Credit Suisse has issued a report on the rise of the wearable technology market, which, it says, has hit “an inflection point” and will have “a significant and pervasive impact on the economy,” reaching $30-$50 billion over the next 3-5 years.
In a new series, Founder Stories, BoF highlights the personal and professional journeys of the entrepreneurs behind some of the most successful start-ups in fashion. First up, we talk to Philippe von Borries and Justin Stefano of Refinery29.
Today, BoF can exclusively report that Carmen Busquets has entered the fashion “re-commerce” space, joining a £200,000 angel investment in BuyMyWardrobe.
Big data is set to fundamentally change the way we understand the world and make decisions. BoF speaks with Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier, authors of Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work and Think to understand the forces at play and the implications for fashion.
As the technology industry sets its sights on wearable computing, it’s time for fashion and luxury brands to take the space seriously, or risk losing highly lucrative real estate on the emerging battleground of the human body.