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Bits & Bytes | Issey Miyake, Refinery29, Thefashion.com, Body-Scanning Technology

Bits & Bytes is a weekly roundup of the most important news in the fast evolving fashion-tech space.
Issey Miyake runway show | Source: Shutterstock
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  • Kate Abnett

"Issey Miyake's Focus is 'Being Innovative with Technology' Says Head of Womenswear" (Dezeen)
"Technological innovation is driving increasingly experimental fashion design at Issey Miyake according to the Japanese brand's womenswear creative director."

"Competition in Retail Space Heats Up" (The Financial Times)
"The threat from online competitors is leading more traditional retailers to consider embracing even seemingly outlandish technologies."

"Inside Refinery29′s Video Strategy" (Digiday)
"Since opening its doors in 2005, Refinery29 has grown to 200 employees, including a 10-person video production team. The site attracted nearly 11.1 million U.S. unique visitors in September, up 75 percent from September 2013."

"E-Commerce Aggregator Thefashion.com Raises $1.7M For Further European Expansion" (TechCrunch)
"Currently operating in the U.K., U.S., and Denmark, the London and Copenhagen-based company has just closed a $1.7 million round of funding to further expand in Europe."

"How A Murder Led To 'The World's Most Advanced' Body-Scanning Technology(Fast Company)
"In the apparel design industry, BodyLabs could make it easier for companies to design clothing for specific body types and offer mass customization, shortening the design cycle."

"VIDA Raises $1.3 Million For 'Socially-Responsible' E-Commerce" (TechCrunch)
"An e-commerce company called VIDA, backed by Google Ventures, Universal Music Group and others, is today launching today its site that connects shoppers with 'socially-responsible' apparel and accessories from artisans and designers around the world."

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