This year has seen a boom in wearables. From the flop of the ill-timed (and ill-designed) Google Glass to the recent launch of the Apple watch, fashion and tech seems to be an inevitable match. We can no longer avoid being snobs around the fashion industry, leaving it to designers and manufacturers to figure it out.
FashHack bringing together entrepreneurs and technologists in Australian-first fashion tech hackathon
FashHack – Australia’s first fashion tech hackathon founded by Sydney-based entrepreneur Victoria Lai – is bringing together up to 100 aspiring entrepreneurs, fashion thinkers and technologists under one roof to come up with innovative solutions for the industry.
Sydney-based fashion tech startup Stashd yesterday announced a new partnership with British online clothing and beauty juggernaut ASOS. This will bring the company’s products into the palms of daily Stashd users across the 80 different markets the app now has a presence in.
One Australian startup has created a style platform to help both consumers and retailers. Social shopping platform StylePass stores to create their own branded app and micro-site, and then answer any questions and give style advice to customers.
StyleAlley is the latest Australian social marketplace to join this competitive space which calls itself a hybrid of the eBay marketplace atmosphere with the social aspects of Facebook.
One New Jersey-based CEO is so stylish, it makes you want to rethink the loose t-shirts and baggy pants that you believe you’re getting away with even at business meetings. Mr. Cory of Mr. Cory’s Cookies is probably the most stylish CEO ever, and he’s only nine years old.
Awl & Sundry is the online tailoring store which allows users to design their own bespoke men’s shoes from the ground-up.
‘Anti-marketing is the new marketing’: Black Milk Clothing’s hipster philosophy pivotal to its growth
Black Milk Clothing is the name of a label synonymous with women’s tights and leggings that are as loud as you can get. What started as as an attempt to sew out of boredom and a lack of life direction from Lillis soon became an online success story that would ride the hipster movement.
Styleicona is the newly launched app that aims to create a global place for fashion democracy – something many fashion platforms have attempted in the past but not been able to succeed at.
Michael Bates and Blake Seufert were the founders of ONME, a fashion app that ambitiously aimed to merge social networking with fashion in an app. They failed spectacularly and tell us exactly why.
Kath Purkis cements herself as a front runner in the SubComm space, as she prepares for an upcoming Series A
Monthly subscription services are nothing new to Australia. If your name is Kath Purkis however, doling out bespoke style to the masses is rarely a deterrent. Her Fashion Box is the result of this 28 year-old founder and co-founder Kerry Osborn.
Booodl is the latest social media app to hit the market boasting some serious star power to reinforce itself as more than just another Pinterest x Instagram x Twitter x Facebook four-way bastard child. With celebrity posts ranging from Erica Packer’s $36,000 piano to fashion blogger Margaret Zhang’s ice cream, the app is a narcissist’s wet dream.
In an effort to mitigate the issues faced by Australia’s fashion industry, Dorry Kordahi, Managing Director of DKM Blue, decided to leverage his business in China to create a manufacturing plant which will focus solely on smaller orders – as little as 50 units at a time.
In a mission to bring democracy to fashion, StageLabel is offering its Community of fashion enthusiasts the chance to vote, support and select which designs will make it to the next stage – the StageLabel Project.
There are many conveniences that online shopping affords, but navigating through an ecommerce website can be as overwhelming as digging through piles of clothes in a department store. Built in the spirit of StumbleUpon, a Sydney-based startup Stashd has simplified – and even gamified – shopping with its mobile discovery engine for fashion enthusiasts.