#FASHIONTECH LAB BERLIN

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Keynote speaker Muchaneta Kapfunde at #FT in June 2016

Making, tinkering and hacking of fashion. Already in its third year our event #FASHIONTECH Berlin explores the convergence of fashion and technology. And we are happy to announce #FASHIONTECH LAB BERLIN at re:publica 2017! This versatile format fuses many disciplines. It presents new materials and textile technologies visitors can get their hands on at workshops at our makerspace. At the same time we want to explore the intersection of sociology or politics and fashion, fashion design and textile design at talkshows. What's in the future for the development and production of textiles? We are curious!

#FASHIONTECH LAB BERLIN is curated by re:publica. The series of events was born out of a cooperative effort between re:publica and PREMIUM International Fashion Trade Show. Bringing together gadgets, hacking and design this crossover format proves its importance with 3,500 participants at the most recent event in June 2016.

At the last #FASHIONTECH Berlin international experts presented their projects and offered interesting insights. The events featured speakers from Google, Brands4Friends / ebay Fashion, Pinterest, Amazon Fashion, WIRED Germany, Microsoft and Facebook, as well as representatives from startups and designers, including Laura Wass of WXYZ jewelry, Lisa Lang of ElektroCouture, 3M New Ventures' Thomas Andrae and 3D print designer Anouk Wipprecht.

Along with attending numerous talks, participants were able to use a dedicated exhibition area to directly engage with designers and entrepreneurs and get stuck in with some DIY action. They also attended workshops to learn about the full fashion-meets-tech spectrum and experimented with materials, including LEDs.

To learn more about past #FASHIONTECH Berlin events, check out our summaries below. If you can't wait for the next event to kick off, you can entertain yourself in the meantime by going to the re:publica YouTube channel, which features all of the talks.

 

Media Coverage

Fits, looks good and glows — SUEDDEUTSCHE.DE

#FASHIONTECH is about the compatibility of fashion and technology, as well as issues in marketing: how is a collection best marketed, and how can PR be used? Social media and the digital world offer enormous potential. — VOGUE.DE

One of the biggest events of Fashion Week was held by the PREMIUM Exhibitions trade show. The ambience on the fourth floor of Kühlhaus at Gleisdreieck was dominated by glittering coats and elaborate LED jewellery of Berlin-based studio ElektroCouture. HEISE.DE

Or at Fashiontech conference, an intersection of fashion and technology and a satellite of Premium fair, that tackles the topics the whole fashion sector is concerned about. How do the technological possibilities change the way wie wear, buy and distribute apparel? How does the internet change not only the way we behave towards apparel but our bodies and, lastly, us? — ZEIT MAGAZIN

The program at the #FASHIONTECH conference comprised discussions, talks, and short introductions of startups, a good opportunity for founders and developers to show off their ideas to the world. — TAGESSPIEGEL

Photo credit: © Offenblende/Nils Krüger/PREMIUM

re:publica 2017

Sessions #rp17

02/02/2017
Fashiontech Lab Berlin
English
Workshop
Everyone
01/31/2017
Fashiontech Lab Berlin
English
Action
Everyone

News #rp17

01/17/2017

Heads up! The final deadline for submissions for the #FASHIONTECH LAB BERLIN at the #rp17 is coming up on January 31st. We look forward to all of your ideas surrounding the topic of fashion, textiles and technology.

re:publica 2016

News #rpTEN

07/07/2016

Even bigger, with even more topics: 3,500 visitors surged into Kühlhaus’ fourth and fifth floor for our #FASHIONTECH Berlin conference on June 29, 2016. For one whole day, visitors were invited to view fashiontech designers’ creations and to gain inspiration from new projects relating to the digitalization of the fashion industry.

06/24/2016

Kitted out with virtual reality glasses and motion capture suit presentations, fashion experts gathered at re:publica TEN. Read up on the most exciting topics and themes from the #FASHIONTECH Berlin sub-conference. 

06/13/2016

Even bigger and more exciting: the 6th #FASHIONTECH Berlin conference on 29 June 2016 at Kühlhaus will be held on 2 full floors, with one floor as a dedicated exhibition space for startups and other floor featuring talks on the interface of fashion and technology.

