- How Beacon Technology Could Change the Way We Shop
With more retailers taking an omnichannel approach to shopping, the line is blurring between online and offline.
- Looking Back at SXSW: Wearables, Privacy and Avoiding Bandwagons
Recaps the highlights of this year’s SXSW Interactive conference and identifies key takeaways for the fashion industry.
- Why Fashion is Key in the Wearable-Tech Craze
Wearable technology will be the next “it girl” in the fashion world.
- Jimmy Choo Owner Labelux Said to Hold Early Talks for Unit’s IPO
The company that holds brands including Bally, has had preliminary meetings with bankers about the possible sale of a stake in the luxury shoemaker via an initial public offering, a person familiar with the matter said.
- Two Brits In LVMH Final
British designers Simone Rocha and Thomas Tait are among the 12 chosen names for the LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize.
- Stylitics Nabs Big Investment: Here’s What’s Next for the Wardrobe Organizing App
Fashion apps may be fun to use, but there can be even more value in the data they’re gathering on consumers’ shopping habits, which can turn into big business when sold to brands eager for intel on their customers.
- Need On-the-Go Directions? There’s a Jacket For That!
Wearing technology on your sleeve is now literally possible thanks to the brilliant minds at Wearable Experiments, a company that aims to marry technology with functional fashion.
- Architectural Designer Francis Bitoni Has Created a 3D Printed Dress on MakerBot
There’s been a lot of talk lately about the future of clothing design and the possibility of printing fashion from home.
- In Milan, Exhibition Aims to Convert Fashion Faithful to New Digital Gospel
In a former Renaissance church, rigged with high-definition screens, infrared sensors and motion-tracking technology, art director Remi Paringaux is challenging the norms of fashion communication.
- Wearable Tech Makers Look to Push Boundaries
Will your clothes and accessories change how you live your daily life? Wearable devices like smart watches, glasses and activity monitors were a big topic of conversation at South By Southwest Interactive this week
- Nowness Adds Shoppable Video Feature to Sell with Subtlety
The LVMH-owned and editorially independent Web site Nowness has unveiled a new shoppable video feature to blend content and commerce.
- Google Eyes First U.S. Retail Location Near NYC Apple Store
Google plans to open its first retail location in the United States in New York City’s SoHo neighborhood, situated just around the corner from an Apple store, a new report suggests.
- Fashion Firms Try Wearable Tech
The popular designer is launching a line of metal jewelry that incorporates a fitness tracker from Fitbit Inc., a San Francisco-based technology company.
- How Wearable Tech Goes From Geek Fad to Mega-Trend
Wearable tech continues to be one of the hottest trends in the technology world. At every big tech event, the number of wearable devices available to consumers – wristbands, watches, gloves, glasses, helmets and armbands – seems to grow at an exponential rate.
- Computers in Your Underwear: Where Wearable Tech Must Go to Succeed
While it’s common to see Google Glass at events such as SXSW, wearable technology is still on the fringe for many.
- Mobile Shopping App Paytm Challenges E-Commerce Rivals In India
India’s nearly 100 million smartphone users are beginning to shop online at a pace that the country’s biggest
- Smart Helmet Startup Wins Wearable Tech Award At The SXSW 2014
The privately-owned Silicon Valley startup company Skully Helmets won the award for the Wearable Tech category at the 2014 SXSW Interactive.
- Carbon Wants To Kick That Smartwatch Off Your Wrist
A new Kickstarter project also wants to be a contender, with the Carbon wearable solar charger.
- Google Is Making It Easier for Developers to Build Android Wearables
With wristband fitness trackers, smartwatches and other tech wearables gaining massive traction, Google will be making it easier for developers to create these types of devices for its Android platform.
- 3M’s Magic Liquid Cannot Destroy Your iPhone
The technology company 3M’s magic water, you can drop an unprotected iPhone and it will still work.
- Wearable Tech Startups Pitch Their Wares at SXSW 2014 Some of the hottest new ideas for wearable technologies.
- iPad DJ Launches Lightwave To Provide Wearable Today, a new startup called Lightwave is using wearable technology to provide analytics around live events for performers and artists.
- Paris is For Lovers or for Startups? Paris is known for many things, including fine art, fashion and food, but tech startups? Mais oui! Artistic, tech-savvy entrepreneurs, ready to subvert conventional business models and make big money.
- Nasty Gal Founder Plans Brick-and-Mortar Expansion This Year
The fast-growing e-commerce site for vintage-inspired fashion, is gearing up for its first brick-and-mortar store.
- Can Barcodes Make Fashion More Transparent?
The world’s largest fashion companies are collaborating to solve a puzzle that has so far eluded every other business sector.
- The Amazing Lens Technology That Is Going To Change Wearables
You may not know the name Lumus now, but expect to be hearing a lot from them in the future.
- Flickr Cofounder Launches Hyperlocal iOS App Findery
The service, previously known as Pinwheel, had been in private beta for more than two years.
- Shopping Search Engine TheFind Arrives On Android
Shopping search and comparison engine TheFind, which launched its iPhone application last fall and has now grown its iOS footprint to over 1 million users, today launched its service on Android.
- Startups to Watch at SXSWi 2014
Another year, another crop of upstart startups looking to use South by Southwest as a springboard to success.
No Longer Clashing, Wearable Tech Embraces Fashion
Wearable electronics have been stuck in a design rut. Bulky watches, bright wristbands and Roman-gladiator-meets-the-Jetsons arm straps have been the go-to look for manufacturers like Nike and Jawbone.
- A Look At The iBeacon Store Of The Future With Retail Startup Thirdshelf
Montreal-based Thirdshelf had a fully functional demonstration retail store with iBeacon proximity based shopper customization in place.
- South Korea Gets the Startup Bug
Tech geeks submitted hundreds of mobile apps last year to New York City’s first-ever “GapApp” competition.
Decoded Fashion at SXSW presented by Cusp by Neiman Marcus is the only event bringing together digital heads of Fashion, Beauty & Retail brands to discover and mentor startups founders.
On stage, it will host two panels on brands seeking new tech, with speakers from Gap, Zappos.com, Neiman Marcus, AllSaints, kate+spade and Chanel. Fast paced startup demos will uncover what’s hot in fashion and tech, with a closing presentation from former TopShop CMO, Justin Cooke.
At the Decoded Fashion Mentorship Hub presented by Stylus, tech founders can receive candid feedback and advice on their startup concept and plans, from investors and various executives in Fashion and Retail. Each mentor will offer 10-minute sessions and these are not to be mere sales pitch sessions, but an opportunity for founders to explore their messaging, value prop and even pricing with those who truly understand your target market.
To sign up for a mentor meeting, head to www.decodedfashion.com/sxsw/.
- Facebook Follows Amazon and Google Into Drones With $60 Million Purchase
Facebook is buying drone maker Titan Aerospace for $60 million.
- Gucci Focuses on Handbags with Sci-fi Social Video
Italian atelier Gucci is putting the focus on its spring handbags with a new social video sporting a dark nightclub theme.
- China’s Luxury Boom Moves to the Web
As the overall sector struggles amid a government crackdown on ostentatious spending and gift-giving, the urge to splurge online is growing strong.
- Basis Goes To Intel For Around $100M
Intel has won the Basis auction, we’re hearing, at a price of around $100 million, according to one source. A second source pegs the deal at closer to $150 million.