Later this week, Electric Runway will help announce the winners of Fashion Fusion, an ideas competition meant to encourage innovation + collaboration in the fashion tech space with groundbreaking concepts. The initiative is funded by the Deutsche Telekom, a German Telekom company, but is powered by a network of awesomeness, including our friends at ElektroCouture and Fashion Tech Berlin. Other partners include Intel, Wired Magazine, Fab Lab Berlin, and the German Research Centre for Artifical Intelligence.
The program was announced in the summer of 2016, with a call for submissions in late May. By August 16, 2016, the jury—which includes upper-echelon representatives from the fields of fashion and technology—had announced twelve finalists. These selected artists, designers, and entrepreneurs would go on to work closely with the House of ElektroCouture to develop their concepts.
As we await the official announcement of the winners (which will take place at an Awards Ceremony this Wednesday in Berlin) we thought this would be a good time to introduce our audience to the finalists who have been working on perfecting their projects since September.