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UNFOLDING STRATEGIES JOINS A TWITTER SPACE HOSTED BY DRESSX.

25.01.2023

“Enabling authentic expression in the Metaverse through the potential of digital fashion & Web3 technologies.”
HOST: Grace Robinson, host of What Even Is Fashion Technology? podcast
GUESTS: Auroboros, Claire Maguire and Lawrence Roman.
LINK:https://twitter.com/i/spaces/1lPKqBqlqqmGb?s=20


UNFOLDING STRATEGIES CELEBRATES THE VORN ACADEMY SHOWCASE EXHIBITION AT THE BIKINI BERLIN.

18.01.2023, Berlin, Germany

The HOOKED exhibition is the outcome of the first VORN academy pilot, where Beats Wilczek served as one of the mentors.

The fact that participants of the VORN Academy pilot program chose to create a single shared collection and artistic concept, instead of 10 individual outfits and overcame their differences in backgrounds, expressions, and stylistic preferences shows that fashion can be mission-driven and offers a new perspective on collaboration and co-creation.

Vorn Academy Pilot Program was realized in collaboration with a broad network of partners and trainers: Beneficial Design Institute, Browzwear, circular.fashion, Grafis, Good Garment Collective, Impact Hub, Kornit Digital, Lebenskleidung, Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, MaisonDao, Phoebe Heess, PLATTE.Berlin, Schnittstelle Hamburg, Unfolding Strategies, Unity and Zalando.

PARTICIPANTS: Ann-Britt Dittmar (Trashymuse), Idan Yoav, Judith Bondy (Bondy), Nina Jurcic (MaisonDao), Olga Boncheva (Oversized Studio), Schirin Negahbani (Polygondressing) and Tanja Bombach (Catalogue of Disguise).

LINK: https://academy.vorn-hub.com/about


BEATA WILCZEK PRESENTS A KEYNOTE TITLED “HOW CAN BRANDS EMBRACE HERITAGE AND CULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY IN WEB3?” AT THE 202030 – THE BERLIN FASHION SUMMIT.

18.01.2023, Berlin, Germany

Edition #5 of 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit focuses on the question of how cooperation within the fashion industry can make a positive impact on people and the planet. With the topic “Active Alliance for Positive Fashion” take a deep dive into two main sectors of sustainable fashion: Regenerative Culture and Regenerative Businesses. Beata Wilczek presented a keynote titled “HOW CAN BRANDS EMBRACE HERITAGE AND CULTURAL SUSTAINABILITY IN WEB3?”, in which she shed light on the key factors in embracing cultural sustainability and cultural heritage in web3.

LINK: https://202030summit.com


UNFOLDING STRATEGIES LAUNCHES THE FIRST WORKSHOP ON DIGITAL FASHION TOGETHER WITH DAISIE.

15.12.2022

The workshop titled WHAT IS DIGITAL FASHION? is an introduction to digital fashion, focusing on new products, tools, brands, and experiences. It allows to understand the essentials of fashion in web3, covering topics such as: virtual clothes, phygitals, and avatars. The workshop is hosted by Daisie.


BEATA WILCZEK WILL BE SPEAKING AT IMMERSIVE TECH WEEK BY VRDAYS EUROPE IN ROTTERDAM.

2.12.2022, Rotterdam

Immersive Tech Week is a unique festival where creativity, innovation, business, research and art meet to explore the impact of immersive technologies on our planet, culture, and society. A five day adventure filled with experiences, talks, round tables, workshops and more. Where industry leaders, XR enthusiasts, academics, start-ups, scale-ups and policy makers from all over the world unite to get inspired, share knowledge, find new opportunities and make connections.

Our founder Beata Wilczek will be joining the “Virtual Fashion & Virtual Bodies. How immersive technologies and virtual experiences play a role in fashion and perception of identity” session together with Nik Gundersen – CGI generalist and visual designer working in the fields of digital image-making and animation, Suzanne Vos – creative lead assistant at The Fabricant, and Sander Veenhof – creator of interactive experiences and scenarios for an augmented reality future.


BEATA WILCZEK WILL BE SPEAKING AT IMMERSIVE TECH WEEK BY VRDAYS EUROPE IN ROTTERDAM.

