for Miami Fashion Week since then, and responsible for the relaunch of the brand and curating of the Miami Fashion Week Summit to raise awareness about sustainability and technology.

Mario Braghieri

Fashion Design Program leader at Istituto Marangoni Miami

Mario Braghieri has been involved in fashion production for over thirty years. He has had the honor of working for important names such as Emporio Armani, Maska, Cerruti, Mariella Burani, and Lagerfeld.Currently teaching at Istituto Marangoni, he enjoys working alongside students from all over of the world granting him the opportunity to experience the passion and innovation of the ever evolving fashion industry. Born as the Pattern Making course Program leader, he put his construction experience at the service of the more creative fashion design section pretty soon, and now he follows the atelier program of the Milan campus, alongside several other activities. He finalized his teaching education in 2015 getting his Master's Degree, Academic Practice in Higher Education at The Manchester Metropolitan University

Gabriella Smith

Founder at The Upcycle Project

As Founder of Upcycle Project, Gabriella has made it her goal to raise awareness about the waste the fashion industry creates. She's done this through hands-on workshops, student mentorship programs, inspiring discussions, TEDx Talks as well as disruptive events and products that result in creative circular solutions. As a conscious observer, she believes the future of fashion will evolve through textile waste management, innovation, sustainable sourcing, and ethical production.