04/19/2016

You have been waiting for this: Starting today, check out the #rpTEN programme schedule, find sessions that appeal to you and even put together your very own session plan for 2 – 4 May.

04/18/2016

We look forward to our new cooperation with EDFVR. Virtual Reality will feature heavily at re:publica.

03/30/2016

Presenting the labore:tory! re:publica TEN is expanding and will be hosting three, day-long topics at STATION's former Kühlhaus.

01/22/2016

3,100 visitors can't be wrong! The conference on 20 January 2016, dedicated to the convergence of fashion and technology, examines the trends and goals of tomorrow's fashion industry.

01/13/2016

The 4th #FASHIONTECH BERLIN will take place 20 January. Forget icy temperatures – STATION-Berlin's Kühlhaus will be heating up when the fashion industry presents the newest innovations in fashion and technology trends.

01/06/2016

We're only a few days away from the final #rpTEN Call for Papers deadline. Don't miss your chance to submit! Submissions end on 10 January 2016.

11/17/2015

Wow, thanks to all of you, 2015's #FASHIONTECH Berlin events were a huge success. To be a part of the next edition on 20 January 2016, send us your exciting, new ideas.

Newsroom #rpTEN

05/12/2016

The cycles of the fashion industry sometimes seem somewhat rehearsed: We are supposed to buy clothes, wear them, and eventually throw them away and buy new ones. But does it have to be that way? As part of the #FASHIONTECH BERLIN sub-conference, these two talks, "How to close the loop. A discussion about the circular fashion industry", and "Digital Fashion Transformation", address the matter.

Sessions #rpTEN

04/29/2016
Fashiontech
Stage L
05/04/2016 -
12:30 to 13:00
English
Talk
Beginner
04/23/2016
Fashiontech
Stage 1
05/04/2016 -
13:00 to 13:30
English
Talk
Beginner
04/21/2016
Fashiontech
Stage L
05/04/2016 -
13:45 to 14:15
English
Talk
Beginner
04/19/2016
Fashiontech
Stage L
05/04/2016 -
11:45 to 12:15
German
Talk
Beginner
04/18/2016
Fashiontech
Stage L
05/04/2016 -
17:30 to 18:30
English
Discussion
Beginner
04/15/2016
Fashiontech
Stage L
05/04/2016 -
14:15 to 14:45
English
Talk
Beginner
04/15/2016
Fashiontech
Stage L
05/04/2016 -
12:30 to 13:00
English
Talk
Beginner
04/14/2016
Fashiontech
Stage L
05/04/2016 -
11:15 to 11:45
English
Discussion
Beginner
04/13/2016
Fashiontech
Stage L
05/04/2016 -
15:00 to 15:30
English
Talk
Beginner
04/08/2016
Fashiontech
Stage L
05/04/2016 -
16:15 to 17:15
English
Talk
Beginner
04/07/2016
Fashiontech
Stage L
05/04/2016 -
10:00 to 10:30
German
Talk
Intermediate
02/23/2016
Fashiontech
Stage L
05/04/2016 -
15:30 to 16:00
English
Talk
Beginner
01/27/2016
Fashiontech
Stage L
05/04/2016 -
10:30 to 11:00
English
Talk
Beginner
01/10/2016
Fashiontech
Stage L
05/04/2016 -
13:00 to 13:30
English
Talk
Intermediate
re:publica 2015

News #rp15

07/16/2015

#FASHIONTECH BERLIN, our new conference on the future of fashion, has just celebrated its spectacular third edition with 2200 visitors as part of the Berlin Fashion Week.

07/03/2015

Taking place for the third time this year on July 8, 2015, the #FASHIONTECH BERLIN conference aims to create a long-overdue connection between fashion and technology and deals with the digitization of the fashion industry.

06/02/2015

During re:publica 2015, creatives from the fashion world mingled with technologists at #FASHIONTECH BERLIN, a one-day sub-conference with an additional Lab open on all three days of #rp15. On July 8th 2015, during Fashionweek Berlin, the third edition will take place!

05/07/2015

This is an exhibition not to be missed: After the fabulous start of our sub-conference #FASHIONTECH Berlin on Tuesday, the Lab is connecting the fashion world with tech experts on all three days of the #rp15.

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