DAY 1: Decoding The Game Changers

It was not so long ago that we were enjoying the spoils of Decoded Fashion London Summit, this time round we are in the city that never sleeps, New York City. Decoded Fashion's New York City Summit is being held in the fashionable Chelsea area....

Pao’s Fight is No “Rosa Parks Struggle”

When a California jury decided that gender wasn’t the reason that Ellen Pao hadn’t been promoted, there must’ve been a collective sigh throughout Silicon Valley. For the venture capital firm Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield and Byers, the legal win was not exactly a high-five, fist...

Why The Fashion Industry Needs To Get More Artificial

The past few years of technological advances have led us on a collision course – a merging of couture and computing. The industry has reached a point where machines can leverage enormous amounts of online user data from eCommerce, social media, and smartphones to...

DAY 2: Decoded Fashion, We Got You Covered!

With Day 1 of Decoded Fashion leaving me wanting more, Day 2 could not come soon enough. The second day of #DFNYC started with the 'Liz Bacelar Greeting'. Dressed all in black DKNY, Bacelar was a bundle of enthusiasm on stage. Capturing our attention and...

How Emerging Technologies Will Affect Fashion Manufacturing

Emerging Technologies
The use of emerging technologies in the fashion business is nothing new, but what’s interesting is that the most striking and effective technologies are primarily used in the retail sector. It’s not really surprising, but keep in mind that product development and production also possess a...

NYFW: Marc Jacobs “Ghosts of New York” Tech Styled

Marc Jacobs takes this Fall 2016 ready-to-wear runway show very seriously with a new style of gothesque dark ensembles. Big xeroxed - gray coats and over-sized luxurious fur capes glide over a strobe-lighted white runway. Marc Jacobs themed "Ghosts of New York" and added...

Translating Technology – Striking The Balance Is Key

Translating Technology
As technology continues to become more complex it becomes even more important to explain it in a way people can understand. If you make it too simple people will not understand the true value – too complex and they will not understand anything about...

Could Blockchain Be The New Internet?

Blockchain
NEW YORK CITY—On a recent Thursday evening, I ascended a metal staircase at Galvanize, a sleek event space on the western fringes of Manhattan’s epically trendy SoHo neighbourhood, and joined a crowd of my fellow New Yorkers. People stood in knots, sipping wine from...

Smartphone Has Nowhere Else To Go, The Next Step in Simplicity is The Internet of Voice

Internet Of Voice
Voice recognition in the cloud, along with the Artificial Intelligence (AI) to interpret and respond intelligently (which is a very different task to traditional Voice to text) is highly disruptive. The last major disruption we saw in the mobile market, was Apple’s introduction of the...

Smart Money Transforming The New Fashion Tech Investment Landscape

Fashion Tech
Technological advances in the fashion industry has led to rapid and dramatic transformations that have continued to create new winners and losers. Walmart’s $310 million acquisition of Bonobos has a lot of people in the industry scratching their heads, and a lot of investors...