Fashion-tech Archive

Bits & Bytes | Snapchat Spectacles, LVMH's Digital Drive

“Snapchat’s New Glasses Are As Silly As Snapchat (And That’s Why They’ll Be A Hit)” (Fast Company)“The glasses film 115-degrees wide to mimic human perception, and record a round image that creates videos outside the bounds of standard rectangular cropping.” “LVMH’s Digital Drive Takes Time Despite Apple Hire” (Reuters)“Almost a year after LVMH appointed former Apple Music executive, Ian Rogers, his impact on the world’s …

Why Yoox Is Overhauling Its Website

LONDON, United Kingdom — On September 16, Yoox will unveil a new website, mobile site and app, featuring a sleeker, more luxurious appearance and new editorial content streams that take a leaf out of sister company Net-a-Porter’s book. Last year, the two companies merged in a deal forming the world’s largest fashion e-tailer, which posted net revenues of €1.7 billion (just over $1.9 billion) in …

Bits & Bytes | Google's Fashion Search Carousels, Asos £20M Settlement

“This Fashion Week, Google Gets a New Look” (The New York Times)“Google is experimenting with search carousels created and curated by catwalk brands, sitting front and centre atop Google’s usual list of links generated by a computer algorithm.” “Asos Must Pay £20m to Rival Retailers” (The Guardian)“Online fashion retailer Asos has been forced to pay out more than £20m to two European retailers due to …

Fashion Needs a More Robust Approach to Technology Education

LONDON, United Kingdom — Fashion has undergone a rapid transformation over the past decade, with companies evolving their business models to meet the fast-pace of the digital world by changing runway to retail cycles, strengthening e-commerce offerings and dedicating entire teams to social media in a bid to keep pace with ever-changing consumer values. A large part of this transformation can be attributed to the …

Bits & Bytes | India Tech, MIT Innovation Lab, Outfittery Raises $22M

“India Tech: Reality Call” (The Financial Times)“Funding fervour has cooled but the battle for users in a market of 1.2 billion people still lies ahead.” “The MIT Lab That’s Quietly Pioneering Fashion For Everyone” (Fast Company)“Now in its third year, the lab takes an interdisciplinary approach to developing adaptive wear for people with disabilities.” “Post-Brexit, German Shopping Service Outfittery Raises $22M Round Led by UK’s …

Bits & Bytes | Walmart Buys Jet.com, African E-Commerce Startups

“Meet Walmart’s $3.3 Billion Employee” (Bloomberg)“The world’s biggest retailer announced on Monday it was buying upstart online retailer Jet.com for $3 billion in cash, plus $300 million in stock over five years — topping QVC’s $2.4 billion purchase of Zulilly.com last year as the largest-ever acquisition of an e-commerce company.” “The Web Startups Looking to Cash in on 1 Billion African Consumers” (The Guardian)“The continent’s …

The China Edit | Dior Bags on WeChat, China's Tech Trailblazers

“Dior in First With Luxury WeChat Handbags” (China Daily)“France’s Christian Dior has become the first luxury brand to sell top-end bags on WeChat, the most popular messaging and social network in China, offering its iconic Lady Dior bag on the platform.” “China’s Tech Trailblazers” (The Economist)“The Western caricature of Chinese internet firms needs a reboot.” “Luxury’s Pain as Others Gain in Hong Kong and China” …

Bits & Bytes | Instagram Stories, High-Tech Olympic Apparel

“Instagram Takes a Page From Snapchat, and Takes Aim at It, Too” (The New York Times)“Instagram Stories lets people share photos and videos that have a life span of no more than 24 hours with friends who follow them.” “Olympians Suit Up in High-Tech Apparel to Shave Seconds” (AP)“With the Rio Olympics around the corner, sport giants are getting innovative with their performance apparel.” “The …