Join Fashion|Tech|PHL for the first FashTech Confab with Clare Tattersall, founder of Thunderlily, and Bela Shehu, founder of NINObrand. These two entrepreneurs will discuss their unique approaches to moving the fashion industry forward using technology and other forms of design.
CLARE TATTERSALL OF THUNDERLILY
Confab with Clare about her distinct approach to accelerating fashion through software.
Fashion insider and brand curator, Clare Tattersall, channels her passion for fashion into finding outstanding emerging designers and bringing their ideas to market. With an insider's knowledge of NYC's garment district and a knack for bringing the most talented people together, Clare is spearheading ThunderLily NYC — a fashion accelerator with a dual purpose: 1) to create cutting edge software for designers and 2) to provide stylish women with access to custom-made fashion from the most innovative designers of the future.
BELA SHEHU OF NINOBRAND
Confab with Bela about her dynamic approach to hacking fashion design and what she sees next for her designs.
Sourcing inspiration from literature, music, and design, local impresario Bela Shehu of NINObrand brings fresh and futuristic designs to Rittenhouse Square. In her sleek but comfortable studio, Bela does what can only be described as “hacking” fabrics for the human form. (Case in point: she can take what is normally used for car seats and see a comfortable breathable solution for sleeves.) Many of her pieces can be worn multiple ways, using the most basic of unpredictable technologies like magnets for buttons and zippers to create pleats.
Format of MeetUp
> Mingle and Chat
> Clare and Bela lead a discussion about her approach to connecting the fashion community using tech
> Mingle and discuss your own projects!
ABOUT THE FASHTECH CONFAB SERIES
This is the first of the FashTech Confab series where the Fashion|Tech|PHL group engages with and is inspired by an entrepreneur or practitioner who is exploring the intersection of fashion and technology.