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Recommended listening: Refashion podcast

A new fashion and tech podcast has launched that’s worth checking out. Refashion kickstarted in April 2014 and has already featured interviews with the likes of Will Young,

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Menswear label Ada + Nik uses Vyclone app for collaborative runway video during #LCM

Live streamed fashion week shows are an interesting one – buzzworthy and exciting when they first launched despite poor user experience, now higher quality but still a proposition

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Old Navy taps social currency with flip-flop vending machines

From L’Oréal make-up to Sprinkles cupcakes, vending machines are having a moment in New York. The latest? Flip-flops from Old Navy. From today until June 26, the US

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Calvin Klein CCO outlines ‘brand truths’ at Cannes Lions festival

Creating consumer engagement today depends on the passion and courage put in by the brand, said Melisa Goldie, CCO of Calvin Klein at the 61st annual Cannes Lions International

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New documentary The Next Black explores the future of fashion

Home appliance manufacturer AEG has launched a 45-minute documentary called The Next Black focused on the future of clothing, with the goal to anticipate what washing needs are

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Tod’s aims to rejuvenate iconic Gommino shoes with Dots to Life blogger campaign

Avid fashion blog followers may have noticed several high-calibre bloggers have simultaneously started wearing and drawing attention to Tod’s footwear of late. This is not down to coincidence

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Gap Inc‘s Art Peck talks digital disruption, aspirational brand expressions and enabling loyalty through relevance

“We are entering into a period of significant opportunity driven by accelerated disruption coming from the continued pivot of customers into the digital space,” Art Peck, president of

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Harmony Korine directs new wonDiorland film

Dior has teamed up with director Harmony Korine for a new short film for its Dior Addict fragrance. The Alice in Wonderland-inspired spot features model Sasha Luss stepping through

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WGSN to host live Twitter Q&A on the future of shopping – send your questions to #askwgsn

Trend forecaster WGSN might be best known for its design and product development work (seasonal colours, silhouettes, consumer insights and more), but it also analyses forward developments in

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Digital snippets: Beats by Dre, Alexander Wang, Apple, in-store tech, China social media

A round-up of the latest stories to know about surrounding all things fashion and tech: Did Beats by Dre just out-Nike Nike with this incredible World Cup ad? [AdWeek]

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Miss Vogue and Chanel Chance launch cute digital fortune cookie for style tips

Miss Vogue has introduced an interactive feature sponsored by Chanel Chance designed to help “inspire personal style choices in moments of wardrobe fatigue”. The Miss Vogue Fashion Fortune

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Why Google’s partnership with DVF and Net-a-Porter really matters for Glass

The big news in the fashion and tech space today, was of course the announcement of Diane von Furstenberg’s new Google Glass frames. The New York-based designer was

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Goddesses of beauty, charm and joy inspire Dior’s third Secret Garden film

Dior released its third Secret Garden film on Friday, garnering over two million views over the weekend alone. Directed by Inez Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin and styled by

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Digital snippets: Prada, John Lewis, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Sephora, L’Oréal

A round-up of the latest stories to know about surrounding all things fashion and tech: Prada delves into visual past with Pradasphere microsite [Luxury Daily] John Lewis picks iBeacons, smart-home

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Instagram to celebrate creativity at Cannes Lions, calls for exhibition content

Instagram is inviting brands and consumers alike to submit their most creative images for potential inclusion in a gallery space at next month’s Cannes Lions International Festival of

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Alexander Wang serves up Instagram-worthy ice cream in Hong Kong

Alexander Wang has been spreading summer cheer in Hong Kong with a black ice cream truck stationed outside its Harbour City store for the past two weekends. The

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Heroes and villains front new Y-3 film 

Y-3 has launched a short film for the autumn/winter 2014/15 season tying together a superhero theme with Japanese manga inspiration. Shot by Cedric Buchet with creative direction by

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Digital snippets: Burberry, L’Oréal, Macy’s, Adidas, Uniqlo, Google Glass

A round-up of the latest stories to know about surrounding all things fashion and tech: How Burberry has fared in its first days on Tmall [Jing Daily] L’Oréal launches virtual

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Former Topshop, Burberry exec launches Tunepics – an image-based music sharing app

Will.i.am, Kate Bosworth and Jamie Oliver are among some of the first celebrity names to be using a new music discovery app called Tunepics, while brands including Paul

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Banana Republic surprises New Yorkers with #sharehappy deliveries

Banana Republic brought happiness to New Yorkers today – literally – with a social-media-meets-real-world campaign that saw surprise deliveries sent all around Manhattan. Tied to the promotion of

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Luxury brands must shift from interruption to relevance, says Google

The fashion industry needs to focus in on relevancy and personalisation in order to better reach today’s luxury consumer, said Pia Stanchina, Industry Manager of

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Swarovski invites users to interact with augmented reality Facebook app

  Swarovski has launched a Facebook application that employs augmented reality to film users wearing its sunglasses line. The Be Amazing campaign invites fans to

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Fashion & Mash celebrates relaunch at all-new Google Glass Basecamp

If you hadn’t yet noticed, Fashion & Mash relaunched this past week to a new responsive design, in a bid to truly surface the great

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Cannes Lions 2014 round-up: fashion and beauty winners

The biggest winner of the week at the 61st annual Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity (the ad industry’s version of the Oscars if you will),

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CK One focuses on Snapchat and Tumblr with racy #ckmeforme anniversary campaign

Calvin Klein is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its unisex CK One fragrance with a new campaign being pushed out via Snapchat and Tumblr. Aiming