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In a curious case of retail giving way to editorial giving way to retail, Nowness, the esoteric and excellent editorial video site run by LVMH, just launched a shoppable version of its art.
1. Lanvin launched a French-English microsite, celebrating its 125th anniversary with archival footage, video, and an ongoing timeline that will be added to weekly.
Something about this conjures the thought that “it’s good to be the king.” Aslaug Magnusdottir, the fashion start-up investor who helped revolutionize how clothes are bought straight off the runway with Moda Operandi, is launching a...Show More Summary
The New York Times reported today that wearable tech’s next step is to get prettier, not become higher functioning. To that end, the paper cited the Shine activity tracker (anyone else feel like they’re in the Hunger Games when they use the word “tracker?” Just us?
From the producer Frédéric Tcheng, who brought us Valentino: The Last Emporer (which was as entertaining as it was illuminating) and Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel, which Tcheng co-directed in 2011, comes Dior and I, premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival next month.
Fashion and beauty continue to lead the way in producing the most arguably useful applications of 3D printing, like the DIY printer that will knit a sweater for you in less than an hour. Build the printer, design a garment, voilà: clothing.
That’s the Ring as in personal accessory, though controlling your home through the power of a horror movie would be terribly innovative. That said, this only sort of chunky wearable tech, which has met and exceeded its Kickstarter goal, promises its own kind of disturbance.
1. Sarah Jessica Parker launched a line of shoes today at Nordstrom, advertising her return to her Carrie Bradshaw days almost entirely through social media.
Well, it’s omnichannel if you count art and food as channels, instead of Twitter and mobile. In May, Harrods will host Pradasphere, which is more or less exactly what it sounds like — a space within the department store devoted entirely to the Italian label.
Is watching a glut of Fall/Winter 2014 runway shows leaving you wanting something more from fashion? We’ve been moving onward and upward with the best of the latest editorial video from our favorite luxury houses. These short films...Show More Summary
Meta, the augmented reality company, is making its Meta Pro glasses available for pre-order, with the technology shipping out in July. The big bad so-called “Space Glasses” are $3650 and, among other features, make it possible to turn a wearer’s idea into a hologram and subsequently, an actual object/design/plan.
Under designer Michelle Smith’s watchful eye, sportswear brand MILLY’s classic look combined with a feminine edge has gradually evolved into a contemporary cult favorite. In guiding a sped-up version of the evolution of her brand, Smith...Show More Summary
With so much of the wearable tech market focused on fitness, it’s good news when a platform with another purpose lands in our inbox. Deepa Sood launched CuffLinc, a personal protection and connection alert system neatly housed in aShow More Summary
1. H&M is showing its Fall/Winter 2014 Studio collection in Paris again, but for regular people, the company put an early preview on Pinterest.
Some of OpenKnit’s early results. For the crafty and not-so-handily gifted alike, a Spanish graduate student’s final project usefully combines 3D printing with textiles and a DYI ethos. Gerard Rubio’s open source platform, OpenKnit, has what a lot of 3D printers are currently missing: practicality.
GQ partnered with the short lived men’s site Park & Bond back when editorial-retail crossover ventures were still a new idea. The magazine went on to sell men’s clothing, temporarily, with Nordstrom, and more recently, they’ve teamed up with Net-a-Porter’s men’s site, Mr Porter, on an effort called GQ Selects.
Wes Anderson’s latest opus, The Grand Budapest Hotel (which was actually shot in Germany, in Gorlitz and Saxony) is receiving a warm welcome from fashion industry players across Europe.
It’s like Amazon, America, and Google birthed a monster Italian luxury baby just in time for Milan Fashion Week. Fendi, like so many other labels, is livestreaming its upcoming Fall/Winter 2014 show. Unlike so many others, the brand is partnering with Google to film the runway using drones, reports WWD.
If you’re in town for London Fashion Week and skimping by taking the bus, you’re in store for an aesthetic treat. Juergen Teller is celebrating the “Year of the Bus” (this must be some British thing because it certainly isn’t the year of the bus stateside) by combining it with Fashion Week, staging a public exhibition of ten of his most famous fashion shots.
With Gilt Groupe now supposedly working alongside Goldman Sachs to launch its long-coming IPO, the flash sale model is facing renewed scrutiny. As a smaller surplus of desirable inventory plus a slew of new competitors put Gilt to the test over the past few years, fashion wonders whether there’s enough power to back up the business.