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Digital snippets: DKNY, Chanel, Mary Meeker, Karl Lagerfeld, Jaeger, Lululemon

10 Jun DKNY-Art-App

A round-up of recent stories from around the web surrounding all things fashion and digital:

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  • DKNY campaign combines art with augmented reality (as pictured) [Mashable]
  • Mary Meeker’s annual internet trends report highlights mobile momentum, wearables and digital China [BOF]
  • Karl Lagerfeld opens concept store complete with social media dressing rooms and wearable cash registers [PSFK]
  • Jaeger’s relaunched e-commerce site deconstructed [Econsultancy]
  • Lululemon uses digital to build local communities [L2 Think Tank]
  • Zegna group Tumblr bows [WWD]
  • Sears turning old department stores into data centres [Fast Company]
  • China e-commerce: Why Tmall works [BoF]
  • Six brands that have been busy experimenting with Google Hangouts, including Asos, Glamour [Econsultancy]

Digital snippets: Dove, Versace Versus, Hussein Chalayan, DKNY Jeans, Google Glass

29 Apr Dove_realbeautysketches

A round-up of recent stories from around the web surrounding all things fashion and digital:

  • How those Dove ‘Real Beauty Sketch’ ads went viral [Business Week]
  • But… Dove’s got a new viral video, is it enough to sell soap? [AdAge]
  • And… the perfect parody of Dove’s Real Beauty Sketches… for men (as above) [AdWeek]
  • Versace aims for younger, digital-savvy consumers with Versus rebrand [Luxury Daily]
  • Hussein Chalayan debuts line on a holographic catwalk [PSFK]
  • DKNY Jeans expands social media presence [Fashionotes]
  • Robert Scoble review: I just wore Google’s glasses for two weeks and I’m never taking them off [Business Insider]
  • The click clique: the ladies behind Moda Operandi [WSJ]
  • Farfetch’s new retail plan could revolutionise e-commerce [Fashionista]
  • What the heck is P-commerce? [Mashable]

Digital snippets: Louis Vuitton, Victoria Beckham, Dior, Shazam, Amazon

3 Apr LouisVuitton

Some more great stories from around the web surrounding all things fashion and digital over the past week:

 

  • Louis Vuitton promotes “prostitution chic” in controversial short film (as above) [BrandChannel]
  • Dior parades exclusive lip colours via one-day Twitter activation [Luxury Daily]
  • Amazon’s confused foray into fashion tries to please too many women [Pando Daily]
  • Stefano Gabbana’s Twitter tirade after tax evasion ruling on sale of D&G [Daily Telegraph]
  • Augmented reality, intelligent mapping: fashion and tech collide in China [JingDaily]
  • That’s So 2012: have Pinterest, Foursquare and Groupon peaked? [Inc]

River Island brings Rihanna content in-store with augmented reality flyers

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River Island has partnered with augmented reality company Blippar to offer shoppers interactive content around its new Rihanna collection.

The initiative sees A5 flyers in store loaded with rich media content including exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, latest news from River Island and access to the website to buy the collection itself. Consumers can activate the content by using the Blippar app on their smartphones; pointing their camera at the images.

They can also share their favourite items from the collection on Facebook and Twitter, as well as save them to their image library.

Stephen Shaw, opportunities director at Blippar said: “The most eye-catching and successful Blippar campaigns always feature the most engaging content – and the Blippar team have been excited to work with such amazing electric photography and exclusive video content; when you add superstar models such as Jourdan Dunn into the mix we’re confident River Island customers will be blown-away by the whole campaign.”

As Retail Week pointed out however, River Island’s lack of a mobile-optimised website leads to a poor user experience for those directed, somewhat belittling the benefits of such an initiative.

