by Stephen Garner
Steve Aoki and Alberto Candiani

Two-time Grammy-nominated DJ, fashion designer, and entrepreneur Steve Aoki has signed on to be one of the closing speakers for next week’s virtual global fashion sustainability summit, Fashinnovation Worldwide Talk 2020. He will round out the summit on June 8th, which also happens to be World Oceans Day, with denim master Alberto Candiani, the owner of Candiani Mill, at 6:30 pm EST.

The talk follows the debut of their first collaboration Dim Mak x Candiani EC-01, crafted with ReGEN Denim, a water-saving and more sustainably made jean, hand-painted by Aoki and his Dim Mak artisans.

The duo joins 90 leaders including international business founders, entrepreneurs, fashion designers, innovators, influencers, artists, and CEOs over the course of two full days. The event is expected to be watched by 2 million people, from all around the world (150 countries) assembled virtually to discuss important topics in the fashion industry during COVID-19, with the inclusion of solidarity for social justice & injustice and equality, with the support of the United Nations Office for Partnerships & the Conscious Fashion Campaign.

“We are really excited that fashion industry collaborations are being formed with intersecting industries, which is a great way for new thinking as well as sharing knowledge with the general consumer who may not be so adaptable to fashion but can bring those thoughts into their reality – allowing smarter buying decisions to improve the environment via ways of sustainability,” said Jordana and Marcelo Guimaraes, co-founders of Fashinnovation.

Since launching with its debut conference at New York Fashion Week in 2018, Fashinnovation has built a community of powerhouses and brands such as Fern Mallis, Business of Fashion, Diane Von Furstenberg, Louis Vuitton, Chromat, WGSN, Wearable X, Mara Hoffman, Boxed Water, Refinery29, Fast Company, among others.