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A Fashion Week look at an on-trend McKinsey report

Runways around the world have been set ablaze during the first Fashion Week shows of the new decade, so it feels like a perfect moment to take a look at an on-trend McKinsey publication: “The State of Fashion 2020: Navigating uncertainty.”

A collaboration between our Apparel, Fashion & Luxury Practice and , a leading publication for fashion business intelligence, the report surveyed over 290 global fashion executives to develop a research-driven point of view on the state of global fashion.

“Through our extensive database of fashion companies,” says Achim Berg2020欧洲杯体育比分, a McKinsey senior partner and co-editor of the report, “we’re able to analyze and compare individual companies’ performances against their peers by category, segment, or region.”

2020欧洲杯体育比分Here’s a look at companies that exemplify some of the report’s top forecasted trends for 2020—all of which include McKinsey alumni among their ranks. (In addition, Business of Fashion founder and CEO was a member of our firm from 2001-2006.)

Sustainability first

It has become clear over time that the global fashion industry consumes massive amounts of energy, generates pollutants, and creates waste. This year, fashion players have recognized the need to take meaningful action while facing up to consumer demand for transformational change.

Global Fashion Agenda

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, Vice-chairman (McKinsey 1983-2014)

“GFA’s role is advancing the sustainability of the fashion industry through thought leadership and convening power,” says GFA Vice Chairman Thomas Tochterman. Since 2009, the forum has organized the annual Copenhagen Fashion Summit that convenes the fashion industry, multilateral organizations, industry associations, and political decision-makers to find common solutions to implement social and environmental sustainability.

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation

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, CEO (McKinsey 1999-2003)

2020欧洲杯体育比分Alum Andrew Morlet is CEO of the ten-year-old charity, which has helped put the circular economy on the agenda of decision makers across business, government, and academia. In May 2017, was originally launched as the Circular Fibers Initiative at the Copenhagen Fashion Summit to foster collaboration and innovation in creating a new textiles economy.

Inclusive culture

2020欧洲杯体育比分Consumers and employees are putting increasing pressure on fashion companies to become proactive advocates of diversity and inclusion. Increasingly, companies will elevate diversity and inclusion as a priority, embed it across the organization, and hire dedicated leadership roles.

Chanel

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, CFO and Development Officer (McKinsey 2007-2012)

In 2019, the 110-year-old French luxury house hired its first-ever global head of diversity and inclusion, Fiona Pargeter. Since then, Chanel has taken several measures to signal its willingness to change. Among them are the appointment of the brand’s first openly-transgender model, , who has become the face of Chanel Beauty and its .

Next-gen social

2020欧洲杯体育比分As traditional engagement models struggle on established social media platforms, it will be key for players to create attention-grabbing content and deploy it on the right platform for each market with a call to action to maximize the return on marketing spend.

Burberry

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, Strategy Director (McKinsey 2010-2013, 2015-2017)

In a desire to entertain and connect with new and younger consumers around the world, the British luxury fashion brand has launched several campaigns that stretch beyond traditional channels. Among them are its first online game called on Burberry.com and its monthly product releases called ‘B series,’ which are sold exclusively on the brand’s Instagram, WeChat, Line, and Kakao channels.

Material revolution

2020欧洲杯体育比分Fashion brands are exploring alternatives to today’s standard materials, with a particular focus on more sustainable substitutes. We expect R&D will increasingly focus on materials science for new fibers, textiles, finishes, and other material innovations to be used at scale.

Patagonia

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, Head of eCommerce, Patagonia Provisions, Inc. (McKinsey 2008-2010)

Guided by its mission to “save our home planet,” the American outdoor clothing and gear company has supported grassroots activists working to find solutions to the environmental crisis for nearly 40 years.

2020欧洲杯体育比分Some of its initiatives include its , which is donated to the preservation and restoration of natural environments and its refurbished clothing line.

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