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LMVH announces the shortlist of the 8 finalists for its 2017 LVMH Prize

The eight finalists of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers have been selected following the presentation of their collections in Paris on March 2 and March 3. And taking a closer look at the shortlist, you can see the jury has a soft spot for womenswear — five out of the eight finalists design womenswear. This is also the first year …

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Décor Matters raises $1 million to build out augmented reality home décor app

Décor Matters, an augmented reality app for home décor, has raised $1 million in seed funding. The Milpitas, California-based company has raised $1.5 million to date. Mingfeng Wu and Shufei Yang co-founded Décor Matters as an app powered by patent-pending AR technology, for people interested in designing their own home interiors. The app uses image processing, computer vision and pattern recognition to help users envision …

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ME+EM raises $1.5 million to expand contemporary womenswear brand online

ME+EM, a UK-based contemporary womenswear brand, has raised £1.2 million ($1.5 million at current exchange) in funding. According to Crowdfund Insider, the investment came from a Crowdcube crowdfunding campaign, which surpassed the brand’s original target of £700,000 ($873,880). The brand initially raised a £400,000 ($499,458) round in 2015 from Pembroke Venture Capital Trust, Venrex Fund and angel, Sir Charles Dunstone, …

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Meet Esosa Ighodaro: CoSign’s female founder and all-around Wonder Woman

Esosa Ighodaro is used to being the only woman in a man’s world. Before founding the shopping app CoSign, Ighodaro was a marketing executive at Citigroup. Being the only female in an all-male environment taught her about persistence and making her voice heard loud and clear. “When I started at Citigroup, I would say things and it was almost like …

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