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New York Fashion Week FW16: Top Tech Moments

Posted by Grace Howard on Feb 19, 2016 5:24:53 PM

Earlier this week, it was announced that the next exhibit to grace the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute will be entitled ‘Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.’ Was this a sign of a very tech-focused New York Fashion Week to come? As usual, there was plenty of innovation on the city’s runways for AW16, from Intel’s clever Curie Module to interesting fashion-meets-fitness collaborations.

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Topics: wearables, 3D printing, Weekly Stories, NYFW, live stream

Wearables: The New Frontier of Fashion & Hardware Collaborations

Posted by Claire Healy on Oct 16, 2014 11:07:58 AM

To look at the messenger bag, hoody and that gingham shirt of the average start-up worker, Silicon Valley really has valued function over fashion over the years. Not so, these days- 2014 has seen style and tech fused like never before, as digital stalwarts from Apple to Intel race to collaborate with the fashion world’s brightest. And, with NY-based firm CB Insights tracking a massive $1.4 billion of investment into wearable start-ups over the past 5 years – around $500 million of which was doled out in 2014 – the rest of this year and beyond is shaping up to be a retail landscape game changer.

So who are the need-to-know pioneers on the fashion x tech frontier? The Apple Watch, revealed last month, has set the bar high for covetable wearables. Smaller start-ups looking to move into the business of fashion, though, should be taking notes from more than just its high-tech specs and sleek personalisation – perhaps most savvy was the way it was rolled out. The Cupertino launch capitalised on the energy of NYFW – even convincing big fashion names like Natalie Massanet to skip the shows altogether to get a sneak peek – and later hosted a Colette takeover, attended by Karl and Anna, on the penultimate day of Paris Fashion Week. Elsewhere on the wearable scene, Intel and Opening Ceremony’s MICA – short for My Intelligent Communication Accessory – will launch this winter. The bracelet fuses luxury semi-precious stones with a 1.6-inch sapphire touch screen, but you’ll have to wait until December to find out what exactly its “communication capabilities” are.

With bold statements from fashion and tech’s biggest fish, the fear might set in as to whether smaller start-ups can break into the market in 2015. As our NYC global summit will demonstrate on November 18-19, the opportunities in wearables for retailers are huge – and far more tangible than you might first suppose. Industry movers and shakers who will be speaking on wearable innovations over the weekend include Lauren Sherman (editor and strategist at Fashionista), Matthew Woolsey (EVP of Digital at Barneys) and Amy Puliafito of wearable computing company Misfit. The latter company, specializing in stylish fitness and sleep monitors, combines affordability and style with every design: a combination that, though worlds away from the luxury vibe of more news-worthy designs of late, looks ahead to just how wearable wearable tech will be in 2015.

Reported by Claire Healy

Decoded Fashion New York will take place on November 18-19, 2014 at Metropolitan West. The full agenda can be found here.

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Topics: wearable tech, Apple Watch, Decoded Fashion NYC Global Summit, MICA, wearables, barney's, Decoded Fashion New York, fashionista, Amy Puliafito, intel, Misfit, opening ceremony, Weekly Stories, NYFW, apple, Matthew Woolsey, Lauren Sherman

The best of Tech this Fashion Month

Posted by Claire Healy on Sep 30, 2014 6:02:32 AM

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Topics: JW Anderson, fashion week, technology, LFW, twitter, kenzo, PFW, burberry, LikeToKnow.It, Weekly Stories, digital, NYFW, fashion tech, Reward Style, Avatars

The Connected Closet

Posted by Rohan Deuskar on Feb 13, 2013 4:02:45 PM

2013 is the breakout year for the digital closet. And that’s very good news for pretty much everyone in the fashion industry, whether you’re a brand, a retailer, a publisher, or a consumer.

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Topics: Decoded Fashion Forum, style, tech, stylitics, twitter, fashion, rohan deuskar, analytics, Weekly Stories, MBFW, NYFW, tech founders

Rightster Will Livestream Decoded Fashion Forum, Wishes Luck to Fashion Hack Finalists

Posted by Rightster on Feb 12, 2013 8:00:10 PM

When we learned about The Fashion Hackathon we knew this was something we just had to get involved with. The mission of this event and Decoded Fashion is one that we share at Rightster. We’ve been on a mission to develop new technology solutions to advance the fashion industry for all stakeholders, from designers through to retailers and the end consumer from our inception, so we couldn’t wait to join up with Decoded Fashion on this initiative.

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Topics: Decoded Fashion Forum, tech, livestream, fashion, rightster, Weekly Stories, MBFW, NYFW, Fashion Hackathon

Zac Posen's New Looks + What that Means for WIRED

Posted by Stephanie Cain on Feb 11, 2013 1:09:49 PM

Last night, Zac Posen showed his Fall 2013 collection at the Plaza—we only wish it was digital too!

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Topics: tech, AW13, WIRED, fashion, Zac Posen, Fall 2013, coco rocha, Weekly Stories, MBFW, NYFW, style.com, scott dadich

R29 Partners With MADE Fashion for Emerging Designers

Posted by Jovana Obradovic on Feb 7, 2013 12:25:07 PM

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.

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Topics: philippe von borries, tech, designers, made fashion week, livestream, digital media, fashion, milk studios, Weekly Stories, MBFW, NYFW, refinery 29, emerging designers

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