Big-Name Designers Getting In On the Smartwatch Boom

The smartwatch market is booming, and high-end designers are starting to notice. While wearable fitness trackers like the Fitbit have had a tough year, smartwatches are faring much better—and the market isn’t just for tech companies like Apple. High-end retailers like Marc Jacobs, Kate Spade, Fossil, and now Tory Burch have entered the smartwatch market. […]

Vintage Fashion, High Technology: Pinup Girl Invests in Mi9 E-commerce Suite

WordPress and WooCommerce, Drupal and Ubercart, Joomla and MijoShop, Magneto and AjaxCart: every content management system (CMS) offers at least one shopping cart plugin. But some work better than others. One online retailer recently discovered that a dedicated shop management system would be more helpful to them than any standard content management system/shopping cart combination. […]

Chromat Breaks the “Regular” Model Mold at 2017 Fashion Week

The runway models at Chromat’s Spring 2017 New York Fashion Week runway show looked decidedly normal. Normal, as in “like most women,” not as in “normal six-foot-tall, size 2 Amazon goddess.” The show included tall people, short people, thin people, curvy people, a woman wearing a prosthesis, and even trans model Carmen Carrera, who opened […]

‘Black Models Matter’ Protests Paris Fashion Week

In the Balenciaga show at Paris Fashion Week 2017, 47 models walked the runway. Only four of them were people of color. It was worse in the Gucci show in Milan on February 22, where there were only 17 models of color out of 119 total models. It’s against this background that model Indi Irvin, […]

IMG Signs Hijab-Wearing Model Halima Aden

Nineteen-year-old Halima Aden probably never imagined, as she was growing up in a Kenyan refugee camp, that she would one day be a world-class model. But she is, thanks to a series of fortunate events. First, she made headlines in November 2016 when she competed in Minnesota’s Miss USA competition while wearing a hijab, and […]