Rachel Arthur Joins Forces With Liz Bacelar In Shaping The Fashion Tech Space

When it comes to the merger of fashion with technology, there are two types of creatives leading the way; the makers and the publishers. The publishers communicate the innovation taking place in the fashion tech space. One of those communicators is Rachel Arthur. She...

Designer Julia Marina Cunha On The Importance of Assistive Technology

Young and innovative, Julia Marina Cunha is the person behind the technologically smart hearing device OH, a concept designed for those who are hard of hearing. The beautiful hearing aids are an idea that is so stylishly fashionable that we cannot help but be in...

Esteban De La Torre, On Technology, Art, Science And Blade Runner 2049

Esteban De La Torre, an audio-visual artist and technologist from Mexico, and Judit Eszter Kárpáti, a textile artist and researcher in the field of e-textile from Hungary, are the creative duo behind EJTECH. Based in Budapest, EJTECH explores new ways of interaction between technology, art,...

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 not exist a few years ago. FashNerd's "I Want That Job" series will explore various jobs that would definitely put your...

Janett Liriano, Creating A Bridge Between Digital Intelligence & Physical Materials

For those unfamiliar with LOOMIA, it is a New York-based smart materials company that creates innovation in smart products and related data services. Their mission is to bring comfort, safety, and confidence to the human experience. During our conversation, Janett explained how they are creating...

Let’s Not Waste the Power of Fashion, Let’s Innovate [Road Trip Series]

Marina Toeters is someone who we have had on our radar for a while now. Educated as a graphic and fashion designer, Marina finished her Master of Art cum laude at MaHKU Utrecht before gaining a reputation as one of the talents successfully bridging the...

Wilmink’s WiseWear, Definitely Not Tech for Tech’s Sake

A few weeks ago we had a very interesting conversation with the founder of WiseWear, Gerald J. Wilmink. The three of us, Jerry, Mano and myself, talked in depth about the role that innovation and design plays when it comes to developing a fashionable...

Aniela Hoitink, Creative Designer, Brilliant Scientist and Driven Engineer [Roadtrip Series]

Our road trip series begins in the company of founder of Neffa, the talented designer Aniela Hoitink. An advocate of distinctiveness, Aniela firmly believes that individuality in people and materials are the elements that make the world a special place. As part of our road trip series, we...

Rana Nakhal Solset on Bridging the Gap Between Luxury & Function

Emel + Aris has been on our radar for quite a while now. Founded in 2015 to bridge the gap between fashion and function, Emel + Aris is a life-enhancing ‘wearable technology’ brand that continues to grace our 'Ones to Watch' list. So it...

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 fabric engineer had flown to The Netherlands to speak about smart textiles at The Next Web. On meeting her, Mano later...