Congratulations! Following a brilliant start for the new event format, #FASHIONTECH Berlin was already going into its fifth round at re:publica 2016. This series of events was born out of a cooperative effort between re:publica and PREMIUM International Fashion Trade Show and brings together the worlds of gadgets, hacking and design. Topical in their combination of fashion design and technology, the 2015 and 2016 events were hugely popular with 3,100 aprticipants in January 2016 due to their exciting talks and project presentations on e-commerce & retail, wearables & design, and digital marketing & communication. Here we go again! We are pleased toannounce the next edition of #FASHIONTECH Berlin during PREMIUM on 29 June 2016!
The last five #FASHIONTECH Berlin events featured crossover content from fashion design and technology. Top-ranking experts presented their projects and offered interesting insights. The events featured speakers from Google, Brands4Friends / ebay Fashion, Pinterest, Amazon Fashion, WIRED Germany, Microsoft and Facebook, as well as representatives from startups and designers, including Laura Wass of WXYZ jewelry, Lisa Lang of ElektroCouture, 3M New Ventures' Thomas Andrae and 3D print designer Anouk Wipprecht.
Along with attending numerous talks, participants were able to use a dedicated exhibition area to directly engage with designers and entrepreneurs and get stuck in with some DIY action. They also attended workshops to learn about the full fashion-meets-tech spectrum and experimented with materials, including LEDs.
To learn more about past #FASHIONTECH Berlin events, check out our summaries below. If you can't wait for the next event to kick off, you can entertain yourself in the meantime by going to the re:publica YouTube channel, which features all of 2015's and 2016's talks.
#FASHIONTECH is about the compatibility of fashion and technology, as well as issues in marketing: how is a collection best marketed, and how can PR be used? Social media and the digital world offer enormous potential. — VOGUE.DE | 06.05.2015
One of the biggest events of Fashion Week was held by the PREMIUM Exhibitions trade show. The ambience on the fourth floor of Kühlhaus at Gleisdreieck was dominated by glittering coats and elaborate LED jewellery of Berlin-based studio ElektroCouture. — HEISE.DE | 14.07.2015 | RENÉ BOHNE
Or at Fashiontech conference, an intersection of fashion and technology and a satellite of Premium fair, that tackles the topics the whole fashion sector is concerned about. How do the technological possibilities change the way wie wear, buy and distribute apparel? How does the internet change not only the way we behave towards apparel but our bodies and, lastly, us? — ZEIT MAGAZIN | 07.07.2015
The program at the #FASHIONTECH conference comprised discussions, talks, and short introductions of startups, a good opportunity for founders and developers to show off their ideas to the world. — TAGESSPIEGEL | 10.07.2015 | WLADA KOSLOWA
Photo credit: Laura Wass of WXYZ Jewelry at #FASHIONTECH Berlin in January 2016 by Christoph Wehrer