…digital luxury is so far behind that skilled companies are the “tallest dwarf,” not without their own challenges.
Apple…has tried to make its coming Apple Watch fashionable…Other device makers, meanwhile, are collaborating with fashion designers to put design higher on the priority list.
Finally, there is the question of whether Adidas, no matter how good it is at making shoes, has the technological chops to build wearables when companies like Apple, Google, Microsoft and a fleet of start-ups are slurping up engineers for their own efforts.
It’s as easy to put on as a traditional armband, but is packed full of technology that lets it track both your hand movements and arm motions, then lets you use those gestures to control virtually anything on your desktop, laptop or smartphone. It’s a lot like Iron Man Tony Stark’s gesture-controlled holo-computer, but without the super-cool imagery.
No one is better at selling stylish tech than Apple. Now that it is hiring more experts from the fashion world, might they expand the possibilities, seek out alternative brands that have both style and tech at their heart, in order to expand the Apple portfolio?
“The sites will run on a new publishing platform that Hearst has spent the last year developing, which prioritizes a few things. One is the growing contingent of people reading on mobile: Stories will be positioned in an infinite scroll to better suit phone screens. Another is advertiser satisfaction.”
“To create images it posts regularly—it puts up at least one new image per platform each weekday and one across all platforms on weekends—Estée Lauder stages elaborate photo shoots quarterly. Photos appearing now were shot at a rented Hollywood Hills ranch house. More than 500 products were at the ready, along with a photographer, a prop stylist, two hand models and a manicurist.”