The dynamic of FashMash is down to its core members who provide a hub of inspiration, ideas and innovation. Here, some of our founder members share their thoughts on the community...
“I love FashMash. The fashion technology community in Europe is pretty small but very fast-moving and it gets tricky to track who is doing what, where. FashMash helps me keep in touch.”
Digital Atelier Director at LVMH
"I’ve been so incredibly impressed by the quality and robustness of the network… Every discussion I’ve had with members has been thought provoking, insightful and most importantly relevant and informative to my day to day work.”
Head of Global Brand Campaigns, NET-A-PORTER
“My favourite and one of the most impressive things about FashMash is the way it has managed to open up what can be quite a closed industry and made it so collaborative. The sense of community is extremely strong.”
Vice President and Head Of Global Digital Division at Karla Otto
“FashMash is my first port of call for any of my intel needs. From last minute industry insights to talent recommendations, there is always someone who has an answer."
Editorial consultant, Disneyrollergirl.net
“The connections I have made - and continue to make through the community - have regularly proved invaluable when writing stories on this fast-changing space.”
European Styles Correspondent, New York Times
“FashMash has enabled me to make a really strong network of incredible brains very quickly. I’m lucky to have travelled the world with my job and know that in most cities I have been to I have met someone connected with FashMash, found an exciting start-up recommended by someone in the group or experienced a brilliant piece of retail tech discovered from their reports.”
Olly Rzysko, Consultant
"The FashMash community is totally at odds with what I have sometimes found within the fashion industry generally. So often, brands are seen as rivals which has led to a siloed approach to information sharing within the industry. FashMash has helped to break down those barriers."
Founder, Electric Labs agency, London
"As the group has grown, not only have I made life-long friends, I've also been able to get an amazing breadth of referrals- from creative resources, to potential hires, consulting projects and even an opportunity to speak to luxury digital marketers at Google London.”
VP of Digital, Veronica Beard, New York
"I'm an investor in technology companies. People I've met through FashMash have connected me to interesting entrepreneurs to invest in, they've helped me understand companies in the fashion and retail space, and they have connected my investments to potential hires and customers.”
Partner, Frontline Ventures