And you thought February was the month for love. Or Fashion Week(s). This year, the shortest month of the year is also filled with an unusual number of fashion and technology events. Here are five anyone who follows fashion and technology won’t want to miss:
IFB Conference: The semi-annual fashion blogging conference is back just in time for New York Fashion Week. As always, it means a chance to geek out about style blogging among fashion insiders and many, (perhaps too) many starry-eyed fashion bloggers.
Hearst Fashion Hack: Not to be outdone by Decoded Fashion’s Conde Nast-sponsored fashion hackathon held over the weekend, this Hearst event is billing itself as the largest fashion hackathon of the year. Winners will receive $10,000+ and help from Hearst to launch their fashion apps.
1OAK and Startup Threads Party: Lots of tech fans (from the fashion diaspora and otherwise) will no doubt turn up for this event. Even better than the bar and stylish crowd: you can take your old startup t-shirts to the shindig and have them donated to charity.
Decoded Fashion Hackathon Finale: This all-day event at Lincoln Center not only crowns the winner from last weekend’s hackathon finalists, but also features a 3D fashion show and plenty of good speakers expounding on all things fashion, tech and the future.
Fashion Tech Week: Because New York can’t have all the fun, this week of fashion and tech-focused events puts the spotlight on San Francisco. Expect demos, panels, fashion shows and workshops aimed at the startup crowd.
Image: Hearst Fashion Hack