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Carmelo Anthony Merges Tech, Sports, & Fashion

What happens when you pair up fashion with sports and with technology? Aside from a diverse crowd it’s pretty much a given that you’re going to get an interesting conversation, which is exactly what happened at last night’s panel discussion at Milk Studios for MADE FW. Hosted by Brent Blum from Accenture, the panel was basically a brainstorming and very hyping conversation about the future of wearable technology and the role it’s going to play in fashion and sports.

Representing fashion was Stephane Ashpool from Pigalle, who said that the most important thing for wearables is to “spend time together and brainstorm together for hours.” Mike Bell, from Intel, agreed, as did CEO Brian Krzanich, whose main concern is the idea of how to take what people need and make it more approachable.

Sabine Seymour from Moondial was also there, serving as the bridge between fashion and tech, but of course the star panelist was Knick’s star Carmelo Anthony representing his Melo7 Tech Partners. Melo is a big proponent of the marriage between tech and sports, saying that “you must have [tech] to get better.” He also agreed with the other panelists and concluded that wearables “have to look good and feel good. I wanna walk out and put this on and feel comfortable.”

When the panel concluded Melo browsed through the displayed gear and then there was another big treat: a performance by hip-hop legends **De La Soul, who made everyone’s hands fly with their classic “Me Myself and I”. With De La Soul’s call and response and our hands in the air, the event turned out to be the best of all worlds.

Photography by Andrew Boyle

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