Red Carpet Conference brought hundreds of industry innovators together on the final day of February’s New York Fashion Week
FASHINNOVATION, a platform where fashion and technology connect with a mission to inspire and share knowledge in the fashion, entrepreneurship and technology sectors, hosted the second edition of its semi-annual conference on February 13, 2019. The all-day red carpet event took place during NYFW at one of the city’s premiere venues, Tribeca Rooftop, which featured panels (50+ speakers), live performances, fashion installations, innovative displays (20+), and the launch of a book titled: It Can Be You by The NYLON Project with the aim to “Humanize Homelessness”.
Panel topics included fashion tech innovations, innovative Supply Chain, design/creative, the latest innovations in textiles, innovation in retail, customization, sustainability, augmented reality (featuring eSTYLAR – taking the fitting room to the customers home) and more. Other discussions focused on women empowerment, celebrities/influencers in fashion, e-commerce and entrepreneurship. Featured guests, panelists and moderators included: Eno Polo, CEO, Havaianas USA, Michael Ferraro, Executive Director, FIT Infor DTech Lab, Celine Semaan, Founder, Slow Factory & Co-Founder, The Library Study Hall, Ryan Leslie, Co-Founder, SuperPhone, David Meltzer, Host of Entrepreneur.com’s “Elevator Pitch”, Renata Black, Co-Founder, EBY, Nina Farran, Founder, FASHIONKIND, Lilian Liu, Manager of Partnerships, UN Global Compact, Jaclynn Brennan, Commercial Director, eSTYLAR, Gonzalo Pertile, Director of Social Responsibility, J. Crew, Giulio Bonazzi, CEO of Aquafil, Ivan Poupyrev, Director of Engineering and Technical Project Lead, Google, Carolina Wang, Co-Founder, EatGoodNYC, and Paul Dillinger, VP and Head of Global Product Innovation, Levi Strauss and more. (To see all speakers CLICK HERE)
“The highlight of our event is the underpinning community of like-minded individuals that came together to appreciate the importance of fashion, coupled with the intersection of technology” says Jordana Guimaraes, co-founder of FASHINNOVATION.
“This event is held in high regards for being the only fashion/tech conference during New York Fashion Week and we can’t wait to expand both domestically and internationally,” says Marcelo Guimaraes, Founder of FASHINNOVATION.
FASHINNOVATION’s Second Edition attracted over 350 guests as well as hundreds of viewers via “live stream” and was presented by partner sponsors Runway Moda, ELYSIAIS, Lyft, Sugarfina, Renato’s, Alter New Media and DisruptivAgency. Women of Wearables was also a community partner for the event.
The conference showcased a fashion installation by Constanza+LAB (Spain) and 19-year-old IMI by Imogen Evans, a mid-day cocktail hour and networking event, pop-up displays, a red carpet step-and-repeat, a special live performance by DeeMo, and an after-party by TROY. NYLON Project’s book, It Can Be You, which includes 50 stories of homelessness from influencers around the world, including Melissa Molinaro, Holly Glasser, Claudia Salinas, Madeline Stuart, Eric Bigger, Thania Peck, Josh Heffler, and Jessica Ross, to name a few, was launched at the event and a special panel on “Humanizing Homelessness” took place with Veronika Scott, Founder, Empowerment Plan, Jason Naylor, Creative Director/Artist, DeeMo, Singer/Actor/Philanthropist and Nadya Rousseau, Founder, Alter New Media – moderated by Jordana Guimaraes, Co-Founder of FASHINNOVATION & Founder/Author, The NYLON Project.
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We bridge the gap in conversation between the fashion and technology industries, inspiring an entrepreneurial mindset. Topics of discussion include design/creative, manufacturing/production, startup/ventures, e-commerce, sustainability and more. We build a diverse community of like-minded individuals in intersecting industries, keeping everyone abreast the latest in trends/innovations.
FASHINNOVATION was founded by husband/wife – Marcelo & Jordana Guimaraes - and originally put together as an idea that started in June 2018. During the planning and execution process, a simple email speaking of the concept sparked the attention of C levels of many organizations, including Samsung, Diane Von Furstenberg, Fergie, Louis Vuitton, Google, and CFDA. The launch event took place on September 12, 2018, this past NYFW.
Runway Moda – Runway Moda is an online platform bringing exciting/up & coming designers to your door via fashion shows/catwalks, backstage interviews, behind the scenes footage & more.
Lyft – On demand transportation app
DisruptivAgency – Digital Marketing & PR agency based out of Los Angeles, CA.
Renato’s – A single serve coffee/espresso system for your home & office – highest quality at a fair price.
Sugarfina – Top shelf inspired treats.
Alter New Media – Digital Social Impact Agency based out of Los Angeles, CA.
Elysiais – Humanizing technology with human centered design through various innovations.
STORM Security – Streaming Solutions bringing audio & video in all platforms.
Vernon Grille – Authentic Greek Cuisine with a restaurant in Long Island City, NY.
DIGIFAIR 365 – A 365-day a year non-stop platform, where fabric buyers and fashion designers can quickly source the best materials for their collections by demanding specific products from different regions worldwide.
Viralata Productions – Film & TV production agency based out of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
CLEARSALE – Platform to help ecommerce vendors/companies knock out fraud and chargebacks before they happen.
SKOOKUM – End to End Solutions that help boost efficiency, engagement and earnings.
DOU.K – A bespoke experience for timeless elegance.
FAIRE – Platform promoting and expanding fair & ethical trade practices by exclusively selling ethically sourced items online.
PerfectCorp – Leading augmented reality service provider for beauty brands worldwide.