Categories: Fashion

Hewlett-Packard Taps Fashion for R & D: A long-term innovation strategy?

Posted by: Reena Jana on September 14

This weekend, Hewlett-Packard proved that it is committed to tapping the design world as a rich resource for technical innovation, and not merely aesthetics. On Saturday night in New York,...

What Chanel Should Do

Posted by: Reena Jana on December 23

Chanel recently announced the cancellation of its Mobile Art tour, which featured a spaceship-like gallery designed by "starchitect" Zaha Hadid. The fashion-meets-art project probably seemed like a chic intellectual and...

Fashion, Fashion Everywhere: Intel, H-P, Nintendo. Bad timing?

Posted by: Reena Jana on November 26

Lately I've been getting a lot of fashion-tech crossover announcements, invites, and press releases. A couple of weeks ago, Intel sent an invite to a fashion show in New York,...

Google Goes Fashionista with Betsey Johnson, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Wang, etc.

Posted by: Reena Jana on September 10

Okay, okay, so we blog a lot about Google. But here's a Fashion Week twist: today, the search giant revealed iGoogle themes (the background that shows up if you have...

The Olympics of Style

Posted by: Reena Jana on August 08

Unless you've been living in a proverbial cave, you're surely aware that the Beijing Olympics have just begun and run through August 24. And you've most likely been paying attention...

Zaha Hadid + Chanel + Art world A-listers = worth checking out if you're in Hong Kong

Posted by: Helen Walters on March 13

The architecture is just as much of a star as the art in the new "contemporary art container" designed by Zaha Hadid for the Chanel fashion label. The sleek, shiny,...

Louis Vuitton's new directions: a TV ad coming up Feb. 15; Pharrell Williams' jewelry

Posted by: Reena Jana on January 30

So, luxury label Louis Vuitton has some new ways of building its ultra-recognizable, exclusive, and oft-knocked-off brand this spring. One, the company is going to launch TV ads on February...

Isaac Mizrahi moves to Liz Claiborne. Let's revisit his thoughts on branding and design strategy

Posted by: Reena Jana on January 16

So, Liz Claiborne announced today that the company hired designer Isaac Mizrahi as its new creative director. It's a smart move on the part of Liz Claiborne, given Mizrahi's successful...

Target's Holograms: The Innovation Angle

Posted by: Reena Jana on October 30

On Wednesday, big-box retailer Target will begin running ads about the world’s first “model-less” fashion show in New York on November 6 and 7, featuring a holographic illusion of three-dimensional,...

DDCLAB's truly innovative fashion: radiation-resistant, fire-proof, yet elegant clothes

Posted by: Reena Jana on September 10

Fashion Week's in full gear, and one "show" that's worth checking out doesn't require an invitation. It's not a runway presentation, but a small exhibition at Material ConneXion -- a...

BCBG at Bryant Park: What's New with a Fashion Label That's Creative on the Business Side?

Posted by: Reena Jana on September 05

This morning I popped by Bryant Park to catch the runway show of BCBG Max Azria, part of the bi-annual Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week line-up. Why this show? The company, which...

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