Kornit Digital Ltd., a company that develops, designs and markets innovative digital printing solutions for the global printed textile industry, recently announced that during this year’s New York Fashion Week and Textile Month, it will co-host a symposium with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) to discuss how digital printing is becoming an enabling technology for the fashion industry’s transition to ultrafast on-demand fabric and garment decoration. The company also announced that collections designed by students of the Academy of Art University of San Francisco, using the Allegro roll-to-roll printer, will be showcased at a separate event on September 9, 2017.

 Fashion Week – Featured Collections Day

The highly publicised Fashion Week NYC is a chance for the best designers to present their collections in various runway events around the city. Since 2005, the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, has premiered the collections of students and recent graduates during New York Fashion Week. On September 9, at NYFW: Skylight Clarkson Square, Gallery I, a special collection printed on the Kornit Allegro will be presented in a fashion show (by invitation only), dedicated to the designs of 9 graduate collections from the Academy.

 Digital Innovation Day

As part of the Textile Month’s programme, conceived by trend forecaster Lidewij Edelkoort, a special “Express Fashion” event will be co-hosted by FIT and Kornit on September 13, 2017. The event, by invitation only, will take place at FIT’s campus located at NY. Visitors interested in digital printing as an eco-friendly and profitable solution will be able to view a display of recent, attention-grabbing digital collections, meet industry leaders and learn how easy it is to start on-demand production with Kornit’s advanced technology.

 Included in the programme are talks by Kornit’s CEO Gabi Seligsohn, who will discuss how the company is taking advantage of the revolution in apparel shopping habits and the supply chain changes taking place as a result. Omer Kulka, Kornit’s VP of Marketing and Product Strategy, will deliver a talk on the boom of online business in the fashion industry.

 Keynote speakers will include Raphael Peck, President of Fanatics Brands, a top 50 internet retailer and a market leader in authentic and officially licensed apparel for sports fans. Peck will discuss Proximity garment decoration and how Fanatics is addressing a booming market with innovative marketing and manufacturing technologies. A speaker from FIT will discuss the importance of the transition from Analogue decoration technologies to Digital Printing.