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Digital snippets: Alexander Wang, Warby Parker, Gucci, Nars, Ray Ban, J Crew + more

3 Mar Wang

It’s been a little while since one of these round-up posts on other interesting fashion and digital stories sourced from around the web, so there’s far more than usual. Each of them is however, of course, as interesting and relevant as ever…

  • Alexander Wang teams up with Samsung for crowdsourced handbag (as above) [Mashable]
  • Google reportedly in talks with Warby Parker to design stylish Google Glass frames [Techcrunch]
  • Gucci ups mobile conversion 70% via optimised site [Luxury Daily]
  • Nars tests Pinterest’s selling potential [Mashable]
  • Ray Ban launches real-life ambermatic lens app installation [DigitalBuzzBlog]
  • This is personal: J Crew debuts an in-store styling app [Refinery29]
  • How John Lewis uses Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Google+ [Econsultancy]
  • Lizzy Caplan’s Viva Vena fashion film is one of the best satirical ads you’ll ever see [Slate]
  • The business of blogging: Garance Doré [BoF]
  • Shopping in the future: Glasses.com’s augmented reality fitting-room app [AllThingsD]
  • Will Apple’s plans for an iWatch herald a new era of wearable tech? [The Observer]
  • Farfetch fashion hub: meet the curator of curators [Wired]
  • Business Of Fashion gets $2.1m seed funding from Index, LVMH and more for its no-nonsense B2B fashion blog [Techcrunch]
  • How your tweets during fashion shows are driving sales [Fashionista]
  • Fashion buys into social tools [NY Times]
  • Online upstarts explore a new model for fashion media [BoF]
  • Why retailers are pinning hopes on Pinterest [Reuters]
  • 10 great uses of Vine during fashion week [The Cut]

Digital snippets: Burberry, Donna Karan, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Sephora

23 Dec donna_karan_atelier_app

As a final post for 2012, here’s one last round-up of stories from around the web surrounding all things fashion and digital over the past week.

We’ll be back in January, as previously mentioned with a very exciting update… Until then, happy holidays!

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  • Square to announce payment trial with Burberry, its first luxury brand partner [TheNextWeb]
  • Donna Karan launches new celebrity dressing app (as pictured) [WWD]
  • Chanel strengthens digital brand experience via site relaunch [Luxury Daily]
  • Oscar de la Renta taps social media to recruit focus group [L2 Think Tank]
  • Sephora wins digital innovator award in prestige category [WWD]
  • The 20 biggest brand fails of 2012, featuring Harvey Nichols, Gap and La Redoute [AdWeek]
  • Fashion 2.0: amongst promises of a perfect fit, what fits and what doesn’t? [BoF]
  • Shopping sites open brick and mortar stores [NY Times]
  • Retail display plays product demo when customers select various items [PSFK]
  • How Stylistpick used personalisation to increase conversions by 33% [Econsultancy]

eBay opens social shopping experience in London’s Covent Garden – pictures

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eBay is hosting a “social shopping” pop-up in London over the weekend to tie in with what it predicts to be its busiest online shopping day of the year in the UK. Over six million people are expected to log on to its site this Sunday, and a significant number of those are likely to come from mobile, it says.

No surprise then, the Covent Garden setup is built around how to make the most of eBay using your smartphone or tablet, recognising at the same time how important social media is in that space too.

I just went along to check it out, as the pictures above and below show. On display is a real-time barometer of the most talked about gifts and products over Twitter, an augmented reality experience highlighting this year’s must-have toys (note the Furby in the below shot), an example of its image recognition technology in action, and more.

That latter one sees a number of fashion bloggers pictured on the wall alongside a fabric swatch they’ve picked out. Each one can be scanned using the eBay fashion app to bring up similar colours and items available across the site. We trialled our scarves to double check they weren’t preloaded results – it did of course work wonderful.

eBay says mobile technologies such as this, as well as augmented reality and 3D, will present the UK retail industry with a potential boost of £2.4bn by 2014.

