David Blumenfeld, senior vice president of business development at Westfield Labs, accepted the FashInvest Brand Innovator Award on behalf of Westfield Labs and Philippe von Borries and Justin Stefano, the master co-CEOs at Refinery29, accepted the David Freschman Founder’s Award.
The Fashpreneur Award went home with Daniella Yocobovsky, co-founder, Baublebar.
In addition to the presentation of the awards there were two compelling panels examining the speedy growth of the beauty tech and mobile commerce markets in the fashion tech space.
The “Changing Face of Beauty” panel highlighted the newest technological advances driving innovation in the beauty space. From big data, to on-demand beauty, to direct-to-consumer brands we heard Liz White, Julie Fredrickson and Jospeh Terzi discussed the scope and range of growth in this fast developing industry.
“The Rise of Mobile Commerce” explored how the increasing popularity of smartphone ownership and emerging mobile devices like smartwatches, have catapulted the rise of mobile shopping. Sarah Slutsky and Cally Russell and Joe Rubin all shared their perspectives on why the fashion mobile commerce industry is a space ripe for investment.
Overall the day was filled with discussions on the newest innovation driving the fashion tech industry forward and compelling pitches from the most promising new fashion tech entrepreneurs of our time.
We can’t wait for the next Fashion Tech Investment Conference!