StartUp 101: Ideas Are Cheap If They Cannot be Executed

"Fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening." –Coco Chanel In the last couple of years there has been a growing influx of success stories from both the Retail Tech and Fashion Tech worlds. It is these success stories that are driving...

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

Smart Fabrics
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 of a hundred year old family-run business, Forster Rohner is famous in the fashion world for producing exclusive embroidery for...

Ground-Breaking Nanotechnology, The Optimal Solution for Fashion And Textile Companies

Among all the innovation brought to our attention during #FASHIONTECH Berlin, there was one company that stood out for us, Acanthurus GmbH. They were one of the 'must see' companies presenting their breakthrough technology. Based in Frankfurt, Acanthurus GmbH is a nanotechnology company bringing a...

Should London be Hailed As Capital For Fashion & Tech?

It was only a mere few days ago when Natalie Massenet, who accepted her Damehood at Buckingham Palace this week, was quoted describing London as a world "capital for fashion and technology". On hearing this I thought, is it? Sure, London should definitely get 5 stars for...

3D Printing Significant Step Towards Practical Clothing

It did not take long for many to realise that creating a 3D printed wearable garment is not going to be cheap. According to Jessica Rosenkrantz, who runs a design and technology studio in Boston called Nervous System, one garment could cost upward of $3,000,...

10 Easy Steps to Successfully Mass Manufacturing Your Fashion Tech Prototype

I had an interesting conversation with Anina Net, founder of 360Fashion Network. As one of the pioneers shaping this growing sub industry of fashion, I always enjoy listening to her experiences and talking freely about the goings on within the fashion tech space. During...

Temporary Tech Tattoos, When Function Trumps Fashion

Temp Tech Tattoo
Getting inked can be viewed as a form of expression. For some, adorning a tattoo is a fashion statement, for others it is a way of paying homage to someone or something meaningful in their life. As popular as tattoos are, not everyone wants...

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 & Fashion Tech's Elemental component When I think about these exciting opportunities around mass customization, improved well-being, better in-person interactions and...

Fashion & DigitalHealth Collide at Internet Of Things

Looking at the rise of technology some would say that we are currently in the middle of a renaissance. Others might argue that it is really hard to say. What is clear is that technology is revolutionizing our lifestyle, and leading the way is the Internet of...

What If IBM’s ‘Watson’ Would End Up In Your Hearables

IBM Watson Hearables
Remember the movie 'Her' by Spike Jonze? When Joaquin Phoenix fell in love with his Operating System called 'Samantha'? (Voiced by Scarlett Johansson). Well, it might have taken about 3 years for the predictions in 'Her' to become a reality. A reality where IBM's IoT platform and supercomputer called...