Welcome To The Panel

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Welcome To The Panel

Thank you to everyone came along on Thursday night to listen to our panelists discuss what will drive the future of fashion. We hope you took home some interesting ideas about the future. 

On the night, we explored how sustainability, gender equality, technology and design will drive the future of fashion. These are topics often discussed at Undress HQ in great length. We have found ourselves talking late into the night, exploring what the future looks like and how this beautifully complex world, that’s roughened by inequality, poverty and war, is going to play out. 

We thought we’d put down some questions from the Panel Night so you could explore in your own mind how you feel about the world. Also good over a glass of vino with friends. 

Keep an open mind when discussing these - no one knows what the future will be like so there are no right and wrong answers! 

A big thanks to Pure Pod for collaborating with us on the event. Thank you Kerri Moore for the photos from the night! Thank you to Up on Constance for hosting us. And a huge thank you to our panelists:

Nick Azar - The Great Beyond
Victoria Lai - FashHack
Lauren Shuttleworth - Words With Heart
Kelli Donovan - Pure Pod
Icaro Ibanez-Arricivita - QUT Design Lecturer

Enjoy the questions below!

SUSTAINABILITY

  1. Is there a stigma attached to ‘sustainable fashion’ and will this change over the next 10 years? 
  2. How will smart textiles change the fashion industry over the next 50 years?

 

TECHNOLOGY

  1. What are some examples where technology has innovated the function of clothing?
  2. Are light-up clothes (Claire Danes @ the Met Gala) a gimmick or do they represent the future of fashion? 

 

GENDER EQUALITY

  1. How do you see fashion driving a more gender equal world? And how is the rise of gender equality going to impact the fashion industry?
  2. Do you think strict gender dress codes are here to stay (high heels for women in workplaces, boy/girl school uniforms), or do you see them dissoling in the future?

 

FASHION INDUSTRY

  1. How do you think clothing fabric will change in the future?
  2. How will technology impact the role of a fashion designer? (Communication technology, design technology, transport technology)

 

DESIGN

  1. Our parents/grandparents sewed their own clothes. These skills are slowly disappearing today, how did we go from a local makers culture to a mass production culture (where young people wear Zara, Topshop and H&M like a uniform)? 
  2. Will everyone be wearing the same thing in the future? Or will there be more diversity in design and the everyday clothes people wear?

 

What does the future of fashion look and feel like to you?

 

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Respect

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Respect

Introducing our second pillar for the Future of Fashion, respect. Undress stands for transparent supply chains and respect for humanity and the environment. 

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Undress Runways 2016

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Undress Runways 2016

Today we go live! 

Welcome to the future of fashion. This year we are hosting our exclusive Brisbane show - and it’s all about the future. 

Saturday night, 8th October, 2016.

The evening will take place at the Exhibition Building at the Brisbane Showgrounds. The night will include champagne, nibbles, ethical shopping and a runway show from the future.

Early bird tickets will be released early July. 

You can expect wearable technology, sustainable pop up shops and world-class ethical fashion. We’re creating our most immersive experience yet with virtual reality demonstrations, drones flying overhead, interviews with designers via Snapchat and clothes that connect you with your garment maker. 

Let’s celebrate diversity, respect, equality, smart textiles and sustainability in fashion. 

Hope to see you there.

The Undress Team

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Top 5 Ethical Australian Brands

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Throughout the Future of Fashion campaign, Undress is collaborating with sustainable fashion bloggers. As we focus on respect this month we asked Sam Leigh the founder and blogger behind the sustainable fashion blog ecomono, to tell us about her 'Top 5 Ethical Australian Brands.'

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Is Bamboo Fabric Sustainable?

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Is Bamboo Fabric Sustainable?

The sustainable textile industry is working hard to develop sustainable fabrics. But where does bamboo fit in? This blog explores the positive and negative of bamboo fabric production. At Undress we believe that bamboo fabric shows great potential for a super sustainable fabric of the future. 

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MEET THE FACES

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MEET THE FACES

There are many people involved in Undress Runways that are essential to make it work. One group in particular are our models, the faces of Undress, whom the runway would be impossible without. We sat down with a few of our chief models and asked them about their careers.

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Eco Fashion Around the World

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