And the Winner of the First Ever Fashion Hackathon Is...
Swatchit, founded by Ramzi Abdoch, Jagjeet Gill, Jackson Lin, Henrika Makilya and Paul Yun (pictured), is a b2b platform that connects global designers with emerging market artisans and overseas producers.
Hackathons Invade New York Fashion Week
Not one but two 'fashion hackathons'--one hosted by the CFDA and IMG and the other by Hearst--will take place during this coming New York fashion week. This news is pretty surprising when you consider that most fashion people probably don’t even know what a hackathon is. To explain what a hackathon is, why it’s happening during New York fashion week, and what this means for the industry, we spoke with Liz Bacelar, founder of Decoded Fashion, an organization that creates events dedicated to bringing fashion and tech together. Bacelar, along with former Lincoln Center fashion director (and, before that, director of special events at Vogue) Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, made the CFDA/IMG fashion hackathon (an official part of NYFW) happen.