–Bloomberg explores Instagram’s master classes that teach fashion and beauty executives about social commerce and how they can bridge the gap between retail and Instagram.
–i-D describes how menswear is “embracing the new age” with collections that “reference the spiritual and the mystical.”
–Restaurants are responding to Gen Z’s preference for ordering in by adding more delivery services and working to ensure quality during transport, writes the Huffington Post.
–Channel 4 is using AI to place commercials in relevant moments of a TV show, says Campaign, with food commercials appearing around dining scenes.
–ZOZO is launching a line of bespoke fast fashion, sending shoppers a bodysuit that takes their measurements and uses an app to create their digital avatar, shares Racked.
–WeChat has become more brand friendly with the launch of WePage, reports Jing Daily. WePage allows for brands to compile all their information and social channels into one page, creating a more cohesive experience.
–Facebook is releasing an augmented reality feature that will allow users to virtually try on makeup, clothing and accessories using their phone camera, explains Teen Vogue.
–LOOMIA is a connected fabric that lets users sell their data, which can be woven into clothes and help companies collect user feedback, says WIRED.
–Tagwalk claims to be the world’s first fashion search engine, using AI to let users search for fashion looks by brand, color, fabric, style and more, announces the New York Times.
–Although companies like Apple, Facebook and Microsoft were started by founders in their early twenties, the Harvard Business Review has found that the average age of a successful startup founder is 45.
–Kroger, in partnership with designer Joe Mimran, is launching their own apparel brand to become a one-stop shop for consumers. Via Fortune.
–Thousands of people in Sweden are inserting microchips into their bodies, as biohacking becomes a popular alternative to carrying credit cards and rail cards, discusses the Independent.