Fashion-Tech Info Day – Milan

On Monday 25th and Tuesday 26th November 2019, Politecnico di Milano will be hosting Fashion-Tech Info Day – Milan. During the two days, you will get the chance to learn from notable keynote speakers, success stories and roundtable discussions on the latest issues impacting the fashion-tech industry.

On the 25th, you will explore disruptive scenarios in the fashion-tech paradigm, expert speakers from FoReSeE* Centre will share knowledge around enabling technologies that are informing the future of fashion retail. Fashion Technology Accelerator will curate an interactive session on accelerating fashion sustainability through emerging technologies.

On the 26th, you will discover how advanced manufacturing is fostering product and process innovation through a dedicated session curated by FabTextiles, where digitally enhanced modes of fashion production and consumption are discussed and deepen on the fashion-tech paradigm.

* Forecasting Retail Service Experiences (Partners: FiP PoliMi, Stentle, M-Cube)

Who Should Attend
The Info Days are open to anyone interested in learning and engaging with the fashion-tech sector. We encourage start-ups, SMEs, as well as fashion and technology professionals to join and contribute to the discussions. Accelerators, hubs and clusters would also benefit from attending and networking at the event.

How to register
Sign-up for a ticket through the Fashion-Tech Info Day – Milan Eventbrite page.

Costs
This event is free to register and attend.

Accommodation
Attendees are responsible for booking their own accommodation.

Contact Us
If you have any questions about attending an Info Day please email contact@define-network.eu.

Location
Milan Info Day will be taking place in two different sites:

  • Monday 25th November at Le Village – Corso di Porta Romana, 61, 20122 Milano MI
  • Tuesday 26th November at Polifactory – Via Privata Simone Schiaffino, 22-30, 20158 Milano MI

 

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Themes of the Event 

Monday 25th November, Morning Session:
Exploring disruptive scenarios in the Fashion-tech paradigm
Enabling technologies to inform the future of fashion-retail curated by FoReSeE* Center
* Forecasting Retail Service Experiences (Partners: FiP PoliMi, Stentle, M-Cube).

The future of retail will depend on how well we adapt and take advantage of the digital change. Within this framework the fashion system can catch the opportunity to reflect and redesign the entire production and cultural system. Today, the shopping experience is realized not only thanks to multiform sensory and informational solicitations, but also through the different distribution and
communication channels, both physical and digital, defining new needs, strategies, technologies, and even new aesthetic forms.
Retail, in this renewed context, becomes increasingly relevant both in its physical and digital form, but also and above all in the “phygital” one, between virtual and real. A form that creates a new sales space through the creation of new experiences and interactions between the physical space and the intangibility of the digital world: from the multichannel, we move towards increasingly integrated strategies that use omnichannel sales and communication methods.

Monday 25th November, Afternoon Session:
Accelerating fashion sustainability through emerging technologies curated by FTA*
* Fashion Technology Accelerator

Through the session we will investigate how different brands are using new technologies to offer customers sustainable fashion products, in particular researching new production processes, sustainable textiles and natural dyeing processes. The panel will also investigate new business models that can shift customers’ mind set towards a more sustainable consumption such as second-hand and rental models.

Tuesday 26th November.
Digitally enhanced modes of fashion production and consumption

Advanced manufacturing fostering product and process innovation through prototyping and open source knowledge curated by FabTextiles – Anastasia Pistofidou. In the last decades, design practices are witnessing deep transformations at a cultural, social, and technological level approaching new, more advanced, open and distributed forms of digital manufacturing. This session focuses on exploring the digitally mediated
product and process innovation in the fashion-tech sector from different perspectives and experiences.

