Spanning countries, fields, and disciplines, the Fashion Tech Lab team is a group of incredible individuals dedicated to creating a new future for fashion.

Miroslava Duma

Digital Startup Investor and Entrepreneur

Cited as the 'most connected digital entrepreneur in fashion' by Vogue, Miroslava Duma is the founder of several ventures, a digital start-up investor, and an entrepreneur. Miroslava is a co-founder of the 4-continent digital media network Buro 24/7 as well as The Tot, a US-based curated e-commerce platform for mothers and their children. Miroslava is also an active investor in several businesses including Reformation, a green fashion brand; RewardStyle, a monetization service for publishers and content creators; and finery, a web-based e-commerce product for high-end consumers.

Miroslava Duma

Digital Startup Investor and Entrepreneur

Cited as the 'most connected digital entrepreneur in fashion' by Vogue, Miroslava Duma is the founder of several ventures, a digital start-up investor, and an entrepreneur. Miroslava is a co-founder of the 4-continent digital media network Buro 24/7 as well as The Tot, a US-based curated e-commerce platform for mothers and their children. Miroslava is also an active investor in several businesses including Reformation, a green fashion brand; RewardStyle, a monetization service for publishers and content creators; and finery, a web-based e-commerce product for high-end consumers.

Advisory Board

Austin and Gabriela Hearst

Austin and Gabriela Hearst

Gabriela - fashion designer and philanthropist. Austin - media executive and investor.

Carmen Busquets

Carmen Busquets

Fashion tech investor

Diego Della Valle

Diego Della Valle

Chairman and CEO of Tod's group

Livia Firth

Livia Firth

Eco-fashion activist and founder and creative director of Eco-Age

Laura Arrillaga Andreessen

Laura Arrillaga Andreessen

Philanthropist, entrepreneur and author

Alexandre Arnault

Alexandre Arnault

President and CEO of RIMOWA

Diane Von Furstenberg

Diane Von Furstenberg

Iconic designer, philanthropist and Chairwoman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America

Advisory Board

Austin and Gabriela Hearst

Advisory Board

Carmen Busquets
Diego Della Valle

Austin and Gabriela Hearst

Gabriela - fashion designer and philanthropist. Austin - media executive and investor.

Livia Firth

Carmen Busquets

Fashion tech investor

Diego Della Valle

Chairman and CEO of Tod's group

Laura Arrillaga Andreessen

Livia Firth

Eco-fashion activist and founder and creative director of Eco-Age

Alexandre Arnault
Diane Von Furstenberg

Laura Arrillaga Andreessen

Philanthropist, entrepreneur and author

Alexandre Arnault

President and CEO of RIMOWA

Diane Von Furstenberg

Iconic designer, philanthropist and Chairwoman of the Council of Fashion Designers of America

Mentors Board

Ian Rogers

Ian Rogers

Chief Digital Officer of LVMH

Julie Gilhart

Julie Gilhart

Creative business consultant, philanthropist

Natalia Vodianova

Natalia Vodianova

Passionate philanthropist, businesswoman and a supermodel

Alexandre De Betak

Alexandre De Betak

Art director and producer

Caroline Rush

Caroline Rush

Chief executive of the British Fashion Council

Burak Cakmak

Burak Cakmak

Dean of the School of Fashion at the Parsons School of Design

Yasmin Sewell

Yasmin Sewell

Fashion consultant, VP of Style and Creative at Farfetch and co-founder of an apparel brand être cécil

Jonathan Cheung

Jonathan Cheung

Head of Design at Levi Strauss & Co.

Our Team

Orianne Chenain

Chief Strategy Officer

With 23 years of work across France, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Russia, Orianne has extensive experience in leadership roles. As the Executive Director of the French Chamber in Hong Kong, Orianne coordinated executive directors all across Asia. A graduate from Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris and the Ecole Nationale d’Administration, Orianne is passionate about philanthropy and talent development. She has mentored high-profile women, as well as founding the French Chamber Foundation, a lunch club dedicated to underprivileged workers.

