Nobody could accuse Sir Paul Smith of slowing down, even in the year he celebrates his 50th anniversary: he has still managed to produce a series of men’s and women’s collections, and has just opened his own foundation.
E-tailer Yoox has signalled a big vote of confidence in artificial intelligence and has widened the remit of its YoooxMirror tech with an expanded catalogue now available to ‘virtually' try on using the programme.
With the global market for gum expected to grow to almost US$39 billion by 2027, people are already coming up with original ways of dealing with its waste, starting with making everyday products from recycled gum.
The WhatsApp messaging app will start to offer in-app purchases and hosting services, as owner Facebook Inc moves to boost revenue from the app while knitting together e-commerce infrastructure across the company.
Burberry continues to burnish its reputation as a tech innovator in luxury fashion with a new initiative to “revolutionise fashion design and engineering”. The first products using the tech are now dropping in-store.
The Milan fashion powerhouse has significantly expanded its Prada Re-Nylon selection, offering ready-to-wear, footwear and accessories for men and women, underlining its commitment to a sustainable business model.
Without question, this has been the strangest season in fashion in 50 years, where designers have been busy asking themselves what the point of their profession is. What the French call "une remise en question."
US biotech firm Bolt Threads has announced "an unprecedented consortium” of major global companies “who have secured exclusive access to its innovative material, Mylo”. Adidas and Lululemon are also on board.
Designing denim would not normally seem the most apt way to become the designer at one of France’s great couture houses, but it is the career path of Matthew M. Williams, who debuted at Givenchy on Sunday
One house gaining lots of traction is Schiaparelli, where couturier Daniel Roseberry unveiled his latest ready-to-wear ideas on Sunday in a photo shoot he shot himself of his favorite Paris morning walk.