STOCKHOLM FASHION TECH TALKS
WAS WEDNESDAY 7 JUNE 2017
The rapid technological evolution is reshaping the global fashion industry. Boundaries between fashion and tech companies are becoming increasingly blurred. New materials, new business models and new features in clothing are being developed.
What can we expect from the future? How is the industry, the consumer, and the actual clothes we wear affected by fast and simultaneous development in fields such as wearable technology, materials innovation, big data and artificial intelligence?
And what do we want that future to look like?
Technology has the power to solve problems, to change, improve and radically transform.
Welcome to Stockholm Fashion Tech Talks
A day of lectures and discussions on innovation at the intersection of fashion and technology.
Welcome: Lena Patriksson Keller, Patriksson Communication and Linda Leopold, curator
Opening speech: Mikael Damberg, Minister for Enterprise and Innovation
Interview: Cristina Stenbeck, Kinnevik
interview by Emma Ohlson, Association of Swedish Fashion Brands
09.25–10.30 SESSION 1: SMART FASHION
Talk: Todd Harple, Intel: Glamour, Enchantment, and Transformation in the age of data
Talk: Niall Murphy, Evrythng: The internet of clothes
Talk: Matthew Drinkwater, London College of Fashion: Designing with technology
Panel hosted by Todd Harple: Matthew Drinkwater, Niall Murphy & Amanda Parkes
10.30–11.00 Nespresso coffee break
11.00–12.30 SESSION 2: NEW MATERIALS
Introduction by Marcus Bergman, textile sustainability expert
Talk: Diana Amini, H&M Foundation: To reinvent the fashion industry with materials innovation
Talk: Amanda Parkes, Fashion Tech Lab: The future of smart textiles
Talk: Francis Bitonti, Studio Francis Bitonti: Design futurism
Panel hosted by Marcus Bergman: Diana Amini & Francis Bitonti
Talk: Erik Lindvall, Streamateria: Making fast fashion even faster
12.30–14.00 LUNCH at the Restaurant, Fotografiska
14.00–15.30 SESSION 3: BIG DATA & ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Introduction by Rebecka Cedering Ångström, Ericsson
Talk: Sebastian Siemiatkowski, Klarna: How AI and Big Data can improve retail
Talk: Joe Berry, Edited: What do millennial pink, men’s rompers & unicorns have in common?
Talk: Oskar Juhlin, Stockholm University: Computer vision in fashion
Talk: Matthias Dantone, Fashwell: How to teach the algorithm about style and make images shoppable
Talk: Ananth Narayanan, Myntra: Artificial creativity
Performance by Blenda
15.30–16.00 Nespresso coffee break
16.00–17.45 SESSION 4: TRANSFORMING THE FASHION SYSTEM
Introduction by Matthew Drinkwater
Talk: Emma Stjernlöf, Adidas: Speedfactories and the future of manufacturing
interview by Elin Frendberg, Swedish Fashion Council
Talk: Jonas Larsson, Swedish School of Textiles: Digital tools towards positive impact
Talk: Kirsty Emery, Unmade: Mass customisation and the new role of the fashion designer
Talk: Rickard Lindqvist, Atacac: Dynamic pricing and the digital design paradigm – selling fashion like flight tickets
Talk: Lauren Bowker, The Unseen: Magic is science that we don’t understand yet
LINDA LEOPOLD: INNOVATION STRATEGIST, JOURNALIST AND AUTHOR