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ICYMI: LVMH’s digital strategy, feathers in fashion, the McQueen documentary

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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.

TOP STORIES
  • Decoding LVMH’s digital strategy [BoF]
  • Is the use of feathers in fashion any more ethical than fur? [Fashionista]
  • The McQueen documentary tells the story of the people who carry his legacy [Vogue]
TECHNOLOGY
  • Why Nordstrom is betting on high-touch tech [Fortune]
  • Avery Dennison and SoftWear Automation to create digital supply chain for manufacturers [SupplyChainDigital]
SUSTAINABILITY
RETAIL & E-COMMERCE
  • How Sephora built a beauty empire to survive the retail apocalypse [CBInsights]
  • This is how a brick-and-mortar store can thrive in the age of Amazon [NYMag]
  • Urban Outfitters launches third-party marketplace, tests self-checkout [RetailDive]
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • Nike sells out of Facebook Messenger sneaker drop in less than an hour [RetailDive]
  • Givenchy and Stella McCartney score on Instagram at Royal Wedding [WWD]
  • Victoria’s Secret is still advertising to women like it’s 1999 [Bloomberg]
  • Esprit’s Instagram posts are now shoppable [FashionUnited]
  • This Ikea print ad is designed to put you to sleep [CreativityOnline]
  • Do influencers need regulating? [BoF]
BUSINESS
  • Balenciaga is now the fastest-growing label at Kering? [Harper’s Bazaar]
  • LVMH invests $60 million into fashion platform Lyst [HypeBeast]
  • Richemont clinches takeover of Yoox Net-A-Porter [Reuters]
  • Can the Model Alliance Respect program make a difference? [Vogue]
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ICYMI: Fashion’s woman problem, the hologram reality, Zara’s digitally-integrated store

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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.

TOP STORIES
  • Fashion’s woman problem [NYTimes]
  • Holograms: are they still the preserve of science fiction? [Guardian]
  • Zara opens its pioneering digitally integrated store at Westfield Stratford [TheIndustry]
TECHNOLOGY
  • JD.com plans to make courier robots smarter by enabling them to ‘talk’ to lifts, ascend towers [SCMP]
  • Loving the alien: Why AI will be the key to unlocking consumer affection [Forbes]
  • How to succeed at being a crypto and blockchain influencer without really trying [NewCoShift]
  • China’s government casts uncertainty on blockchain evolution [JingDaily]
SUSTAINABILITY
  • Nike, H&M and Burberry join forces for sustainable fashion [Reuters]
RETAIL & E-COMMERCE
  • Sephora is launching in-store beauty classes for trans people [Them]
  • Burberry is successfully steering sales into its own stores [Glossy]
  • Alibaba’s newest initiative aims to make Hong Kong a global AI hub [TechCrunch]
  • This new company is about to make fast fashion even faster [Racked]
MARKETING & SOCIAL MEDIA
  • How we made our own CGI influencer in 48 hours [TheCut]
PRODUCT
  • Fabrics of the past, present and future and the best ways to wear them [ManRepeller]
  • Hue breakthrough: Scientists engineer first active, color-changing fabric [WWD]
BUSINESS
  • MatchesFashion gets a royal wedding boost to top off bumper year [CityAM]
  • Can Walmart crack fashion? [BoF]
  • Nordstrom wants brands to embrace the ‘size spectrum’ [Glossy]
  • New Look accused of ‘fat tax’ by charging more for outfits after size 16 [Telegraph]
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Digital snippets: Royal Wedding, Gap, Facebook Deals, Breitling

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

  • Gap partners with Visa to alerts consumers via mobile to discounts and offers when in vicinity of a retail store [All Things D]
  • Facebook launches ‘Deals on Facebook’ and in so doing promises to offer a more social experience than Groupon [AdAge]
  • Breitling turns to Facebook to promote its “Spirit of Aviation” photography contest, winner selected by brand ambassador John Travolta to receive private pilot’s license trainig [Luxury Daily]
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Royal wedding to stream on YouTube

The wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton is set to be streamed live on YouTube via an official royal channel.

Over four hours of filming will capture the affair on April 29, incorporating the church service, the procession and the couple’s kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace as husband and wife. The feed will come in from the BBC, but will not feature the broadcaster’s commentary.

“Staff at Clarence House and St James’s Palace will provide a live commentary with historical information, interesting links, additional photographs and video footage as well as an integrated Twitter feed,” said the palace in a statement.

There will also be a live multimedia blog from royal officials, while fans are invited to submit their own video of congratulations to the couple for an official “wedding book”.

Other interactive ways to follow the event include through the @ClarenceHouse Twitter feed, the www.officialroyalwedding2011.org website, and the British Monarchy Facebook page. The official Twitter hashtag will be #rw2011.

A total of 2bn people are expected to watch the event across the world. The question really though is how many seconds it will take for news of the dress designer to go global…?!

See the invite to the live-stream, here:

And if you really want a giggle, check out T-Mobile’s celebration of the day, with it’s Royal Wedding Dance video complete with a host of amusing lookalikes, here: