During September NYFW 2018, I attended Fash-innovation!
FASHINNOVATION is an event held during New York Fashion Week, connecting Innovative Technology Companies to the Fashion Industry. This event is an opportunity to connect with the fashion-tech community as well as the fashion industry thought leaders.
Innovation takes place at the intersection of fashion and technology. With technology we can create a more robust, energetic, transparent and sustainable fashion ecosystem instead of an energy-depleting fashion market. How do we push forward the clothing we wear? Innovation
The day was filled with incredible discussions, gathering the best and latest of technology in manufacturing/production all the way to e-commerce.
After the Panels, I had the opportunity to speak with the Panelists:
Gihan, Founder of Ministry of Supply, Jon Harari, CEO of Windowswear, Anthony Park ElySiais, David Meltzer CEO of 1sports Marketing, and Tim Wyland, CEO of the LEAD.
Some of Fash-Innovation’s guests were stylish stars! I had the opportunity to chat with Actors Deemo Sings and Patrick Byas.
Summing it up, it was so exciting to see and event bringing together the fields of science, technology, and fashion. Stay tuned to see the video from the event, COMING TO VERONICA FASHION TV on APPLE TV!
Check out Sneak Peak of attendees from the event below ——->
As a collegiate distance runner and MIT-trained chemical engineer, Gihan knew there had to be a better way to make business wear. With the help of his co-founders Aman Advani and Kit Hickey, Gihan invented a new type of apparel – performance professional – with a technology that makes it sweat proof and wrinkle free.
CO-FOUNDER & CCO, THE LEAD
Timo is a Fashion, Marketing & Lifestyle industry expert. Having won awards including the CFDA Incubator, CFDA Fashion Lab, Woolmark Prize, and Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation –he continues to be an instrumental part of the industry and a symbol of its transformation. He is perhaps best known for his namesake fashion and lifestyle brand, Timo Weiland.
LAYANA AGUILAR - MADE IN NEW YORK
A thorough consideration for the inherent strength found in femininity comes to define Brazilian born Layana Aguilar’s brand. Seen on Project Runway S11 & All Stars – as a wife, a mother and a businesswoman – the collection is an ode to the many roles that women play in their everyday lives while owning their individuality and looking extraordinary.
CEO & CO-FOUNDER, WINDOWSWEAR https://www.windowswear.com/
Jon Harari is CEO of WindowsWear – the world’s largest database & community of retail visual merchandising. Jon also serves as a board member of Berkeley College’s Fashion Advisory Board, Indiana University’s Apparel Merchandising Advisory Board, and several charitable non-profit organizations in New York City.
With nothing but a fervor for lasting impact and a heart to inspire and equip others, Anthony is man chasing after his dreams and helping others do the same. Often labeled a “dreamer” and a romantic, Anthony is an unrelenting advocate of creating and sustaining businesses that are passion-driven and people-centric. The question, “How is your why,” echoes in his thoughts daily. He never fails to constantly explore new countries to not only quench his own travel appetite but to stay true to his commitment to passion-first. He currently lives in New York because that’s where the people are and where the people come.
Inspired by: Unwarranted forgiveness
Goto Book: Man’s Search for Meaning
Favorite Quote: “Those who have a 'why' to live, can bear with almost any 'how.'”
CEO & CO-FOUNDER, SPORTS 1 MARKETING
David Meltzer is the former CEO of the legendary Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment and the co-founder and CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, arguably the most notable sports marketing firm in the world. Recognized for being a best selling author & host of television series “Elevator Pitch”.
Final Frontier Design was founded in 2010 on the winnings of NASA's Astronaut Glove Challenge, with the goal of developing safety garments to enable human travel to space. As a private design studio, we are proud member of the NewSpace industry and it is our privilege to craft safety garments for the future of space travel.