The CFDA and Intel have entered into a strategic collaboration to create a community for technology developers and fashion designers focused on wearable technology. During the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on January 6, 2014, Intel Corporation discussed this initiative and the ways it will increase communication between the fashion and technology industries.
To scale the convergence of the two industries, Intel will work with the CFDA to create a community for technology developers and fashion designers to network, match-make, cultivate and exchange ideas on wearable technology. The collaboration will connect more than 400 leading fashion designers who are members of CFDA with a broad ecosystem of hardware and software developers that Intel has been instrumental in building in the last 40 years.
“CFDA’s commitments are to drive innovation in the fashion industry and as we look at the power of technology and its influence on fashion, we believe technology will need to be part of the fashion industry’s DNA,” said Steven Kolb, CEO of CFDA. “That’s why we are excited to announce a strategic collaboration with Intel on wearable technology in which we can bring together unique strengths of the two industries — Intel, a company that delivers technological innovation across computing devices, and our designers, who design beautiful clothing and accessories that people want to wear. The two together will be a powerful combination.”