PANEL TALK: PRESENTED BY THE BUSINESS OF FASHION
WEDNESDAY, 01 FEBRUARY, 11AM
THE TECHNOLOGIES TRANSFORMING MANUFACTURING AND RETAIL
From Web3 to DAOs, AR, VR and AI, once fringe technologies are now at the forefront of market leaders’ growth strategies. The Business of Fashion explains how a new era of tech-driven innovation is transforming opportunity in the fashion and retail industries.
Platforming early pioneers adopting metaverse and tech-augmented strategies, BoF shares insights from a leading retailer, brand and technology provider on how the CIFF community should consider integrating tech into their buying and production processes.
In 2023, innovative new technologies will move from the edges of consideration for the fashion industry, and firmly into the mainstream. We are entering an era of tech-driven connectivity within wholesale. While the rapid rise of Artificial Intelligence (set to innovate everything from design processes to copywriting and selling strategies) is taking hold, advances in virtual and augmented reality are providing in-roads
into optimised operations and reducing waste while harmonising globalised retail strategies.
Underpinning a lot of this innovation is the third version of the internet, Web3, (and its technologies like DAOs and blockchain) ushering in a decentralised, open era, placing power back in the hands of smaller entities. For the independent wholesale industry, it
represents a powerful medium to further industry autonomy and operational agency.
At CIFF’s February 2023 event, BoF will engage and inspire attendees from across the fashion and retail sectors, connecting them to inspiring individuals they can learn from and the actionable information they need to succeed in the future.
BoF interviews three fashion and wholesale industry experts who are utilising these new technologies to future-proof their businesses, inspiring the CIFF community of brands, buyers, and retailers to harness this new tech to drive growth.
ZERO.10 - Global AR-fashion platform.
Rook Perfumes – Buzzy fragrance brand which formed a DAO to build a“scent for the metaverse”.
ReFace — The AI app that aims to innovate the fashion industry.
Auroboros — The fashion house blending physical and digital luxury