Regular Electric Runway readers will have no doubt heard of our friend and respected colleague Muchaneta Kapfunde of FashNerd. Today, we are delighted to share that Kapfunde will be curating an interactive fashion-tech exhibit next month in Germany.
The Wardrobe of the Future, which will be on display at Munich Fabric Start in September, is a selection of consumer-ready fashion-tech garments that represent innovations in textiles and smart fabrics.
When you think of the “Wardrobe of the Future,” you may think about Cher Horowitz’s revolving closet with its AI-powered computer interface or Jane Jetson’s unbelievable portable closet that shrinks to the size of a carry on at the push of a button. FashNerd’s wardrobe of the future is less about the mechanics of the closet itself and more focused on the fashion inside. As a fellow speaker and consultant in the fashion tech space, Kapfunde is well equipped to curate a selection of items that have successfully merged fashion and technology. Participating brands include Emel + Aris, Wearable X, Thesis Couture, Pyrates, and Lorna & Bel.
Of note as a part of the collection is a garment created with the first fabric in the world made of citrus fruits. The dress is a collaboration between Italian designer Salvatore Ferragamo and Orange Fiber, an Italian startup on a mission to create sustainable textiles for the fashion industry from citrus juice byproducts.
For those who don’t know, Munich Fabric Start is one of the leading international textile trade shows. The event draws more than 20,000 visitors from across Europe, including buyers and designers from the most influential retailers and fashion brands. Visitors will be able to experience the Wardrobe of the Future September 4th through 6th inside Munich Fabric Start’s Keyhouse, a space dedicated to fashion tech.
“We want to bring together brands which represent what the merger of fashion with technology has achieved thus far,” says Kapfunde. “The brands we are working with will not only give attendees a glimpse of what could be in their future wardrobe, but it will also create a unique experience that has never been done before at the Keyhouse.”
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