Creative Advisory Council

The Creative Advisory Council is a permanent instrument that monitors and provides input on artistic quality. She provides solicited and unsolicited advice on the artistic interpretation and development of State of Fashion.

Aditi Mayer

Aditi Mayer is a Los Angeles-based photojournalist, sustainable fashion blogger and labor rights activist. Her work explores the intersections of style, sustainability and social justice and looks at the fashion industry through a lens of decolonization and intersectionality.

Carla Fernandez

Carla Fernández is the creative director and founder of the fashion houseCarla Fernández in Mexico City. She works at the forefront of ethical fashion worldwide, documenting and preserving the rich textile heritage of her country’s indigenous and mestizo communities.

NOT___Enough Collective

NOT___Enough Collective consists of Andrea Chehade Barroux, Mari Cortez and Marina Sasseron de Oliveira Cabral, three South American women currently living in the Netherlands. In 2019, they came together through the experience of not being Latina enough and not European enough while studying in the Netherlands. These disturbing feelings made them think critically and take action as a collective.

Omoyemi Akarele

Nigerian-born Omoyemi Akerele is the founder and CEO of Lagos Fashion Week and Style House Files. She has worked in the international fashion industry for more than two decades and has contributed to the acceleration of Africa’s creative economy.

Orsola de Castro

Orsola de Castro is an internationally recognized opinion leader on sustainable fashion, mentor, curator and author. In 2006 she started Estethica, the acclaimed Sustainable Fashion Showcase at London Fashion Week (which she recently re-founded), and in 2013 co-founded Fashion Revolution, now the world’s largest fashion activism movement, with teams in more than 80 countries.

Otto von Busch

Otto von Busch is associate professor of Integrated Design at Parsons School of Design. He has been exploring fashion beyond consumerism, aesthetic decrees and arbitrary authority for over fifteen years, working to establish fashion practice as a shared asset and biosocial energy.

Tamsin Blanchard

Tamsin Blanchard is a fashion journalist, author and editor with more than 30 years of experience working for British newspapers. Her interest in how the industry affects people and the planet has developed throughout her career and has become integral to her work as a journalist and as an advocate for a clean, fair and more transparent fashion industry