2.12.2022, Rotterdam

Immersive Tech Week is a unique festival where creativity, innovation, business, research and art meet to explore the impact of immersive technologies on our planet, culture, and society. A five day adventure filled with experiences, talks, round tables, workshops and more. Where industry leaders, XR enthusiasts, academics, start-ups, scale-ups and policy makers from all over the world unite to get inspired, share knowledge, find new opportunities and make connections.

Our founder Beata Wilczek will be joining the “Virtual Fashion & Virtual Bodies. How immersive technologies and virtual experiences play a role in fashion and perception of identity” session together with Nik Gundersen – CGI generalist and visual designer working in the fields of digital image-making and animation, Suzanne Vos – creative lead assistant at The Fabricant, and Sander Veenhof – creator of interactive experiences and scenarios for an augmented reality future.


BEATA WILCZEK JOINS GRACE ROBINSON IN THE WHAT EVEN IS FASHION TECHNOLOGY? PODCAST.

9.11.2022

The What Even is Fashion Technology (WEIFT) Podcast was created out of a passion in the intersection between fashion and technology. Documenting new innovation surrounding fashion and showcasing insights from upcoming brands, creatives, and technologists deconstructing, yet revolutionising the industry.

“Future Proofing Fashion with Beata Wilczek” is available on Spotify, and Apple Podcasts.


UNFOLDING STRATEGIES JOINS VORN ACADEMY INNOVATION LAB LAUNCHED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH ZALANDO, UNITY AND KORNIT DIGITAL.

20.10.2022, Berlin, Germany

The VORN Academy Program will take place in Berlin from October to December 2022 and will bring together three partners as industry leaders from E-Commerce & Marketing, Digital Creation & NFT and Automation & Customization with ten international fashion talents. The goal is a phygital circular capsule collection.

PARTNERS: VORN – The Berlin Fashion Hub, Beneficial Design Institute, circular.fashion, Good Garment Collective, MaisonDao, Phoebe Heess, PLATTE.Berlin and Schnittstelle Hamburg as well as Zalando, Unity and Kornit Digital

PARTICIPANTS: Ann-Britt Dittmar (Trashymuse), Idan Yoav, Johann Ehrhardt (Haderlump Berlin), Judith Bondy (Bondy), Melisa Mincova (Melisaminca), Nina Jurcic (MaisonDao), Olga Boncheva (Oversized Studio), Schirin Negahbani (Polygondressing) and Tanja Bombach (Catalogue of Disguise)


METAVERSE ETHICS SYMPOSIUM AT THE LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY.

20.10.2022, Liverpool, UK + online

Unfolding Strategies shares insight on digital fashion ethics at the Metaverse Ethics Symposium hosted by Andrew Ibi at the Liverpool John Moores University along an NFT artist Caroline Chinakwe and designer MAXSHO.


BEATA WILCZEK JOINS THE SPEAKERS AT THE VOGUE BUSINESS FASHION ENVIRONMENT SUMMIT 2022 ORGANIZED BY BCG AND VOGUE POLSKA.

11.10.2022, Hotel Nobu, Warsaw, Poland

Fashioning New Realities is the title of this year’s Business Fashion Environment Summit (#BFES2022), the leading conference on sustainability in Central and Eastern Europe, organized by Vogue Poland and the Boston Consulting Group. On October 11, 2022, industry experts, business leaders, changemakers and creatives from around the world will gather in Warsaw to discuss how digital transformation is redefining the future of fashion and its impact on sustainability. Amongst many great speakers are Stella McCartney, Julie Pelipas, Dana Thomas, Lucy Shea, Ngozi Okaro, Leanne Elliott Young, Catty Tay, Natalia Modenova, Daria Shapovalova and many more.

Watch both panels below:
Panel: Re-imagining Fashion: Towards an Ethical Future with Ngozi Okaro, Beata Wilczek, Sinead Bovell, Rachel Arthur and Zuzanna Krzątała
Panel: Metaverse Beyond The Hype with Cathy Hackl and Beata Wilczek


BEATA WILCZEK WAS VOTED IN THE TOP 5 MOST INFLUENTIAL DIGITAL FASHION INDIVIDUALS.

6.10.2022

We are honored that our founder Beata Wilczek was voted number 5 out of 100 in Brytehall Fashion Forces, list of most influential digital fashion individuals by Brytehall.

