Smart Fashion Throughout The Year: Highlight Events 2017

Smart Fashion Throughout The Year: Highlight Events 2017

Has smart fashion arrived in the broad masses? It seems so. More and more events and conferences inform about current wearable trends and latest developments for future fashion. At the moment smart fashion conquers the South by Southwest - as part of the music film and digital conference, we present Fashion Fusion to the international audience in Austin, Texas. Save the date! All our fashion tech highlights 2017 you can find here:


South by Southwest, 10/03/2017-19/03/2017 in Austin (Texas)

The South by Southwest unites festivals, conferences and trade exhibitions around the topics of interactive media, music and film. Three days of this year's event, the theme of style will be focused (11/03-13/03), which offers smart fashion a stage. At the last day of SXSW Style we’ll invite fashion tech makers & shakers, to join us at a Fashion Fusion Happy Hour! Our initiator Antje Hundhausen and our curator Lisa Lang will be involved. Together with Maks Giordano, Digital Strategist and Creative, they will present Fashion Fusion on the 13th of March as part of a networking event at German House. Save your Eventbrite ticket here


Decoded Summit Series 2017:

Singapore Summit, 16/03/2017-17/03/2017

London Summit, 16/05/2017-17/05/2017

New York Summit, 01/11/2017-02/11/2017

Spread over the entire year and different continents, fashion tech summits by Decoded take place. The conferences bring together hundreds of global disruptive and innovative Fashion, Retail and Technology leaders and exciting new startups. The speakers discuss and share key notes on the fashion technology landscape that help you to discover what’s next for the industry.

 Get an impression of last year's London Summit.


Haute Tech, 31/03/2017 in New York

At the second annual Fashion Tech panel discussion and networking luncheon, the theme of Fashion Tech will be discussed through different views. Panelists include founders and in-house counsel from start-up companies and established brands that are combining fashion and high tech in dynamic and innovative ways. For female visitors the organizer might be an interesting contact: ChIPs strives for advancing women in technology, law, and policy. 


FashTech Summit, 04/2017 in London 

FashTech's bi-annual conference aims at curating discussions that accelerate innovation at the intersection of fashion and technology. The event  hosts 60 elite speakers and 300 global Fashion, Retail and Technology leaders during one day. There you can learn from speakers at the forefront of change. In addition you get the opportunity to network with some of the world's leading minds in fashion tech.

Learn what to expect at FashTech Summit.


Wearable Europe, 10/05/2017-11/05/2017 in Berlin

The conference and exhibition Wearable Europe focuses on wearable technologies, applications, and their commercialisation progress. The conference program fills two days. It consists of over 225 speakers, with 50 speakers specifically covering Wearable Technology.


Graduate Fashion Week, 04/06/2017-07/06/2017 in London

At Graduate Fashion Week special work of university graduates from the creative industry is presented. The event is used to find new talents for the global design industry but it also can be seen as a place for inspiration regarding innovation in all parts of the fashion business. It is a showcase for the creativity and possibilities – shaping the way of fashion and visitors get access to speak directly with key industry experts.

Have a look at some outstanding fashion creations from graduates of 2016.


Wear It Festival,08/06/2017-09/06/2017 in Berlin

This event is designed as a touchpoint for wearable electronics and lifestyle / fashiontech in Berlin. Theorganzizers' mission is to establish new and lasting relationships by creatinga dialogue between business and creative technologists, designers and science.The Wear It Festival includes speaker-led conferences, meetups, livedemonstrations, hackathons and a festival in wearable technology.


Fashionclash Festival, 29/06/2017-02/07/2017 in Maastricht

This year, the 9th edition of the festival connecting the new generation designers and artists takes place. Various locations in Maastricht with workshops, exhibitions, Pop-up stores and talks are involved. You can expect a diverse variety of visitors from different disciplines and cultures, which are united by the interest in new ways of fashion.


#Fashiontech at re:publica 2017, 07/2017 in Berlin

#Fashiontech Berlin was launched as a platform for uprising ideas and business models that influence fashion design, production, distribution, marketing and sale. At various booths, innovations of the industry can be admired and discussed. Moreover on different panels fashion tech speakers talk about news for future fashion and invite the audience to ask questions on the topic of fashion and technology.

Get the typical spirit of #Fashiontech, the conference on the future of fashion taking place in Berlin.


Wearable Berlin, 20/10/2017-22/10/2017 in Berlin

Around 100 national and international exhibitors are expected at the International Trade Fair Wearable Berlin. The first day is used as a B2B event. Afterwards the so-called Gadget Days take place. Everybody who is looking for innovative, mobile solutions and hand-held key technologies for industry or everyday life is welcome to get inspired by various exhibitors. Besides the annual fair is accompanied by an expert congress dealing with the trends and future perspectives of portable technology.


Voices by Business of Fashion, 12/2017 in London

Voices, presented by “The Business of Fashion”, provides space for the global fashion community to exchange ideas and opinions on the topics facing fashion today. Numerous of local VOICES events around the world, culminate in an annual global VOICES gathering in December. Discussions on important issues facing the fashion industry including new possibilities for technical achievements are waiting for you.

This video gives you an insight in the event Voices by BoF.


FTF (Fashion Tech Forum), date tbd. in New York

Three years ago, the Fashion Tech Forum was founded to address the need for the fashion and technology sectors to come together. The goal of the organizer: gaining a better understanding of how leaders from each sector were thinking about fashion and retail in the future. Now the event is a platform and catalyst for innovation, ideas and partnerships in the fashion, retail, investment and technology industries. Join to hear the CEOs and Founders stories of transformation first hand.


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 Image Credit for both teaser images: re:publica/Gregor Fischer CC BY 2.0

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