Virtual Showcase: Full Schedule

L-R: Joshua Kane, Holly Fulton, Patrick Grant, Shaonan Xu and Yvonne Lim (The Array)

Ahead of Future Fashion Factory’s Virtual Showcase tomorrow (15 April), we are very pleased to share the full schedule.

In addition to a full day of fantastic speakers and panels, the Virtual Showcase will feature videos from our community of researchers and industry partners highlighting the innovation taking place across our network, and an interactive virtual reality showroom housing a collection of outfits with a Yorkshire theme.

Produced in collaboration with BrandLab 360, the showroom features outfits made by Yorkshire design brands or using fabric and yarns from the region’s heritage mills.

A presentation by Programme Manager Sue Rainton will also be available to watch introducing our latest Innovation Funding Call, which opened to Expressions of Interest this week.

Register to attend the Virtual Showcase free on Hopin

11.00 Welcome

Professor Stephen Russell, Future Fashion Factory Director

11.15 Digital Platforms for Fashion

  • Alessia Gotti, RoundRack
  • Jessica Graves, Sefleuria
  • Joshua Kane
  • Michael King, Numerion Software
  • Chair: Evan Unrue, Tech Data

12.15 Traceability

  • Elliot Barlow, UKFT
  • Jenny Holloway, Fashion Enter
  • Dr Mark Sumner, University of Leeds
  • Chair: Roberto Battistoni, IBM

14.00 Local Manufacturing

  • Patrick Grant, Community Clothing
  • Julie Roberts, AW Hainsworth & Sons
  • Jo Storie, KnitLab North
  • Edward Crutchley
  • Chair: Josie Warden, The RSA

15.00 Startup Designers: Skills and Support

  • Holly Fulton
  • Joshua Kane
  • Yvonne Lim and Shaonan Xu, The Array
  • Chair: Paul Alger MBE, UKFT

16.00 Circular Economic Models

  • Danielle Elsener
  • Shailja Dubé, British Fashion Council Institute of Positive Fashion
  • Sarah Gray, WRAP
  • Chair: Prof Phil Purnell, University of Leeds / Textile Circularity Centre

11.30 Materials Innovation

  • Joshua Nusenbaum, SEFF Fibre
  • Jun Jamei, Amphibio
  • Aurelie Fontan
  • Chair: Dr Dawn Ellams, Royal College of Art

12.30 Digital Fabrics and Fashion

  • Claire Evans, University of Huddersfield
  • Cherie Yang, Visualist
  • Dan O’Connell, BrandLab 360
  • Judith Coates, Abraham Moon & Sons
  • Chair: Prof Parik Goswami, University of Huddersfield

13.30 Regenerative Agriculture

  • Alice Robinson
  • Finlay Duncan, SaltyCo
  • Simon Whitmarsh-Knight, HD Wool
  • Chair: Susan Postlethwaite, Royal College of Art

14.30 Innovating for Skills and Creativity

  • Adam Boyne, BetaJester
  • Simon Johnson, Pattern Project
  • Steff McGrath, Something Wicked
  • Chair: Dr Kevin Almond, University of Leeds

15.30 Connecting Designers and UK Manufacturers

  • Diana Kakkar, MAES London
  • Graeme Raeburn
  • Lee Hurst
  • Suzy Shepherd, Yorkshire Textiles
  • Chair: Dr Dawn Ellams, Royal College of Art

Closing Remarks

Andrew Chitty, Challenge Director, UK Research & Innovation