Fashion Innovation Agency at London College of Fashion; innovating design with technology

The Fashion Innovation Agency at London College of Fashion have delivered ground-breaking and award winning projects in wearable technology, AR/VR and Blockchain, and are currently working on major developments within Nanotechnology, IoT and Robotics. They facilitate connections between new tech and designers and brands, with exciting outputs. See some of their projects here. LCF students have access to Fashion Innovation Agency expertise there through weekly consultations with the Head of FIA Matthew Drinkwater.
Above is a project facilitated by Fashion Innovation Agency between designer Fyodor Golan and Nokia. The skirt here is made entirely of Nokia Lumia 1520 phone screens and adapted to the wearer and their environment.
This was presented at London Fashion Week A/W 14, and the following season for S/S 15 FIA, Fyodor Golan and Nokia worked together again for a second catwalk innovation which used the Nokia Lumia 830’s 10 MP camera viewfinder in real time to project on to a four metre screen. The CGI mediated the image as the model proceeded down the catwalk, filtering it with Fyodor Golan inspired colour pallet and print imagery.
Another project facilitated by FIA which really changed the catwalk was the Richard Nicoll 'Tinkerbell Dress.' Fashion Innovation Agency brought London's Studio XO, Disney and Richard together to create a dress made from fibre optic fabric, activated by high intensity LED’s tailored within the dress, which created a magical digital pixie dust effect down the catwalk.

Forbes magazine said Is This The First Example Of Truly 'Beautiful' Wearable Tech?
RIXO x HoloMe
Rixo are London College of Fashion graduates Henrietta Rix and Orlagh McClosky, who came to see Fashion Innovation Agency to innovate how they showed their work at presentations. They created an augmented reality catwalk, showcasing life-sized holograms of models adorned in pieces from RIXO London’s new season collection, granting users a front row seat to their own personal fashion show, on demand, in their living room. As new designs become available, the platform allows users to receive and project them with their smartphones. The entire experience creates an exciting and innovative new medium for online fashion retail.


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