To overcome uncertainty and capture new opportunities, nearly every role in fashion will be influenced by technology. We explore what this means for fashion professionals - in writing, and in person as part of a new live event partnership.
In the Web 2.0 era, a public persona is a commodity. Web 3.0 takes this further - wrapping our Metaverse selves up in a web of digital products, social currencies, and a search for authentic brand experiences. Is fashion about to enter a new age of consumer awareness and brand responsibility?
Digital fashion and NFTs have been grabbing headlines, but fashion's involvement in interactive experiences - in video gaming and beyond - goes even deeper than the Metaverse. Community-integrated commerce, virtual brand experiences, and direct-to-avatar economy; we explore fashion's interactive future.
With experts unable to confirm how long crypto's collapse might last, will this sudden change affect the appetite among influential brands to invest in crypto payments?
What does a smart, predictive retail strategy look like in a world that’s constantly confounding expectations? Some of the world’s biggest brands are already setting the template for a new intelligent approach to planning.
We talk to New Balance's VP of Design, and Kalypso's Digital Product Creation & Transformation Lead, about the evolution of digital assets and workflows - from virtual samples to the metaverse - and whether DPC can serve as a model for other technology-driven change.
Virtual influencers have captured our attention, but how much of what viewers see is smoke and mirrors? And what implications does the answer have for digital asset pipelines and processes?
Where sneakers lead, fashion follows. As fashion begins to make sense of virtual garments, digital ownership, and NFTs, the sneaker industry's blend of collectibility, culture, and creativity could set the template for what's to come...
Turnkey access to manufacturing, materials, and distribution on tap could redistribute power from brands to creators. How major cultural shift is meeting a tech-driven transformation to up-end fashion.
Fashion has set a mandate for transparency. But where brands see hidden information waiting to be uncovered, suppliers might see open doors through which their intellectual property could escape. Is there a way forward that works for both parties?
With the existing structural problems in the supply chain infrastructure illuminated, we need to be asking, "How can we make blockchain work for us?"
Could COVID spell the end of lean manufacturing? Efficiency, waste reduction, and other important metrics will be better served by production floor data and objective supply chain insights - the cornerstones of the fourth industrial revolution.
Against a backdrop of historic change, fashion should be pursuing a reset rather than a rebound. A new report makes the case for not just why, but how.
A look at digital fashion from an independent creative's perspective. Technology, tools, art and social impact... how does the multi-disciplinary designer see things developing from here?