WE’RE SENDING TWO OF YOU TO WEAR IT BERLIN!

WE’RE SENDING TWO OF YOU TO WEAR IT BERLIN!

Well, June definitely seems like the peak of unmissable conference season. Just a after we picked the winners for our Webit competition, we’re excited to announce our media partnership with Wear It – and give away two tickets for the must-attend fashion tech conference in Berlin. This year’s Wear It festival, taking place on 19 and 20 June 2018 at Kulturbrauerei Berlin, will bring together the most successful innovators in the wearables and e-textile industry to explore the future of fashion. The speakers list will make sure to deliver on that promise. Attendees will get the chance to hear from Nicole Cifani of Matrix Industries, a company responsible for the world’s first smartwatch which doesn’t need charging as it’s powered by body heat; artist and designer Rachel Freire, whose clients include Giles Deacon, Alexander McQueen/McQ, Emporio Armani, Temperley London, Coach, Kanye West, Victoria Beckham; cyborg activist Moon Ribas, who can feel seismic activity happening on Earth and even space thanks to a sensor implanted in her body; award winning designer Julia Korner, who is responsible for co-creating stunning 3D printed costumes for the blockbuster movies ‘ Black Panther ‘ and ‘ Avengers ’; Daniel Egger (Head of Wearables, Swarovski), also author of ‘Future Value Generation’; and many more. Beyond inspirational talks, guests will also get involved in hands on workshops and mentoring sessions on anything from public relations and investment to product development and pitch training. We had such a blast last year and we want you to experience the conference first-hand! So, needless to say, we’re absolutely thrilled to give away two tickets for Wear It to our...
WIN TICKETS TO WEBIT FESTIVAL EUROPE WITH INTERLACED

WIN TICKETS TO WEBIT FESTIVAL EUROPE WITH INTERLACED

Webit Festival is Europe’s leading tech and digital policy gathering of EU policy makers and global innovation leaders ranging from Fortune 500 top executives to the world’s most impactful and promising founders. The festival, taking place in Sofia, Bulgaria between 25-27th June, will bring together over 7000 attendees from more than 100 countries, global and European entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, scientists, digital economy shapers and a top selection of Europe’s 200 most promising startups. Now in its ninth year, Webit Festival will have tracks dedicated to blockchain, health, innovation, media and entertainment, among others. Confirmed speakers for this year’s event include Sophia the robot (yes, Hanson Robotics’ most advanced and celebrated robot), Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman, Publicis Groupe CEO Maurice Levy, Fashion TV President Michel Adam, H-FARM Founder Maurizio Rossi, renowned technology futurist Pablos Holman, among many others. As an official media partner of the event, we are giving away 2 PRO tickets* to Webit Festival! To enter, all you have to do is follow us on Twitter or Instagram and retweet (for Twitter) or like (for Instagram) our competition announcement before 11th June. The winners will be announced on 12th June 2018. Good luck! *Winners are responsible for their own travel and accommodation — Want to partner with us for an event or invite us to speak? Get in touch at info@interlaced.co To keep up-to-date with our activities and upcoming events, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or sign up to our...
KEEPING UP WITH ALEXIS WALSH

KEEPING UP WITH ALEXIS WALSH

Artist and designer Alexis Walsh has been on our radar since her graduation. Back in 2015, she took part in the first INTERLACED fashion tech catwalk show in London with her 3D printed Lysis collection, which gained her fashion forward fans across the globe. Not resting on her laurels, in 2017 Walsh teamed up with designer Justin Hattendorf for the Apex coat – a garment marrying handcrafted embellishment and generative digital form, for which 3D printed pieces were developed through custom software and applied by hand to the piece. The response was so positive that the duo have now expanded their collaboration into a six-piece collection. The Apex series incorporates traditional craft with a custom physics simulation to generate 3D printed hardware for garments.   The 3D printed pieces were developed with a custom app designed to merge complex, precise digital models with the tactile, intuitive nature of working by hand. Once printed, the translucent hardware was outfitted with brass threads and manually screwed onto the garments. The collection explores this novel assembly technique through several variations. For example, the Apex coat uses dense, fractured elements to ergonomically drape along the body, while the Apex clutch bag hardware acts as a handle for the wearer to grasp the bag. By infusing fashion design with 3D printing and simulation, these designs can be quickly modeled, iterated on, produced, and assembled. Custom, interactive algorithms ensure that each stud variation is of the same formal language, each with an entirely unique character from the last. The full collection was recently debuted at the Harvard Identities Fashion Show and is expected to be...
INTERNATIONAL HAI FORUM RETHINKS THE PARADIGM OF THE CREATIVE MIND

INTERNATIONAL HAI FORUM RETHINKS THE PARADIGM OF THE CREATIVE MIND

A new event in Latvia is set to explore new meanings in business in the creative industries. Hai’s Rethinking the Paradigm of the Creative Mind will look to sharpen our understanding of what true creativity is about in this day and age, what are the roots of the distorted understanding around creativity, what are the consequences for us as creators, for our fashion business and people. The forum, taking place in Lizari between 1-3rd June 2018, will also aim to tackle questions such as “Why do we say everything is has already been created?”, “What is the difference between marketing-driven and people-centred creativity?”, “Who are the businesses approaching this new type of creative thinking in the right way?”. To give a wholesome view of the topic, Hai’s speaker programme will include business leaders, marketing specialists, scientists, psychologists, fashion, design and art creators. We are happy to announce our Kristina Dimitrova will also join the lineup to talk about how creative businesses can tap into the Transformation Economy.       Not forgetting the importance of reflection, exploration and mindfulness, guests and attendees are invited to take part in body practice with voice (enjoying polyphonic Lithuanian folk songs), psychological games, reflection activities (crystal sounds, nature, ancient oaks, sunset) and constellation theatre. Rethinking the Paradigm of the Creative Mind will take place at Lizari Campus – a place combining the harmony of architecture and nature, providing guests with cosy and functional space to learn and connect with others and themselves. Rethinking the Paradigm of the Creative Mind Date: 1-3 June 2018 Place: Lizari Campus, Latvia More information: Event site — Want...
SAVE THE DATE: HOW TO MAKE IT IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES PANEL

SAVE THE DATE: HOW TO MAKE IT IN THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES PANEL

The first quarter of the year might be behind us already but ‘unpredictability’ still feels like the word du jour in the fashion industry and beyond. And it’s not without reason. Once the most anticipated months in the fashion calendar, fashion weeks now make headlines with the number of designers who choose not to show in the official schedules, experiment with the presentation format (with varied success) or ditch their participation altogether. Outside the extravaganza of fashion week, companies are having to rethink their processes, sales and distribution channels and how to use data in a way that grows their business, at a time when consumer loyalty is something of a myth. No one is safe, not even overly hyped streetwear labels like Vetements. And yet, there’s never been a better time to enter the industry. According to The Business of Fashion and McKinsey’s 2018 report, The State of Fashion, “optimisim” was ranked as one of the top 3 words executives used to describe the state of the industry. Accenture’s Helen Mountney recently echoed this, saying that new companies are now “very well placed […] because they tend to be digital natives and understand the importance of technology”. So, while it might be one of the most competitive and challenging industries, there’s a place in fashion and the creative industries for bright young things who are ready to challenge the norms and create their own narrative. To help address the challenges and opportunities for up and coming brands and creative entrepreneurs, we have teamed up with Lovespace – UK’s largest by-the-box storage company – for an evening of discussion...