Céline Semaan, CEO, Founder & Creative Director.

Founder of Slow Factory, she has pioneered new materials and has coined the term “fashion activism”, i.e. using fashion as a medium for social change. Her work has been seen on CNN, Forbes, The New York Times and Vogue. Her background is in user-experience design, information architecture and multi-media art. MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, she focusses on new material and influencing customer culture.

Colin Vernon, CTO & Co-founder.

He has built and ran the Software team at littlebits Electronics, known for his astounding work on the CloudBit: democratizing the internet of things, he works at the intersection of tech, hardware and design. His latest position as VP Engineering of Medium has led him to focus on digital platforms, acquisition of software services, solidifying digital platforms to support massive growth.


Harper Reed

Head of Commerce at Braintree, CTO for Barack Obama's 2012 campaign

Neri Oxman

Architect, Designer, and Professor at the MIT Media Lab, where she leads the Mediated Matter research group.

Ulli Barta

Directing executive leadership and strategy both inside and outside companies in fashion, arts, design and photography industries.

Solange Franklin

Stylist, Editor at Large Paper Magazine

Stacy London

Stylist, Author and Editor, co-host What Not to Wear

Dr. Amanda Parkes

MIT Media Lab


Ken Loo

Co-founder, Chapter 2 Agency

Clara Jeon

Co-founder, Chapter 2 Agency

Andrea Lauer

Founder, Risen Division and MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow

MIT Media Lab

As an MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, our founder Celine Semaan has a deep relationship with the broader MIT ML community.

Risen Division

Couture workwear brand dedicated to continuing the art and future of the jumpsuit for today’s woman.

Joelle Firzli

Curator, Researcher, Fashion Consultant