Sunday, November 19, 2017

What We Know, And Need To Know, About Sustainable Fashion

Web searches for “sustainable fashion” spike in the fall and spring fashion seasons, and McKinsey rated it as a top issue for the industry...

Amazon Alexa on The Dash, Intelligent Personal Assistant meets Hearables

Known for driving the hearables tech space into a new phase, startup Bragi has announced their latest venture with online shopping giant Amazon. With the...

Twistron Yarnology Generates Power When Stretched

There is no denying it, a lot of innovation is taking place in the field of smart textiles. That is why we were super...
Slave Master

“Slave/ Master”, The Must-See Robotic Technology Installation at the V&A

We want to share with you an exciting free event at the V&A. Taking place during London Design Festival and Digital Design Weekend, the...

Anouk Wipprecht’s Sonifica, Reshaping the Future of Performing Arts

Anouk Wipprecht's Sonifica is a stunning wearable. The compelling design has been designed for artist Viktoria Modesta, famous for using using her prosthetic leg as...
Yarnology

Yarnology Infused with Coffee, Gold and Silver Means Bye Bye to B.O.

Combating body odor is no small feat. Many in the fashion tech space have tried and failed. That does not mean that it is...

The Parallax Dress, Merging New Intelligent Technology With Evolutionary Behavior

Voronoi Pendant, Jellyfish skirt, Monitor Dress, Symbiosis Dress and now the Parallax dress, Berlin-based creative technologist, Lina Wassong, has been keeping us on our...
Kylie Jenner

Balmain Beats Fashion Collab Featuring Kylie Jenner

With a Nike and H&M collab in the bag, Balmain is setting itself apart in working together with some strong brands. So when I heard Olivier...

An Anthropologist, a Material Scientist and a Fashion Tech Designer Walk Into a Bar

No, this isn't a joke. Rather, it is a comment on the centrality of transdisciplinary collaboration for informed and exciting data-driven futures. Data Analytics, Wearables...

Onitsuka Tiger x Anrealage Augmented Reality Sneakers, Innovative or Gimmick?

Footwear brand Onitsuka and fashion label Anrealage have teamed up to design sneakers that can come to life. The collaboration has brought to our attention...

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NEWS: SUSTAINABILITY

When Sustainability, Transparency and Zero Waste Is About Respecting Your Clothes

Whilst attending MBFW Russia in Moscow, I met Piia Lehtinen, a Finland based woman who is jump starting the conversation around sustainability. Holding three different titles,...

The 3D Printed Future of Fashion Business: Overproduction & Low Sustainability (Part 2)

The long supply chain and low marginality have created another dead-end strategy of mass market fashion, overproduction. Each year, we produce 150 billion units...

Textile Technologist Marte Hentschel on Balancing Tradition With Digitisation

FashNerd’s “I Want That Job” series continues. Last week it was Futurist Karinna Nobbs, this week it is Textile Technology lecturer Marte Hentschel. We first met Marte,...

NEWS: RETAIL TECH

Candice Fragis: “I Won’t Wear Wearables For Wearables Sake”

This morning at Decoded Fashion London I had the pleasure of sitting down with the stylish Candice Fragis, the buying and merchandising director for...

Farfetch, Taking The Digital Revolution To The Streets of Hackney

We are all about keeping our ear to the ground, and in doing so we heard whispers that the store of the future will...

Fingerprint technology could be coming to a supermarket near you!

We have taken a moment from all things fashion to appreciate some interesting retail tech of the supermarket variety. It has been reported by...

NEWS: R&D

Modius Wearable Headset Campaign Has Started A Neuroscience-led Revolution

We first heard about a new revolutionary weight management wearable headset, named Modius, from our friends at Wareable. It is a brainchild of Neurovalens, an...
Temp Tech Tattoo

Temporary Tech Tattoos, When Function Trumps Fashion

Getting inked can be viewed as a form of expression. For some, adorning a tattoo is a fashion statement, for others it is a...
Smart Fabrics

Smart Fabrics Technology, Don’t Believe The Hype (Just Yet)

Earlier this year, at the Wearable Technology Show in London, I met Jan Zimmermann, head of textile innovation with Swiss textile company Forster Rohner. Part...

NEWS: WOMEN IN TECH

Kuben Edwards, Stylish Eco Conscious Warrior

As the demand for Fast Fashion slows down, the way forward is all about Sustainable fashion. More than a trend, and all about changing the...

Futurist Karinna Nobbs on Studying the Future and Making Predictions

I think that it is exciting that as the fashion tech space shifts into overdrive it is giving birth to job titles that could...

Women In Tech, Are You On Ada’s ‘BadAss’ List?

Targeting women committed to changing the tech industry, Ada's List has over 2000+ women who work in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. These brainy...

NEWS: SMART FABRICS

Madison Maxey, Creatively Taking Smart Fabrics Beyond The LED Dress

FashNerd.com managing editor Mano ten Napel had the pleasure of getting to know Madison Maxey over a cup coffee in Amsterdam. The Brooklyn based smart...
Smart Fabrics

Designing for Smart Fabrics: Potential Drawbacks

What are the Potential Drawbacks? If we can access, visualize and interact with our digital lives with fabric, that brings a whole set of implications...

5 Fashion Tech Brands That We Predict Will Impact The Fashion Industry In 2017

The fashion tech industry is moving at such a fast pace, that if you blink you will most likely miss the latest innovation to...