Can luxury fashion brands be sustainable? Find out how the rising demand for sustainability is causing big changes in fashion.

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Delve into the world of luxury fashion brands alongside industry experts

Sustainability is transforming the fashion industry. It is shaping consumer demand for more sustainable items as well as driving change and new practices across the industry.

On this three-week course, you’ll be introduced to the study of sustainability within the luxury fashion industry, with exclusive content and insights from industry experts and academics from the creators of Vogue and Traveler.

You’ll explore the luxury fashion and lifestyle industries and gain a cutting-edge overview of how brands are responding to sustainability. This understanding will help you explore the complex nature of sustainability practices for luxury brands and how companies will continue to evolve in the future.

Research shows that 60% of millennials say they want to shop more sustainably. On the course, you’ll explore the key principles of sustainable fashion to understand what it means for brands who are looking to respond to consumer trends.

You’ll evaluate how luxury companies are changing their branding strategies and brand values to suit customer demands for sustainability as well as how brand heritage plays a role in maintaining credibility for luxury brands.

Develop your own sustainability views and produce an article for Traveler

As you gain insights into the future of sustainable luxury trends, you’ll have the opportunity to put everything you have learned into practice as you write an article for Traveler.

This will give you the chance to develop your own ideas and thoughts on sustainability issues in the fashion industry.

By the end of the course, you’ll know how to discuss and write about sustainability developments within luxury fashion production and consumption.

What topics will you cover?

Introduction to the luxury fashion and lifestyle industries. The rising demand for sustainability practices within the luxury sector. An exploration of consumer trends and demands for more sustainable brands. Insights into the future of sustainable luxury trends.

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Gain an introductory understanding of the complex nature of sustainability practices for luxury brands.
  • Develop independent views and thoughts on sustainability issues in the fashion industry.
  • Acquire knowledge related to sustainability developments within luxury fashion production and consumption.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for anyone interested in the fashion industry and sustainability.

It will particularly suit you if you are looking to expand your knowledge on the latest industry developments in fashion.

Who developed the course?

Condé Nast College

The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design provides students with world-class education both online and in the heart of London. In preparing students for a career in the fashion, media and luxury lifestyle industries, we open the doors to a unique world of excellence and creativity.

About this ExpertTrack

Gain expert insights into the fashion and media industry from Condé Nast and discover how brands evolve to meet consumer demands.

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