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What happens when the future leaders of the fashion industry get their hands on the innovative technology of today?
We worked with London College of Fashion, UAL and Microsoft to create a collaborative, semester-long curriculum to find out.
The Future of Fashion Incubator brought the latest Microsoft tech in AI, mixed reality, and the Internet of Things (IoT) to students across multiple majors in both master’s and bachelor’s programs.
Student groups worked together develop prototypes and proposals that would disrupt every facet of the fashion industry, from the design process to supply chain tracking, consumer retail experience, and advertising. Industry insiders acted as mentors, while Microsoft technologists assisted students with the tech.
At the end of the term, student groups presented their projects at the BA Exhibition in London, impressing us with their passion and innovation. Student projects included an AI stylist, a wearable fitness app, a mixed reality visual merchandising tool, and more, proving that the future of fashion is in able and inquisitive hands.