Fashion & Tech

By Owen Geronimo | Fashion & Retail & Tech

4 fitness trends that will be major in 2017, according to a Google insider

Over the past year, several wellness trends have emerged. Think: staying in as the new going out, inflammation-fighting beverages FTW (turmeric latte …

Levi's new Bluetooth-connected jacket seems both cool and weird

It's smart, but is it smart?<p>Off the cuff, the new smart jacket forthcoming from Levi’s—which has Google technology literally woven into it—appears to be both fascinating and a little puzzling.<p>The clothing is intriguing because it incorporates touch control right into the jacket’s sleeve, and yet is …

Clothing

Must Read: Why Beauty Brands Are Going 'Genderless,' Kylie Cosmetics Shoppers Received Empty Kylighters

<i>These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Tuesday.</i><p><b>How "genderless" is taking over the beauty industry</b><br>Between the new wave of male makeup …

Paying for shopping with these cool sunglasses could soon be a reality

Shoppers who want to look cool at the checkout could soon be paying for their groceries with a pair of hi-tech sunglasses developed by credit card giant Visa.<p>Visa has just unveiled a payment-enabled sunglasses prototype at the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas.<p>On sunny days or for …

Banking

Forget smartphones, Visa wants you to pay with your sunglasses

Thanks to mobile payment services like Android Pay and Samsung Pay, you can already make purchases with your smartphone or smartwatch. At the South by Southwest Festival (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, Visa took things to a whole new level by announcing payment-enabled sunglasses.<p>At first glance, the …

Riccardo Tisci Re-Vamps the Air Max 97 for Nike

A special collab in honor of Air Max Day.<p>Attention hypebeasts and hypebaes: In anticipation of Air Max Day, a Nike-created day of sneaker celebration, Nike is teaming up with Riccardo Tisci to drop a limited edition re-envisioned version of the Air Max 97.<p>The Tisci shoe, an Air Max 97 that's equal …

Sneakers

The Google-Levi’s ‘Smart Jacket’ Is Finally Dropping This Fall

Starting this fall, you can swipe your sleeve to control your electronics.<p>If you're willing to pay roughly $350 for the luxury, that is. That's …

Commute by Bike? Check Out Google's $350 Smart Jacket

Commute by Bike? Check Out Google's $350 Smart Jacket<p>The Google-Levi's partnership takes the term 'wearable' to new heights (and price tags).<p>A $350 …

The smart jacket from Google and Levi's arrives this fall for $350

It's been nearly two years since Google and Levi's announced their plans to work on connected garments, an idea born out of the tech giant's Advanced Technology and Products group. The first piece of this project is a connected jacket called the Commuter, which uses Google's Jacquard technology to …

Google

5 Brand New Apps to Fuel Your Inner Girlboss

We loved seeing how badass women across the globe celebrated International Women’s Day — from Nike’s new inclusive hijab collection to Tony Burch’s awesome and celeb-packed #EmbraceAmbition campaign. But because we strongly believe that women’s rights should <i>also</i> be celebrated throughout the other …

Machine Learning and Fashion: The New Fashion of the Times

We owe an overdue acknowledgment to a transformation in technology, as well as a revolution (more about below) in fashion, where the former makes the latter the new fashion of the times, so to speak. I refer, specifically, to the rise of machine learning and its ongoing influence—for the good of …

Machine Learning
Trends

The Pixi by Petra Spring Collection Was Created By Your Favorite Beauty Bloggers

Glow Tonic. Glow Mud Cleanser. Glow Peel Pads. These are a few of my favorite things. And coincidentally, they're also some of Pixi by Petra's top sellers. But with the Pixi by Petra spring collection—a four-part limited edition line created by four major beauty influencers—just having launched, I …

This hugely popular mobile fashion game is investing big bucks in body positivity

Before Tuesday, users of the popular mobile fashion game Covet Fashion, which has 500,000 users daily, were tasked with outfitting their models, who …

