The fashion and technology world are increasingly adapting to, and learning from, each other, as we in the Bay Area are uniquely positioned to observe. Here are some recent articles that help explain this dynamic:
- The Harvard Business Review scopes out the increasingly sophisticated use of algorithims to determine the wants and needs of luxury customers.
- Amazon continues its drive to make its presence known in the online shopping world, with a new 3D modeling program.
- The Retail Dive website speculates about how robotics and use of analytics could negatively affect retail returns.
- But The Guardian newspaper finds encouraging signs in e-commerce’s increased expansion back to brick-and-mortar stores.
- Kenya Wiley of the Fashion Innovation Alliance makes the case for the importance of high-skilled immigration to the fashion industry.
- The Observer points out how tech can help fashion become more environmentally friendly.
- And Business of Fashion celebrates the brave new world embodied by the workplace of the future.
Forging the connections that make the intersection of fashion and technology work, as Project Runway’s Tim Gunn would have it, are critical skills for the fashion students of today, and the graduates of tomorrow. Keeping up with these trends will provide new insights – and career strategies – as we all try to adapt to the 24-7 cycle of technological change. Stay tuned!