Weekly Digest – Issue #1

In the future of work fashion, data is the new black. The clothes we wear to work will be sensor-embedded and connected, monitoring stress levels, reminding us of appointments, alerting us and others when there’s important work to be done and more, says Rebeccah Pailes-Friedman, author of the 2016 book “Smart Textiles for Designers: Inventing the Future of Fabrics,” and head of a consulting firm specializing in wearable technology and smart textiles. Much of this technology already exists in apparel used in the military, medicine and sports. Blue-collar and white-collar workplaces are the next frontier. Click on the image to see more.
We all know the story of Kodak – corporate greed and arrogance preventing them from embracing the digital age, ultimately leading to chapter eleven. No more ‘Kodak moments’.
You may also recall that in November 2018, Jeff Bezos told a stunned Amazon employee audience that “ultimately Amazon will fail, Amazon will go bankrupt”. Did you also know that Blockbuster turned down multiple offers to buy Netflix? Or that Excite (remember that?) could have bought Google for $1 million? Click on the image to see more.
There’s nothing new about fashion using nature as its muse – see Miranda Priestley’s withering put-down in The Devil Wears Prada: “Florals for Spring? Groundbreaking.” This year, however, it’s not flowers but foliage that will have a major fashion moment. At the spring/summer 2020 collections several major brands have taken leaves and plants as their inspiration. Click on the image to see more.

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