Fashion & Tech

By Owen Geronimo | Fashion & Retail & Tech

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 …

Luxury Fashion Designers Struggle to Adapt to Digital Era

Exclusive brands look for ways to combine the best of yesterday with what drives consumers today<p>Is it possible to grow an exclusive brand in the digital world?<p>That is the crux of a debate currently bedeviling the luxury fashion industry, where growth has slowed at a time when digital technologies …

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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 …

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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 to Design For Shepard Fairey’s Obey Clothing 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. …

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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, …

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

<i>3D SCANNING THE HUMAN BODY</i> <b><br>for Making Custom Clothing, Fashion and Garment Patterns, Sculptures, CAD Modeling, 3D Printed Replicas, Portrait Busts,</b> …

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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 …

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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 …

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15 glamorous gadgets that double as fashion accessories

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 …

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

For new digital innovations in fashion and retail to resonate with female customers, women must be part of the technology teams that build them, argues Rebecca Minkoff.<p><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 …

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 …

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L’Oréal's New Themed Emojis Are a Response to a 'Lack of Authentic Beauty Creative'

Plenty of brands have launched one-off apps in an attempt to get onboard with the emoji craze, but L'Oréal hopes to make emojis part of a longer-term …

Amazon's Plan to Build a Kickstarter Knockoff Turned Into a Site That Helps Startups Sell Products

In 2015, a group of Amazon employees kicked around ideas for a Kickstarter-like crowdfunding site. The idea didn't get very far, as they soon learned that the market was already crowded.<p>Instead, they discovered that every retail startup was looking for someone to solve the same problem: how to get …

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Is Stitch Fix the Goldilocks of Fashion?

With data science at its core, the San Francisco-based startup aims to offer fashion that’s ‘just right’ for every customer.<p><b>SAN FRANCISCO, United States</b> — When Melora Simon goes shopping for clothes at the mall, she has no trouble finding what she likes. “I use labels and brands to help signpost,” …

Lululemon's Taking on Everyday Wear in Its Hybrid Design Studio-Retail Store

One would be hard-pressed to walk into a New York or Los Angeles boutique fitness studio and not find half the clientele sporting the tiny but …

Cuyana: The Clothing Brand That Plans To Scale By Asking Women To Buy Fewer Things

A pioneer of the "lean closet" movement, Cuyana's business model is built on quality over quantity.<p>There's a little factory the countryside of Northern Italy that has been making leather products for three generations. The family who owns the facility has a close relationship with a nearby tannery, …

Girl Meets Money — Venture Capital Edition – The Startup – Medium

40+ venture firms that have invested in retail, ecommerce, and consumer services<p>Accel: Etsy, Bauble Bar, & Diapers.com<p>Aspect Ventures: Birchbox, …

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I tried the high-end fashion service that lets you rent $5,000+ dresses — here's what I found

For anyone who has ever needed an outfit for a fancy event, you know the pain of shelling out hundreds of dollars for an outfit you'll probably only wear once.<p>And if you're a consumer of high-end fashion, you're not shelling out hundreds — you're shelling out thousands. This is where Armarium hopes …

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Check out Pinterest’s gorgeous, sophisticated new office

Pinterest is growing up.<p>The six-year-old startup recently moved into a giant new office in San Francisco that feels much sleeker and more sophisticated than its old digs.<p>And that's no accident.<p>We took a peek inside to learn more about how the image-centric discovery site sees its new space as …

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10 Amazing Apps That Make Shopping So Much Easier