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GROW – Fashion Rewired with Fashion Innovation Agency

Friday, September 24th 7.00 – 8.00pm
The Stratford

COVID-19 has accelerated the pace of change within the fashion industry. 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. 

The Fashion Innovation Agency (FIA) team, at the London College of Fashion, ​has been hugely sought-after throughout the pandemic, as the industry’s need to engage with customers via online methods has become central to business-as-usual. In a rare, all team appearance, the FIA will talk through their work during the last 18 months, as well as giving sneak peaks into unreleased ​projects, including ​virtual catwalks, volumetric capture, digital humans, immersive e-com, real-time cloth simulation and game engine technology. This roundup of lockdown projects demonstrates fashion’s transition between the boundaries from physical to digital, materiality to immaterially.

What is next for the future of fashion?

Moderated by Katie Baron, Director of Brand Engagement at Stylus

Speakers include:
Matthew Drinkwater, Head of FIA
Moin Roberts-Islam, Technology Development Manager
Costas Kazantzis, Creative Technologist

The Fashion Innovation Agency is a specialist centre at the London College of Fashion, that uses emerging technologies to disrupt existing practices in the fashion and retail industries.

Their remit is to demonstrate how these technologies can change the way that fashion brands and retailers make, show and sell their collections. With their extensive network within both fashion and technology, FIA are closing the gap between these industries and accelerating the pace of change. They create projects that continue to inspire and spark imagination by showing what is truly possible when two industries combine.

If you would like to sample The Stratford’s delicious food and drink before or after the event – just show your Eventbrite ticket at Kitchen E20 to receive a complimentary welcome drink plus 15% off your total bill. Offer isn’t applicable to The Lounge, The Mezzanine or Allegra.

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