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ICYMI: Apple’s $1trn valuation, Missguided’s TV triumph, AI for sustainable fashion

A round-up of everything you might have missed in relevant fashion, retail and tech industry news over the past week, including Apple’s $1 trillion valuation.

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A round-up of everything you might have missed in relevant fashion, retail and tech industry news over the past week.

  • Apple becomes the world’s first trillion-dollar company [The Guardian]
  • Missguided takes product placement to the next level on Love Island [BoF]
  • Is artificial intelligence the future of sustainable fashion? [Elle]
  • Could in-home 3D body scanners change how we shop for clothes? [Racked]
  • Is trackable clothing fashion’s latest trend? [Vogue UK]
  • The rise of the computer-generated celebrity [Wired]
  • Is ‘fast beauty’ plagued by the same ethical challenges as fast fashion? [Fashionista]
  • Ralph Lauren drops mohair products after animal cruelty investigation [Fortune]
  • Fast fashion: inside the fight to end the silence on waste [BBC]
  • What PopSugar learned from selling products through text messages [Digiday]
  • Zara to ship online orders from stores [The Industry]
  • Nike has a plan to survive retail’s existential crisis – and it’s working [Quartz]
  • Goodwill has a new store just for bargain-hunting millennials [Business Insider]
  • Menswear startup tailors app to pick clothes based on Spotify tastes [Mobile Marketer]
  • Of course there’s a vest vending machine at the San Francisco airport [Racked]
  • How this 244-year-old company made ‘ugly’ shoes popular and stylish [Inc]
  • Athleisure has taken over the sneaker market as shoppers ditch performance styles, study says [Footwear News]
  • Inside the luxury personal shopping wars [BoF]
  • Why Prada can charge $1,700 for bananas on your shirt [Bloomberg]
  • Swatch Group brands quit Baselworld and what it means for the watch industry [Forbes]
  • M&S creates data skills academy to train thousands of employees [Retail Gazette]
  • Your friend may pay less than you for the same things you’re buying [Forbes]
  • How gun control and gay rights became key to selling jeans [Fast Company]
  • How the world of skincare is encouraging more women to explore science [The Verge]
  • Anna Wintour to remain with Vogue, Condé Nast ‘indefinitely’ [WWD]
  • Welcome to the Hypebeast Hotel [GQ]
  • Beyoncé hires first black photographer to shoot a US Vogue cover in 126 years [i-D]
  • Dapper Dan is finally getting his props [Complex]


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By Bia Bezamat

Bia Bezamat is a fashion journalist by trade and innovation expert with experience spanning fashion, retail, grocery and hospitality. Originally from Brazil, she is interested in how cultural, behavioral and technological shifts influence how consumers and brands interact with each other. As Senior Innovation Editor and Strategist at Current Global, she helps brands understand changing consumer behaviors and the evolving technology landscape.