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Highsnobiety secures $8.5M from Felix Capital to woo millennial males

Highsnobiety has come a long way. What began as a sneaker passion blog in 2005 now attracts upwards of 9 million visitors monthly to its site containing news and analysis of high fashion, streetwear and culture. The site has attracted a highly influential audience of young, educated and affluent, mainly millennial male, readers. These are the hard-to-reach people even for social media, at this point. So it’s not a huge surprise that it’s attracted new investment. It’s now secured $8.5 million in funding led by the UK-based VC Felix Capital. The new investment will go into investing in new technology and digital media in niche verticals, from sneakers to music, and the capturing of more extensive data and analytics. Plus, it’s following other publishers into the world of curated editorial a...

Euveka’s shape-shifting robotic mannequin could streamline the fashion and wearable industries

Some ideas you hear and they immediately make sense. Some take a minute, but the more you think about them, the better they seem. Euveka, a mannequin for clothing designers that can change shape and size in seconds, is the latter — and I think it may eventually be a standard item in any fashion studio and a fair few other industries. It’s not something I ever really thought about, but designers don’t just create one version of a shirt or jacket and then scale it up and down (well, good ones don’t). They need to design and refit it for different body types, allowing for the many shapes humans take and the ways that shape changes with time or activity. That means lots and lots of mannequins. Big, small, short, tall, pregnant, broad-shouldered, narrow-hipped and everything else. It would be n...

FASHION: 8 Trends that will dominate 2018

You don’t need to have spent too much time in the new year to know what fashion trends are going to dominate 2018. The writing is on the wall: Designers, influencers, and all the stylish people you see on the street seem to be on the same page about a handful of trends-a certain type of tops, a particular kind of sleeve. Before you know it, those trends will be at your neighborhood purveyor of fast-fashion; and from there… You won’t be able to go anywhere without noticing them. So, before they reach that level of pervasiveness, brush up on the 8 fashion trends we’re betting on big for 2018. 1. Ballon sleevesWe’ve already seen sleeves get super-sized in 2017. This year we will see more adventurous versions – voluminous blouses that feel a little bit 19th century. Trend ...

Spider silk startup Bolt Threads closes on $123 million in Series D funding

Bolt Threads, the startup making spider silk from microbugs, has raised a giant $123 million Series D round of funding. As we reported in November, an SEC filing showed the company had raised $106 million from Foundation Capital and Formation 8. Bolt now tells TechCrunch it has added to that amount, bringing up its total to $147 million raised so far. The funding was led by Baillie Gifford, with additional participation from the aforementioned Foundation Capital and Formation 8 as well as Founders Fund, Fidelity Management, Research Company and Temasek. Allen & Company LLC both advised on the transaction and participated in the round. Bolt Threads has made great strides since it launched in 2009 with an ambitious endeavor to make spider silk, a material stronger than teflon but softer ...

There’s A Company In Italy Called “Steve Jobs” And Apple Isn’t Too Pleased About It

In 2012, Italian brothers, Vincenzo and Giacomo Barbato, seized a golden opportunity to name their company “Steve Jobs” when they realized Apple never got around to trademarking his name. They pair had spent years designing products for other companies, so when it came time to start their own, they new the name would be perfect for their brand. As could be expected, Apple immediately sought legal action against them. They filed a motion with the European Union Intellectual Property Office against the brothers, but now it seems the tech empire has lost to them. Source 1 Apple’s downfall came in choosing to specifically go after the small company’s logo of a letter “J” with something resembling a bite taken out of it and a leaf adorning the top of it rather than its name. While the logo does...

Lily raises $2M from NEA and others for a personal stylist service that considers feelings, not just fit

One of the reasons recently IPO’d Stitch Fix became so popular among female shoppers is because of how it pairs the convenience of home try-on for clothing and accessories with a personal styling service that adapts to your tastes over time. But often, personal stylists bring their own subjective takes on fashion to their customers. A new startup called Lily aims to offer a more personalized service that takes into account not just what’s on trend or what looks good, but also how women feel about their bodies and how the right clothing can impact those perceptions. The company has now closed on $2 million in seed funding from NEA and other investors to further develop its technology, which today involves an iOS application, web app and API platform that retailers can integrate with their o...

