How’s this for a stat: according to IHL Group, returns accounted for $642.6 billion in lost retail sales in the US during 2015. One significant factor behind that: fit.
Modern Meadow, a biofabrication company growing animal-free leather in a lab, recently raised $40 million in Series B funding. Here, chief creative officer Suzanne Lee shares more on their plans.
A round-up of everything you might have missed in fashion and technology news over the past week, from the need for high-skilled immigration policy to Tiffany & Co on Snapchat.
There are eight essential emerging technologies that businesses should be thinking about, including artificial intelligence through to virtual reality, according to a new report from PwC.
The Smarthole Hoodie is a new initiative from the head of industrial design at Pebble in a bid to come up with something that works better with smartwatches.
Iris van Herpen took to couture week in Paris yesterday with a collection focused on the study of cymatics; the visualisation of soundwaves into geometric patterns.
Rimmel has introduced a new app that allows users to try out the make-up styles of everyone from friends in real life through to celebrities in magazine images.
Selfridges has brought together designers, musicians and drama heavy hitters for Shakespeare ReFashioned; a giant campaign that blends fashion with tech and culture this summer.
A round-up of everything you might have missed in fashion and technology news over the past week, from the impact of Brexit on the industry to the new Amazon campaign cheering us all up.
The Grand Prix winners at Cannes Lions this year were both a celebration of creative technology and an opportunity for the retail and apparel industries to shine.
Modiface, an augmented reality company serving the beauty industry with custom try-on apps, has integrated its simulation technology into a conversational beauty advisor on Facebook Messenger.
A round-up of everything you might have missed in fashion and technology news over the past week, from Anthony Vaccarello’s new Saint Laurent to why Samsung wants to bring VR to the industry.
From AI to VR, emerging technologies are rewriting the retail playbook at a rapid pace, suggests J. Walter Thompson Intelligence in a new report called Frontier(less) Retail.
Another day, another robot story. US retail giant Wal-Mart is reportedly working with Five Elements Robotics to develop a robotic shopping trolley.
True Religion has opened the first of a new series of tech-enabled stores on London’s Carnaby Street, setting the template for future rollouts, heading next to New Orleans.
eBay has launched a virtual reality department store in partnership with Australian retailer Myer that enables consumers to explore and shop products merely by using their eyes.
There was a healthy dose of optimism in London last night as the industry’s leading fashion and tech names gathered to celebrate this year’s Fashion Futures Awards.
Your round-up of the latest fashion and technology stories to know, from the spider silk of Bolt Threads coming soon to Patagonia, to the latest tech accelerator programme via L’Oréal, as well as further updates from Amazon, Birchbox, Everlane and more.
The theme of “technology” was taken quite literally at the Met Gala in New York last night, as a couple of light-up eveningwear looks took to the red carpet before a bevy of cyborg styles followed.
The fifth annual edition of Arizona State University’s Emerge festival will focus on The Future of Sport in 2040, with 10 designers creating unique looks imagining what performance-wear will be able to do.
Siemens Home Appliances UK has launched a new film in its series around the future of the fashion industry; this time featuring wearable technology firm, CuteCircuit.
Top Pitch aims to discover and co-develop prototypes that move wearable technology further into the fashion arena while retaining functionality that delivers for the user.
Your round-up of the latest fashion and technology stories to know, from Balmain’s see now, buy now moves, to a new deal that will see 10 billion items of connected clothing, as well as further updates from LVMH, H&M and Gap.
This “switching on” of the fashion industry is the outcome of a partnership between Avery Dennison, a global leader in branding, labeling and RFID solutions, and IOT platform EVRYTHNG.
The ultimate in robot bling took place in Guangzhou, China recently, where an unnamed “tycoon” went on a shopping trip accompanied by a coterie of robotic servants.