The top 10 nominees are:
1. Andrea Abrams, Founder and Chief Metaverse Officer at PHYGICODE & Chief of Strategy at Faith Tribe.
2. Fabian Vogelsteller, Founder and Chief Blockchain Architect at Lukso
3. Roman Riabokon, Co-Founder of VIRTUAL RAGS STUDIO and Creative Producer at UNXD
4. Marjorie Hernandez, Founder and Managing Partner at Lukso and Product Officer at The Dematerialised
5. Beata Wilczek, Founder of Unfolding Strategies & Head of Impact The Dematerialised
6. Nick Gonzalez, Co-Founder of UNXD
7. Gigi Graziosi Casimiro, Head of Metaverse Fashion Week & Senior Producer at Decentraland Foundation
8. Ilona Song, Founder of the Ilona Song Phygital Fashion Couture House
9. Thibault Launey, CEO, and Co-Founder of Exclusible
10. Enara Nazarova, Founder of ARMOAR


BEATA WILCZEK JOINS ZUZANNA KRZĄTAŁA IN THE VOGUE POLSKA CALL TO ACTION PODCAST.

8.09.2022

CALL TO ACTION is a podcast by Vogue Polska, hosted by Zuzanna Krzątała – model, human rights activist, and sustainability project manager at Vogue Polska. The second season of Call to Action is dedicated to the future of fashion: sustainable, inclusive, and ethical. The first episode with Beata Wilczek introduces Unfolding Strategies and all new important fashion and tech words, from Web3 to Digital Fashion.
*The podcast is only available in Polish.


UNFOLDING STRATEGIES SHARES INSIGHT ON FASHION EDUCATION AT THE NEO.FASHION.PANEL, BERLIN FASHION WEEK.

8.09.2022, Berlin, Germany

NEO.FASHION.PANEL initiated by STUDIO.FBX in partnership with this year’s NEO.FASHION event, a platform and hub for the best graduates of fashion academies and young designers from all over Germany to present Fashion for Future to a wide audience of professionals and visitors as part of the Berlin Fashion Week, exhibitions, and digital presentations as well as other show formats. Amongst amazing speakers are Friederike von Wedel-Parlow, Enara Nazarova, Yifan Pu, Kim Berndt, to discuss what young designers need to know about Digital Fashion and Metaverse.


BEATA WILCZEK PRESENTS A KEYNOTE TITLED “PHYGITAL: PRODUCTS, EXPERIENCES, CONDITION” AT THE 202030 – THE BERLIN FASHION SUMMIT.

7.09.2020, Berlin, Germany

Edition #4 of 202030 – The Berlin Fashion Summit addressed six themes of fashion’s most cutting-edge sustainability movement: regenerative transformation. The program tackled how fashion can positively impact the biosphere, focusing on our planet and our communities. Topics such as regenerative materials, restoring biodiversity and ecosystems were highlighted, creating a new culture of inclusion and equity, and reimagining workspaces as ecosystems to grow healthy creative economies. It also addressed transforming the technosphere and metasphere, looking at tech innovations and digitization as areas to apply the regenerative transformation. Beata Wilczek presented a keynote titled “PHYGITAL: products, experiences, condition”, in which we shed light on the key factors in creating Phygital Strategies.


BEATA WILCZEK SPEAKS AT THE CONFERENCE HOSTED BY WARSAW STOCK EXCHANGE.

22.06.2022, Warsaw, Poland + online

The Conference organised by the Polish Patent Office, World Intellectual Property Organization – WIPO and Warsaw Stock Exchange (GPW) focuses on contemporary trends in the digital world and provides an ideal platform for entrepreneurs, designers and design teams. For a number of years already the Conference “Innovation and Creativity in the Economy” has stressed the role of industrial design, design thinking, UX design and many other design branches utilized by entrepreneurs from all over the world. Our founder discussed digital fashion with Adrian Hołota, NUENO and Piotr Kita, CCC Group.


UNFOLDING STRATEGIES JOINS THE DIGITAL FASHION IN THE METAVERSE PANEL AT AARHUS UNIVERSITY.

17.06.2022

Aarhus University in collaboration with Kolding Design School and the IT University of Copenhagen is running the Digital Fashion Roundtables for the second year. In 2022, the focus of the project is on exploring digital fashion in the metaverse. The project aims to explore and help navigate the digital space you as a fashion company or service provider are interested in entering. The community around the project believes that the metaverse is a very open concept and there is still plenty of room to shape it together. Our founder joined the Digital Fashion Roundtables 2.0 together with Alexandra Ilg and Pavwan Ahmad.