fashtech nyc

A learn and Inspiration week on the intersection of  Fashion and Tech

New York City

Spring 2019

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FashTech Xplore,
Fashion Meets Tech in NYC

Technology has progressed over the last decade and has become fully integrated into our lifestyles. Wearables, 3D printed clothing, high-performance materials, smart fabrics and computational fashion are revolutionizing the fashion industry and leading it into a new, exciting era.

Join us this September - during the NY fashion week - for FashTech Xplore, an inspirational and educational week in New York City with keynote speakers, panel conversations, workshops, exciting company visits and much more.

Jasna Rokegem

Meet your ambassador: Jasna Rokegem

Jasna Rokegem - CEO and founder of Jasna Rok and our FashTech ambassador during this tour - joins an exciting programme of speakers and experts sharing their views and insights on how technology is implemented into fashion, the hottest trends and disruptive technologies you need to know about, what challenges designers are facing to keep up with this fast-paced world and how technology is changing the business of fashion.

Jasna will give an inspiring keynote, masterclass and expert classes.

Jasa Rokegem, is founder and CEO of JasnaRok.

A young and energetic pioneer in combining innovative fashion and cutting-edge technology. Not only in creating unique projects and collections, but also in bringing these to life by using techniques such as virtual and augmented reality. She has a strong vision on the clothing of the future and how it can add value to our daily lives. To achieve more and think further, Jasna likes working closely together with professional partners from around the globe.

These collaborations and projects brought her a lot of recognition and exposure. As a result, she received various awards, gives lectures and gets invited to big events in different fields.

In January 2016, aged 23, she founded Jasna Rok, the first Fash Tech design studio in Belgium.

Today, she’s cooperating with companies all over the world such as Nokia Bell Labs, Nanex Company, Leap Motion, …

Jasna Rok provides a window to show the endless possibilities of technology and science today, by making them visible, tangible and understandable for the big audience through interactive fashion.

Speakers & Experts

Here's a peek at confirmed FashTech Xplore topics, speakers, and experts. More will be added in the coming weeks.

Billie Whitehouse

Billie Whitehouse
CEO, designer and art director
at Wearable X

Billie Whitehouse is the CEO, designer and director of Wearable X. Billie was once compared to Elon Musk in Business Insider because of she specializes in the unique combination of hardware, software and apparel for wearable technology products. Known for her development of Nadi X and Fan Jersey recently presented at Super Bowl 50, Billie is invigorating the fashion industry and transforming it into a business focused on improving the quality of our lives.

Business Insider recently named Billie as one of the 30 most important women under 30 in tech and she was named in the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company.

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Jasna Rokegem
Founder & CEO
JasnaRok

Jasa Rokegem, is founder and CEO of JasnaRok.

A young and energetic pioneer in combining innovative fashion and cutting-edge technology. Not only in creating unique projects and collections, but also in bringing these to life by using techniques such as virtual and augmented reality. She has a strong vision on the clothing of the future and how it can add value to our daily lives. To achieve more and think further, Jasna likes working closely together with professional partners from around the globe.

These collaborations and projects brought her a lot of recognition and exposure. As a result, she received various awards, gives lectures and gets invited to big events in different fields.

In January 2016, aged 23, she founded Jasna Rok, the first Fash Tech design studio in Belgium.

Today, she’s cooperating with companies all over the world such as Nokia Bell Labs, Nanex Company, Leap Motion, …

Jasna Rok provides a window to show the endless possibilities of technology and science today, by making them visible, tangible and understandable for the big audience through interactive fashion.

jade

Jade Huang
CEO & Co-founder
StyleSage

Jade Huang is the CEO and co-founder of StyleSage, a data analytics company that has developed "smart machines that see the world the way designers would" which helps retailers and brands with critical business decisions in assortment, pricing, promotion, and trends. An ex-fashion designer turned technologist, Jade has 10+ years of award-winning digital strategy, design, and technology experience. She is a frequent industry speaker, having presented in 6+ countries and at The Financial Times Innovate America Forum, Monaco Symposium of Luxury, International Retail Summit in Switzerland, INSEAD, Harvard University, Cornell University, MIT, and many more. Currently, she serves as a mentor at Techstars New York. 
Jade studied fashion design at Parsons School of Design, and has a Bachelors in International Trade from the Fashion Institute of Technology. She has a MPA in International Economics from Columbia University, and a MBA from INSEAD where she was awarded the L'Oreal Scholarship for Creativity & Entrepreneurship Spirit. She is also a 2016 NYC Venture Fellow.

topics
Ryan Teng

Ryan Teng
CLO
Virtual Fashion Inc.

Ryan is VP at CLO Virtual Fashion.

CLO Virtual Fashion is committed to innovating the way we communicate fashion through our true-to-life 3D garment simulation technology.

Kristen

Kristen Alyce
Founder Garbage Gone Glam
& VIVRE Canvas Couture

Kristen founded Garbage Gone Glam, an environmentally conscious company, specialized in turning your everyday trash into couture dresses and accessories. Kristen has worked with Hyundai, KPMG, Disney.. and has been featured on Good Morning America, Fox News, CBS News, Fox News,... .

Kristen also founded Vivre Canvas Couture, a luxurious new high-end collection of handmade, hand-painted couture gowns and accessories.

