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By Sofia Celeste 14 September 2018

MILAN, ITALY - The last days of summer are upon us, a new fashion year has commenced. As the NYC shows wrap up, we have outlined a few monumental events in fashion and tech that we think will set the tone for the next 12 months.

And no… it’s not the big fight Nicky Minaj and Cardi B had at the Harper’s Bazaar event in New York.

1. Amazon.com Inc. has finally reached the $1 trillion mark in market value, and has become the second US company, after Apple Inc. to do so. So far, Amazon.com is lacking when it comes to high fashion appeal, but we’re convinced they will get there soon, as its gross sales are expected to top $30 billion this year.

2. Instagram is also beefing up its shopping features and market watchers believe that it will make a major leap into e-commerce this year, with more than 25 million companies already actively using their Instagram accounts, maximizing the app’s in-app shopping features.

3. Stitch Fix Inc. has expanded its mens platform to include t-shirts, socks and undies. That’s right, men now don’t even have to be bothered to pick their own underwear because this program, which was listed on the stock market in November, has now welcomed Fruit of the Loom, Tommy John and Everyday into its mix.

4. As if our minds are linked to our phones enough… Apple launched a new round of iPhones that are even faster and much more expensive. On Wednesday, the tech powerhouse launch a new 6.5 inch screen iPhone called the XS Max, which is its biggest phone ever. It’s price tag will start at $1,000. It also launched a smart watch that includes an electronic heart sensor approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

5. Smart Africa. Last Thursday, Siemens launched its AfroDigital Fabric project at a fashion event in Johannesburg. The initiative invited three African designers to create 12 ensembles with data extracted from Lagos, Nairobi and Johannesburg — three major African capitals. Each outfit told the story of how data and digitalisation play a crucial role in propelling these cities into smart meccas of the future. 

 

 

 

Sofia Celeste
FAIRPLAY Editor-in-Chief

When she is not hunting down the latest in tech and fashion, Sofia Celeste is scouting artisan talent for her online magazine bacoluxury.com. Born in the US and raised on the Pacific Island of Guam, she went on to write for Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal. Her work is now regularly published in top fashion publications NOWFASHION and WWD.

MILAN, ITALY - The last days of summer are upon us, a new fashion year has commenced. As the NYC shows wrap up, we have outlined a few monumental events in fashion and tech that we think will set the tone for the next 12 months.

And no… it’s not the big fight Nicky Minaj and Cardi B had at the Harper’s Bazaar event in New York.

1. Amazon.com Inc. has finally reached the $1 trillion mark in market value, and has become the second US company, after Apple Inc. to do so. So far, Amazon.com is lacking when it comes to high fashion appeal, but we’re convinced they will get there soon, as its gross sales are expected to top $30 billion this year.

2. Instagram is also beefing up its shopping features and market watchers believe that it will make a major leap into e-commerce this year, with more than 25 million companies already actively using their Instagram accounts, maximizing the app’s in-app shopping features.

3. Stitch Fix Inc. has expanded its mens platform to include t-shirts, socks and undies. That’s right, men now don’t even have to be bothered to pick their own underwear because this program, which was listed on the stock market in November, has now welcomed Fruit of the Loom, Tommy John and Everyday into its mix.

4. As if our minds are linked to our phones enough… Apple launched a new round of iPhones that are even faster and much more expensive. On Wednesday, the tech powerhouse launch a new 6.5 inch screen iPhone called the XS Max, which is its biggest phone ever. It’s price tag will start at $1,000. It also launched a smart watch that includes an electronic heart sensor approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

5. Smart Africa. Last Thursday, Siemens launched its AfroDigital Fabric project at a fashion event in Johannesburg. The initiative invited three African designers to create 12 ensembles with data extracted from Lagos, Nairobi and Johannesburg — three major African capitals. Each outfit told the story of how data and digitalisation play a crucial role in propelling these cities into smart meccas of the future. 

 

 

 

Sofia Celeste
FAIRPLAY Editor-in-Chief

When she is not hunting down the latest in tech and fashion, Sofia Celeste is scouting artisan talent for her online magazine bacoluxury.com. Born in the US and raised on the Pacific Island of Guam, she went on to write for Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal. Her work is now regularly published in top fashion publications NOWFASHION and WWD.

 

Photo: Vogue

 

Photo: Vogue

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