Hourly Schedule

Monday 25th November, 2019 at Le Village, Milano | Exploring disruptive scenarios in the fashion-tech paradigm

9.15am - 9.45am
Registration & Welcome Coffee
9.45am - 10.15am
Info-Days Introduction: Challenges & Opportunities of Digital Transformation for the Fashion Industry
Speakers:
Paola Bertola, Polimi
10.15am - 10.45am
The new Fashion Retail paradigms
Speakers:
Valeria M. Iannilli, Polimi
10.45am - 11.30am
Towards the retail of 2054: enabling technologies and successful cases
Speakers:
Alexio Cassani, Stentle
11.30am - 12pm
Case Study - Hyper Room Milano
Speakers:
Stefano Pierpaoli, Hyper Room, Tommaso Scutti, Hyper Room
12pm - 1pm
Roundtable discussion. Smart Retail. The new shopping experience
Moderator: Chiara Colombi (Associate Professor, PoliMi)
Speakers:
Chiara Carradori, Hyper Room, Luca De Carli, Retlay, Matteo Patalano, Wemanage, Mauro Sampellegrini, Sistema Moda Italia
1pm - 2pm
Networking Lunch & matchmaking meetings
2pm - 2.30pm
Innovation driving sustainability: an overview of current and future solutions
Speakers:
Giusy Cannone, Fashion Technology Accelerator
2.30pm - 3pm
Responsible Beauty
Speakers:
Fabio Di Liberto, Isko™
3pm - 3.30pm
EcoCouture: The natural evolution of luxury
Speakers:
Tiziano Guardini
3.30pm - 4pm
Purpose-led Story: WRÅD. Design to challenge the status quo
Speakers:
Matteo Ward, WRÅD
4pm - 4.15pm
Break
4.15pm - 5pm
Roundtable discussion. Shifting customers behaviors. How can we engage customers on sustainability
Moderator: Giusy Cannone (CEO, FTA)
Speakers:
Aldo Tempesti, Sistema Moda Italia - TEXCLUBTECH, Danièle CLUTIER, IFM, Francesca Tonelli, Vintag, Priscilla Gennari, Dressyoucan
5pm - 5.30pm
DeFINE project: goals, benefits and Mentoring Programme
5.30pm - 6.30pm
Networking aperitif & match-making meetings

Tuesday 26th November, 2019 at Polifactory, Milano | Digitally enhanced modes of fashion production and consumption

