1st Miami Talks
The mix of hardware, software and apparel for wearable products has been changing the industry and how people see fashion innovations. Learn from a garment engineer how these technologies can improve both your aesthetic and life quality.
The 1st Fashinnovation Miami Talks took place on July 13th, 2022, at Mana Fashion.
Billie Whitehouse – CEO, Designer & Director, Wearable X
Ashlee Rzyczycki – Program Director & Assistant Professor, St. Thomas University
Ashlee Rzyczycki joined the Gus Machado College of Business at St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens, Florida, as the Program Director and Assistant Professor for the Fashion Merchandising program. Rzyczycki previously served as a professor in fashion merchandising at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Penn. and has also taught at The Ohio State University and the University of Kentucky. She has held various industry positions, including serving as a client strategy workplace consultant for over thirty corporate, government, and higher education organizations across Pennsylvania and West Virginia. A highly regarded professor for over a decade, Ms. Rzyczycki holds a Master of Arts degree in Clothing, Textiles, and Interiors from the University of Akron and a Bachelor of Science degree in Fashion Merchandising with a concentration in business from Mercyhurst University. Ashlee specializes in Sustainability in the Fashion Industry, where she has been a presenter at various professional conferences, including at LIM University and ESRAP, Educators for Socially Responsible Apparel Practices. Rzyczycki is currently a Ph.D. candidate in Ethical Leadership at St. Thomas University
Billie Whitehouse is the designer and director of Wearable X. She also developed Nadi X, state-of-the-art technology to optimize your yoga. Billie was named in the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company.
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