Decoded Fashion, a global event series and networking community that encourages entrepreneurship and advances technology innovation in fashion and retail, is hosting its first Irish ‘meetup’ in Dublin.
Taking place in the Wayra Academy on 19 March, Decoded Fashion has been brought to Dublin by Sonya Lennon, a designer and stylist, and co-founder of Frockadvisor, a social commerce fashion platform that supports the independent retail sector by connecting and communicating with existing and new offline and online fashion fans.
The theme of the first Decoded Fashion Dublin ‘Globalisation versus Localisation’ and the panel of speakers will include Rory Caren of IBM; Fidelman Healy, Gilt Groupe; and Renate McIntyre, Etsy.
The discussion will give guests the opportunity to discuss how community commerce is challenging global business and the trials facing fashion and retail industries in Ireland.
Managing director of Wayra Ireland Karl Aherne will open the event.
With regular ‘meetups’ taking place across the world, Decoded Fashion Dublin will bring highly curated groups of fashion tech start-up founders, retail executives, investors and influencers together to share their stories, advice and opinions with an engaged community of entrepreneurial and forward thinking leaders.
“Founder of Decoded Fashion Liz Bacelar has long identified Dublin as an important hub for fashion tech innovation,” said Lennon.
“Being asked to be a leader of the Dublin chapter is a great honour and cements the international significance of Dublin in the sector. Fashion may be fabulous and fun, but how it evolves in technological terms is changing at a rapid pace; Decoded bridges that gap and bring innovation into reality.”