In the news today, Bolt Threads just announced a very promising partnership with Stella McCartney and we can’t wait to discover what’s to come, we read a step by step piece on how data forces business to reinvent itself, we are seduced by the newest Pirelli calendar, we discover China’s ambition in AI and Nowness’“videozine” concept.
Nike has always had audacious ambitions to drive innovation, enhance the performance of athletes and propel the future of modern sport. At Dell EMC World recently, Nike’s Ken Black, Vice President of Digital Design Transformation, shared insights on how Nike is unleashing the limits of human potential and the future of design through creation and collaboration with next generation technology.
Who never dreamt of a piece of clothing that would be smart enough to adjust itself to your body’s needs? Well maybe a lot of people, but it has long been a dream for the nerdy me :-) and, well it seems it’s close to become a reality! Omius, a California-based startup just unveiled a sports jacket concept using robotics to automatically adapt its thermal protection to the wearer’s environmental conditions.
Back in November 2011, the LVMH Group (home to Louis Vuitton, Celine, Givenchy and Marc Jacobs, to name just a few) and renowned college of art and design Central Saint Martins, started a historic, long-term collaboration which revealed numerous new talents. Six years later, WWD reports the two allies took a new decisive step in their global strategic agreement, with the funding of a groundbreaking sustainability and innovation program, deepening the already solid relationship between the Group and the college.
After announcing its own Retail Lab back in May, the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), is partnering with consulting giant Accenture. The collaboration, combining the creativity from CFDA’s membership with Accenture’s expertise in technology, will create talent-development programs for fashion designers and retailers.
The progress of AI in factories is often related to the very human fear of being replaced by machines. Indeed, one can consider AI as a quicker, more efficient and more reliable way to perform tasks formerly adapted to the humans. However, the benefit of AI lies in a clever and successful blend between the human capacities and the AI advantages. Stitch Fix, the on-line shopping personal assistant created in 2011, demonstrates that this is possible.
Paper invites are out-of-date. Digital invites are not enough. This is why Rochambeau went a step further and created a digital jacket to offer its wearer a unique experience through New York City. In collaboration with Avery Dennison and Evrythng, as part as their “Born Digital” partnership, Rochambeau launched the “Bright Bmbr” jacket: the key to enter an exclusive circle.
In the Game of Sneakers, brands have always fought with marketing, campaigns and celebrities. But in the recent years, the battle got more interesting with innovative initiatives: Nike closed a partnership with Dreamworks Animation and announced it would use 3D printing in its production to cut costs, then with Adidas and its Futurecraft initiative or most lately the announcement of Nike’s Hyperadapt 1.0, the self lacing-shoe. Now Reebok (which is part of the Adidas Group) steps into the game with Liquid Factory, a shoe lab like no other.