COPENX NETWORKING PROGRAM
What are the applications of technology within the fashion-industry?
What is the future of technology within the fashion industry?
With the exponential growth that we are currently experiencing within the technological advancements, this network sets out to explore the impacts of new-technology on the fashion industry.
Throughout a series of meetings, we will uncover various aspects of how technology can have an impact on the fashion industry: What are the next wave of innovative fashion technologies? How will we produce and consume? What is the future of retail-fash-tech? And how can we amplify the use of technology in dealing with sustainability issues?
To uncover these questions, we've invited experts to help us understand technology better and provide us with their in-depth insights. Furthermore, to enhance the gained knowledge, this network is a platform that facilitates knowledge-sharing between peers and foster creative and constructive conversations on how we can implement technology within the fashion industry.
The network is hosted by CopenX and facilitated by Karin Eggert Rosenqvist, Assistant Professor & Teacher, Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, KEA DESIGN.
Karin has a deep understanding and great passion for the interconnection between design and technology, including 3D visualization, 3D body scanning technologies and more. She works as a Senior Lecturer at KEA within Design, Technology and Business at the Sustainable Fashion Tech Specialization, where she among other projects has done research about the challenges within fit & sizing in today´s fashion industry.
She brings 10 years of experience from the fashion industry, and has worked as a designer for several brands, such as NOIR, H&M, and as a Head of Design at Villao.
She holds a master´s degree in Fashion Design from KADK, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design.
JUNE 22, 2022 - COPENHAGEN
THE NEXT WAVE OF FASH-TECH
When it comes to sustainability, there's a lot of talk and not enough action. In an effort to put words into action, The Innovation Forum by Global Fashion Agenda was first launched in 2018 to connect fashion companies with sustainable solution providers. Headed by Christina, Innovation Forum facilitates a platform where the latest technologies are being showcased whilst exploring the processes by which they create change. Besides explaining how Innovation Forum is trying to put words into action, Christina will also provide an interpretation on the future landscape of technology within the fashion industry.
AUGUST 18, 2022 - COPENHAGEN
E-COMMERCE, GENERATION 2022
Since the acceleration of technology and the increased present on different social media platforms, there has been a heightened competition for consumers attention and how to engage with them whilst being true to the brand's artistic expression. In facing this problem, the fashion industry is going through a tremendous digital transformation and is forced to rethink every step of the shopping industry - especially during the lockdowns. To provide insights on this, Josefine will share her experience on how they at Ganni approached this during lockdown.
OCTOBER 5, 2022 - COPENHAGEN
MICRO-FACTORIES - WHAT WE NEED, WHEN WE NEED IT
The fashion industry is facing a massive challenge with overproduction, that has a devastating environmental impact. As a response to this, Rodinia Generation was founded to eliminate overproduction in the fashion industry. With their scalable Micro-factory concept, they help empower a generation to make precisely what they need, when they need it and where they need it. To provide an insight how exactly their technology is working, Trine will be giving a talk where she will talk about how the use of IoT can make production more sustainable, accurate and on-demand. Without compromising profit and planet.
DECEMBER 1, 2022 - COPENHAGEN
THE FUTURE OF CATWALK
AR and VR has gained increased attention in the last few years - however, which impact does it have on the fashion industry? To provide a perspective on this, Maria will explain how they at MANND have employed the use of AR and VR within a fashion-related context. For instance, can VR be used to better understand the consequences of an unsustainable supply chain? And can AR be used to produce a digital fashion show? Maria will be able to elaborate on this and give her insight on, how she envisage the future of fashion might look like and what role AR&VR might play.
In each meeting, we will facilitate a workshop to enable knowledge-sharing between the members. In doing so, we ask 2 -3 members at each meeting to present a current problem they are facing - a problem that is related to the theme of the meeting. After the case-presentation the group will be divided into smaller groups with each presenter, to identify possible solutions. The solutions will then be prioritised and selected by the presenter.
We are using this method, because it helps the presenter to widen their horizon in seeing solutions they are yet to know as well as get inspiration from other peers who might have faced a similar challenge.
A membership is subscribed in advance and covers 4 meetings including an annual summit. We endeavour to prioritise quality and learning in our networks, where members can expect confidentiality and that their third-part parties are not allowed to access their information.