Wearable technology takes form in the Fitbits on our wrists and the fibers in our athleticwear. It doesn’t need to look athletic to be connected, either: take a wearable company’s luxe leather bracelets that track heart rate, or Apple’s 18 karat smartwatches for example. Technology is becoming more intertwined with our lives, infusing with the clothes and accessories we wear.
OCT 31, 2018
Apple has for years maintained its “walled garden” approach to its hardware, like the Apple Watch, and software, like iOS, letting in brands only sparingly. For fashion brands, however, Google has proven to be a much more accessible partner in terms of the technology it licenses out.
SEP 12, 2018
Plugged-in fashion fans following Apple’s annual launch event on Wednesday may have been excited to learn that Apple Watch’s partnership with Hermès is still going strong, the iPhone camera has gotten better, and an iPhone can now have two separate phone lines — but overall, there were few announcements that seemed to impact the fashion, media and retail worlds.
SEP 06, 2018
For all the design talent at these brands, it is a futile gesture to try and compete with Apple at their own game. So instead, brands have begun working with them.
AUG 14, 2018
The launch comes less than a week after the brand reported that revenue for its Michael Kors Licensing business, which houses the watch category through a licensing agreement with Fossil, fell by 5 percent. The goal is that, by pushing its smartwatch category and updating its fashion watch line, the category will return to growth by fiscal 2020.
AUG 07, 2018
As new technologies attract millions in investments, “real” bodies are the focus of a wave of fit-first innovations.
AUG 03, 2018
As the methods improve for online shoppers to find the right fit, so too does their understanding of size.
JUL 23, 2018
As the at-home beauty device market continues to swell, new and existing entrants are targeting millennial and Gen-Z customers to expand their presence.
JUL 11, 2018
Jeffery Fowler, president of Farfetch North America, joined Glossy+ members for a Slack Chat on July 10. The longtime luxury veteran discussed the state of innovation in retail, fashion’s need to adopt a tech-savvy mindset and Farfetch's recently launched Store of the Future platform.
JUN 22, 2018
Aliza Licht, the executive vice president of brand marketing and communications at Alice + Olivia, joined Glossy+ members for a Slack Chat on June 21 to discuss how brands can embrace authenticity, whether they should take political stances and what she learned building the @DKNYPRGirl Twitter handle to 1.5 million followers while working as svp of communications at Donna Karan.
MAY 16, 2018
Rebecca Minkoff walked Glossy through a typical jam-packed workday, which included hitting handbag market, enjoying a glam session over lunch and moderating a panel discussion at her Soho store, part of the recently-launched RM Superwomen platform and centered on the work-life challenges of modern moms.
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