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26.10.2020
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5GAugmented RealityDigital FashionInsights

How 5G will change AR and digital fashion

Matthew Drinkwater, Head of the Fashion Innovation Agency, discusses the potential of 5G on digital fashion experiences with Maghan McDowell of Vogue Business.

“5G increases data transfer speeds, increasing the quality of AR and mixed reality experiences, both of which have played greater roles at fashion week this year, says Matthew Drinkwater, head of the Fashion Innovation Agency, which has worked on multiple AR, virtual reality and mixed reality fashion projects.”

Read the full article here: https://www.voguebusiness.com/technology/how-5g-will-change-ar-and-digital-fashion

 

05.10.2020
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InsightsInterviewVirtual Reality

Fashion’s first ever summit in virtual reality

Matthew Drinkwater, Head of FIA, joined a panel of experts in his avatar form at the Circular Fashion Summit 2020, hosted by Lablaco.

In a historic first, the iconic Grand Palais entered Virtual Reality for Paris Fashion Week where leaders of change gathered to share knowledge, but most importantly to ignite immediate action on three measurable goals to achieve collectively in 12 months worldwide.

This unprecedented year, the summit focused on sustainability and zero waste practices, taking into consideration the social responsibility matter of bringing communities together in a shared physical space during a global pandemic.

Matthew joined a round table of speakers across Design, Technology and Sustainability who are shaping the evolution of fashion.

 

 

 

 

25.08.2020
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Digital FashionFashion RetailInsightsMakeSellShow

Grazia: Is fashion becoming our new virtual reality?

Matthew Drinkwater, Head of FIA, is featured in Grazia UK discussing the potential for digital clothing as a new business opportunity for the fashion. 

“Creating digital clothing for games is allowing brands to target a younger consumer that is entirely comfortable spending real money on virtual content. Digital clothing within gaming is creating an entry-level purchase that will build brand loyalty and also offers the tantalising proposition of potential exclusivity, where digital clothing could become as, or more, valuable than physical pieces.” – Matthew Drinkwater, Head of FIA 

READ THE FULL ARTICLE here: https://graziadaily.Co.Uk/fashion/news/virtual-fashion-games-apps/ 

 

14.05.2020
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Digital FashionFashion RetailInsightsPodcast

Sabinna Podcast: Connecting People

Listen to Matthew Drinkwater chat to Sabinna for ‘Connecting People’ podcast. They discuss using emerging technology to alter the way that the fashion industry is making, showcasing, and retailing, and how Matthew and his team are building a pathway for truly digital designer businesses. 

 

Listen to the podcast here: https://podcasts.Apple.Com/gb/podcast/e022-matthew-drinkwater-exploring-future-retail-customer/id1475936405?I=1000474130197