The FIA was here

A round-up of events and conferences the Fashion Innovation Agency has presented at recently, spreading our knowledge and inspiring audiences to think more about the exciting and evolving future of Fashion and Technology:

FashTech London Summit
22nd March 2016

Matthew Drinkwater, Head of Innovation at the Fashion Innovation Agency joined the panel to discuss if ‘Fashion + Tech + Sustainability = Future Reality?’ He was joined on the panel by Amy Congdon, Designer, Han Kuilderd, from Sustainable Brands and Sasha Ternent, Founder, SuCo – The Sustainable Clothing Company. The group had an insightful and honest discussion about sustainability within the industry, innovative textiles, and how can advances in industrial enzymes reduce chemical, water and energy consumption of the textile industry. Read more here.

Dubai FFWD 2016
31st March- 3rd April 2016

Held twice a year, in April and October in Dubai’s Design District, FFWD is an industry focused event in support of Middle Eastern design talent. The panel discussion focused around 3D Printing and Wearable Tech was moderated by: Bryan Oknyansky, Executive Innovator at Bryan Oknyansky Consulting and the rest of the panel includeded: Abdo Chlala, Regional Head of IT and Mobile Division at Samsung, Francesca Gianesin, VP EMEA Consumer Products at Disney, Yasmine Jaber, Founder of EXOCET, as well as our very own Matthew Drinkwater. Read more here.

FashNerd interview
12th April 2016

Our in-house Fashion Tech guru Matthew Drinkwater @Drinkmatt was spotted this week in the Fashion Nerd news after he took a break from the stage to be interviewed by Muchaneta Kapfunde @FAshNerdEditor about his thoughts on the #FashionTech movement. Read the full article here.

19th – 20th May 2016

The Fashion Innovation Agency attended yet another exciting conference – this time Matthew Drinkwater represented the FIA at the largest technology and start-up event in South Eastern Europe – Digitalk, in Sofia, Bulgaria. He spoke to the audience about Fashion in a Digital world and how we can innovate and take wearable technology to the next level by bringing brands together through collaborations. Find out about next years’ DIGITALK here.

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