9.15am - 9.45am
Registration & Welcome Coffee
9.45am - 10am
Info-Day Introduction
Speakers:
Chiara Colombi, Polimi
10am - 10.15am
Introduction
Speakers:
Anastasia Pistofidou, FabTextile and Fabricademy
10.15am - 10.45am
Fabrics and Circuits: integrating technology, craftsmanship and experimental techniques
Speakers:
Rachel Freire, Rachel Freire Studio
10.45am - 11.15am
Fashion Wearable Technology: 15 years of design and innovation at CuteCircuit
Speakers:
Francesca Rosella, CuteCircuit
11.15am - 11.45am
Craft-inspired interactive textile solutions
Speakers:
Kristi Kuusk, Estonian Academy of Arts
11.45am - 12.30pm
From innovative materials to prototyping and new production processes
Moderator: Anastasia Pistofidou (Co-founder FabTextile and Fabricademy)
Speakers:
Eugenia Morpurgo, Giulia Tomasello, Massimo Bianchini, Polimi, Sara Savian
12.30pm - 1pm
DeFINE project: goals, benefits and Mentoring Programme
1pm - 2pm
Networking Lunch & match-making meetings
Paola Bertola, Polimi
Paola Bertola, Polimi
Full Professor and Coordinator of the PhD Program, Polimi
Paola Bertola, PhD in Design, is Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Design Department, where she coordinates the PhD Program in Design. She is cofounder of Fashion in Process (FIP) research collective and Faculty Member of the School of Design, Politecnico di Milano, where she teaches in BA Fashion Design program and in MSc Product Service System Design Program. Her research focuses on creative processes, design management and branding, and design research within “culture intensive” industries. She is an author of several international publications and consultant on didactic and research activities for Italian and foreign institutions and companies. She was twice awarded with the Compasso d'Oro Price (2001 and 2011) for her research activities.
Valeria M. Iannilli, Polimi
Valeria M. Iannilli, Polimi
Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano and President of the Fashion Design Programs (Bachelor and MSc) at School of Design
Architect and Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Design Dept. She is part of the “Design and Cultures” research section and Faculty Member of the School of Design, Politecnico di Milano, where she teaches in the Fashion Design Program (MSc).She is President of the Fashion Design Programs (Bachelor and MSc) at School of Design, Politecnico di Milano. She teaches post graduate course at the Milan Fashion Institute and other institutions of higher learning. She is Co-director of Master in "Interior Design Retail Management" and Scientific Coordinator of the "Store Manager and Concept Store Design" at POLI.design with Innovacom. She is a member of the Editorial Committee of the book series "Fashion in Process", Mandragora Editrice, Firenze. Her research interests concern retail design processes as the expression of the identity of a company to promote the construction of an active dialogue with users' communities. She is expert of management of narrative processes as place of cultural exchange in “culture intensive” industries. She is author of international publications and consultant in didactic and research activities for Italian and foreign institutions and companies.
Alexio Cassani, Stentle
Alexio Cassani, Stentle
Co-Founder and CEO, Stentle
Co-Founder and CEO of Stentle, a startup that deals with innovation in the world of retail and e-commerce. Previously he was CTO of Doing and, before that, of Fashionis, an e-commerce startup similar to Yoox. He graduated in Computer Engineering and worked as a consultant during the early years, directing the Technology Business Unit of Webscience by following e-commerce projects for some of the main Italian Fashion and Design brands.
Stefano Pierpaoli, Hyper Room
Partner, Hyper Room
Tommaso Scutti, Hyper Room
(Partner, Hyper Room)
Chiara Carradori, Hyper Room
Founder & Owener, Hyper Room
Luca De Carli, Retlay
Partner, Retlay
Luca De Carli is a digital media executive with 2 decades of experience in digital business, co-founder and CEO of MediaEngine, digital agency based in Milan. Since 2015 Luca leads Retlay project, a digital platform that boost retailers by providing tools for strategy, execution and analysis of visual merchandising processes. Luca's experience include a strong expertise in e-commerce projects and digital-physical convergence of retail processes: communication, marketing and sales.
Matteo Patalano, Wemanage
Matteo Patalano, Wemanage
Founder & Partner, Wemanage
With a Master’s Degree in Management from Bocconi University in Milan and a professional background in Marketing, I’ve been specializing in assisting brands at start- up stage, field in which I consolidated most of my know-how. With a hands-on managerial approach and solid communicational skills, I’ve helped many brands assess their brand strategy as well as develop their business model, from supply-chain to sales channels.
Mauro Sampellegrini, Sistema Moda Italia
Mauro Sampellegrini, Sistema Moda Italia
R&I Area, Sistema Moda Italia
Innovation and Project Management. Plastic processes and Technopolymers, energy storage. Textile processes engineering. Consultant in IPR, EU Fundings and innovation policies.
