2018 Fashion Tech Talks Experience By Fashion-Tech Influencer Yarina

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Hello my loves! Welcome back to my blog! If you follow my socials (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter), you already saw that I went to the 2018 Fashion Tech Talks in Stockholm. As a fashion-tech influencer, I am so thrilled to be invited to this year's event. It was a good chance for me to explore fashion-tech in all areas!

For lots of you probably don't know why I decided to become a fashion-tech influencer. Honestly, I was not a tech fan at all. I love fashion so much. I was majoring in fashion design for 4 years and I worked for fashion magazines for couple years as well. If you ask me if I am a fashion person or tech person, my answer will be fashion for sure! Then why fashion-tech is so important now on the millennials? Since 2016, the fashion-tech industry started to grow rapidly. Technology companies quickly launched different kinds of wearables into the market and fashion companies collaborated with tech startups for creating smart clothes & accessories. Admit or not, technology changes our lives so much these years. Without technology, our world wouldn't grow that fast. That's why fashion industry needs tech now more than ever! I will explain a little bit more in my vlog video at the end of this post. Make sure to read till the end! FTT discussed fashion-tech in all areas. I learned a lot through the whole day event. Today I am sharing with you my notes. Hope to inspire you and your companies!

What is Fashion Tech Talks?

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Photo courtesy of Fashion Tech Talks

The rapid technological development is reshaping the global fashion industry. Boundaries between fashion and tech companies are becoming increasingly blurred. New algorithms, new materials and new ideas challenge the existing.

The full-day conference will explore how new technology is transforming different parts of the fashion industry – from design and manufacturing to retail, media and marketing as well as the functionality of clothes. Passionately focused on innovation at the intersection of fashion and technology, Fashion Tech Talks is also an international meeting place, bringing together and building bridges between the fashion and tech industries.

Fashion Tech Talks is supported by H&M, the Swedish innovation agency Vinnova and Axfoundation, the Antonia Ax:son Johnson foundation for sustainable development. It is part of Symposium Stockholm, a week-long festival including events such as Polar Music Prize and the Brilliant Minds conference.

Yarina Notes

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Yarina Yao at FTT. Photo by Tech Loves Style



Martine Jarlgaard, Martine Jarlgaard London

Alfredo Orobio, Awaytomars

Danica Kragic Jensfelt, KTH

Ananth Narayanan, Myntra

Nicholas Kirkwood, Creative director

Peter Hagström, H&M IT Labs

Anders Hagström, H&M IT Labs

photo courtesy of Fashion Tech Talks

Photo courtesy of Fashion Tech Talks

Yarina Notes:

With Artifical Intelligence, technology is disrupting not just the fashion industry but the whole of humanity. To find the future of fashion is just like exploring the Tesla of fashion. How does it gonna affect the work of fashion tech? At London Fashion Week, Martine Jarlgaard London used technology to change the traditional way of runway shows. Guests wore Hololens, Microsoft's mixed reality headsets which are the AR headsets, to explore the whole collection by mixing the reality and holograms. People can still see the room and the people around you but the Hololens allowed them to see each fashion pieces in different angles. The project is the result of a partnership between Jarlgaard, the Fashion Innovation Agency at London College of Fashion and Hololens developers and 3D capturing company, DoubleMe. This definitely brought us the ideas of the future of fashion. The co-creation, the instant graphics and more are going to create a new value system for the fashion industry. We will need to rethink everything! Because fashion is hard to break in, that's why after hundreds of years it's not really changing. Now our mission is to take lots of techniques and challenges to break down the old thoughts and recreate something new!

The industrial robot is going to be big! People can teach robots how to sew clothes and even be able to physically collaborate with humans. For example, robots can collaborate tasks with humans in a shared workspace. That can improve the manufacturing process.

Use AI we can decode fashion. Human creativity + AI creativity = Unlimited potential. For the wearables market, it's all about the balance between AI and creativity. If we can create super stylish wearables, they will be way easier to break into the fashion market. Customers will accept immediately.