Must Attend Fashion Tech Events Sharing the Stage With Fashion Week This Season

Fashion Week is no longer only about what we will wear next season, it now shares the stage with various events that are all about exploring the future of fashion, the role of technology and what this could all mean.

With New York Fashion Week reawakening all things fabulous and chic this coming Friday 8th February 2019, we have handpicked some must-attend fashion tech-focused events taking place during fashion weeks this season.

New York Fashion Week

During NYFW, women in fashion, technology, and media will gather on the 9th of February 2019 for a special Women of Colour FashTech Brunch. The brainchild of Brittany Hicks Founder of Girls in Fashion & Technology (G.I.F.T.), fit technology consultant Jessica Couch of Luxor and Finch, and Geek of Chic Founder Ellie Zambrano, the event will celebrate diversity and discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for women of colour in their respective fields.

We believe that community is the foundation of progress and growth for women of colour in fashion, media, and technology fields,” Hicks explained. “Women of colour in the tech or fashion industry are often isolated as they do not have the same community support as non-people of colour,” adds Couch. “The fashion tech community specifically is limited therefore we see the need to form a supportive community to further our career efforts collectively.”

They are bringing together innovators, entrepreneurs, influencers, and trailblazers in the fashion, media, and tech world for a panel discussion and afternoon of networking with fellow industry professionals. This year’s featured panellists include Uzunma Udeh, Senior Finance Analyst of Global Markets at ASOS, Kelly Stickel of the retail consultancy firm Remodista, C-Suite Coach Founder Angelina Cheeks, and Andrew Mccaskill, Senior Vice President of Global Communications & Multicultural Marketing at Nielsen.

The Women of Color FashTech event will be held take place from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. at Fig & Olive in New York. Tickets, that range from $75 – $95, will include a 3-course lunch, cocktails, access to the panel discussion, networking opportunities, and a swag bag.

Date: 9th February 2019
Time: 12:30 -16:00
Place: Fig & Olive, 420 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10014

London Fashion Week

On 18th February 2019, Techstyler x Lone Design Club will be Redefining Luxury – Sustainability + Innovation in Fashion. The event will be holding a discussion on how the fashion industry can tackle various issues that will help them change their direction and how consumers can become more empowered when it comes to making purchases.

Taking place in central London, there will be a panel conversation, led by Brooke Roberts-Islam from Techstyler, that will explore what the critical innovations in the industry driving change are? who are the designers making a difference? how can we move towards circularity and how does this all fit into our current perceptions of luxury?

If you would revel in the opportunity to mingle with experts from various fields of sustainable fashion, design and innovation then this event could be your cup of tea. Also, you will also get the opportunity to learn more about Lone Design Club and their goal to empower emerging designers in the fashion industry and slow down fashion.

Date: Monday 18th February 2019
Time: 18:00 -21:00pm
Place: 59 Greek Street, W1D 3DZ

Milan Fashion Week

Have you ever wondered what happens in the brain when we are faced with a dress or a luxury bag? Which neurons make us perceive beauty and say “I like it!”? These are the kind of questions that are going to be explored at Neuroscience Is The New Black event.

Taking place during Milan Fashion Week, the Milan LUISS Hub panel is made up of Michela Balconi – Professor of “Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neuroscience” for the Faculty of Psychology of the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan and Brescia, Patrick Fagan, Behavioral Scientist and Lecturer in Consumer Psychology, University of the Arts London, Alessia Farina, Co-founder Olivia Farietti, Andrea Saletti, Web Marketing Manager – CRO and Neuromarketing Specialist of Pronesis Srl and Gianmarco Troia – Digital Entrepreneur – CEO & Founder of Qwince and Securproject.

Moderated by Alessia Argiolas and Deborah Rietti, the event will be opening up a dialogue on how the latest neuroscientific discoveries are already applied to the fashion industry to get to know and involve the consumer.

Date: 22nd February 2019
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Place: Milano LUISS Hub for makers and students, 3 Via Massimo D’Azeglio, 20154 Milano, Italy

Paris Fashion Week

Club 2030 — EdTech is hosting an event at Cap Digital this fashion season. On the menu is a “back to the future” intro, five pitches “my box in 2030” and a mysterious guest. Sounds intriguing huh?

What makes this event interesting, is that it has been designed to pull together the best lessons to address the future. It will be the place where you will get to meet, learn and experience the latest technological innovations from both an industrial and strategic point of view. The free event will be offering food and drinks, but do note that only a maximum of 50 can attend, so make sure you hurry and RSVP.

Date: 27th February 2019
Time: 18:00 – 21:00
Place: Cap Digital, 14 Rue Alexandre Parodi, 75010 Paris, France

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