POSITIVE FASHION: Christian Lacroix is headed to Le Havre, a seaside town in the north of France, to present a solidarity-based show in the salons of Le Havre city hall on Sept. 15.
Lacroix picked recycled clothes from a local association called Le Grenier that specializes in collecting, sorting and recycling textiles and aims at reintegrating employees. He created 30 silhouettes with the association’s staff that were made by the students of the city’s Jules Le Cesne Lycée.
The project is part of the Positive Economy Forum, organized by the Positive Planet organization that was founded by Jacques Attali. It’s slated to run from Sept. 13 to 17 in Le Havre.
Angela Luna, who scooped 2016 Parsons’ Women’s Wear Designer of the Year award as well as the inaugural Innovation prize of Eyes on Talents, the digital platform that connects creative types and brands, is among the speakers at the event. She’s to participate in a talk there on Sept. 15 called “Towards a positive policy for refugees.” The designer, who describes her Adiff brand as a “humanitarian fashion outerwear brand,” created a collection of transformable jackets to solve problems faced by Syrian refugees.
Meanwhile, Paris-based consulting and executive search specialist Floriane de Saint Pierre, who launched Eyes on Talents with Guillaume de Piédoüe in 2013, is to take part in a panel on “Tomorrow, we’ll all be mobile workers.”
Salman Rushdie is among other speakers on the event’s program.