Macro Trends: Brexit, Technology Trends & the Future of Retail Experience

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This event is run by the Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology Partnership, a 5-year project led by University of the Arts London

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Continuing with our series of talks and workshops exploring macro trends affecting the fashion, textiles and technology sector, this session will focus on technology, retail and the ever-present issue of Brexit.

Location: University of the Arts London

272 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V 7EY

Room 308

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Please arrive by 13:45. Talks will start promptly at 14:00.

14:00-14:45 – Preparing for Brexit: UKFT’s Brexit Checklist

14:45-15:30 – Digital Nostalgia Futures (DAL)

15:30-16:00 – Coffee break/ Networking

16:00-16:45 – Emerging Trends & Technologies shaping up the Retail Experience (Holition)

14:00-14:45 – UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) - Adam Mansell – Preparing for Brexit

UKFT is a membership network for fashion and textile companies and Adam is a keen supporter of UK manufacturing, fashion and textile brands. In this talk Adam will discuss how Brexit is already affecting the fashion industry and what UK brands should be doing now to prepare themselves for manufacturing and exporting post-Brexit.

Adam will also talk about some of the work that UKFT is doing beyond the Brexit scenario, including creating apprenticeships for the UK textile and tailoring industry.

To learn more about UKFT, please visit: https://www.ukft.org

Adam Mansell has been UKFT’s CEO since 2016, representing the textile industry in various platforms including the recent Parliamentary inquiry about Brexit & the fashion sector.

14:45-15:30 – Digital Anthropology Lab (DAL)- Lynne Murray – Digital Nostalgia Futures

During this interactive talk, Lynne will share her top predictions in terms of how an emerging 'Digital Nostalgia' will impact on retail and consumer trends including notions of truth and image-making, craft, virtual luxury, technology translations and drivers for innovation.

To learn more about DAL, please visit: http://www.digital-anthropology-lab.com

Lynne Murray, Lynne is the Director of the Digital Anthropology Lab at London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London. DAL is an ambitious research facility to explore emerging horizons of Digital Anthropology – making better with technology. She is also a co-founder and Non-Executive Director of Holition Augmented Retail and a jewellery designer.

16:00-16:45 – Jonathan Chippindale (Holition) - Emerging trends and technologies shaping up retail experience

Jonathan's talk will examine some key emerging trends and technologies shaping up the future of the retail experience while allowing brands to better understand customers, narrate stories and appear more human.

To learn more about Holition , please visit: https://holition.com

Jonathan Chippindale is Chief Executive and a Co-Founder of Holition.

Following a career in luxury, Jonathan co-founded Holition a decade ago as a venture start-up to explore and expand the ever-evolving role that technology plays in communicating narrative to today's consumer. The result is a synthesis of mathematicians, scientists and technologists, artists and psychologists and retail specialists crafting premium digital experiences for a network of pioneering brands across the luxury, fashion and beauty industries. Jonathan is also a Visiting Professor and External Industry Advisor at Central St Martins and the London College of Fashion and a mentor to BBC Worldwide Labs and Techstars as well as advisor to a range of other organisations including the British Fashion Council. Jonathan holds an Honorary Doctorate from University of Arts London.

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