Japanese Retailer Uniqlo Has Opened Airport Vending Machines With Apparel

Uniqlo’s identity as an international clothing brand is about to get a whole lot bigger. The Japanese retailer recently began installing vending machines stocked full of some of their best products in airports across the United States, so now if you forget something while you’re traveling, you can easily snag it at your own convenience. The first machine opened up in August at Oakland International Airport, and nine other units made their way into other locations later that month. Uniqlo also plans to begin inserting these machines in shopping malls, allowing them to spread their brand to new audiences who may not have an actual store nearby. Inside these kiosks will be a variety of necessities, including options for both men and women. Products will feature easily forgotten merchandise li...

Not Sure What to Pack for Your Trip? This App Will Tell You!

The biggest decisions when preparing to travel has to be packing. What outfits do you bring? Check the weather, pack appropriate clothing, remember you wanted to go hiking, remember the weather changes, pack more clothing, pay for your overweight baggage. TheVane is what happened when engineers got tired of playing guess and check with their packing. The free app helps determine what travelers will need for their next trip. “TheVane was built to give both practical recommendations, as well as inspiration for trips, allowing travelers to shop any items they like or are missing,” said co-founder Chubi Nwagbara. Source 1 When it comes to simplicity, this app is beyond user friendly. Signing up takes all your basic information and once you enter your destination location, it helps make packing...

Why we are backing Lagos Fashion & Design week again–Fetswallet boss

Fetswallet, one of Nigeria’s fastest growing mobile payment companies is making a landmark in its sponsoring of Lagos Fashion and Design Week, which kicked off  on Wednesday and will run till  October 28 for the second consecutive year.  This is even as mobile payments are increasingly seen as a key part of Nigerian fashion and creative industries’ growth. In a chat with WG before the event kicked off on Tuesday, at Eko Atlantic, Lagos, Ms Omotade Odunowo, fets CEO, said: “Fashion and fintech are a natural fit, with mobile money having the potential to turn the Nigerian fashion industry into a world class business. Our mobile money service now accommodates not just transfers between individuals, but also corporate clients. With fetswallet, you can pay everyone in the fashion value chain, a...

N85,000 Ankara jacket pits designers against buyers

An Ankara (African wax) fabric sewn into a knee-length jacket is busy trending on the Net, with tailors and clients alike offering their opinion about the price tag. The style, decked with stone works and made with two different fabrics, is up for grabs at N85,000 (eighty-five thousand naira only). The Jacket Offering explanations for what many consider an “outrageous” price tag, someone wrote: “Not all Ankara fabrics are cheap. Vlisco fabrics cost upwards of N50,000 (for six yards), and some even go for as much as N200,000 … I think this is a fair deal.” Other respondents see things differently, though; as many are of the view that this particular jacket is overpriced. What’s your view? (Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Lisa Omorodion Slays In Makioba Olugbile Dress[PHOTOS]

Lisa Omorodion Slays In Makioba Olugbile Dress[PHOTOS] October 1st, 2017 – Lisa Omorodion Slays In Makioba Olugbile Dress[PHOTOS] The plus size Nollywood actress rocked this lovely outfit by famous designer Makioba Olugbile to church today. She is stunning!!!

[VIDEO] Make-up artist reveals the deception called ‘flawless skin’

“Sometimes, I wish it was that easy to have new skin. #acnesucks!! But hey! Thank God for makeup,” the makeup artiste, taniellemua, tweets. Then on her Instagram handle, the lady lets the cat out of the bag as she posts the most revealing secrets to that must-have skin texture! She writes, “First of all, I used liquid latex to create the peel. Same thing they use for film and halloween makeup to create scars, zombie skin etc. “Second, I live in Suriname where most of the time it’s 30C. So I barely even wear makeup cause of the humidity here (heat will open up my pores which could lead to makeup entering my pores bla bla bla… you get the gist). So please just stop with all the maybe you should wear less makeup and makeup makes it worse nonsense (cuz dude it doesn’t make it worse!) “Third, f...