Giusy Cannone, Fashion Technology Accelerator
Giusy Cannone, Fashion Technology Accelerator
CEO, Fashion Technology Accelerator
Giusy has more than 10 years’ experience in the investment and startups area. She is currently CEO of Fashion Technology Accelerator. She has been Investment Manager at Italian Angels for Growth, business angels’ network with €14M invested. Previously, she was innovation specialist at in Intesa Sanpaolo bank, running a program which supports business development of tech start-ups. Earlier, she had working experience in the United States working first as Researcher at the Kauffman Foundation then at the Mind the Bridge as coordinator of the incubation program in San Francisco. She has also been involved in consultancy projects to develop entrepreneurial ecosystem in different countries. She is lecturer at the major Italian Fashion Schools such as Istituto Marangoni and Domus Academy.
Fabio Di Liberto, Isko™
Strategic Relations Advisor, ISKO™
Fabio is currently Strategic Relations Advisor at ISKO™. In his previous position as Brand Director at ISKO™, Fabio led the consumer-facing ingredient brand strategies at a global level. With 20+ years of experience in brand, product and service innovation, Fabio plays an important role in making sure people are always at the heart of all moments of engagement happening with the brand. Prior to this position, Fabio was Global Brand Manager at Moleskine. He is a Fulbright Scholar with a 12-year career heading the Strategy team at Continuum, a Global Innovation Consultancy. Fabio has lived and worked as a designer for FutureBrand in New York and holds a Master’s Degree in Industrial Design from Pratt Institute, NYC, on top of a Degree in Architecture from the University of Palermo, Italy.
Tiziano Guardini
Tiziano Guardini
Ecodesigner, Tiziano Guardini
Ecodesigner born in the 80s in Rome. After a degree in economics, he studied at the KOEFIA Academy in Rome to become a “Fashion Designer”. After his Master Degree in Product Management, he started some co-operations with several Fashion Ateliers in Rome for PAP and Accessories. In 2012, he participated in the “Limited/Unlimited” Edition with a coat made of pine needles. In the same year, he was one of the special guests at the “Vogue Fashion Night Out” in Rome. In March 2014, he displayed his creations during the event “Fashion for Forest / Forest for Fashion” at the United Nations in Genève, together with Michelangelo Pistoletto. In 2015, one of his creations made of licorice roots, was a part of the show “L'eleganza del cibo – food about fashion” in the Traiano's Market museum in Rome. In 2016, Tiziano Guardini participated in the "Ethical Fashion Show" in Milan during the MFW2016. In March 2016, he continued to show his soul around the world and won the “Bronze Hempel Fashion Award” in Bejing. In 2017, he won the Franca Sozzani GCC Award for best emerging designer and he received the “Peta Couture Award”. On february 2018, thanks to Vogue and Yoox he exhibits his creations at Palazzo Morando during the Next Green Talents. He also exhibited at the V&A Museum in London for the Fashion from Nature show. He was selected by Mercedes Benz as best emerging designer to show is SS 2019 collection during Milan Fashion Week.
Matteo Ward, WRÅD
Matteo Ward, WRÅD
CEO and co-founder, WRÅD
CEO and co-founder of WRÅD, focus design company dedicated to sustainable innovation and social change, and co-founding member of Fashion Revolution Italia. He graduated in Economics at Bocconi University in 2008 and started his career in the fashion industry working for Abercrombie and Fitch as Sr. Manager and co-chair of the A&F Diversity and Inclusion Council.
Aldo Tempesti, Sistema Moda Italia - TEXCLUBTECH
Aldo Tempesti, Sistema Moda Italia - TEXCLUBTECH
R&I Area Sistema Moda Italia – TEXCLUBTECH
He got his Diploma Degree in Industrial Chemistry at the University of Milan. He worked for the development of modacrylic fibre as well as of the promotion of acrylic fibre for Snia Fibre and Montefibre Spa. He’s involved in different working groups operating at European level (i.e. CEN, ISO), as well as national level (i.e. Confindustria, UNI ). From 1990-2002 he was the Secretary General of AITA (the Italian flame retardant textiles association) and President of the CEN/TC248/SC1(European technical committee for standardisation of flame retardant textiles). Since 1998 he’s the Director of TEXCLUBTEC (the technical and innovative textile association). He also participates in the “Barriers to trade”, “R&D” Working Group and he is one of experts of the European Technology Platform for the future of Textile and Clothing of Euratex (European Textile and clothing Association). He taught textile industrial technologies at University of Bergamo (Italy) from 2003 to 2006. He has published different works regarding technical textiles and presented speeches on the same subject during international conferences. As Director of TexClubtec he is strongly involved in research european projects and worldwide export activities. From 2015 he is the Secretary General of the Italian Technology Platform for Textile and Clothing, and from 2017 he is the Cluster Manager of the National Technological Cluster “Design, Creativity an Made in Italy”.
