Conference will bring hundreds of industry innovators together on the final day of February’s New York Fashion Week
FASHINNOVATION, a platform where fashion and technology connect with a mission to inspire and share knowledge in the fashion, entrepreneurship and technology sectors, is hosting the second edition of its semi-annual conference on February 13, 2019. The all-day red carpet event takes place during NYFW at one of the city’s premiere venues, Tribeca Rooftop, and features panels, live performances, installations, displays, and aims to “humanize homelessness" with the launch of a book titled: It Can Be You by The NYLON Project.
Panel topics include fashion tech innovation for retail, manufacturing, production, design, textiles, blockchain, customization, sustainability, augmented reality and more. Other discussions focus on women empowerment, entrepreneurship, and even a Twitter-based elevator pitch competition. Featured guests, panelists and moderators include: Eno Polo, CEO, Havaianas, Michael Ferraro, Director of FIT’s Infor Design & Technology Lab, Ryan Leslie, Co-Founder, SuperPhone, David Meltzer, Host of Entrepreneur.com’s “Elevator Pitch”, Renata Black, Co-Founder, EBY, Mark Price, CEO, FIREWIRE Surfboards, Lilian Liu, Manager of Partnerships, UN Global Compact, Gonzalo Pertile, Sustainable Director, J. Crew, Giulio Bonazzi, CEO of Aquafil, Ivan Poupyrev, VP, Google Jacquard, Carolina Wang, Co-Founder, EatGoodNYC, and Paul Dillinger, VP and Head of Global Product Innovation, Levi Strauss and more.
“The future is now, and as the tech and fashion industries converge, there’s no better place than New York Fashion Week to formalize conversations and networking opportunities by bringing these two industries together,” says Jordana Guimaraes, co-founder of FASHINNOVATION.
“There’s a reason why companies such as Farfetch and Revolve exist and are valued at billions of dollars – we need to pay attention to fashion tech innovation, and FASHINNOVATION is at this intersection,” says Marcelo Guimaraes, founder of FASHINNOVATION. FASHINNOVATION Second Edition expects approximately 500 guests and is presented by partner sponsors Runway Moda, ELYSIAIS, Lyft, and DisruptivAgency. The conference will showcase a fashion installation by Constanza+LAB (Spain) and 19-year-old IMI by Imogen Evans, a mid-day cocktail hour and networking event, pop-up displays, a red carpet step-and-repeat, a special live performance by DeeMo, and an after-party by TROY. NYLON Project’s book, It Can Be You, which includes 50 stories of homelessness from influencers around the world, including Melissa Molinaro, Claudia Salinas, Madeline Stuart, Eric Bigger, Thania Peck, Josh Heffler, and Jessica Ross, to name a few, will also be launched at the event and featured in a panel.
The first edition of FASHINNOVATION took place during NYFW on September 12, 2018, with hundreds of people exploring fashion tech panels from NASA, FIT, IBM, and more.