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Can a hashtag change the fashion industry? Now in its second year, Fashion Revolution Day (FRD) is a hashtag campaign designed to keep the most vulnerable in the fashion supply chain in the public eye.

Can a hashtag change the fashion industry?

Held on the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, participants are encouraged to take a selfie showing the label on their clothes and ask the designer or brand #whomademyclothes. It’s an important cause, but can a hashtag campaign really bring meaningful change to the fashion industry? Ruth Stokes, author of The Armchair Activist’s Handbook, says if a campaign is able to raise awareness and reach people otherwise not engaged, then it has provided something of value. The challenge is translating that increased awareness into real-world practical actions, whether that means changing individual behaviors or the laws made by politicians.

FRD has changed the hashtag this year to #whomademyclothes after Pixar took over #insideout in anticipation of the Disney animation film Inside Out. TECH Fashion Week ™ 2016 - Home. Fashion Mannequins Transformed Through 3D Printing. To chat to Paul Sohi is to geek out over all things 3D printed.

Fashion Mannequins Transformed Through 3D Printing

He takes me on a journey from 3D printed mannequins (the subject of his PhD) to a new polycarbonate composite prosthetic leg he is developing with a team spanning half a dozen countries but centred at Autodesk in San Francisco, for an Olympic cyclist bound for Rio later this year. It’s a helluva ride, so buckle up! Fashion meets the future as garments go hi-tech. Social media users curate the runway at Fyodor Golan's London Fashion Week show An interactive garment created by Nokia Lumias became the world's first interactive smart skirt Celebrities including Alexa Chung and Pixie Geldof whip out their smartphones on the front row at London Fashion Week Apple launched its smart watch in September, allowing users to call and message friends with a click on the device Ralph Lauren's biometric shirt tracks your body's data before sending it to your smartphone Google Glass is often credited as the trailblazer of wearable tech, and the product has since been adopted by designer Diane von Furstenberg.

Fashion meets the future as garments go hi-tech

London fashion week: why technology is in fashion. Instagram reveals just how addicted fashion fans are. Certain labels might be banning it from their runway shows but, as a platform for discovering brands, following your favourite designers and as a democratising tool to grant virtual access behind the scenes of major fashion houses, Instagram is unmatched.

Instagram reveals just how addicted fashion fans are

Now, results of a new report compiled by the app on the habits of European fashion fans has revealed the ins and outs of Insta activity. In unsurprising news, The Feed Fashion report found that the clothes-minded among us dedicate a lot of time to ‘gramming. Compared to the average user, European Instagrammers with an interest in fashion post three times more than the rest, consume five times more photos and check feeds 15 times a day.

It also seems that fashion is all about give and take when it comes to sharing the love on Instagram: your average European Instagrammer with an interest in high street fashion will follow 2.5 times more accounts than their non-sartorially obsessed counterparts, and in turn have 2.3 times more followers. Luxury brands tap into social media to reach Chinese customer. Luxury brands have hit some bumps on the road to expanding their sales in China, so many are coming up with new ways to reach their customers, especially younger ones, by opening up more social media accounts.

Luxury brands tap into social media to reach Chinese customer

CCTV’s Hu Xiaocen reports. If you haven’t noticed, an increasing number of luxury brands are showing up somewhere new these days, especially with accounts on new media. The pages have information about the brand’s latest products, their culture, and sometimes even personal tailoring services. Just a few days ago, Dior, for example, offered a limited edition of a personally tailored bag online, just in time for Chinese Valentine’s Day. It sold out in one day. Zhu said the way luxury brands are marketing has changed in recent years. Software Is Reshaping Fashion's Back End. NEW YORK, United States — From e-commerce to social media, digital has revolutionised the consumer-facing front-end of fashion, reshaping sales and marketing.

Software Is Reshaping Fashion's Back End

Yet, for years, the industry’s less glossy back-end systems — used to manage everything from production to excess inventory — have remained relatively untouched. “Brands and retailers have been focused on what’s sexy,” says Ronen Lazar, co-founder and chief executive of Inturn, which helps brands more easily unload unsold inventory to off-price retailers. And while new platforms can certainly offer advantages, “technology in general creates really serious demands on time, from managing data flows and storage to [sharpening] accuracy and flexibility,” he adds. Burberry becomes first luxury brand to personalise on Pinterest.

Burberry has become the first luxury brand to offer customers a personalised experience on Pinterest, letting them create customised make-up boards to promote its new ‘Cat Lashes Mascara’ product.

Burberry becomes first luxury brand to personalise on Pinterest

The personalisation works by asking visitors three questions. Their answers, along with their initials will be combined to create the personal Pinterest board. The partnership allows Burberry to benefit from Pinterest’s features and data to cater its posts to individuals though personalised and monogrammed content.

Pinterest is currently the largest beauty platform in the world, with 38.5 million unique viewers of its hair and beauty category. Content will include makeup preferences, inspirational images, ‘how to get the look’ guides, product tips and information. Burberry uses first ever Snapcode to let in-store customers unlock online Sna... The Snapcode allows in-store shoppers to scan a barcode using their mobile device to unlock content from Burberry’s new campaign for male fragrance Mr Burberry.

Burberry uses first ever Snapcode to let in-store customers unlock online Sna...

Burberry is running the content on Snapchat’s Discover channel, offering access to style and fragrance content, including tailoring and grooming tips. The channel will also feature the full-length director’s cut and behind-the-scenes content from the campaign. The content will be available for two months.