electric runway is where fashion meets technology
ABOUT ELECTRIC RUNWAY
What started as a wearable technology runway show curated for the Maker Festival in Toronto has grown into a global brand synonymous with the future of fashion. Electric Runway was founded by Amanda Cosco in July of 2015 with the aim of showcasing the surprising ways in which technology was making its way onto the body.
Back then, it was mostly wrist-worn devices and one-of-a-kind concept pieces, but the success of the show proved we’d struck a nerve. Soon after, Fitbit was teaming up with Public School. Intel became the official technology partner for New York Fashion Week, and Apple was sponsoring the Met Gala. Technology’s presence could be felt across the fashion industry. Looking back, we can now see how technology on the runway was a metaphor crystallizing how digital innovation was poised to disrupt all areas of fashion, from manufacturing to apparel to retail.
Since then, in our reporting, speaking engagements, events and online presence, fashion has become the lens through which we view technology. We research how innovations such as robotics, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, voice, and blockchain are poised to transform every aspect of the $1.2 trillion fashion industry. Our insights have solidified our reputation as a leading voice on the future of fashion not just in North America but around the world.
Today, we continue to share our experiences from the front lines of conferences, runway events and trade shows on our YouTube channel and podcast, which recently topped Elle Magazine’s list of the best fashion podcasts. We also lend our expertise to businesses via our advisory services so others can benefit from our experience and global perspective.
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The apparel, accessories, and even footwear of the future will be smarter, more personalized, and hyper-connected
The customer of tomorrow will shop in radically different ways that the customer of today
We're witnessing a fourth industrial revolution that can be felt across the economy
Amanda cosco is a leading expert in fashion technology
ABOUT AMANDA COSCO
One part geek and the other part chic, Amanda Cosco is a leading voice on the intersection of fashion and technology. Through her work with Electric Runway, Amanda is committed to bridging the gap between these two seemingly opposite industries to help humanize technology and to help push the fashion industry into the future.
In addition to contributing to notable publications such as WWD, The Toronto Star, and Wareable, Amanda shares her insights through talks given on both local and international stages. She has also made several radio and TV appearances, including on CBC’s The Goods and TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin. She has been recognized as a top woman in wearable technology, as well as a key thinker on the future of fashion.
As a consultant, Amanda shares her expertise in the innovation economy to help future-proof business models and save her clients time and money.
Amanda earned a Master’s of Arts from Ryerson University in Toronto. Prior to attending Ryerson, Amanda graduated suma cum laude (with highest honours) from York University. She also holds a certificate of digital media skills from OCAD University.
Amanda is chair of the Fashion Business & Management Professional Advisory Committee at Centennial College as well as on the Board of Champions for the Bata Shoe Museum.
She resides in Toronto’s east-end with her dog Duncan.
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As a fashion tech consultant, Amanda is passionate about putting her industry-leading insights and expertise to work. Her consulting services save her clients time and money and help to future-proof business models
A seasoned speaker with experience on both local and international stages, Amanda shares her subject-matter expertise through TV and radio appearances, keynote speaking, panel moderation, event hosting, and educational lectures
Amanda is a multimedia journalist with reporting capabilities and a knack for on-camera hosting. She has written extensively on wearable technology and the future of fashion for notable publications and is the host of the Electric Runway podcast and YouTube channel.
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WHY HIRE ELECTRIC RUNWAY?
- Our niche focus allows us to be experts in the fashion tech space
- Our global network enables us to be super-connectors
- We understand the landscape better than anyone else, including your best competition and allies
- Our insights can identify strength, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to help future-proof your business
- We are a female-led, millennial focused company with an eye on the future