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Electric Runway Covers StyleFestPH

Fashion futurist Amanda Cosco takes you inside StyleFestPH, a first-of-its-kind event in Manila aimed at pushing the Filipino fashion and beauty industry into the future. Watch the recap video on YouTube: Follow our adventures on Instagram:


Electric Runway Episode 88: How Tulip is Enabling the Next-Generation of Retail

In this episode of the Electric Runway podcast, Fashion Futurist Amanda Cosco talks shop with Scott Adel, the Vice President of Retail Excellence at Tulip Retail. Tulip is a platform built exclusively for next-generation retail store associates to offer a world-class omnichannel experience. The app offers services such as checkout, clienteling, fulfilment, and more with an aim to really unify the back-end of retail.


Electric Runway Episode 87: Enabling 3D Commerce with Shopify's Daniel Beauchamp

This week on the Electric Runway podcast, Fashion Futurist Amanda Cosco interviews Daniel Beauchamp, the head of VR and AR for Shopify. Shopify is a leading e-commerce company that provides merchants all over the world the digital tools to sell their products online. In this episode, their conversation touches on how augmented and virtual reality will shape the future of shopping online, and how the company is aiming to enable the next generation of 3D commerce.


Electric Runway Episode 86: Elevating Athleisure with Smart Fabrics

Fashion futurist Amanda Cosco speaks with Regina Polanco, the founder and CEO of Pyrates. Pyrates is a textile innovation startup based in Spain


Electric Runway Episode 85: Virtually Vogue-Fashion and Retail in Second Life

This week on the Electric Runway podcast, we're continuing our conversation on avatars and digital representation with Ebbe Altberg, the CEO of Linden Lab, the company behind Second Life. In case you're not familiar with it, Second Life is an online virtual world created in 2002. Today, approximately one million people log in regularly to play. What we were interested in—and the reason we reached out to Ebbe—is to learn more about how fashion, retail and commerce work in Second Life, as...


Electric Runway Episode 84: Stacey Fruitman on Investing with Purpose

This week on the Electric Runway podcast, fashion futurist Amanda Cosco digs into sustainability with Stacey Fruitman. Stacey is an advisor to the MaRS Catalyst Fund as well as the Founder of Style With Substance and the newly launched SWS Ventures, an investment firm on a mission to reduce the environmental impact of the textile and apparel industries. Stacey was recently in Denmark attending the Copenhagen Fashion Summit, the world’s leading business event on sustainability in fashion. In...


Electric Runway Episode 83: Instagram's New It Girl Isn't a Girl at all, but Brands are Buying in

From the looks of her Instagram feed, Lil Miqeula seems like a typical twenty-one-year-old. She likes fast food, hanging out with her friends, and posting pictures of her outfits. But there’s one thing you should know: Lil Miquela isn’t real at all. She’s a computer-generated image, or CGI. Although she’s a fictional character, Lil Miqeula boasts more than 1.2 million followers on Instagram. Her popularity has led to real-world partnerships with fashion brands including Prada, Diesel, and...


Electric Runway Episode 82: How Twinery is Reinventing Manufacturing from the Inside Out

Fashion Tech Journalist Amanda Cosco speaks with Amrah Akbar of Twinery on the future of apparel manufacturing and how digital technologies are causing a shake-up in an industry that’s centuries old. Twinery is an innovation hub inside MAS Holdings, one of South Asia’s largest manufacturers of lingerie. Although you may not have heard of Twinery, you’ve likely heard of some of the products that its brought to life, including Wearable X’s smart yoga pants and Thinx’s period-proof underwear....


Electric Runway Episode 81: Danit Peleg- 3D Print Your Clothes From Home

Electric Runway Episode 81: Danit Peleg- 3D Print Your Clothes From Home by Electric Runway


Electric Runway Episode 80: The Innovation Era & 2018 Round-up with Maureen Conners

Fashion Tech expert Amanda Cosco rounds up the first half of 2018 with Maureen Conners. Maureen is a speaker and consultant on the innovation economy as well as an experienced board member. Our conversation touches on major acquisitions from this year so far to changing consumer behaviour to the importance of Voice in the future shopping experience.