Debbie Harry and Shepard Fairey Team Up for Obey Fashion Line

People<p>The project coincides with the 40-year anniversary of Blondie's debut album.<p>,<p>Music legend Debbie Harry is donning a new hat, assuming the role …

How Rebecca Minkoff uses tech to make her fashion stores stand out

Nike and Adidas aren't the only lifestyle brands designing their retail spaces with technology in mind. Others such as Rebecca Minkoff, a fashion label based out of New York City, are taking similar steps by implementing things like smart mirrors and, most recently, self-checkout at its boutiques. …

Trends

4 trends that shaped the fashion media landscape in 2016

It’s been a rough year for print publications in fashion, beauty and lifestyle.<p>There have been widespread layoffs at publications, both for print and …

Fashion Tech Jackets by Urban Circus

Urban Circus brings you the first fashion jackets respecting ISO 20471 HighViz standards to out-stand on the road day as night. It’s a fluorescent, …

3D Scan the Body for Custom Clothing Fashion Pattern Making, Sculptures, 3D Printed Replicas, CAD Modeling, Portrait Busts & More

Intro: 3D Scan the Body for Custom Clothing Fashion Pattern Making, Sculptures, 3D Printed Replicas, CAD Modeling, Portrait Busts & More<p>3D SCANNING …

3D Scanners

Boutique fashion e-commerce platform Garmentory raises $2M as it takes on larger retailers

Garmentory has raised more cash as the company grows its e-commerce platform for independent fashion boutiques and designers.<p>The 2-year-old …

You can now get styled by a fashion-savvy algorithm

A floor-length, blush-pink Prada slip coupled with Bally heels and diamond earrings by Chopard worn by Dakota Johnson on the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival had <i>Vogue</i> talking about ‘90s minimalism coming back again and catapulted Kate Young, Johnson’s personal fashion advisor, to the very top …

Fashion

The 7 Best Fashion Apps to Download Now

Shopping: The material and therapeutic benefits can be amazing, but nevertheless we are always looking for ways to make it easier and less stressful. …

Apple continues its focus on fashion, will again sponsor the annual Met Gala

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced its annual Costume Institute exhibition and gala and Apple again will be one of the sponsors for the event, according to Vogue. The 2017 Met Gala theme will be “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons.” For those unfamiliar, Res Kawakubo is a prominent fashion …

Fashion

15 glamorous gadgets that double as fashion accessories

Gear & Gadgets

46 Ways To Make Wearing Clothes So Much Better

Deodorant is meant to be worn by you, not your black shirt.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</b><p>1. Freshcloz Garment Deodorizer, to dry-clean your clothes at home.<p>Have you ever heard of ozone technology? Me …

Hacking

Where Have All the Unicorns Gone?

The number of fashion start-ups reaching billion-dollar valuations has dropped off in 2016. BoF examines why fashion 'unicorns' have become an endangered species.<p><b>LONDON, United Kingdom —</b> Privately-held start-ups valued at $1 billion or above were once as rare as unicorns, hence the label widely …

Op-Ed | The Fashion-Tech Revolution Needs More Women

<b>NEW YORK, United States</b> — Six words are all it took to undo months of work and countless dollars of research and development: “This mirror makes me look fat.”<p>It was the last thing that anyone on our team wanted or expected to hear during the pre-launch preview of the interactive dressing rooms for …

Innovation

This 27-Year-Old Founder Is Transforming High-Fashion Into A Billion-Dollar Tech Industry

<i>Lesara Founder & CEO Roman Kirsch (Photo by Die Welt)</i><p>The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the average American household spends roughly $1,700 on clothes each year. While global powerhouses like H&M, Zara and Forever 21 have mastered the fast fashion space, opening up a surplus of …

Trends

The official head of French fashion says 3D printing is a “new industrial revolution”

So far, 3D printing has not quite lived up to expectations. Skeptics are abandoning the idea of a future when you’ll be able to 3D print just about anything in your living room, and MakerBot, the only relatively well-known maker of 3D printers, has stopped producing its own printers, outsourcing …