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Decoded Fashion: Singapore Summit

Posted by Grace Howard on Jan 19, 2017 10:42:57 AM

On March 16th, fashion and tech heavyweights from Southeast Asia and beyond will gather at the launch of FUZE Fashion Technology 2017: Decoded Fashion Singapore Summit. The summit will revolve around the theme ‘Defining Futures: Incoming Tech for Fashion Innovation,’ and our roster of expert speakers will be considering key emerging processes, as well as current trends, in the world of fashion tech.

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Dept. Stores Tap Jan Wellness Surge With Events & Editorial

Posted by Stefanie Dorfer on Jan 16, 2017 12:45:00 PM

With consumer appetite for wellness still booming and global athleisure sales predicted to rise by 30%+ to $350bn in 2020 (Morgan Stanley, 2015), it’s little surprise that most US and UK department stores’ new year-based initiatives focused overwhelmingly on fitness and health. But there was also an interesting eco-ethical nod, trading on a resolve to consume more ‘consciously’.

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Feminism-Fuelled Retail

Posted by Marta Podeszwa & Katie Baron on Jan 13, 2017 1:40:03 PM

Continuing to fuel discussion surrounding the female empowerment that's now so important to brands, a wave of retailers have unleashed store-based concepts designed to celebrate women, offer support and spotlight entrepreneurial opportunities.

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London Fashion Week Men’s: Signs of Changing Times?

Posted by Grace Howard on Jan 12, 2017 12:00:50 PM

Last week, Sadiq Khan sang his praises of London’s fashion credentials, dubbing the capital “a truly international celebration of fashion, design and creativity” as London Fashion Week Men’s opened. In reality, many of London’s menswear designers weren’t feeling as positive as Khan. 2016 was a difficult year for everyone and, what with post-Brexit uncertainty combined with seemingly endless shifts to the fashion system, the fashion industry certainly took a hit. There was a collective feeling of solidarity amongst Christopher Shannon’s guests as he sent a ‘CS –  Constantly Stressed’ slogan sweater – a tongue-in-cheek nod to Calvin Klein’s CK logo – down the runway.

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CES 2017: Fashion and Beauty Tech Round-up

Posted by Grace Howard on Jan 11, 2017 11:52:14 AM

For some of us, January is a slow month, but not so in the world of tech, for which the start of a new year means the return of CES, the annual Las Vegas-based consumer electronics show. CES 2017 saw the opening of The Fashionware Show, a dedicated fashion tech showcase comprising of three runway shows, which helped to put fashion firmly on the agenda for 2017 along with the launch of a dedicated Beauty Tech stream. Here’s our roundup of this year’s CES fashion and beauty standouts.

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Rapid Custom Retail: Yun Eyewear Flagship, Berlin

Posted by Stefanie Dorfer on Jan 10, 2017 2:23:36 PM

Capitalising on the two-pronged allure of customisation plus transparency, Korean eyewear brand Yun’s new Berlin flagship features a state-of-the-art robotic machine that finishes lenses while customers watch. Forming part of a fully visible manufacturing lab located on the shop floor, the machine manufactures both spectacles and sunglasses made to fit precise prescriptions in just 20 minutes.

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Make-Up X Skincare: Blurring Boundaries

Posted by Lisa Payne on Jan 5, 2017 2:30:00 PM

 

More make-up brands are venturing into the skincare category – with great success. 

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Destination Teen: Missguided’s Social Media Mad Flagship

Posted by Stefanie Dorfer on Jan 4, 2017 9:47:36 AM

 

British fast fashion womenswear e-tailer Missguided has moved into bricks-and-mortar commerce with the opening of its first standalone flagship store in Westfield Stratford City shopping mall, East London. Focused intently on the teen market, the theme of the 20,000 sq ft store is ‘On Air’ – a reference to the always-on nature of broadcasting hubs and brand's audience. Accordingly, it revels in the capacity for creating ultra shareable social media moments, fun interactions and self-steered exploration.

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Beauty Pie: Beauty Membership Models

Posted by Lisa Payne on Dec 14, 2016 2:00:00 PM

 


New British colour cosmetics brand Beauty Pie boasts complete transparency and showcases an addictive new membership model, offering consumers high-quality products at cut prices. 

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Rapid Retail: Rebecca Minkoff Debuts Self-Checkout

Posted by Katie Baron on Dec 12, 2016 11:56:20 AM

 


Using the busy Holiday period as the ultimate test of a new streamlining-focused retail concept, US fashion brand Rebecca Minkoff has launched a new self-checkout tool at its SoHo (NYC) store.

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