We feel like the fashion industry has seen a lot of change this year and much of that change has taken place online. A plethora of new fashion-y tech start-ups have revolutionized the way we experience fashion, especially in the realms of e-commerce and social networking. While the west coast may get most of the credit for technological advances, the fashion industry lives here in New York, which is where over 75 tech start-ups will converge this Thursday for a fashion show benefit called, cleverly, Raise Cache.
Proceeds from tickets sales will benefit hackNY, which “aims to federate the next generation of hackers for the New York innovation community,” according to a release. Ticket holders even get gift bags with jewelry from chloe + isabel, beauty samples from Birchbox, silk ties from The Life Tie Project and other goodies.
A bevy of influentials (of fashion and tech scenes) will participate, including the founders of Birchbox, Rent the Runway, Of a Kind and more. Birchbox founders Katia Beauchamp and Hayley Barna, Fashism’s Ashley Granata and Brooke Moreland, Next Model’s Summer Rayne Oaks, Thre.ad's Mimi Nguyen (who's also providing a custom photo booth) and First Round Capital’s Phin Barnes (investor in Mod Cloth, Warby Parker, chloe + isabel) will be models for the day and walk the runway in looks provided by Leandra Medine created in collaboration with Lineby, the proceeds of which will also go to hackNY. It’s pretty cute and something we could actually see her wearing. What do you think of the blogger’s first foray into clothing design?
Head over to Raisecache.com to learn more about the event and purchase tickets for Thursday night’s event!