For 2018 we've joined forces with the V&A Museum

In celebration of the landmark exhibition, The Future Starts Here, Propela is delighted to announce a four-part event series collaboration with the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Unfolding throughout 2018, the series will explore how creativity will affect four epic themes from a breadth of perspectives - near, far and speculative.

V&A Future Series: Fashion
Friday 14th September 2018
6.30pm - 8.30pm

  Photo credit: The Unseen / Lauren Bowker

Photo credit: The Unseen / Lauren Bowker

Coinciding with Fashion Week and Design Week 2018, the third session in our series will focus on the future of fashion and how creativity will shape it. 

Moderated by Lauren Indvik, from Vogue International, we’ll be joined by Lauren Bowker, who imagines and develops impossible products that respond to ‘invisible’ triggers from brainwaves to weather patterns; Ghislaine Boddington an explorer of the body as a digital interactive canvas to shape shift the flesh; and Matthew Drinkwater, the human bridge between the UK’s most exciting designer talent and bleeding-edge tech companies. 

Moderated by Vogue's Lauren Indvik, join these three extraordinary visionaries for the debate:

Lauren Bowker from The Unseen - voted one of the top 50 Creative Leaders in the world by both Wired and Dazed & Confused, the British Fashion Council Award winner, a board member for the European Council for the Internet of Things and in the Forbes’ hot list of the  5 wearable tech companies you need to know.

Ghislaine Boddington from Body > Data > Space - recognised as an international pioneer in the use of the entire body as a digital interaction canvas for over 25 years.

Matthew Drinkwater from LCF's Fashion Innovation Agency - named in the 100 most influential in the world of Wearable Technology, amongst the 'Top 15 people in UK tech' by BBC3, as a 'fashion-tech trailblazer changing the course of retail' by Drapers and a 'pioneer and visionary' by Wired.


While you're at the V&A Future Series with Propela, why not visit The Future Starts Here exhibition

The Future Starts Here will display emerging technologies, the ways in which they will affect our lives in the near future, and what choices we have – as citizens – to influence their development. The world of tomorrow is shaped by the designs and technologies emerging today. From smart appliances to satellites, this exhibition brings together more than 100 objects either newly released or in development that point towards where society might be headed. Although some may seem straight out of science fiction, they are all real, produced by research labs, universities, designers' studios, governments and corporations.