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Digital Futures and Emerging Technology (DF&ET)

Cube exhibition space with luminescent colours and smoke.
Cube exhibition space with luminescent colours and smoke.
Work by Tigris Li | BA Graphic Communication Design | Central Saint Martins | University of Arts London

The digital age comes with significant challenges and opportunities. The metaverse offers opportunities for brands, creatives, and consumers to work and play collaboratively, to connect globally and to explore alternatives to the physical, material world.

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated many digital practices. Technological innovation represents, more than ever, the key for fashion and cosmetic industry stakeholders to succeed in the new normal. In addition to testing new technological approaches, we explore issues related to fashion businesses technological innovation across cultures, thus impacting on communities, corporate performance, and the future of society at large. Our research aims to understand the experiential, industrial, and societal impact of innovation in digital and emerging technologies.

Emerging Technologies

During the Fashion Business Think In, held in September 2021, colleagues from FBRC and the Fashion Innovation Agency shared their research related to emerging technologies in the fashion industry.

LCF Fashion Means Business 2020: Digital Human Stylist Research Panel

A panel discussion from London College of Fashion's Fashion Innovation Agency, UAL's Fashion Business Research Centre, and Reactive Reality.


Alessandra Vecchi
Vecchi, A., (2019). Digital Innovation in Luxury Heritage Firms. Current Trends in Fashion Technology & Textile Engineering (CTFTTE), Vol. 5, No. 2, 555664. DOI: 10.19080/CTFTTE.2019.05.555664

Dr. Emmanuel Silva
Hassani, H. and Silva, E. S. (2015). Forecasting with Big Data: A Review. Annals of Data Science, 2, 5-19

Francesca Bonetti
Silva. E. and Bonetti, F. (2021) ‘Digital Humans in Fashion: Will Consumers Interact?’. Journal of Retailing and Consumer Services, 60, 102430

Francesca Bonetti
Bonetti, F., Pantano, E., Warnaby, G. and Quinn, L. (2019) ‘Augmented Reality: Fusing Consumers' Experiences and Interactions with Immersive Technologies in Physical Retail Settings. International Journal of Technology Marketing, 13(3-4), p. 260-284

Professor Danka Tamburic
Gledovic, A., Janosević Lezaic, A., Djokovic, J., Nikolic, I, Krstonosic, V., Randjelovic, D., Bajuk-Bogdanovic, D., Savic, S., Filipovic, M., Tamburic, S., Savic, S. (2020)
'Low-energy nanoemulsions as carriers for red raspberry seed oil: Formulation approach based on Raman spectroscopy and textural analysis, physicochemical properties, stability and in vitro antioxidant/ biological activity'
PLoS ONE 15(4);

Professor Danka Tamburic
Nikolic, I., Gledovic, A., Tamburic, S., Major, T, Savic, S.
Nanoemulsions as Carriers for Natural Antioxidants: Formulation Development and Optimisation
In: Aboudzadeh, M.A. (ed) (2021) Emulsion‐based encaptulation of antioxidants, Cham, Springer, pp. 149-224.
Print ISBN 978-3-030-62051-6; Online ISBN 978-3-030-62052-3

Gabriela Daniels
Daniels, G., Tamburic, D., Benini, S., Randall, J., Sanderson, T., Sarverdi, M. (2021) Atricificial Intelligence in hair research: a proof-of-concept study on evaluating hair assembly features. International Journal of Cosemtic Science,(43)405-418,

Dr Affan Hameed
Khan, M. Z., Khan, Z. U., Hameed, A., & Zada, S. S. (2021). On the upside or flipside: Where
is venture capital positioned in the era of digital disruptions?. Technology in Society, 65, 101555

Dr Affan Hameed
Khan, Z. M., Khan, Z. U. and Hameed, A. 2020. Institutions, Digitization, Innovation and Venture Capital: Evidence from Europe and the Asia-Pacific’, Journal of Applied Economics and Business Studies. AWKUM, 2(2), p. 41

Professor Finola Kerrigan
Thomas, L., Briggs, P., Kerrigan, F., & Hart, A. (2018). Exploring digital remediation in support of personal reflection. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, 110, 53-62

Professor Finola Kerrigan
Kerrigan, F., & Hart, A. (2016). Theorising digital personhood: a dramaturgical approach. Journal of Marketing Management, 32(17-18), 1701-1721

Liz Gee
Silva, E. S., Hassani, H., Madsen, D. O., and Gee, L. (2019). Googling Fashion: Forecasting Fashion Consumer Behaviour Using Google Trends.
Social Sciences. 8(4), 111