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SXSW | Don’t miss the Google Jacquard x Levi’s events

Austin, Texas – We just landed in Austin for SXSW 2017, where I will be speaking at a panel today (don’t miss it if you’re here!), and we – Allan, Val and I – will be joining the advisory board jury for SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards.

We just got some more information about the Google Jacquard x Levi’s events, just for you ;-)

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PFW | Put on your spacesuit, Chanel takes off to the moon

Closing Paris Fashion Week, Chanel once again has fulfilled Lagerfeld’s goal: spark massive attention and invade both the runway and social media. For many years on now, the shows offered by Chanel were voyages where Karl Lagerfeld was able to bring the audience in the corners of his mind. After the airport, the data center, off we go to… the Moon. Entering the show, a rocket throned in the middle of the set, waiting to take the audience on-board.

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EVENT | Première Vision’s Wearable Lab Conference Recap: FashionTech, Future Scene or Utopia?

Première Vision, the global materials & services sourcing fair, unites fashion insiders twice a year for 3 days in Paris. The fair launched its Wearable Lab during last edition earlier this month. An exhibition with FashionTech’s best experimental pieces, a startup corner and a panel talk on the future of wearable tech, that I had the pleasure to animate, along with impressive speakers: Christine Browaeys, Hilary McGuinness, Anouk Wipprecht, Nelly Rodi and Pascal Denizart.

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Why brands like NOAH embody both the next wave of emerging fashion labels & the future of branding

You might have read a lot of fashion outlets talking about NOAH and thought « Meh, just another overhyped brand ! » but you might want to reconsider that. Allow me to reintroduce the brand : tackling political and environmental issues and delivering an Everlane-like level of transparency, the one year old brand founded by Brendon Babenzien (Supreme’s former Design Director) is a one of a kind NY-based label that makes political activism as much a priority as creating dope menswear pieces (for instance, the brand struck a political stance last July by promising a refund to Donald Trump supporters.

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12:  Bella Hadid walks the runway at Prabal Gurung show during New York Fashion Week at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 12, 2017 in New York City.  (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)

OPINION | Is Politics Something “à la Mode”?

NYFW is now over and we have spotted one major trend: politics. Unexpected? Not really!

The world has recently been living a real political turmoil, a turmoil which climax was probably the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States. As people fear for the dismantling of democracy, some of them chose to advocate for their fundamental rights and liberties. Nothing of an unprecedented situation…

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ANDAM launches a new prize to foster innovation in Fashion

Created in 1989, the annual ANDAM Fashion Awards offers a financial and logistic support to fashion designers chosen after a long and in-depth selection process. The prize, recognised for highlighting young talents in fashion, has previously been awarded to Wanda Nylon (2016), Stéphane Ashpool from Pigalle (2015), Iris van Herpen (2014), Christine Phung (2013), or AMI Alexandre Mattuissi (2013), just to name a few. This year, a new prize will reward innovation in fashion, under the expert eyes of a first class jury.

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ITW | Olya Petrova Jackson from Ab[Screenwear] on Designing Elegant FashionTech

Good news for the fashion-tech world! This season, NYFW welcomed among its participants a young tech savvy brand: Ab[Screenwear]. Created by Olya Petrova Jackson in 2016, the brand aims at renewing the nature of contact between people and technology with the apparel acting as a technical device. Far from a mere “gimmicky” view of the technical outfits, Petrova Jackson designs chic pieces of fashion-tech. To fully understand her work and inspiration, we sat down with the designer to ask her a few questions about her collection.

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API | Ivyrevel x Google’s Coded Couture translates your Data to design Dresses

Ivyrevel, an online fashion brand created by Swedish blogger Kenza Zouiten and her fiancé in 2013, partnered with Google to create an Android app-based custom design service. The brand, which has its own FashionTech Lab, ambitions to merge fashion creativity with technological innovation.

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All aboard the train to the future: LVMH & CSM get serious about Fashion Tech and Sustainability

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.

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Startup | Kalypse reinvents wetsuits with 3D-design

Created in 2016, Kalypse introduced a brand new type of wetsuits: they are innovative, comfortable and… couture. Indeed, the very young and yet very savvy start-up was able to skilfully connect technology to aesthetics in order to elaborate tailor-made wetsuits. On top of this, Kalypse is a made-in-France brand which hence promotes the French know-how and demonstrates the ability of the country to be at the cutting edges of innovation.

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