About 2017-08-04T11:04:39+00:00

Youth Fashion Summit (YFS) is a platform that gathers students from around the world to discuss and engage in driving Sustainable Fashion forward. By dreaming the future, sharing curiosity, and critical perspectives, these up-and-coming designers will make an impact and influence the industry.

The mission of the YFS is to give young people in the industry – the next generation of leaders in fashion – a platform, tools and opportunity to influence the decisions that are made today, but whose effects will mostly be felt tomorrow. YFS is a sustainability education and idea generation platform for young people passionate about a sustainable world.

Youth Fashion Summit is part of the Global Fashion Agenda (GFA) and in partnering with Copenhagen School of Design and Technology (KEA). YFS gives 100 of the most talented students from across the world the opportunity to influence the decisions made today that impact the world of tomorrow.

GFA’s mission is to mobilize the international fashion industry to transform the way we produce and consume fashion today. GFA is a unit under Danish Fashion Institute, a non-profit organization. GFA has several flagship events where Copenhagen Fashion Summit offer a meeting platform for fashion sector decision-makers to learn from and engage with industry frontrunners, leading NGOs, experts, policy-makers and academia, and come together on making sustainability a strategic priority.

KEA is a higher education with an expansive design program where sustainability is a key driver. KEA wishes that the fashion designers of the future have skills and leverage to drive the sustainability agenda forward. KEA seeks therefor to collaborate with various actors within other educations, businesses, organizations and civil society to engage in this agenda.

The team

Tina Hjort
Tina HjortLecturer KEA, Facilitator and Project Developer, YFS
Helene Jeune
Helene JeuneLecturer KEA, Facilitator and Project Developer, YFS
Christina Iskov
Christina IskovProject Coordinator, GFA
Johan Arnoe Kryger
Johan Arnoe KrygerBusiness Development Director, GFA