Stefanie Tacata

Stefanie Tacata
CEO + Co-Founder
Stateless

Stefanie has a passion for entrepreneurship. Knowing that people were knocking on Souad's door for fashion design help so Stefanie approached Souad with the idea of building a design and consulting agency for brands worldwide seeking to outsource creative design and development. Souad agreed and here they are: the Brains and the Creative behind Stateless Fashion Design and Consulting!

Stateless is a New York City based agency of fashion designers, production managers, and brand developers. We work as a team to advise on process and/or design & develop lines for brands around the world. As corporate fashion design veterans, each with 10+ years of invaluable experience in major American and International fashion companies, we bring a professional edge to our clients' design & development process. Armed with creative fashion concept and design talent, and a global network of factory vendors and fabric mills, we are an essential part of our clients' product supply chains.

Souad Acha

Souad Acha
Creative Director + Co-Founder
Stateless

Souad has been in the fashion industry for 15+ years. She has a strong track record in developing brands for major American fashion corporations. From New York to San Francisco, she has designed and concepted for leading American retailers including Gap Inc., Oshkosh B’gosh, The Children’s Place, JC Penney, and American Eagle Outfitters. Souad also launched new kidswear brands for American Eagle Outfitters and JC Penney: 77Kids and Baker by Ted Baker.

Stateless is a New York City based agency of fashion designers, production managers, and brand developers. We work as a team to advise on process and/or design & develop lines for brands around the world. As corporate fashion design veterans, each with 10+ years of invaluable experience in major American and International fashion companies, we bring a professional edge to our clients' design & development process. Armed with creative fashion concept and design talent, and a global network of factory vendors and fabric mills, we are an essential part of our clients' product supply chains.

Bieke Claes

Bieke Claes
Managing Director Belcham
(Belgian American Chamber of Commerce)

Evan Polivy

Evan Polivy
Director of Brand Development
Stateless

Evan is a branding expert. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) where he studied various mediums, including graphic design, film, photography, and apparel. Now, after over 10 years as an agency Creative Director working with some of the world’s top companies including Google, IBM, and Sotheby’s, Evan prides himself on his unique ability to bring to form cohesive and memorable brands and experiences. Evan also runs his own fashion apparel startup called The Rafter Club where he has constructed a world of basketball-inspired menswear.

The Program

'FashTech Xplore' will cover a wide range of topics from The Future of Fashion, Fashion & data, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Blockchain, 3D printing, Retail, Sustainability, Doing Business in the USA...

FashTech Xplore Schedule

A combination of experiential tours in New York City to inspire you as well as hands-on workshops and presentations to teach you.

Please note that this is a preliminary program and final visits & timing may change.

WEDNESDAY
THURSDAY
FRIDAY
SATURDAY / SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
WEDNESDAY

5 Reasons why you should attend FashTech Xplore.

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1.

Be inspired by the hottest fashion trends, innovations, and technology such as Artificial Intelligence, AR, VR, wearable tech, 3D printing.. that are shaping the future of Fashion.

And explore new ideas that could future-proof your business.

2.

A unique opportunity to meet renowned speakers and thought leaders, as well as local entrepreneurs who are changing the world of retail and fashion.

Take a peek behind the scenes of innovative fashion companies and design labs.

meet experts
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3.

Learn what it's like to do business in a fast-paced environment such as New York City, and receive high-level advice about doing business in the United States.

 

4.

Present your innovative product to a panel of experts. Charm local entrepreneurs, potential investors, and industry leaders.

 

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Speakers FashTech Xplore (6)

5.

Meet future partners, suppliers and potential prospects. Based on your individual goals and needs, we will set up face-to-face meetings with local experts, potential partners, suppliers, prospects... specifically for your business.

Location

New York City

The Fashion Capital of the World

New York City is at the forefront of fashion, creativity, and innovation. It is here that fashion ideas take root and trends are defined.

NYC is home to an estimated 900 fashion company headquarters and over 5,000 fashion industry showrooms, and the city is the largest retail market in the US, generating more than $15 billion in annual sales.

“There’s a buzz, a creative energy in New York City that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. It’s an extraordinarily stimulating place for fashion—I think that’s why so many people choose to be here.”

- Diane von Furstenberg

NY Fashion

Price & Registration

Participant fee includes:

  • Workshops & Masterclasses
  • Company visits, events & field trips
  • 4* hotel accommodation in NY (*)
  • Lunches and dinners (*)
  • Transport from/to the airport
  • Transport during the seminar

(*) valid during the duration of the seminar 

Participation fee does not include:

  • Flight to/from New York City
  • Additional food & beverages

(*) mandatory

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Subsidy for prospection abroad

Flemish SME companies attending this seminar are eligible for a Subsidy for Prospection via Flanders Investment & Trade (FIT). 

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Your Hosts

FashTech Xplore is an event by Fifteen24, a Belgian-American company with offices in New York City.
Mathieu and Florence live and work in the Big Apple and will be your hosts during this exciting week.

Mathieu Lanssens
Fifteen24 Inc - New York City

Florence Brusselmans
Fifteen24 Inc - New York City

Contact & Questions


Email hello@fifiteen24.co

FashTech Xplore is hosted by Fifteen24 Inc.

Fifteen24 Inc
79 Madison Avenue
New York City, NY 10016, USA

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