1. “Alexa, how do I look?” How AI is Disrupting the Fashion Industry: Many fashion brands already use AI to improve predictions and the search functionality on their websites. It involves creating algorithms to predict shopper behavior with a high level of accuracy based on its understanding of a set of largely consistent and recurring parameters or predictive analytics. – Read More on Medium
2. Luxury fashion’s next frontiers are size inclusivity, modesty, and diversity: Luxury used to be defined by exclusivity, and while that’s still true in that brands rely on limited quantities and high prices to keep their products desirable, it’s no longer true in the way they have to treat their potential customers. – Read More on Quartzy
3. Nike’s new flagship looks like the future of retail: The sneaker giant has an ambitious new goal, woo people who hate shopping IRL. Nike staff changes what’s on the floor based on what items are selling best online in the zip code. “Imagine the website, live.” – Read More on Fast Co.
4. The Optimized Anti-Style of Allbirds Shoes: There is nothing exciting or sensual or dangerous about Allbirds. And yet there is a seductive pull in their promise of maximum comfort, simplicity boiled down to an eco-friendly gastrique. – Read More on the New Yorker