The keynotes by Simon Collins focus on the fashion industry and becoming a selective brand. Simon Collins reflects back to his experience at Parson The New School for Design, and he describes how the brand transformed into a global brand.
Simon Collins studied fashion at the Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Designs, and the Epsom School of Art and Design. He is currently the dean of fashion studies at Parsons The New School for Design, and is the MFA in fashion design and society.
Simon Collins has worked with some of the world's largest brands, and he was the creative director for Nike's Asia Pacific division. The keynotes by Simon Collins look into the power of saying "no" to preserve a brand's ideals. By having limits, Parson's is able to drive forward with constant innovation.