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02.09.2021
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24th September – Fashion Rewired: A Panel Discussion with the FIA Team

Fashion Innovation Agency (FIA) will host a talk on Friday 24th September moderated by Katie Baron, Journalist / Author / Director of Brand Engagement at Stylus.  Joining the discussion will be FIA team members – Matthew Drinkwater, Head of FIA, Moin Roberts-Islam, Technology Development Manager and Costas Kazantzis, Creative Technologist.

Never has the industry been so willing to adopt technology to create and sell fashion, and connect to their consumers, expanding what is known as ‘The Metaverse’ beyond video games.

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13.08.2021
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Vogue Business: Why games became luxury fashion’s NFT on-ramp

FIA’s Technology Development Manager, Moin Roberts-Islam, is featured in Vogue Business discussing the environmental and legal impact of NFT’s within luxury fashion.

“Creating a standalone NFT is a real risk for luxury brands at this point in time,” Roberts-Islam says. He believes that, in addition to environmental concerns of Ethereum-based blockchains, the uncertainty, and legal and storage issues of the current iteration of fashion NFTs means they don’t hold long-term value.

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04.06.2021
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Tomorrow Insight: Fashion & Technology

Watch this insightful short documentary by Tomorrow about Fashion and Technology, including Matthew Drinkwater, Head of FIA, and other leaders within the digital fashion space. 

Created by Georgina Evans and Tom Zambaz, this digital exploration dives into the worlds of augmented reality, cryptocurrency and digital fashion, to provide insight into the ever-evolving challenges, approaches and methodologies within this new digital renaissance.

WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY here: https://tomorrowltd.com/editorial/tomorrow-insight-fashion-and-technology

05.10.2020
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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.