LILLIE CASSATI 30 June, 2017
ORDRE WEEKLY | NET-A-PORTER LOOKS TO THE FUTURE OF AI WITH NEW TECH HUB IN LONDON
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"The 70,000 sq ft space comes as part of an investment of more than €500m in technology and logistics across the group in a bid to double the size of the business by 2020."
"Ahead of the Paris shows, Vogue looks at how the haute couture season is shifting and what a ready-to-wear invasion would mean to the most selective event in the fashion calendar."
Business Of Fashion
"Designers are turning to social media, as well as legal action, in the fight against knockoffs."
"While the giants are falling, smaller players are figuring out how to reinvent the store experience for the 21st century, focusing on authenticity and community while, in many ways, thinking about sales second."
"To see your name on your business, or on the products you’ve designed, can be a tremendous source of pride for an entrepreneur with a new venture. But as good as it may feel, naming your company after yourself is a potentially terrible decision."
"This week Amazon took a major step toward becoming a bigger presence in your wardrobe, and we're only just beginning to understand what the ramifications for the retail industry at large will be."
"Sportswear brands review spate of incidents in factories where employees on short-term contracts work 10-hour days in soaring temperatures"
"While it has been long-known that plastic packaging, fossil fuels and meat farming are all major contributors to our eco-suicide, it’s only recently that the fashion industry has come under scrutiny – and it’s about time."
"Soaring rents and rates are pushing retailers including Dolce & Gabbana, Hugo Boss and DKNY to think about moving out."
Business Of Fashion
"In this month’s China Edit, over 60 entertainment sites have been shut down as the country’s new cyber security law comes into effect."
Designers who have wholesale showrooms currently open-to-ORDRE:
JENNIFER BEHR, PAULA MENDOZA, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, GOYA, ANGEL CHEN, WALES BONNER, PATRIK ERVELL, CAROLINA RITZLER, DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, THADDEUS O'NEIL
ORDRE is an online wholesale showroom for the luxury fashion industry that allows wholesale orders to be placed and managed through sophisticated yet easy to use technology.