As the merger of fashion and technology advances forward, there is a growing demand from the early adopters, the curious and the fashion tech community to be kept well informed of any interesting developments in this space. From start ups making a difference to wearables designed to be seamlessly integrated into our everyday life, there are now quite a few voices, like Rachel Arthur, communicating the latest business news emerging from the fashion technology realm. Among the many, there are a few who you should read, watch or listen too. They are Muchaneta Kapfunde of FashNerd.com, Amanda Cosco of Electric Runway and Cristina Quitania of reFashion.
FashNerd founder Muchaneta Kapfunde’s drive is fuelled by her insatiable appetite for technology and her passion for fashion trends. Together with her partner Mano ten Napel, she unashamedly lives and breathes FashNerd.com.
As editor-in-chief, she continues to grow FashNerd.com into the go-to web destination for audiences thirsty for the latest news in fashion technology, lifestyle technology, collaborations and must have wearables. She is the brain behind the popular WearableTechStylist and innovative shoppable edit, The Guide. Muchaneta’s vision is to make the latest Fashion Technology products accessible to mainstream consumers. Her drive is fed by her need to make FashNerd.com’s distinct voice recognizable within the Fashion Technology and IoT industry.
Working with contributors who use FashNerd.com as a platform to get their voice heard, FashNerd.com’s community continues to grow and currently stands at over 53K. With her expertise on demand, Muchaneta was keynote speaker at Fashion Tech Berlin and was also part of a select panel at Fashion Debates and various other fashion tech events at the South Bank Centre in London. Interviewed by the Irish Tech News and Mess Magazine, it looks like the University of Arts graduate’s entrepreneur spirit seems to know no bounds.
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Amanda Cosco, has made a name for herself as a multimedia journalist focusing on the intersection of fashion and technology. Founder of Electric Runway, she has built her career writing articles about on cyborgs, wearable technology, smart fabrics, and future fashion. A contributor to rags like Women’s Wear Daily, the Toronto Star, Wareable, and the CBC, her expertise includes moderating panels on hacking hardware, wearables for women, and next-generation retail experiences.
The Canadian native holds a Master’s of Arts from Ryerson University, a Bachelor of Arts from York University, and a certificate of digital media skills from the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD U). With amazing experience under her belt, Amanda has evolved from having a strong interest in the merger of fashion and technology to being the go-to person telling the story of how we as humans, are changing our clothing, and how, in turn, our clothing is changing us. Besides her weekly video’s, her expertise also stretches to speeches and keynote presentations both on local and international stage. Which in our eyes makes her a definite one to watch in the fashion tech realm.