Carrie Bienkowski, head of buyer experience at eBay, said it’s changing the way we shop. “Consumers now carry a global showroom in their pocket and are increasingly as inclined to seek recommendations online and shop mobile as visit the high street. At eBay we expect 2012 to be our most successful mobile Christmas ever with around 30% of the most popular Christmas products being bought through a smartphone.”

eBay’s social shopping pop-up space is open from today until Sunday – if you’re in the area, check it out.

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Farfetch celebrates Christmas with designer augmented reality wrapping paper

22 Nov

Farfetch.com’s augmented reality gift wrap by (left to right) Meadham Kirchhoff, Melinda Gibson, Margot Bowman and Gary Card

Online marketplace Farfetch.com is launching augmented reality gift wrap for the holiday season using image recognition technology from Aurasma.

Based on exclusive illustrations from four emerging creatives, the wrapping paper can be scanned using the Aurasma app on smartphone or tablet devices to reveal behind-the-scenes videos of the respective design process.

These fly-on-the-wall films document the gift wrap from sketchpad to sign-off, alongside interviews with each of the four creatives: design duo Meadham Kirchhoff (film shown below), photographer Melinda Gibson, artist and DJ Margot Bowman, and set designer and illustrator Gary Card.

The designs will be printed on 40,000 reams of wrapping paper and dispatched with all Farfetch orders from now until December 19.

CEO and founder of Farfetch.com, Jose Neves, said: “We are delighted to be collaborating with four dynamic names from the worlds of art and design, bringing these one-off creations to our online platform and sharing with a worldwide, fashion-forward audience. The campaign as a whole will offer users and customers exclusive access to the entire ‘Unwrap’ journey, creating what we hope will be an unrivalled online shopping experience.”

That ‘Unwrap’ concept will also see each design featured as wallpaper on the site (as with Meadham Kirchoff below) for a week, and a social Pass the Parcel game. Here, consumers are invited to click to win daily designer gifts and then share the parcel with their friends to gain more entries into the grand prize draw. The game also includes a world map that features a live feed of players around the globe.

In another phyiscal translation of the campaign, the Meadham Kirchoff print is also wrapping two London taxis (also shown below) from November 26 for a week. Passengers jumping in for a ride will receive festive cakes from food blogger April Carter of Rhubarb & Rose, and another chance to win designer gifts from Farfetch.com.

Digital snippets: Georg Jensen, Macy’s, Muji, Sanctuary Spa, Marc Jacobs, Pinterest

21 Nov

Some more great stories from around the web surrounding all things fashion and digital over the past week:

  • Holition and Georg Jensen create 3D augmented reality app (as pictured) [Retail Jeweller]
  • Macy’s Twitter and Facebook pages overrun with anti-Trump comments [Mashable]
  • Muji to push knitwear via e-paper tallies of Facebook likes [Nikkei]
  • Marc Jacobs launches new luxury, e-commerce experience [InsideFMM]
  • Pinterest launches business pages to get cozy with brands [AdAge]
  • Deciphering the devices: tablets versus smartphones [WWD]
  • Most e-commerce froth since 2000 stirs up investor doubts: tech [Boomberg]

Digital snippets: Wonderbra, Gucci, Mulberry, L’Oréal, Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton

9 Oct

Some more great stories from around the web surrounding all things fashion and digital over the past week:

 

  • Wonderbra launches augmented reality-enhanced “Decoder” campaign (as above) [DigitalBuzzBlog]
  • Gucci unveils pinnable banner ad [Mashable]
  • Mulberry launches Brilliant Britain online guide [Vogue UK]
  • Hedi Slimane’s Saint Laurent rebranding continues with YSL website overhaul [Grazia]
  • Louis Vuitton takes to Instagram during Paris Fashion Week [WWD]
  • L’Wren Scott went with Instagram in lieu of a fashion show [TheCut]
  • L’Oréal launches beauty and style app for the Xbox [AdAge]
  • Refinery29 and DKNY team up for handbag line [Refinery29]
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