Decoded Fashion Milan 2016 presented by e-PITTI.com 15-16 November 2016, Talent Garden Milano Calabiana

July 14th, 2016 – Decoded Fashion Milan presents the fourth edition of the The Fashion Pitch, the international contest for young entrepreneurs in the fashion and tech fields. This time around the focus is truly unique, answering to a specific need in the industry: proposals will look at solutions that innovate the supply chain. The official brand partner of the 2016 edition is Gruppo Miroglio, an Italian company operating for 70 years in the fashion and textile industry and currently present in 34 countries. The competition also sees once more the partnership with FTA – Fashion Technology Accelerator, a world leading consultancy firm specialising in acceleration programmes for young innovative companies in fashion.

Applications are open until October 10th. The solutions put forward by competing start-ups must regard at least one of the following stages of the supply chain: product development – including research, design, product sizing, and pattern making – production, and/or commercialisation of fashion goods. To participate start-ups have to complete a form online at milan.decodedfashion.com. Amongst the jury, Giuseppe Miroglio and Leonardo Raineri, President and Head of Innovation of Gruppo Miroglio respectively; Giusy Cannone, Managing Director of Fashion Technology Accelerator; Francesco Bottigliero, CEO of e-PITTI.com and FieraDigitale, as well a selection of key operators of the fashion industry.

The winning start-up selected during the summit will be awarded the opportunity to partake in a special Mentorship Programme with Gruppo Miroglio, built specifically for their needs. Additional prizes will be announced soon.