• Keynote Speech I

    Laura L. Camerlengo

    Costume and Textile Arts at Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, USA

    Laura L. Camerlengo is Curator in Charge of Costume and Textile Arts at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
    She has curated, co-curated, and presented exhibitions on a range of subjects for the Museums, including Contemporary
    Muslim Fashions (2018) and Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love (2021).
    She is currently organizing the special exhibition, Fashioning San Francisco: A Century of Style, on the Museums’
    collection of twentieth- and twenty-first-century high fashion and haute couture. Laura holds a M.A. in the History of
    Decorative Arts and Design from Parsons, the New School of Design/Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
    Keynote Speech II

    Ann Priest

    Chair of the Board of The Glasgow School of Art
    International consultant to Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, UK

    Ann Priest is Chair of the Board of The Glasgow School of Art, and is an international consultant to Beijing Institute of
    Fashion Technology.
    Ann worked in the fashion industry before over 30 years in higher education as Dean at London College of Fashion,
    and Pro-Vice Chancellor and Head of College of Art, Design and the Built Environment at Nottingham Trent University.
    She was Chair of the Textile Institute and has worked internationally as consultant and supporting the establishment of
    art, design, and fashion related institutions including in India, Turkey, and China.
    Special Topic Session I

    Steven Faerm

    Parsons School of Design,

    Steven Faerm is an Associate Professor at Parsons School of Design.
    An alumnus of both Parsons and Harvard University, he began teaching at Parsons in 1998 while simultaneously working
    as a professional fashion designer and illustrator. He has been recognized for his teaching by receiving both his University’s
    “Distinguished Teaching Award” and his School’s “Faculty Award.”
    Steven has taught and lectured at over forty institutions on five continents for students spanning all educational levels.
    His third book, Introduction to Design Education: Theory, Research, and Practical Applications for Educators (Routledge, 2023)
    is being adopted worldwide for faculty development.
    Special Topic Session II

    Woo Lee

    Co-founder, Editor in Chief, Creative
    commON Media, commON Creative Studio, Italy

    Woo Lee is a co-founder of commON Srl Italy and the editor-in-chief/creative director of 'commON Magazine',
    a cultural media outlet focusing on fashion and musicians. She also manages 'commON creative studio',
    providing creative consultancy services to external companies and brands.
    After winning the "Young Fashion Visionaries Selection" competition organized by Harper's Bazaar Korea,
    she relocated to Milan. In 2004, she became an official member of the Italian Journalists Association and collaborated
    with various international media outlets, including Conde Nast Italia, as a fashion editor and stylist.
    In 2014, she was appointed as the editor-in-chief for the launch project of Numero France's Brazilian edition
    and worked on the project for two years. Her professional efforts in connecting Europe and Asia led her to become an
    ambassador for the "Alessi 100 Values Collection" project in 2021.
    Special Topic Session III

    Minsun Kim

    Head of Global Whole Sales & Marketing
    Samsung C&T Fashion Division Italy, Global Wholesale, Italy

    Minsun is Head of Global Wholesale & Marketing at Samsung C & T Fashion Division in Italy, and Publisher and CEO of
    commON srl Italy. Minsun has a rich background in the fashion industry over 20 years in Italy as Team Leader of Samsung Cheil
    Industries Italy and Fashion correspondent(Harper’s Bazzar Korea, Fashion BIZ etc) in Italy. Specializing in sales, marketing,
    brand development, and strategic planning, she further fortified her expertise through a Ph.D. from SDA Bocconi, excelling
    in brand acquisition and international business. Minsun offers a comprehensive exploration of fashion industry dynamics and innovative strategies.
    Special Topic Session IV

    Miyoung Lee

    Inha University/The Korean Society of Costume, Korea