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Fashion and Tech: The Future is Now!

fash and techPhiladelphia Fashion Incubator and The Fashion Group International (FGI), Philadelphia have joined together to present an exciting series of public programs focused on the business of fashion for the Philadelphia fashion community for 2017, with the first discussion covering Fashion and Technology, on Thursday, February 23, 2017, 6-8pm, at Benjamin’s Desk, 1608 Walnut Street, 12th Floor.

The discussion will be moderated by Elizabeth Wellington, Fashion Columnist, Philadelphia Inquirer, and features Clare Allison, Co-Founder, Closet Collective, Matthew Flail, MSID, Co-Founder and COO, Footprint 3D and Luba Khramova, Owner, Emily Rise Childrenswear.

Attendees will learn how a shoe designer, a childrenswear designer and a tech designer are pioneering the future and creating at the intersection of technology, retail and fashion.  These innovators are changing the face of the market by combining technology and fashion to thrive in uncharted territory. Light bites and beverages compliments of Sparkling Ice will be provided as guests network and listen to the discussion.

Tickets are available now via Fashion and Tech Public Program – $10 FGI member, $15 general admission and $5 student. Tickets are available at the door, cash or check only.  Anyone interested in covering the event or for more information, please contact Sarah Rodowicz or Elissa Bloom.

We look forward to seeing you at Fashion and Tech: The Future is Now on Thursday, February 23 for an inspiring evening and not-to-be missed discussion!


Philadelphia Fashion Incubator and FGI Philadelphia plan to cover other topics in 2017 and may include Sustainability, The Business of Fashion and more.

Launched in 2012, Philadelphia Fashion Incubator is a one-year residency program on the business of fashion. Featuring six annually-selected Designers-in-Residence (DIR), who receive business resources such as access to an office/design/work space, curriculum, mentoring, and more all within Macy’s Center City in an effort to support them in further growing their companies in the City of Philadelphia.  More information available here, philadelphiafashionincubator.com

FGI Philadelphia is a membership organization for professionals in the fashion, beauty and interior design industries.For information on membership, please visit fgi.org/membership and visit our local page, fgiphiladelphia.org