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  1. The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Style                                                                                                                         From big data to sustainability, these companies are moving the fashion industry forward.
  2. A Mini-Skirt Controlled By Your iPhone: Wearable Tech Lights Up NYFW                                                                                         The future of fashion may be closer then we think, as CuteCircuit presented their wearable tech collection for fall 2014 at New York Fashion Week. The ready-to-wear collection defined innovation in the interactive fashion, as models on the runway controlled the clothing with their iPhones.
  3. London Fashion Week Arrives                                                                                                                                                        London Fashion Week has arrived – a five-day extravaganza known for producing some of the world’s most exciting and dynamic fashion talents.
  4. U.S. Tech Startups: An Endangered Species?                                                                                                                                          A steady decline in start-up rates within the technology sector, one that briefly reversed course with the dot-com boom in the late 90s, resumed at the turn of the century and is now plummeting faster than ever, according to a new study released Tuesday by the Kauffman Foundation, a research organization.

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  1. Vogue Goes Digital with a New Flipboard Partnership
    Vogue has now taken another step into the digital age, through a partnership with Flipboard, an app that allows users to create personalized magazines for themselves.
  2. Download CFDA’s NYFW List App to Stay up to Date on Events and Designers
    CFDA’s NYFWList app gives stylites the New York Fashion Week calendar in the palm of their hands.
  3. Karl Lagerfeld’s London Flagship Store Will Open its Doors Next Month
    March 14, 2014 is when Karl Lagerfeld’s namesake brand will be finally opening its flagship store. 145-146 Regent Street, London is where the fashion label will call home.
  4. New York Beats London to World’s Fashion Capital Title 2013
    According to the Global Fashion Capital index, New York and Paris have been deemed more fashionable than the English capital.

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  1. Zappos Mogul Tony Hsieh’s Latest Bet: High Tech Fashion
    On Thursday, Bow & Drape announced a $1.2 million funding round led by Zappos founder Tony Hsieh and his VegasTechFund.
  2. The Hottest App at NYFW
    With New York Fashion Week just around the corner, it’s time to get your fashion week schedules organized fashionista, lucky for you the CFDA has an app for that.
  3. Flink is an Addictive Mobile Fashion Experience to Discover New Looks
    Meet Flink a brand new mobile app that will become the perfect time waster for fashion enthusiasts.
  4. Beauty Startup Polls the Crowd for New Product Ideas
    New business uses unconventional methods to ensure their consumer is getting exactly what they want.

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  1. Can Apple’s Angela Ahrendts Spark a Retail Revolution?
    When the Burberry CEO Takes over as Apple’s retail chief this spring, she’ll arrive with a sterling track record and an open, collaborative spirit that’s sure to shake things up in the executive ranks.
  2. Intel Partners with the Fashion Industry to Make Beautiful Wearables
    Intel has just announced that in the coming year, it’s partnering with fashion industry leaders like Barneys, The Council of Fashion Designers of America (the CFDA), and global fashion retailer Opening Ceremony to develop smart wristwear.
  3. CES 2014: What the Expect from Consumer Electronics in Las Vegas
    From 3D printing to curved TVs with smart wearables and Steam Machines in between.
  4. Connected Underwear Will Turn You On
    Connected sex toy company OhMiBod announced at the 2014 International CES show in Las Vegas on Monday panties that can be controlled by a partner…

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  1. Facebook Moves into Mobile Retargeting to Capture Brands’ Holiday Spend
    Facebook is making a bigger push to be the king of mobile and social advertising this holiday season with a new mobile advertising product.
  2. Google Finds a Fashionable Champion in Diane von Furstenberg
    Diane Von Furstenberg hosted the first shoppable Google+ Hangout, one in a series to be held by CFDA designers. 
  3. Hermes Launches a Retro Dinner Pop-Up Shop
    After releasing the app Silk Knots to give advice on how to wear their colorful silk scarves, Hermès has followed up with a pop-up venue that opened on October 1st called “Silk Bar.”
  4. The Future of Wearable Technology
    We’re at the dawn of a new industry loosely called “wearable technology” that may have reached $4.6 billion in sales around the world already this year.

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On Feb. 2-3, Decoded Fashion held the world’s first Fashion Hackathon, a 24-hour event where 550 registered participants and 78 teams competed to build a technology that helps American fashion designers.

About 300 developers, designers and entrepreneurs—40 percent women—worked on a variety of projects, from B2B software for production and merchandising to analytics for social media and e-commerce. Many projects were inspired by the Fashion Brief, a conversation with designer Rachel Roy, DKNY’s Aliza Licht, Rebecca Minkoff’s Uri Minkoff, Michael Kors’ Farryn Weiner, and the CFDA’s Kelly McCauley and Sideways’ Nathaniel Catanio, on what areas of the fashion industry could utilize technology to increase efficiency and drive business.

Five finalist teams were chosen to compete for the top prize—$10,000 and the chance to have its app launched by the CFDA. They will pitch live on the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week during the Decoded Fashion Forum, to a panel of fashion judges including the CFDA’s Steven Kolb, Style.com’s Dirk Standen, Zac Posen, Rebecca Minkoff’s Uri Minkoff, and Gilt Groupe’s Susan Lyne.

Finalists:
42 personalizes the brick-and-mortar experience by using the best intelligence of online commerce. Founders: Cathy Han, Sarah Hum, Lucas Lemanowicz, Nicolas Porter

Avant-Garde remakes targeting marketing by matching customers with products by visually analyzing products and social media streams to understand exactly what customers want right now. Founders: Vladimir Dedov, Ajay Mantha, Carrie Mantha

Coveted is a 1-click platform for brands to sell their products through shareable tumblr images. Founders: Ian Culley, Michael Dizon, Jason Fertel

Fashion Dashboard optimizes commerce through competitive social media and merchandising analysis. Founder: Stephan Alber

SWATCHit is a peer-to-peer platform connecting global designers with emerging market artisans and overseas producers. Founders: Ramzi Abdoch, Jagjeet Gill, Jackson Lin, Henrika Makilya, Paul Yun

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Fashion and Tech Combine at Decoded Fashion
Hacking teams spent nearly 24 hours combining the minds of developers, fashion enthusiasts, designers, and techies to create an app designed to support the overall growth of American fashion as a global industry.

Decoded Fashion Hackathon: Yes, I Said Hack
I was lucky enough to be a part of the fashion brief this morning along with Rachel Roy, Uri Minkoff, Aliza Licht, Nathaniel Catanio and Kelly MacCauley talking all things tech.

Hack This! My experience @DecodedFashion #FashionHack
This weekend I attended Decoded (my first official hackathon!) Everyone that knows me professionally knows I love hacking ideas together—it’s just something I love doing.

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