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At The Riveter: AR/VR in Fashion

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AR/VR in Fashion

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Call all fashion professionals: JOIN US OCTOBER 9TH

Join us for a panel on AR/VR in fashion at the Riveter on October 9, 2019 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

This month we look to the future  --  which, let's face it, is now  --  and the application of how Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR)  can be   -- and are being  --   applied to fashion and retail. In this engaging discussion, we’ll walk through the development of this technology and its application for the wider fashion industry. Plus, because Austin has an opportunity to build its fashion industry as an innovation center, we'll be learning about how this tech can be applied now to various business applications within our local industry.

AFI events have previously featured many notable Austin-based brands including PennyLuck, Amberleaf, Esby, Kendra Scott, SXSW, BigCommerce, Howler Brothers, Helm Boots, among others. Austin Fashion Initiative meetup events are open to any professional participating in the fashion and creative industries. Join us for engaged networking, great conversation and special treats with Austin’s most innovative fashion business professionals.

We love hosting our curated events in partnership with those who amplify Austin's style. Special thanks to The Riveter and Serendipity Wines.

Reserve your spot, space is limited. Reservation fee: $5 advance reservation, $10 at the door (depending on availability). Free admission for current AFI Members who have purchased an annual membership. Learn more about AFI membership.

To RSVP please complete the form below, or click here.


Meet our Panelists:

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Ricky Holm
Founder & CEO | Chocolate Milk & Donuts

Creative entrepreneur, Ricky Holm, is the founder of Chocolate Milk and Donuts, an Austin based virtual and augmented reality creative agency. He also teaches at Collective, Austin’s first ‘Media-Tech’ focused incubator program, is the co-organizer of VR & 360 Video Austin, the largest XR community group in Texas and a business advisor to J. James, Maker of Things, a lifestyle brand dedicated to the adventurer in all of us.


JJ Castillo
Founder | Viewer Ready

JJ Castillo (Founder of Viewer Ready) came from the world of Broadcast and Film production. He produced/directed projects for studios including HBO and Rooster Teeth, with personal projects screening at SXSW and The Cannes Film Festival. In 2015 he created VIEWER READY, an immersive content studio that has since created VR and AR projects for the NBA, ANHEUSER-BUSCH, DELL, SXSW, and TIFF'S TREATS.

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Leetee Wang
Co-Founder | Fiction Mine LLC

Leetee is an architect turned XR content designer and producer. In 2017, together with Marianne Sanche, she co-founded Fiction Mine, an XR design agency, to bring interactive and spatial development to the forefront of immersive tech for games and entertainment. Their work building virtual cinemas for Shanghai Share Cinema fostered a specialization in combining digital shopping with immersive storytelling. This became the inspiration for creating LODE – Fiction Mine’s AR mobile shopping experience, one of the latest developments in experiential marketing. In 2019, they were finalists in ZU Montreal’s accelerator program, their work has been featured at UPenn, VRLA and SXSW.

Leetee holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from SAIC, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania.

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About The Riveter |

The Riveter is a national network of community and coworking spaces built by women, for everyone. Through its best-in-class professional and personal development programming, robust membership, and collaborative workspaces, The Riveter is working to elevate the conversation and progress around gender equity in work and business. Launched in May 2017 in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, The Riveter has grown to include six locations in Seattle, Los Angeles, and Austin with locations planned for Dallas, TX, Denver, CO, Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN, Portland, OR, and Atlanta, GA by mid-2019 (with more to be announced). This expansion is spurred by The Riveter’s recent announcement of a $15 million Series A funding round in December 2018. The Riveter’s mission to redefine the future of work has been featured in The Washington Post, Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., Quartz, Bloomberg Technology, and more.