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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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Mind the System & Find The Gap | Iris van Herpen’s Vision of the Unexpected Beauty of Imperfection

Today, I had the chance to attend my first Iris van Herpen show! Her shows are not-to-miss rendez-vous, as the pioneering Dutch designer has accustomed us to mastering associations between traditional craft and technology. For every show, she researches and finds new ways to to craft fascinating materials. Since 2007, she has been surprising us: be it hand-inflamed stainless steel wire or live performance of a dress 3D printing and weaving on the show, every collection is a new step into her rich and futuristic creative universe. And today’s show made no exception to the rule.

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Web Summit 2016 | A first glimpse into Impressivo faiv, Google Jacquard’s new competitor

From 7th to 10th November, during Web Summit 2016 in Lisbon, our friend Etienne Durand, Creative Technologist at Hopscotch had the chance to get his hands on Impressivo‘s new projet “faiv”, Google Jacquard‘s new competitor. Having no less ambition than taking on the tech giant on the game of becoming the next big smart clothing name, the US & Korea based startup developed a similar method of making connected clothing by weaving sensors into fabrics.

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EVENT | Vogue Fashion Festival 2016 Key Take-Away Insights

On Friday & Saturday, Vogue France organised a 2-days conference & masterclass event, exploring on the past, present and future of fashion. Located at Paris Chamber of Commerce Palais Potocki, the event welcomed key players of the Fashion Industry: Loïc Prigent, Olivier Rousteing, Isabel Marant, Suzan Saideman from Amazon Fashion, Jonathan Anderson… An interesting, insightful, sometimes intimate event! We gathered the most insightful quotes here for you, happy reading!

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Babyghost x VeChain | How can Blockchain enhance customer experience?

Blockchain, the word is everywhere. This new type of database, mainly used in the finance sector because of its safety features, can also be used in many ways. In the fashion industry, it has been a way to address the issues regarding traceability and transparency, which have become real preoccupations since the rise of fast fashion, as explained in our previous article.

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