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Brooke Roberts-Islam

Fashion Tech Innovator - - Co-Director, BR Innovation Agency (BRIA) - - Fashion-Tech Writer at Techstyler.fashion and HuffPost.

Brooke Roberts-Islam is a digital knitwear designer and consultant, who also has over a decade of experience as a diagnostic radiographer within the NHS. She is co-director of the Brooke Roberts Innovation Agency (BRIA) who create materials-tech collaborations, products and installations with brands from both the fashion and technology sectors, directly combining her knowledge of the latest developments in the fashion-technology sector with her cross-discipline approach to developing new materials. Brooke is passionate about combining science, technology and fashion in her own work and has also achieved this through collaborations with the Allen Institute for Brain Science in Seattle, amongst others, and is regularly invited to speak about the latest in fashion tech at events, including the Wired Next Generation conference and the launch of London Technology Week in 2016. In addition to her design and materials development work, Brooke is a fashion-technology writer for the Huffington Post and her own blog, Techstyler, lending opinion and sharing interviews from the crossroads of fashion-technology, from a fashion designer’s perspective. In 2013, Brooke was voted onto The Hospital Club’s 100 list of the most influential and innovative creatives in the UK, as well as being voted onto KPMG's Shift 100 list for retail technology entrepreneurs in 2017.
Peter Jensen's Greatest Fashion Hits - At Sweet

Peter Jensen's Greatest Fashion Hits - At Sweet Sixteen

The chance to see the team working on the shoot, the mood-boards informing the styling and photography and the collection details and textiles up close, as explained by Peter, helps to understand the entire commercial and creative aspects of the fashion business.
23/02/2017 15:57 GMT
London Fashion Week Mens Gets Political - Designers Create Fashion Antidotes To Brexit And

London Fashion Week Mens Gets Political - Designers Create Fashion Antidotes To Brexit And Trump

It's brave for a designer to be so gobby, especially with the pressure of commercial sales targets and constant burden of turning a profit and keeping the wheels turning, but Shannon's line of thoughtful and clever sloganeering is somewhat proven, with his current and previous collections bearing a corruption of Sports Direct as "Lovers Direct" and "Haters Direct", currently in store at Selfridges
19/01/2017 16:22 GMT
Wired 2016 Presents What's New In AI, VR And Tech

Wired 2016 Presents What's New In AI, VR And Tech Activism

It's that time of the year pre-christmas when many a head is full of ideas, swarming with information from dozens of conferences, meet-ups, launches, talks and exhibitions when it's time to cut through the noise and find out what to focus on - some of which you may have heard of and some you definitely won't have. Welcome to Wired 2016.
29/11/2016 13:14 GMT
Superhuman - The Ravensbourne Postgraduate Degree

Superhuman - The Ravensbourne Postgraduate Degree Show

Farid Bin Karim is the first student to graduate from the MSc Wearable Futures degree and has created a body of written work entitled "Couturier and the Art of Survival: a Technologist's Guide". This work is the result of Farid's ambitious attempt to explore the appetite within the 'closed-shop' of couture for current and future technologies.
24/10/2016 13:52 BST
Makers House: What Point Is Burberry Trying To

Makers House: What Point Is Burberry Trying To Make?

I spoke with Rose de Borman about her hand-painted silk screen prints as she worked away, blending paints inspired by a nearby pots of flowers she had collected from her garden and brought in as colour inspiration for her prints.
28/09/2016 17:01 BST
Martine Jarlgaard's Mixed Reality Show At London Fashion Week - A World

Martine Jarlgaard's Mixed Reality Show At London Fashion Week - A World First

<img alt="sustainable fashion.jpg" src="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/4652836/original.jpg" width="300" height="35" /> Many designers, for example, are not aware that some fabrics are created using devastatingly toxic chemicals that pollute and endanger workers and local populations. Currently, this is not transparent. She says it's time for the fashion industry to be re-envisioned and re-defined
16/09/2016 12:31 BST
Fashion Tech and Speculative Wearables in Imminent Space

Fashion Tech and Speculative Wearables in Imminent Space Travel

I ponder a possible alternative in the form of technologies so specialised, rare and unique that they create a techno-couture instead. Here we begin to think about fashion and design being driven by technology, rather than the other way around.
20/07/2016 12:28 BST