Human Difference Talks is a cultural project that sees 4 international creatives, Ravi Naidoo, Karim Rashid, Jerry Lorenzo and Sara Sozzani Maino, conversing with professor and curator Paolo Ferrarini, on the impact and the role that design and fashion have today together with a reflection on the role that these two areas will have in the near future. For each meeting the dialogue will always oscillate between the key concepts of "materials" and "humanity”.
1. Human Difference Talks: 01. Thinkers and Doers with Ravi Naidoo
With Ravi Naidoo, founder of Design Indaba, and Paolo Ferrarini, Content Curator.
Ravi Naidoo is the founder of Design Indaba, the annual three day design conference hosted in Cape Town, South Africa, since 1995. Both a thinker and a doer, Naidoo is also the founder and managing director of Interactive Africa. He’s worked on business and social projects that range from the 2010 FIFA World Cup to Design Commons. How talent will define the future and transform ideas into memorable projects
2. Human Difference Talks: 02. Design & Innovation with Karim Rashid
With Karim Rashid, Industrial Designer, and Paolo Ferrarini, Content Curator
Innovating in design does not mean going in search of new shapes and new objects, but also of new materials and unexpected meanings. With Karim Rashid we will talk about how design is able to make us see the world in a different way. Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Over 4000 designs in production, over 300 awards and working in over 40 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design. Karim’s work is featured in 20 permanent collections and he exhibits art in galleries worldwide
3. Human Difference Talks: 03. Fashion & Communities with Jerry Lorenzo
With Jerry Lorenzo, Fashion Designer and Paolo Ferrarini, Content Curator
Style is not enough to make fashion today, but it is necessary to create a loyal and authentic community. Jerry Lorenzo, founder of Fear of God, will tell us how the “human difference” led him to create one of the most loved luxury streetwear labels in the world.
Jerry Lorenzo is the founder of Fear of God, a brand that has garnered support of Virgil Abloh , Kanye West and Alessandro Michele since its launch in 2013. He has recently created co-ed collections with Zegna and Nike, and in the past he has also collaborated with A.P.C. and Yeezy Season One.
4. Human Difference Talks: 04. Fashion & Sustainability with Sara Sozzani Maino
With Sara Sozzani Maino, Deputy Director of Vogue Italia and Head of Vogue Talents, and Paolo Ferrarini, Content Curator
According to Sara Sozzani Maino today there should be no fashion without sustainability. In her editorial work she has made a mission of discovering and supporting talent in all its forms. How can “human difference” bring these two fundamental aspects together? With her we talked about how ideas and respect for the planet can work together to create the fashion of the future