The Gwand Festival 2020, which should have taken place in July during Paris Fashion Week, fell victim to Covid 19. But this is not the end for the festival. Something new is emerging under the star of sustainability in all areas of life. More on this soon here. Until then, here is still the Paris program:
Gala Show & Charity Spread generosity and joie de vivre · Make a contribution for a better world
Afternoon: Press conference for national and international media, sponsors, partners, friends of Gwand, buyers and national and international celebrities. Evening: show-presentation by renowned sustainable high fashion designers including charity fundraising to support a sustainable humanitarian project, chosen together between Gwand and the responsibility host.
Fashion Event · Funds Award · Up-cycling Award · Corps Award Creativity and endurance rule
During the day: Meet and greet! Exhibitions, workshops and side events. Evening: Show-presentation of the, by the well-known jury nominated and selected international sustainable cutting-edge fashion designers with award ceremony: Funds Award, Upcycling Award and Corps Award.
Fashion Event · Capsule Collection Award · Life Award Celebrating creativeness and philanthropy
During the day: Meet and Greet! Symposium, exhibitions and side events. Evening: Show-presentation of the, by the well-known jury nominated and selected international sustainable cutting-edge fashion designers with award ceremony: Capsule Collection Award and Life Award.
Festival – Gala Show / Charity / Awards / Symposium / Exhibitions
Press Conference for national and international press, buyers international guests, sponsors and Friends of Gwand
VIP Events / Dinners & Receptions for sponsors, VIP, Designers, Journalists, Buyers Influencer, International guests and Friends of Gwand
Meet & Greet / Sponsors Exhibit Lounges and Meeting Points
Gala Fashion Show & Charity Show presentation by renowned sustainable high fashion designers including charity fundraising
Capsule Collection Award The prize consists of an order for the design of a capsule collection TO ONE OF THE NOMINATED SUSTAINABLE CUTTING EDGE FASHION DESIGNERS.
Funds Award THE award CONSISTS a funds prize to ONE OF THE NOMINATED emerging SUSTAINABLE CUTTING EDGE FASHION DESIGNERS
Upcycling Award THE PRIZE CONSISTS a contract for the creation of an upcycling collection to one of the nominated sustainable cutting edge fashion designers.
Life Award is bestowing a celebrity engaged for decades in sustainability
Corps Award will recognize sustainable efforts and the long term engagement of a regional, national or international company
Sustainable Symposium – A panel of selected, impressive and well-known speakers will discuss the topics of sustainability and social responsibility
Special sustainable exhibitions for the greater public in the fields of fair environmentally conscious productions and fair sustainable textiles and products
Pop-Up store for sustainable designers including events to make sustainability fashionable
After-Show Party for the VIP and Spectators, International guests, professionals and spectators
Workshops in the field of fashion, design, and sustainability
What to expect
Gwand supports and attracts the upcoming fashion designers. They are always part of Gwand. Together with them people who are interested in new form of expression, new materials, and advanced technologies meet at Gwand as guest, participants, or professionals. At Gwand celebrities, big and small stars are around as guests, moderators, speakers, jury members, and award recipients. The visitors are in touch with them. The media report about it. Gwand is also the place where famous, exclusive, cutting-edge brands make their appearance. In this video you can see excerpts from various Gwand festivals. You will get an idea of what it will be like at the coming Gwand 2019.
Please note that changes are reserved for the festival program.
Diane Pernet fashion icon and fashion journalist · Paris
In 2003, Gwand, the name attributed to the Rolls Royce of all fashion contests…
Suzy Menkes about Raf Simons at Gwand · International Herald Tribune · New York · 2005-06-21
Raf Simons ... was helped by a €100'000, or $120'000, prize from Gwand Swiss Textiles in 2004 that enabled him to relaunch himself.