Electric Runway Episode 79: Chelsea Klukas on Designing the Future of Fashion

Fashion Tech Journalist Amanda Cosco speaks with designer and woman-to-watch Chelsea Klukas. In addition to experience working for tech giants such as Amazon and Facebook, Chelsea also co-founded MakeFashion, a high-tech, high-fashion production company that grew out of Calgary's maker movement. Chelsea shares how she balances creative and commercial projects, as well as the opportunities she sees for the digitization of clothing and retail. She also hints at an upcoming line of commercially...


Electric Runway Episode 78: Ariel Garten: Wearable Technology is Technology

On this week's episode of the Electric Runway podcast, fashion tech journalist Amanda Cosco speaks with one of the most accomplished and influential entrepreneurs in Canadian technology. Ariel Garten is the co-founder and CEO of InteraXon, the makers of Muse, the brain-sensing headband. In her interview with fashion tech journalist Amanda Cosco, Ariel touches on the relationship between art and science, the state of wearables as an industry, and what it means to be a woman in technology...


Electric Runway Episode 77: Think Dirty, Shop Clean

On the heels of Fashion Revolution Week, where thousands across the world asked, "Who Made my Clothes," we're asking a similar question: What exactly is inside the beauty and cosmetics products many of us use on our skin every day? It's a simple question with a not-so-simple answer, since a lot of the time product labels speak a language of their own. It's the question that prompted our guest today, Canadian entrepreneur Lily Tse, to develop an app called Think Dirty. In short, Think Dirty...


Electric Runway Episode 76: What Blockchain means for the Fashion Industry

We've heard so much about blockchain recently—about the rise and fall of cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, and how this technology is positioned to radically transform how we transact in a global marketplace. Despite all the buzz, little has been written on how blockchain will impact the fashion industry. On today's episode of the Electric Runway podcast, we're speaking with Ina Samovich, the founder of CopPay, to learn all about how blockchain and fashion brush elbows. CopPay is a...


Electric Runway Episode 75: Shopping in Virtual Reality

We've all heard of eCommerce before, but what about Vcommerce? While virtual reality may be the future of media, gaming, and entertainment, many in the fashion industry are still grappling with what this emerging technology means for them. In this episode of the Electric Runway podcast, fashion tech journalist Amanda Cosco gets the scoop on Baetes Technology, a Stockholm-based startup that's hoping to change the way we buy and sell online and in VR. Amanda speaks with chief innovation...


Electric Runway Episode 74: Our Clothes will soon Replace our Devices

Fashion Tech Expert Amanda Cosco interviews Joanna Hir, an award-winning fashion designer and creative technologist who fuses traditional craftsmanship with embedded technology to explore concepts of human expression with wearable technology


Electric Runway Episode 73: The eBay of Tomorrow

Fashion Tech expert Amanda Cosco interviews Camille Kowalewski, Head of Communications at eBay Canada. We all know the eBay of the past, but, given the growing popularity of online shopping and particularly Amazon, we chat about the eBay of the future. Listen to hear Camille's thoughts on the resurgence of marketplaces and how eBay is leveraging artificial intelligence to better drive online sales.


Electric Runway Episode 72: Shopping with Machine Learning and Computer Vision

Fashion tech journalist Amanda Cosco interviews Anjolie Kulkarni of PIXT, a New York-based fashion app that leverages machine learning and computer vision to connect shoppers with local boutiques. PIXT translates a user's intent to purchase into an image and ultimately a purchase on their platform. Listen to learn about the startup's strategy for growth, what they learned about style through thousands of data points, and why they think local is the key to unlocking the future of fashion.


Electric Runway Episode 71: Karim Roushdy - "AR is the New Mirror"

Journalist Amanda Cosco interviews Karim Roushdy, the founder of Meraya. Meraya is an augmented reality app for trying on accessories. The app leverages facial recognition technology as well as artificial intelligence to enhance the purchase experience by allowing customers to visualize what products are going to look like before they purchase them online. While Meraya may have started with bowties and jewellery, in the future it will focus on eyewear. Listen to learn about the challenges of...


Electric Runway Episode 70: What Augmented Reality Means for the Fashion Industry

On the Electric Runway Podcast this week, fashion tech journalist Amanda Cosco sits down with Helen Papagiannis – one of the leading thinkers in augmented reality. In addition to being a designer, researcher, and public speaker on the subject, Helen is the author of a newly published book, Augmented Human, How Technology is Shaping the New Reality. It's a fascinating deep dive on how augmented reality is so much more than the fun face filters we've seen on Snapchat. Augmented Reality has the...