How technology is fashioning the future: runway to retail

2020 has posed challenging questions to the fashion industry, leaving it in a situation with no return to 'business as usual'.

Techology has been a friend and a foe to the fashion industry with fashion brands being propelled to innovate, embrace virtual shows, 3D wardrobes and augmented reality to combat the effects of COVID-19. Join us as we discuss with global designers and leading innovators on how technology is fashioning a new future.

Introduction by


Editor-in-Chief, Vogue U.S.;

U.S. Artistic Director and Global Content Advisor, Condé Nast

Introduction by


Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Singapore

In Conversation With

KERRY Murphy

Founder, The Fabricant

Kerry is the founder of The Fabricant, a digital fashion house leading the fashion industry towards a new sector of digital-only clothing. His education is in film and visual effects and he worked in the advertising industry for companies like Facebook, Nike, Asics, Under Armour, Playstation, Philips and many more for over a decade, before establishing The Fabricant full-time in 2018 following two-years of technical and business development.

Angel Chen

Designer, Angel Chen

A graduate from Central Saint Martins, Angel interned for Marchesa, Vera Wang and Alexander Wang in New York before going on to launch her eponymous label. She has been listed on the BoF 500 index since 2017, secured a finalist position with the renowned Woolmark Prize in 2018, and participated and was placed fourth in Netflix’s Next in Fashion in 2019. Her colourful approach to fashion, coupled with her fusion of Eastern and Western aesthetics, has made Angel one of the fashion industry's brightest young talents.

Maria McClay

Head of Luxury Fashion, Google

Maria joined Google as Head of Luxury Fashion after nearly a decade at Gucci where she held senior operational and strategic roles, including General Manager of Northern Europe and Associate Vice President of Retail for Europe. She began her career at McKinsey across New York, San Francisco and Mexico City, and covered the luxury goods and retail sectors in the European Consumer/Retail Investment Banking team at Lehman Brothers. She was a fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute and received her MBA from Harvard Business School with honours.

Maghan McDowell

Innovation Editor, Vogue Business

Leading coverage of technology and innovation at Vogue Business, Maghan is known for identifying the key drivers of the future of fashion and retail, and offering digestible insights on which technologies matter. Before Vogue Business, McDowell reported for publications including W, Marie Claire, San Francisco Chronicle and Business of Fashion, and was the first technology reporter for WWD.