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Designing for a Post-Pandemic Future: The Key Trends, a Talk with MCX + Stylus

About this event

Designing for a Post-Pandemic Future: The Key Trends, a Talk with MCX + Stylus

Wednesday, August 12th / 11am EDT, 4pm BST

Material, product, and trend experts meet in this hour long webinar. Join us as we discuss what the lasting effects of the pandemic will be – with a focus on rethinking materials, processes, design, and supply – in order to meet rapidly shifting consumer demands.

( ! ) This event will be recorded and made available to academic members. Student registration is not required.


Emily Gordon-Smith

Director of Consumer Product

With more than 20 years’ experience in design management, trend forecasting and client advisory, Emily has worked with global brands like Topshop, H&M, Zara, Marks & Spencer and Walt Disney. She has worked on everything from product development to brand strategy, is a published author, and has worked for fashion publications including Harpers & Queen and British Vogue.


Dewi Pinatih

Senior Product Design Editor

With over 15 years’ industry experience, Dewi specialises in defining how consumer behaviour, material innovation and technological developments will shape the future of design. This specialism culminates in Stylus’ annual seasonal Design Directions, which inspire cross-industry product development and concept creation. Dewi previously held positions at leading cultural institutions in the Netherlands, where she co-organised design exhibitions.


About Stylus

Leaders in trend intelligence, Stylus equips the most forward-thinking consumer brands and agencies with the creative-commercial insights they need to make transformative business decisions.

Its team of experts identify, analyze and decode the most important global trends from across 20 industries, delivering this insight via digital trend reports, events and Stylus Advisory – its bespoke research service.

Learn more at www.stylus.com 


What you can expect:

  • Join Dr. Andrew Dent, EVP of Materials Research, as he welcomes leading material experts and thought leaders for a discussion on how these pivotal changes will affect your brand and what you can do to stay ahead.
  • Gain valuable insight into new materials and manufacturers working to solve for these current and future extreme environments.
  • Q+A following the conversation with our guest(s).


From unprecedented brush and forest fires to record-breaking rainfalls, the effects of global warming require us to adapt and prepare for an intense future.

Materials for an Extreme Future is a series of discussions hosted by Dr. Andrew Dent, surrounding material and technology solutions that address the extremes we will continue to face: temperature, wetter conditions, and overpopulation, as well as pollution and bacterial/viral threats.


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Hosted by

  • Team member
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    Andrew Dent EVP Material Research @ Material ConneXion

  • Guest speaker
    Dewi Pinatih Senior Product Design Editor @ Stylus

  • Guest speaker
    Emily Gordon-Smith Director of Consumer Product @ Stylus

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