Danièle CLUTIER, IFM
Danièle CLUTIER, IFM
Project Manager, IFM
Danièle is an experienced Lecturer in Fashion Marketing at IFM and in different programmes and institutions. Her range of expertise covers consumer behaviour, strategic marketing, innovation strategies and competitiveness policies. She regularly collaborates with France’s Ministry of Industry to design and implement various collective initiatives to help creative industries raise their competitive level on the global scene by acquiring updated design and technological capabilities. She is Secretary General to the R3iLab innovation network. Danièle regularly carries out strategic studies for businesses and for the European Commission mostly focused on fashion innovation and SME-related issues and challenges. An alumna of INSEAD’s MBA, her career has been focusing on textile and other creative industries since an early stage when she first joined Chargeurs Group as International Marketing Director, after being in charge of market intelligence at Rothmans International. She then went on to set up and run IFM’s Market Research and Consulting Department.
Francesca Tonelli, Vintag
Francesca Tonelli, Vintag
Founder & COO, Vintag
37 y.o., founder and COO of Vintag, the first marketplace dedicated exclusively to authentic and quality vintage. Today it has over 37 thousand users with more than 100 thousand objects for sale. Francesca was named by SheTech as one of the 10 entrepreneurs in Italy in 2019 to watch and was included among the thousand women who are changing Italy from StartupItalia.
Priscilla Gennari, Dressyoucan
Priscilla Gennari, Dressyoucan
E-commerce Manager, Dressyoucan
Tidy and scrupulous. She manages the constant updating of the online store, following the complete rental process from receipt of the purchase order to delivery. She plans and schedules each shipment: she will never live our users an event without the dream dress signed by DressYouCan!
Chiara Colombi, Polimi
Chiara Colombi, Polimi
Project Manager, Polimi
Chiara Colombi, is a Fashion Designer, PhD and Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Design Department, and Faculty Member in BSc and MSc Fashion Design programs at Design School ‐ Politecnico di Milano. She has 15 years’ experience in education, research and professional consultancy in the fashion design field mainly focused on trend research methods, product-system development, merchandising and retailing. Her research, teaching and professional experience is rooted in the close relationship established with productive and professional entities. These connections aim to define research projects deemed to be relevant from an industrial, socio-economic perspective and possible topics for studios, workshops, research projects and grants.
Anastasia Pistofidou, FabTextile and Fabricademy
Anastasia Pistofidou, FabTextile and Fabricademy
Co-founder, Fabtextile and Fabricademy
Freelance researcher, practitioner and educator on digital fabrication, textiles and wearable technologies. Specialized in hardware development, integration design, rapid prototyping and design to production. She is the co-founder of fabtextiles.org, a research laboratory on textiles, soft architectures and innovative materials. She is the co-founder of Fabricademy, Textile and Technology Academy, a radical educational platform on the future of textiles that merges online learning with hands-on prototyping. Combining digital fabrication techniques and crafts, she demonstrates how new technologies can shift the massive consumption and fast production to a customized, personal and local fabrication applied on education, everyday life and new enterprises.
Rachel Freire, Rachel Freire Studio
Rachel Freire, Rachel Freire Studio
Artist and designer, Rachel Freire Studio
Freire is an artist and designer working in fashion, costume and garment technology. Her work inhabits the spaces where disciplines meet with emphasis on intricate, evocative detailing, narrative garments and exploring the relationship between futuristic applications and traditional techniques. She believes close collaboration between artists and engineers can make sustainability inherent in future design logic and create tangible visions for a positive future. She is currently fascinated with eTextiles, modular fashion, open hardware, maniacal documentation and data democratisation. Her work is designed to tell stories, or to inspire them.
Francesca Rosella, CuteCircuit
Francesca Rosella, CuteCircuit
Founder, CuteCircuit
Founded in 2004, CuteCircuit is the world’s first wearable-technology fashion brand. CuteCircuit interweaves leading-edge fashion design with emerging technologies and smart fabrics to create fashion design that not only looks beautiful but also carries magical capabilities and interactive connections. CuteCircuit’s co-founders, Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz, come from a heritage of couture in fashion design (Valentino), and Interaction Design and Anthropology respectively. After a decade and a half of innovation, the brand holds several patents in the field of wearable technology, such as 3D Augmented Reality Audio, Interactive Luminous Garments, and Sensor Enhanced Fabric constructions.
