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DKNY unveils smartwatch

Posted by Staff on Mar 23, 2017 4:42:52 PM




"DKNY has debuted the DKNY Minute, the first piece of wearable technology from the brand. The watch is officially scheduled to launch Holiday 2017, and is one of the many pieces from Fossil launching at Baselworld this week."

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Instagram Shopping Expands, Made Easier for Brands

Posted by Staff on Mar 22, 2017 5:58:02 PM



"The company said, after testing shopping, it will now expand to thousands of businesses and make it easier for them to measure performance."

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House of Fraser turning to ‘experimental’ retail

Posted by Staff on Mar 21, 2017 5:37:51 PM


"As well as cutting the number of brands it sells and targeting older women, House of Fraser is looking to place the department store at the forefront of retail change by “disrupting” the industry."

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From Luxury Fashion To Cars: Alibaba Bets Big On Augmented Reality

Posted by Staff on Mar 20, 2017 6:17:38 PM

"China’s e-commerce and internet giant Alibaba Group is counting on a bright future for augmented reality (AR) technology in the automobile industry. After pouring funds in AR industry leader Magic Leap and Israeli developer Infinity AR in 2016, the company recently led an US$18 million investment in a Swiss technology startup firm WayRay."

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Gucci is making memes now

Posted by Staff on Mar 17, 2017 5:02:49 PM




"Designers from Comme Des Garçons to Chanel have made emoji packs, but now Gucci is giving us the latest in internet culture / fashion crossovers: Gucci memes. Yup, you read that right – and there’s even an Arthur fist clench in there."

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Topics: Gucci, sephora, walmart, Fashion Tech Daily, montblanc

Givenchy Confirms Clare Waight Keller as Next Couturier

Posted by Staff on Mar 16, 2017 5:32:51 PM



"Clare Waight Keller, Givenchy’s next artistic director, is to show her first collection for the French house during Paris Fashion Week in October and has been tasked with propelling its roots as a Fifties couture house further into the modern age."

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Topics: amazon, Givenchy, Fashion Tech Daily, Ted Baker

Thakoon’s business restructuring is a blow to see-now-buy-now

Posted by Staff on Mar 15, 2017 5:15:46 PM




"Thakoon Panichgul, designer of his eponymous line Thakoon, made the leap to a direct-to-consumer business model in September. The bet aligning his collections with an in-season schedule would mean to get new items to customers faster. As soon as they saw his new designs on the runway, they could shop them at Thakoon stores and on the brand’s website. The wholesale middleman was cut out entirely."

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Topics: facebook, John Lewis, Fashion Tech Daily, debenhams, thakoon, snaphcat

Clay Dean appointed Chief Innovation Officer at Under Armour

Posted by Staff on Mar 14, 2017 5:08:56 PM



"Under Armour has appointed Clay Dean as the company’s Chief Innovation Officer. The company said, Dean will be responsible for driving Under Armour's global vision and strategy for Innovation, and cross-functional collaboration with its internal design, marketing, product, and category management teams."

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SXSW report: Fashion and beauty brands are still gaga for Instagram

Posted by Staff on Mar 13, 2017 5:40:51 PM

 


"Fashion and beauty companies know that, in order to keep up, they need to be active across a wide breadth of social media accounts. Brands that never had digital teams are investing in new talent, while those that had just one or two social media managers are creating dedicated teams focused on everything from Instagram Live to Pinterest."

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Bolt Threads debuts its first product, a $314 tie made from spiderwebs

Posted by Staff on Mar 10, 2017 5:52:51 PM

 

"It may not look like a bunch of cobwebs but the tie you see above was spun from the same material spiders spin out from their behind. The difference is this thread was mass produced from fermented microbial poop instead and it’s the first product out from materials science startup Bolt Threads."

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