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Trying on the EMEL+ARIS heating coat feels like the future of comfort

It’s been quite some time that I wanted to get my hands on a heating coat, like the Moon Berlin, or the Courrèges coat we previously presented here. So you can imagine how excited I was when I received a beautiful box from EMEL+ARIS, containing their innovative yet traditional-looking heating coat. Here are some pictures and thoughts on this (invisible) tech-infused coat.

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SXSW 2017 | Our Fashion x Technology Daily Recap

From March 10th to 14, Allan Joseph (Clausette.cc’s co-founder) and I had the pleasure to attend SXSW 2017 as official Advisory Board Jury for the Interactive Innovation Awards. 5 days of intensive networking, conferences & panel talks attending, which I documented day by day on Facebook. Here’s a global recap from our experience at SXSW, which — just like last year — was such a great opportunity to listen to inspirational talks and connect with brilliant minds from all around the world.

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EVENT | Traffic, the fashion business trade show is back for a second edition

Last year, the Fédération Française du Prêt à Porter Féminin (French Federation for Women’s Ready-to-Wear) launched its own trade show, dedicated to accelerate business services in fashion. For the second year, the TRAFFIC show is going to gather 80 exhibitors, 50 workshops and 10 forecasting conferences on the theme of Innovation. I will also have the pleasure to animate their startup pitches on Wednesday, April 5th at 4:30pm :)

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Biomimicry | Omius, a nature-inspired robotic jacket that regulates body temperature

Who never dreamt of a piece of clothing that would be smart enough to adjust itself to your body’s needs? Well maybe a lot of people, but it has long been a dream for the nerdy me :-) and, well it seems it’s close to become a reality! Omius, a California-based startup just unveiled a sports jacket concept using robotics to automatically adapt its thermal protection to the wearer’s environmental conditions.

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SXSW | Don’t miss the Google Jacquard x Levi’s events

Austin, Texas – We just landed in Austin for SXSW 2017, where I will be speaking at a panel today (don’t miss it if you’re here!), and we – Allan, Val and I – will be joining the advisory board jury for SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards.

We just got some more information about the Google Jacquard x Levi’s events, just for you ;-)

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EVENT | Première Vision’s Wearable Lab Conference Recap: FashionTech, Future Scene or Utopia?

Première Vision, the global materials & services sourcing fair, unites fashion insiders twice a year for 3 days in Paris. The fair launched its Wearable Lab during last edition earlier this month. An exhibition with FashionTech’s best experimental pieces, a startup corner and a panel talk on the future of wearable tech, that I had the pleasure to animate, along with impressive speakers: Christine Browaeys, Hilary McGuinness, Anouk Wipprecht, Nelly Rodi and Pascal Denizart.

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ANDAM launches a new prize to foster innovation in Fashion

Created in 1989, the annual ANDAM Fashion Awards offers a financial and logistic support to fashion designers chosen after a long and in-depth selection process. The prize, recognised for highlighting young talents in fashion, has previously been awarded to Wanda Nylon (2016), Stéphane Ashpool from Pigalle (2015), Iris van Herpen (2014), Christine Phung (2013), or AMI Alexandre Mattuissi (2013), just to name a few. This year, a new prize will reward innovation in fashion, under the expert eyes of a first class jury.

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API | Ivyrevel x Google’s Coded Couture translates your Data to design Dresses

Ivyrevel, an online fashion brand created by Swedish blogger Kenza Zouiten and her fiancé in 2013, partnered with Google to create an Android app-based custom design service. The brand, which has its own FashionTech Lab, ambitions to merge fashion creativity with technological innovation.

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ITW | In talks with Guo Pei, on how Couture should embrace technology

Last Wednesday, in the Conciergerie de Paris (once a palace, then a Revolutionary court and the prison of Marie-Antoinette), I had the chance to attend the breathtaking couture show of Chinese designer Guo Pei. A 30-minutes long performance with two tech-infused dresses, using fluorescent material and LEDs. The designer, who was brought to the spotlight when Rihanna wore her iconic elaborately embroidered, fur-trimmed yellow dress at the 2015 MET Gala, is an invited member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, since January 2016.

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Accenture x CFDA | A collab to to help shape how the fashion industry integrates technology

After announcing its own Retail Lab back in May, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), is partnering with consulting giant Accenture. The collaboration, combining the creativity from CFDA’s membership with Accenture’s expertise in technology, will create talent-development programs for fashion designers and retailers.

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