Kristi Kuusk, Estonian Academy of Arts
Kristi Kuusk, Estonian Academy of Arts
Associate Professor and Researcher, Estonian Academy of Arts
Kristi Kuusk is a designer-researcher working on the direction of crafting sustainable smart textile services. She is looking for new ways for textiles and fashion to be more sustainable through the implementation of technology. In 2016 Kristi presented her PhD project (part of CRISP) on craft and sustainability qualities in smart textile services at the Eindhoven University of Technology in Designing Quality in Interaction research group. Her PhD work related to Augmented Reality on textiles was granted a patent in 2018 and commercialised by an industrial partner. Today Kristi works as an Associate Professor and researcher in the textile futures direction at the Estonian Academy of Arts. In 2017 her project “Magic Lining” was awarded by the jury of VERTIGO to collaborate with ICT R&D projects with the goal of producing original artworks featuring innovative use-cases of the developed technologies. In 2018 her explorative children clothing brand Spellbound was selected by the jury of WORTH as one of the winning projects for transnational creative collaboration. In 2019 Brooklyn fashion + Design Accelerator nominated Kristi as one of the 23 women leading the world of fashion technology.
Eugenia Morpurgo
Eugenia Morpurgo
Designer
Italian designer researching the impact that production processes have on society, investigating and prototyping alternative scenarios and products. She has been a course lecturer at the Free University of Bozen in Bolzano, Italy, ENSAD - École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and NABA - Nuova Accademia delle Belle Arti in Milan. Her work has been exhibited at the MAXXI National Museum of the 21st Century Arts in Rome, the Triennale Museum in Milan, Total Museum of Contemporary Art in Seoul, Textile Arts Center in New York City and Z33 House for Contemporary in Hasselt Belgium, amongst others.
Giulia Tomasello
Giulia Tomasello
Designer
Giulia Tomasello is a designer innovating in women’s healthcare combining biotechnology and interactive wearables. Winner of Re-FREAM and STARTS Prize both awarded from EU Horizon 2020 for her projects Alma and Future Flora. By designing alternative scenarios and acting as creative thinker, Giulia questions our notions of wellbeing to develop innovative tools in the intersection of medical and social sciences. Coded Bodies is her teaching platform designed to learn basics of soft wearables and the exploration of biological textiles. She is currently visiting lecturer at Politecnico of Milano.
Massimo Bianchini, Polimi
Assistant Professor, PoliMi
Massimo Bianchini is a Designer, has a Ph.D. in Design. Assistant professor at the Department of Design and lecturer at the School of Design, Politecnico di Milano. He’s the Lab Manager of Polifactory www.polifactory.polimi.it/) the new makerspace-fab lab of Politecnico di Milano. He has recently coordinated Next Design Innovation (www.nextdesigninnovation.it), a project developed by Regione Lombardia and Politecnico aims to stimulate the pre-incubation of young design talents and interactive product-service systems. He’s also part of the EU Factories of the Future funded project Close-to-Customer (https://web.ttsnetwork.net/CTC/pages/index.jsp). His current research and work interests are focused on design for digital fabrication, open design, independent design, selfproduction and self-sufficiency, bureaucratized innovation, innovation in local productive systems, new production-distribution models, and advanced-distributed-micro manufacturing systems. He was member (2005-2010) of Sistema Design Italia Agencies Network (SDI) and he develops Design Research Maps, a National Research which studied Academic Design Research activities in Italy (2008-2010) that received the ADI’s (Associazione per il Disegno Industriale) XXII° Compasso D’OroPrize for Design Research (2011).
Sara Savian
Sara Savian
Designer & Maker
Fashion designer and maker in Milan. She works as freelance professional in the field of fashion as a digital designer: CAD patterns, vector graphics and the laser cutting machine are her passions. She works in a Makerspace, with shared tools and one community of people with different skills that allow to develop complex creative projects. Thanks to these connections, she is able to carry out interactive design projects that involve a variety of digital fabrication techniques.

Date

Nov 25 2019 - Nov 26 2019

Time

9 h 15 min - 14 h 00 min

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Nov 25 2019 - Nov 26 2019
  • Time: 03:15 - 08:00

Location

Le Village
Corso di Porta Romana, 61, 20122 Milano, Milano, Italy
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