Dr. Svetlana Tonevitskaya

Chief Technology Officer

Svetlana is an experienced leader in the science & innovation intensive spaces. With a proven track record of transforming academic research into promising biotech ventures, Svetlana’s career is split between creating cutting edge R&D and turning research into marketable products. Svetlana has 10 years experience in international project development, commercializing innovation, and in managing and developing teams of researchers and scientists. Svetlana graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University with an MSc in Physical Chemistry and holds a Ph.D in Biology.

Maria Srivastava

Chief Marketing and Communications Officer

Maria is a marketing and communications strategist with over 10 years of experience in the luxury industry, working on a wide range of product categories. Maria developed a brand communications strategy for the EMEIA region at Burberry, having previously handled PR, VIP relations, and events for the brand. Maria also has experience at Moet Hennessy (LVMH) and Richemont. Maria has an MA in Cultural and Creative Industries from King’s College in London.

Our Team

Dr. Amanda Parkes

Chief Innovation Officer

Amanda is a fashion technologist with over 12 years of experience in wearable technology, interaction design, smart materials, and fashion innovation. The former Chief of Technology and Research at Manufacture NY, Amanda holds a Ph.D & M.S. in Tangible Media from the MIT Media Lab, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (Product Design). Amanda is an international speaker & lecturer, working with TED, DLD, SXSW, the NY Times International Luxury Conference, and the World Economic Forum. Amanda has been written about in such esteemed publications as The Business of Fashion, Vanity Fair, and Alleywatch.

Valentina Xu

FTL Asia Representative

A graduate of the EMLYON Business School in France, Valentina has experience in the fashion and technology sectors: she spent six years advising international companies on their development in the Chinese market. Working with World 100 Clean Tech and renowned European fashion designers among others, Valentina helped them understand Chinese market, find synergy, and expand their business.

Delfina Delettrez

Chief Creative Curator

A designer and jeweller based in Rome, with flagship stores in Rome and London, Delfina is one of Forbes Magazine’s 30 Under 30 and the Business of Fashion’s 500 People Shaping the Global Fashion Industry. Delfina embraces her fascination with technology to interpret her creative vision in her seasonal presentations. In 2009, the Louvre’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris purchased her Kiss a Frog ring and Original Sin bracelet, making her the youngest designer in the museum’s permanent collection.

Fabio Montobbio

CEO, Agency Services

With more than 15 years experience in the luxury business, Fabio has helped to build some of the most successful fashion brands in the world. He’s worked as a marketing advisor to some of the most relevant digital properties, as well as being a business partner in several start-ups. Fabio is the founder and CEO of Rock Media, a boutique media agency working with all the major fashion brands.

Viktoria Kanar

Viktoria has been working in fashion for five years, both on the production team for Tel Aviv Fashion Week and with her own tech-meets-fashion productions and initiatives. She co-leads a community of fashion entrepreneurs, and regularly organizes conferences, fashion shows, and showcases around Sustainable Fashion. She has several companies who have developed solutions towards a sustainable, ethical fashion industry: recycling, up-cycling, 3D printing, water reducing fabric print machines, and more.

Heba el Habashy

FTL Middle East Representative

After graduating from Harvard in 2011, Heba worked as the Program Manager at Flat6Labs, a seed stage VC and Accelerator based in Cairo.  Heba's next role took her to Dubai, where she worked in Business Development, Launch, and Growth at Uber, launching in cities ranging from Dubai to Abu Dhabi to Cairo and Beirut, as well as launching "Uber Cash”. Heba’s most recent position was as Senior Manager of Retail and Place Management at The Dubai Design District, where she worked on populating the district with new and exciting ventures in F+B and retail as well as finding investors to believe in the district's vision.

We're always looking for new collaborators, mentors, investors, and innovators. We'd love to hear from you.