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Digital snippets: Fabergé, Dior, Gucci, Marc by Marc Jacobs, H&M, J.Crew and Kate Spade

A round-up of the latest stories to know about surrounding all things fashion and tech:

 

  • Fabergé’s NYC Easter egg hunt marks the largest Beacon deployment ever in the US [Fashionista]
  • Dior explores global flower sourcing with interactive map [Luxury Daily]
  • James Franco directs video for Gucci (as above) [WWD]
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs line crowdsources models with #castmemarc campaign on social [Vogue.co.uk]
  • YouTube fashion viral: Miranda Kerr is selfie obsessed in H&M’s spring 2014 campaign [Fashionotes]
  • J.Crew and Kate Spade to foster the next big fashion tech start-ups through new accelerator program [Co.Design]
  • IMG Fashion’s partnership with Tencent aims to boost Fashion Week China exposure  [JingDaily] bit.ly/1ltgJFZ
  • Fashion in the age of Instagram [NY Times]
  • How iBeacon and similar technology will change retail [eMarketer]
  • Five examples of how marketers are using iBeacons [Econsultancy]
  • ‘Showrooming’ hits luxury fashion – lack of e-commerce presence means clients buying elsewhere online [WSJ]
  • Luxury brands are stupid to snub the internet [BusinessWeek]
  • Decoded Fashion founder: ‘Designers need to launch like start-ups’ [The Guardian]
  • New app, Think Dirty, tracks the nasty chemicals in the beauty products you put on your face [Co.Exist]
  • The camera-wielding boyfriends behind fashion’s most famous bloggers [Fashionista]
  • How LiketoKnow.it is changing Instagram by monetising your photos [Pinetop Group]
  • Op-ed: The companies with the best software will lead fashion [BoF]
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Fabergé fans to create digital portrait animations at Harrods

Fabergé Cinescope - Firebird in Cage

Fabergé is set to host a heritage-inspired digital installation in Harrods as part of its Easter-themed pop-up from April 1 – 21.

The ‘Fabergé Cinescope’ will enable visitors to try on jewellery via a digital mirror and then create a one-of-a-kind animated portrait of themselves that can be shared across social media.

These portraits are based on a Victorian novelty concept – the trompe-l’oeil optical effect created by placing two images on either side of a disk and rotating them quickly to make them look like one (as per the video below).

Fabergé says marrying innovation with tradition is always its aim, and in this case its “transforming a period toy into a digital-age concept”.

The initiative is being run in collaboration with Russian style icon Miroslava Duma. It will also see the story of the Fabergé jewellery house retold via the Harrods windows, and an ‘Egg Bar’ showcasing the iconic precious egg pendants. An exhibition space will present other historic pieces from the brand, including the original 1901 Fabergé Apple Blossom Egg never seen before in the UK.

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Digital snippets: Faberge, DKNY, Ferragamo, Coach, Siri, Shoptiques

Some more great stories from around the web surrounding all things fashion and digital over the past week:

  • Faberge to launch e-commerce site [Forbes]
  • DKNY PR Girl’s tweet feat (as pictured) [WWD]
  • Salvatore Ferragamo releases fashion short The Signorina Story to push new fragrance [The Cut]
  • What Siri means for the future of mobile shopping [eMarketer]
  • Fashion start-up Shoptiques takes aim at $20bn industry [Inc]
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Fabergé to launch art journal iPad app

Nijinsky and the Diamonds, Mir Fabergé

Luxury jewellery house Fabergé is set to launch an iPad app in the form of an art journal centred around its world past and present.

‘Mir Fabergé’, as it’s called, is inspired by Mir Iskusstva, an art journal and movement founded by Sergei Diaghilev of the Ballet Russes at the turn of the 20th century.

Key to Russia’s Silver Age, it “sought a reinvigoration and synthesis of the arts, be it literature, music, art or poetry”, read the notes. Influences were found too from artistic friends including Leon Bakst and Coco Chanel, while content spanned from noble to peasant culture.

Now, the Mir Fabergé app, which launches on June 16, likewise brings together a wide variety of artists, following in the footsteps of founder Peter Carl Fabergé’s vision.

His great-granddaughter, Tatiana Fabergé, said: “My great grandfather believed in working with people from all the creative fields – from designers and goldsmiths to artists (including miniaturists), from engravers to enamellers to stonecutters and sculptors. His creations would not have been possible without such a philosophy. All of the world of art both inspired and influenced his creative vision.”

Included are photographers, directors, film makers, actors, dancers, artists, illustrators, composers, writers, costume designers and Fabergé experts.

Between them they have created six stories about the brand, its legacy, its infamous eggs, its founder and his clients such as ballet legend Vaslav Nijinsky.