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The Best of BoF 2017 | Fashion-Tech

To round off the year, we revisit the articles that sparked the most debate, yielded the biggest insights, and got the fashion industry talking in 2017. Today, we highlight some of the top fashion-tech stories.
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1. Inside Farfetch's Store of the Future

Inside Farfetch's Store of the Future demonstration | Source: Courtesy Farfetch

Farfetch is set to unveil a beta version of its Store of the Future, an ‘operating system’ for physical retail. BoF gets an exclusive sneak peek.

2. With Lab-Grown Leather, Modern Meadow Is Engineering a Fashion Revolution

The Modern Meadow lab in Nutley, New Jersey | Source: Courtesy

The New Jersey-based start-up is bringing the awesome potential of synthetic biology to the fashion industry, unlocking powerful business, creative and public relations benefits.

3. The Sewbots Are Coming!

Illustration: James Gilleard

An American ‘sewbots’ start-up has become the symbol of a new industrial revolution in garment manufacturing. What does the rise of automation mean for the business of fashion and the wider world?

4. Inside 24 Sèvres, LVMH's New Multi-Brand E-Commerce Play

E-commerce site 24 Sévres | Source: Courtesy

LVMH chief digital officer Ian Rogers speaks to BoF's Imran Amed about the strategy behind the conglomerate's long-awaited return to multi-brand fashion e-commerce.

5. Why Is Google Digitising the World's Fashion Archives?

A Gigapixel image of a Schiaparelli evening coat from the V&A Museum on Google Arts & Culture | Source: Google

For years, Google has been digitising the world’s museums, making cultural artefacts accessible in extraordinary detail to millions of internet users. Now it’s turning to fashion.

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