Some more great stories from around the web surrounding all things fashion and digital over the past week:
- Burberry’s Angela Ahrendts: high tech’s fashion model [Fortune]
- Badgley Mischka teams up with Bergdorfs to preview resort collection on Pinterest [NY Times]
- Rebecca Minkoff credits Instagram with 100% spring shoe sale growth (as pictured) [Luxury Daily]
- Mr Porter and TV show ‘Suits’ team up for digital fashion experience [Mashable]
- Moda Operandi raises $36m, expands from pre-commerce to e-commerce [BoF]
- How shopping and fashion apps are taking over Facebook [Venture Beat]
- To pay or not to pay: a closer look at the business of blogging [WWD]
Roger Vivier has created an online puzzle as part of the launch surrounding its new Prismick accessories line.
Based on the late designer’s love for assembling collages, the simple game invites users to reconstruct an image of one of the collecion’s handbags by dragging surrounding tangram-like shapes into its shell.
It is housed on the brand’s website, which is also designed to reflect similar geometric patterns, tying in with the overall theme of the collection, as conceived by current creative director, Bruno Frisoni (and as pictured below).
“Pumps and bags which play with fluctuating geometry,” reads an update on the Roger Vivier Facebook page. “A jigsaw puzzle in three dimensions.”
Farfetch.com has released a video in celebration of its new SIXby6bloggers project, which sees six top fashion bloggers each designing a pair of one-off shoes in collaboration with shoe studio SIX London.
Featuring the creations of Susie Lau (Style Bubble), Yvan Rodic (Face Hunter), Caroline Blomst (Carolines Mode), Steve Salter (Style Salvage), Leandra Medine (The Man Repeller) and Alix Bancourt (The Cherry Blossom Girl), the video features both a male and female model sporting each pair against a studio background.
The shoes will be available on Farfetch.com from tomorrow, Thursday, November 24.
A previous video followed the journey of each of the bloggers, from the initial sketches to the production factories in Portugal.
It’s been a mega busy couple of weeks in the fashion and digital space, so here’s a (larger than usual) round up of some of the best stories:
- Steve Jobs: fashion inspiration [FT.com]
- Karl Lagerfeld to launch accessible womenswear line exclusively with Net-a-Porter [Reuters]
- Saks Fifth Avenue unveils shoe-themed Tumblr blog based on “floor so big that it has its own zip code” (as pictured), partners with The Man Repeller [Tumblr]
- Macy’s mBlog offers insider access to fashion, beauty, home and lifestyle news and trends [WWD]
- Anya Hindmarch launching bespoke website, allowing customers to personalise leather goods, diaries and handbags [L2 Blog]
- Jonathan Saunders and Richard Nicoll join Twitter [Vogue.com]
- British Vogue and Net-a-Porter team up on dedicated autumn/winter 2011/12 microsite [Vogue.com]
- Italian Vogue releasing its own version of Wikipedia, Vogue Encyclo [The Cut]
- Interview: A Shaded View on Fashion Film Grand Prize winner, Elisha Leverock-Smith [Dazed Digital]