Bally exploring AI for luxury at Fashion Innovation Award

History meets technology with Bally’s commitment to AI in 2019, the Swiss luxury brand will take on the role of platinum sponsor of the Fashion Innovation Award, a prize presented by Loomish, as part of its annual summit on Fashion Innovation held on April 2, 2019 in Lugano, Switzerland.

Loomish, a Swiss investement management firm, welcomes Bally as an Award Sponsor, and it marks the first time Bally has sponsored the award. Nicolas Girotto, Bally COO said, “We are committed to supporting innovation and technology development in the area of Artificial Intelligence in the fields of luxury and fashion,” adding “Switzerland has always been a strategic platform from where innovation launches into the international sphere, in fact Bally itself began its global journey from here 167 years ago. Bally has a longstanding tradition of supporting its home territory, from its headquarters in Caslano, Bally supports Swiss creativity through its titular Bally foundation and is now honored to support the Fashion Innovation Award.

As part of their role as Platinum Sponsor of the award Bally will also occupy a place on the presiding jury, who will select the winners. The awards, which were founded in 2017, select and showcase tech start-ups from all over the world, with a strong focus on the European markets. The short-listed companies get the opportunity to pitch their solutions to investment funds, venture capitals and leading brands from the Fashion and Luxury industry that might potentially adopt these solutions, with one-to-one meetings ensured only for the best ones. On top, they are provided with numerous benefits including fiscal and tax advisory, C-suite mentoring packages, industry events tickets and cloud services.

The call for Fashion Innovation Award ’19 start-ups was opened a month ago, at the e-Luxury Summit in Geneva, organized by NetComm Suisse, the Swiss e-Commerce Association, another partner and promoter of the Award.

The 2019 edition of the Award seeks viable machine learning and Artificial Intelligence solutions applicable to all parts of the Fashion Retail value chain – whether in terms of production, branding, logistics or sales. The applications are open here until the end of February 2019:

To be involved as a sponsor or event partner in the Fashion Innovation Award, please write to Jelena Tasic, Head of Strategic Marketing, Loomish