• FUTURE OF FASHION: KEY THEMES

    Every Innovation Journey is bespoke based on your goals

    AI driven fashion

    Fashion brands of all sizes are using technology to understand customers better than ever before. As those data collection efforts grow more sophisticated, Al reshapes the brands' approach to product design and development with a focus on predicting the next big fashion trends. Meet the latest startups in this field and learn, for example, how AI can automate your product design process or how a voice-controlled digital stylist can give feedback to your customers on outfit choices.

     

    Zero Waste

    Traditionally, fashion has been facing recurring and virtually unavoidable challenges including overproduction and excess inventory. With consumers becoming more conscious with their purchases, fashion retailers strive to keep their processes sustainable while also reducing their cost of production. Meet the latest fashion conscious startups and learn, for example, how predictive AI, 3D printing and novel fabrics like bacterias and living organisms enable brands to create innovative garments and even create new ways of customization.

    Fashion meets Blockchain

    In fashion, Blockchain has transformative potential for making the supply chain transparent and helping with inventory management. By giving every commercially produced good a unique digital ID or “token” on a decentralized, distributed ledger, brands will be able to create end-to-end digital histories for all items in their inventories. Explore new technology startups in the inventory and distribution field and learn how new tracking methods inject transparency into the garment creation process.

    Experiential Shopping

    As online shopping builds, forward-thinking fashions brands continue to tailor their lines to smaller, more targeted customer audiences. They no longer need to stock vast inventory in standalone shops or large department stores but they do need a physical space. This helps build a connection between the customer and the label, creating a sense of excitement and urgency. Meet the latest Augmented & Virtual Reality startups and see innovative ways of creating digital experiences in stores and “in-store” experiences online.

    Smart Clothes

    As RFID tags make their way into fashion items – in the form of a paper hang tags, a textile tag stitched into a collar, a button on a sleeve or a durable tag pressed into the sole of a shoe – fashion items are able to interact with anyone, including consumers. Meet the latest Internet of Things startups in the fashion industry and learn how customers will wear clothes connected to the internet by 2025.

    Your Key Theme?

    Is there another topic to explore? Let us know what you are working on and we will define a bespoke themed Innovation Journey for you.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • FUTURE OF FASHION: SAMPLE AGENDA

    Please note that this is an example of an agenda with the sort of companies we typically meet. Matchlabn develops a customized Innovation Journey based on the interest of the attendees and their business challenges. This is an example agenda for San Francisco:

    8:00 am Kick-off Breakfast & Introduction to the day

    Matchlabn founder will take you through what you can expect from the program for the day and give the opportunity to raise specific topics and questions that you would like covered by the experts we meet.

    9:30 am A new Stitch Fix for the B2C brand era

    The Lobby is a personalized shopping concierge service that brings the store to the customer at the office.

    11:30 am Augmented customer experience

    Allure Systems harnesses advanced computer vision and virtualization to solve the challenge of cost-effectively producing diverse, inclusive, multi-angle on-figure fashion images for online leading cutting.

    1:00 pm Experiential Shopping Expert Lunch

    We lunch with a leading cutting edge in-store experience expert who talks to us about the future of shopping.

    2:30 pm A greener blue

    Meet Tinctorium who has discovered a way to harness the power of biotechnology to enable sustainable indigo production.

    4:00 pm Highly-personalized customer experiences

    Omnichannel, multi-channel, every channel. Gladly believes you should be able to support any channel. Any communication—whether it's chat, SMS, social, email, or voice—is natively built into one platform.

    6:00 pm Debrief Session

    Before enjoying dinner, we discuss the day's events over a cocktail in a hidden bar in the heart of San Francisco.