Last September, during the Paris Fashion Week, Yoshiyuki Miyamae presented his latest Spring-Summer 2017 collection for the ISSEY MIYAKE brand, baptized Microcosm. Taking inspiration directly from nature, this show was like a tale about the encounter between a conceptualized vision of fashion and technology. In the second part of this exclusive series, Rem D. Koolhaas tells us everything about the backstory of this collaboration with ISSEY MIYAKE, his passion for collaborations with a purpose and how he plans the future of his brand, United Nude.
Last September, during the Paris Fashion Week, Yoshiyuki Miyamae presented his latest Spring-Summer 2017 collection for the ISSEY MIYAKE brand, baptized Microcosm. Taking inspiration directly from nature, this show was like a tale about the encounter between a conceptualized vision of fashion and technology. Through a singular perception which transcend garments and a unique take-on the bet of wearable tech, we had the privilege to learn a lot more backstage, some minutes after the show, close to two figures we really appreciate : the creator himself and Rem D. Koolhaas, creator of the shoe brand United Nude, which we interviewed in part 2 of this exclusive series, to be released next Monday.
Do you find yourself tapping a table, your desk or almost anything when you have a rhythm and beat that you can’t get out of your head? You may not be a musician but what if you could be? There are tons of synthesizers out there that let us experiment with sounds and remixing however the Remidi T8 is the first wearable music instrument that enables you to record, play and perform. We sat down with the Founder and CEO of Remidi, Andrea Baldereschi to learn more about what inspired the Remidi T8, as well as Andrea’s perspective on the future of fashion tech, design and what’s ahead for Remidi.
Last month, Berlin-based e-retailer Zalando closed a partnership deal with Adidas, making it the first international brand partner to join its platform, with stock from its Tauentzienstrasse store in the city, allowing same-day free delivery. We had the chance to sit down with Philipp Erler, SVP Technology at Zalando, to discuss his vision on the future of fashion & technology.
Last month, we were delighted to attend the informal talk between John Lewis’ Innovation Manager, John Vary, and journalist Rachel Arthur, during the FashTech Summit in London. We took the opportunity to ask him a few questions about his role at John Lewis and how he believes innovation can happen within an established brand as John Lewis, and asked him for a few key advices on how to create the best conditions for the best ideas to emerge.