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Instagram reveals just how addicted fashion fans are

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. 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. Related:  TechnologyBusiness context- Designer social media

London fashion week: why technology is in fashion | Media Network At London fashion week the multibillion dollar worlds of tech and fashion are colliding like never before. For many, the launch of Apple’s new watch, announced this week with impeccable timing to coincide with the global fashion weeks, will mark an important turning point for fashion tech, a new sector with huge potential for growth. While Apple’s entry into the market is almost guaranteed to boost the industry’s profile, in reality the fashion industry has been driving fashion tech for years. In 2010, London Fashion Week was the first in the world to grant access to the masses by live streaming the runways. Now, everyone has their smartphone camera primed, ready to make their contribution to the zeitgeist. The next generation of high tech fashionistas are already emerging. Two rising stars from this growing trend are Kate Unsworth and Roberta Lucca. Unsworth is a former model and mathematician bringing her two worlds together to create Kovert Designs, her own digital agency.

How social media are killing the notion of the old-fashioned catwalk | Fashion A barometer of the fashion industry right now shows the outlook as unsettled at best and volatile and stormy at worst, but with a long-term forecast for brighter times. An area of high atmospheric pressure from consumers has swept in just as cataclysmic changes are taking hold in the digital space, and the combination means the world of high fashion is at a tipping point. Kanye West opened New York fashion week with a Madison Square Garden spectacle, launching his Yeezy Season 3 collection and releasing his latest album, to an audience of 18,000 editors, buyers, celebrity pals and paying members of the public. The result? And Diane von Furstenberg will ditch the traditional runway presentation in favour of a more personal “drop-in” experience at her Manhattan HQ. So is this the end of the fashion show as we know it? Navigating the fashionable way forward is complex. “The history of fashion shows was to show the buyers and the press the message of the season.

5 Tech Trends Transforming the Fashion Industry By Anish Singh, CTO, Fashion GPS The innovations taking place at the intersection of fashion and technology are profoundly amazing and transformative. In many respects, the fashion industry today bears little resemblance to that of a decade ago—and will change even more in the decade ahead. Legendary businessman Peter Drucker famously said, ”Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window.” He’s right, which is why I’m not going to try to predict the future here. I am, however, going to energize your imagination with five trends that will help create that unpredictable future—trends that are taking shape right now, that Fashion GPS is tracking closely, and with which all of us in the fashion industry will need to grapple in the years ahead. 1. Or, for another example, imagine fashions that seamlessly and invisibly incorporate biofeedback to support an individual’s health and wellness. 2. 4. 5.

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. CCTV’s Hu Xiaocen reports. Luxury brands tap into social media to reach Chinese customer 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. If you haven’t noticed, an increasing number of luxury brands are showing up somewhere new these days, especially with accounts on new media. Zhu said the way luxury brands are marketing has changed in recent years. Some of the brands even include an online shop in their social media accounts. “I value the quality and service of luxury brands so if I want to buy something, I will go to offline stores. Related April 8, 2016

Burberry uses first ever Snapcode to let in-store customers unlock online Snapchat content 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 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. READ MORE: Burberry in Snapchat first as it premieres new fashion collection online Launching today (4 April) and directed by Oscar-winner Steve McQueen, the ad tells the story of a couple madly in love. From 25 April, there will be scent-dispensing posters in Knightsbridge, London, which will spray the fragrance directly onto the user’s wrist when inserted underneath the sensor. Customers are able to personalise their Mr. This is not the first time that the brand has used Snapchat and personalisation to engage consumers.

15 Examples of How Technology Innovates Fashion It was the great Coco Chanel who once said, “Fashion changes, but style endures.” Well, regardless of your thoughts on the matter, there’s another thing that changes along with fashion. It is technology. With the amount of innovation happening these days, it kind of makes sense to bring the two together. After all, technology opens up so much more possibilities. By combining style and functionality, there have been a few people who have taken fashion to the next level. We can’t say for certain if they’ll actually catch on but these futuristic fashion styles do look pretty awesome. Recommended Reading: 10 Upcoming Technologies That May Change The World CHBL Jammer Coat This coat is designed by an Austrian architecture company, Coop Himmelb(L)au and you can use it to disappear. Rain Palette BB. Karma Chameleon Project What if your energy could be harnessed and used to change the display of a specific fabric? Gaze activated dress This dress knows when you are looking at it. Intimacy 2.0

Software Is Reshaping Fashion's Back End | Fashion-Tech | BoF NEW YORK, United States — From e-commerce to social media, digital has revolutionised the consumer-facing front-end of fashion, reshaping sales and marketing. 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. “Everyone has been putting it off to the side.” Now, as more millennials and executives trained in other sectors join fashion companies, expectations are rising and brands and retailers are rethinking their back-end solutions. Related Articles:

Did social media kill fashion week once and for all? NEW YORK – Is anyone paying attention? That's the question I asked throughout New York Fashion Week this season, when the entire front row was too busy Snapchatting their favorite looks, using specific geofilters for their videos, Instagramming shots within seconds of seeing an outfit. In a world of instant gratification, it's difficult not to overshare the sights and sounds with one's followers and friends, especially as brand new couture passes in front of you on the catwalk. I, myself, am guilty of being a social media luddite, one whose photographs and captions are no different than the hundreds of others who posted the exact same picture but with a different filter. But this posed a bigger question than ever this year: Why is fashion week even necessary, then, if we were consumed by our smartphones, and watching it all over social media? But when consumers are immediately engaged with such shows via social media, is there even a point in attending anymore?

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