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Fashion Innovation Expo

Textile Futures: Fashion design and technology

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Friday 28 May
9:00am - 4:00pm

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LOCATION:
Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation. Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington, Te Aro campus,
139 Vivian Street, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand
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What's it all about?

Welcome to the first one-day expo hosted by the Fashion Design programme at Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington. 

This year's theme is Textile Futures: Fashion design and technology.

This annually held event aims to bring together researchers, educators, students and innovators engaged in sustainability, science, design and technology. Through speakers, workshops, demos and an interactive exhibition, this event explores technologies that alter the way we make, use, understand and feel about fashion and textiles. 

We welcome high school students and teachers, university students and staff, industry professionals and the general public to participate in person or via online.

See schedule below for details and programme (more to come).

The event is hosted by The School of Design Innovation at Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington, which is New Zealand’s cutting-edge option for shaping a career in design https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/design-innovation

Check out their other events at Techweek that cover topics at the intersection of design and technology for anyone interested in design and tech.

Speakers

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Hannah Goldblatt

Fashion Design Technology Programme Director, School of Design Innovation, Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington

Hannah Goldblatt is an industrial designer specialising in soft materials. She combines analogue production with digital fabrication technologies for applications in fashion, film, architecture and broader.

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Heli Salomaa

Fashion Design Technology lecturer, School of Design Innovation, Te Herenga Waka–Victoria University of Wellington

Heli Salomaa is a theatre and performance costume designer specialized in digital costume design. Heli has dressed physical and digital bodies for 35 productions since 2010. She was the lead costume designer at Remedy Entertainment on the award-winning video game "Control".

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Raqi Syed

Senior Lecturer

Raqi Syed is a writer, visual effects designer, and researcher. She is co-director of the award-winning film experience MINIMUM MASS.

Flo Foxworthy

Head of Textiles at Weta Workshop

Flo is currently head of the Textiles department at the Oscar award-winning special effects company Weta Workshop, making creature suits and costumes for films such as Ghost in the Shell, The Hobbit Trilogy, Avatar, Krampus and more.

Kerry Murphy

Founder, The Fabricant

A DIGITAL FASHION HOUSE LEADING THE FASHION INDUSTRY TOWARDS A NEW SECTOR OF DIGITAL-ONLY CLOTHING.

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Veena Vijayakumar

Program Director, Biodesign Challenge

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Max Cheng

Algiknit

Schedule

9.20am
Textile innovations in biodesign
Biodesign Challenge
9.50am
Algiknit's Max Cheng
10.15am
Morning tea
12pm - 1.30pm
Lunch break
1.30pm
The digital-only fashion business
The Fabricant's Kerry Murphy
2.45pm
Interactive exhibition viewing
3.45pm
Thank you and goodbyes

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