SAN FRANCISCO, United States — Three influential venture capital firms are teaming up to find and finance entrepreneurs who want to create applications and other accessories for Google Glass. That's an Internet-connected device that is setting out to turn wearable computing into the latest fashion trend.
Armed with a new strategy and a roster of cool independent brands, curated social marketplace The Cools is opening to the public.
E-commerce is set to grow dramatically in the Gulf States over the next few years. Which fashion retailers are poised to seize the opportunity and how they are adapting their models to suit the specifics of the market?
Starring Lea Seydoux and co-directed by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, Prada’s mini-trilogy for its Candy L’Eau fragrance proves that fashion films can be much more than the moving print campaigns that have come to typify the genre. If only there were more fashion films like these.
PALO ALTO, United States — Social magazine app Flipboard launched on Tuesday one of its biggest overhauls to date allowing readers to create and share their own magazines in a bid to keep growing in popularity.
Demand for a simple hoodie-style sweatshirt demonstrates the power of crowdfunding to engage audiences and drive business efficiencies.
As money pours into fashion-tech start-ups, at sky high valuations, BoF talks to leading investors to assess the existence of a bubble and understand what separates winning investments from those that are failing.
BoF talks to young American designer Peter Som to understand the secret to his remarkable success on content sharing service Pinterest.
HANGZHOU, China — Billionaire Jack Ma, founder of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., said “the next five years are the golden age for e-commerce” in China, which has more online shoppers than the U.S. The value of its online retail transactions is projected to double to $411 billion by 2015.
Guest contributor Rachel Arthur recaps the highlights of this year’s SXSW Interactive conference and identifies key takeaways for the fashion industry.
SAN FRANCISCO, United States — Inspired by sites like Kickstarter, venture-backed online retailer Everlane has launched a crowdfunding campaign, dubbed CrowdFundCanada, to gauge consumer interest before launching in the Canadian market. At time of publication, the company was over 70 percent of the way towards its goal of raising $100,000 in pre-orders and credits from Canadian consumers by March 21, having raised $70,235 from over
ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turkey’s Internet economy will probably grow at 19 percent a year until 2017 as Turkish companies embrace Web-based business, according to a report sponsored by Google Inc. Turkey’s Internet economy will grow to 2.6 percent of gross domestic product, or 64.3 billion liras ($35.7 billion), by 2017 from 1.7 percent and 22 billion liras in 2011, Boston Consulting Group Inc. said in the report. In 2011, Turkish consumers spent about 8.8 billion liras on Internet access and charges, and more than 4.4 billion liras on e-commerce. “Consumption is expected to be the largest driver of growth, primarily through an increase in e-commerce following a rise in broadband and Internet user penetration,” according to the report. In a more…
SAN FRANCISCO, United States — Online scrapbook Pinterest is rolling out new tools that will show businesses the number of visitors it delivers to their websites, part of the fast-growing start-up's efforts to build a base for the introduction of money-making features.