Because of COVID-19, everything we’ve known about the world has changed, and no industry has been spared from it. This includes the fashion world, which has been quick on its toes to respond to pressing needs for donations, Personal Protective Equipment, masks, and hand sanitisers for at-risk communities. With these shifting times, it’s now — more than ever — crucial for global communities to connect and get together to address these changes.
In this spirit, Prada is kickstarting Possible Conversations. This is a series of live talks that will be held via its Instagram page. According to the brand’s statement, these will be held “between thinkers, cultural arbiters and fashion figures across the world — bringing together individuals, bringing together thoughts.” The speakers will touch on five topics: Fashion, art, architecture, cinema and thought, which covers philosophy, psychology, and literature. Its goal is to offer viewers “an escape, and an address” and a means of “evaluating the impact of the moment in which we live”.
The first Possible Conversation, titled Fashion in Times of Crises will kick off on 14 April, 6pm (Central European Time), or 15 April, 12 midnight (Singapore time). Taking the stage is Pamela Golbin, author, curator and Artistic Director of Jacquard and Google Arts & Culture Residency, and Alexander Fury, fashion features director of AnOther Magazine and Men’s Critic of the Financial Times. As a participant, you’re invited to ask questions in the hopes of building a bigger discussion.
For every Prada Possible Conversation, a donation will be made to UNESCO. The non-profit organisation has been actively supporting 1.5 billion students worldwide affected by school closures due to COVID-19 with initiatives that focus on education, creativity, and culture, as well as as international cooperation in science.