Refinery29 does it again: this time they’re partnering with MADE Fashion Week to support rising design, fashion and art when the world is looking at the fashion stage in New York.

MADE Fashion Week takes place simultaneously with Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, but focuses on bringing innovative fashion and emerging designers to the media spotlight. Philippe von Borries, Co-Founder and CEO of Refinery29 said that the partnership “[celebrates] personal style and [focuses] on the most original fashion.”

MADE Fashion Week’s impressive schedule includes 50 fashion shows and presentations in both New York and Paris, as well as events, concerts, and an interactive component on Refinery29 will cover the event on site and on the streets  for their new, in-house development: R29 Studio, where they will conduct interviews with participating designers, celebrities, models, and makeup artists throughout the week.

The best part? You don’t have to miss a thing. Refinery29 is streaming every  MADE Fashion Week runway show on their website.

Reported by Jovana Obradovic

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What is the most challenging aspect of the Fashion Hackathon?
Getting people to understand that it’s more than fashion. It’s art, it’s e-commerce, it’s music, it’s retail.

What are your top 3 tips to first-time hackers?
Make friends early, network your ass off. Listen carefully to the API pitches to see what’s possible. And have fun; you’re building something in a short time that you aren’t getting paid for. You could be building the next big thing though, so don’t have too much fun!

What is the best way to form a team?
Network as soon as you walk in the door. Watch people as they watch the API demos to see which talks to interesting people. At the end of the API demos, stand up on the mic and say your skills and say what your idea is. Ask for help if you need it.

What are your top tips to experienced hackers who have never worked with fashion or retail tech?
Expand your horizons. A fashion hack is more than just nice clothes and runways. Even if you wear a nerdy black t-shirt everyday, there is a place for you at a fashion hackathon.

Andrew will meet with the Hackathon finalists for a mentorship session before they pitch at the Decoded Fashion Forum at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. @mager

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