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StretchSense raises Series A for wearable sensor


StretchSense, an Auckland, New Zealand-based wearable sensor company, has raised an undisclosed amount of Series A funding. Japanese holding company Start Today Co., Ltd. made the investment. Start Today is the parent company of Zozotown, a Japan-based apparel and accessories retailer, and wear.jp, a Japanese fashion coordination app, made the investment. The company was founded November 2012 and is led …

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CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund names finalists

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Wednesday evening, the CFDA in partnership with Vogue Magazine, named the 10 finalists for the annual CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund. Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez, who won the first CFDA/VFF, had the joint honors of naming finalists — Adam Selman Beckett Fogg and Piotrek Panszczyk of Area Laura Vassar and Kristopher Brock of Brock Collection Chloe Gosselin Ji Oh Stirling Barrett …

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To bot or not? ModiFace enters the beauty space with new chatbot


Chatbots are changing the virtual shopping experience and ModiFace, an augmented reality company that deals mainly in beauty and medical applications is not shying away from them. ModiFace recently announced the company will be integrating its simulations technology into a conversational beauty advisor on Facebook Messenger. They’re the first company in the beauty space to do so. “I expect this …

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Rosie Assoulin wins €25,000 Swarovski Collective Award

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Rosie Assoulin has won this year’s Swarovski Collective Award. The €25,000 ($28,610 at current exchange) prize will be used specifically for the development of Assoulin’s New York based collection, WWD reports. Nadja Swarovski founded the Collective in 1999 with the mission to support 150 emerging and established designers. Designers who are beneficiaries of the Collective are tasked with using Swarovski …

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