[Photos by: Owen Geronimo]
FASHION+TECHSF presented Fashion+Tech Expo during San Francisco Fashion Week ® 2012 . This year’s event featured app developers, fashion startups and retailers as vendors under one roof. Guests were treated with demo products, product presentations and new product samples. They were able to network with designers, startup companies, entrepreneurs, fashion/tech professionals and fashion enthusiasts. The panel was consisted of Manish Chandra [@marrc- Poshmark] CEO @poshmarkapp, Ligaya Tichy [@achyagility] Director of Customer Experience at Threadflip, Shannon Hughes [@ShopCopious, @CopiousInc] Head of Marketing at Copious, Keiron McCammon[@mccammon] Founder & CEO of Bonfaire, Joanna Riley Weidenmiller [@JoannaRileyW] Partner at 360 Fashion Network Partner [Co-Moderator], Julian Loren [@jkloren] Founder of Innovation Management Institute [Co-Moderator].
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[ By: Robert Burns Nixon, SFFAMA, Inc. / FASHION+TECHSF ]
A capacity crowd attended Fashion+TechSF‘s July 19th product presentation and industry networking workshop at Pigment Cosmetics. Product presentations included FoldiMate‘s smart clothes-folding robotic appliance, coming soon to smart laundromats and discerning retailer locations, and Unplugged Goods‘ modern tech-themed totes and product basics perfect for digital lifestyles. Industry group Atelier Advisors covered the ABCs of advisory boards and funding for entrepreneurs, while Stewart Keller, E-ttorney at Law™, gave an entertaining presentation on the ABCs of fashion copyrights and trademarks. The Google+ team are fans of fashion (and sports!) officially and are co-hosting a workshop for creative communities with Fashion+TechSF at FIDMSF on August 8th (RSVP here).
[Click HERE for more photos from this workshop by Armand Smith. Written by: Robert Burns Nixon]
SFFAMA, FASHION+TECHSF and fashion incubator partnerINSPIRARE held a design presentation and networking event on May 17th at Pigment Cosmetics. Inspirare Founder and CEO Sean Peng gave an e-commerce industry and business model overview. Anne McEnroe discussed Inspirare’s operations and production. Kate Blank, Inspirare’s Fashion Director, completed the Inspirare team on hand to meet with local fashion designers and view their presentations. SFFAMA Founder and CEO Owen Geronimoadded, “We are thrilled to partner with Inspirare to foster local talent, hone their business skills and introduce other ways of getting their products to the market. I want to offer local designers funding opportunities beyond fashion shows and photo shoots by means of incubation and crowdfunding.”
Design presentations included a leather jacket and accessories line fashioned from custom car seats by Dustin Page, luxury knitwear designs for men from Scott Mcfarland, unique denim pieces byJulian Prince Dash and re-invented hi-end patchwork denim by Gerry Kelly of Sonas Denim. Women’s wear designs included the clean sophisticated silhouettes of Audrey Szeto, the London-meets-Los Gatos effortless glamour looks from Claire Farwell ofClaire Farwell London, strong yet whimsical creations by Mariya Milovidova, a full range of pretty looks, price points and beautiful color palettes by Skylier Blanchard of Skylier Wear, and a collection of visually arresting color, contrast and dramatic detailing by Celina Martin Perez. Inspirare identified four designers for immediate inclusion in the program.
Additional presentations included a discussion on alternative funding sources by SFFAMA advisory board member Gwendolyn Wright, a product presentation by Brian Carey of HipSwap and a new product and category announcement by Gal Rozov, Founder and CEO of Fold4me. ~ Written by: ROBERT BURNS NIXON
FASHION+TECHSF Panel: Local Fashion Entrepreneurs 04192012 / FASHION+TECHSF [ http://www.fashiontechsf.org/ ] Presents Talk Series with Local Fashion Entrepreneurs
1) Karri Ann Fredrichs @ http://www.altitudepromotion.com/
2) Jill Fraser @ http://www.jillmilan.com/
3) Milan Lazich @ http://www.jillmilan.com/
4) Owen Geronimo (Moderator) @ http://about.me/owengeronimo
This networking event allows attendees to meet other entrepreneurs who provide resources for the local fashion and tech industries. Participants include local fashion entrepreneurs, business professionals, interns, students, designers, app developers, bloggers, stylists and producers.
We connect fashion startups, app developers and retail/fashion entrepreneurs to human and capital resources. Find out what all the buzz is about in fashion and technology. Come learn about innovative new products and business models and the people behind them to accelerate your networking and business opportunities. Present and promote your product. Get feedback. Get users. Get a fanbase. Get connected to an enthusiastic community of fashion professionals, entrepreneurs and resources.