ORDRE Weekly

This week's recap looks at the changing landscapes of retail including Net-A-Porter's new tech hub, how smaller retailers are reinventing the 21st century store experience and more

  • Yoox Net-A-Porter looks to the future of AI and mobile commerce with new tech hub in London
  • How couture fashion week is changing
  • Designers take copyright infringement into their own hands
  • The 'retail apocalypse' might just mean the reinvention of the shopping experience
  • Why you should never name a company after yourself
  • Amazon is radically changing how we shop for clothing
  • Cambodian female workers in Nike, Asics and Puma factories suffer mass faintings
  • Is sustainable fashion completely pointless?
  • Bond Street: Status of the UK's most exclusive shopping street under threat
  • What China's social media crackdown means for fashion


YOOX NET-A-PORTER LOOKS TO THE FUTURE OF AI AND MOBILE COMMERCE WITH NEW TECH HUB IN LONDON

Forbes

"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."

 

HOW COUTURE FASHION WEEK IS CHANGING

Vogue

"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."

 

DESIGNERS TAKE COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT INTO THEIR OWN HANDS

Business Of Fashion

"Designers are turning to social media, as well as legal action, in the fight against knockoffs."

 

THE 'RETAIL APOCALYPSE' MIGHT JUST MEAN THE REINVENTION OF THE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE

Racked

"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."

 

WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER NAME A COMPANY AFTER YOURSELF

Quartz Media

"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."

 

AMAZON IS RADICALLY CHANGING HOW WE SHOP FOR CLOTHING

Business Insider

"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."

 

CAMBODIAN FEMALE WORKERS IN NIKE, ASICS AND PUMA FACTORIES SUFFER MASS FAINTINGS

The Guardian

"Sportswear brands review spate of incidents in factories where employees on short-term contracts work 10-hour days in soaring temperatures"

 

IS SUSTAINABLE FASHION COMPLETELY POINTLESS?

Highsnobiety

"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."

 

BOND STREET: STATUS OF THE UK'S MOST EXCLUSIVE SHOPPING STREET UNDER THREAT

The Guardian 

"Soaring rents and rates are pushing retailers including Dolce & Gabbana, Hugo Boss and DKNY to think about moving out."

 

WHAT CHINA'S SOCIAL MEDIA CRACKDOWN MEANS FOR FASHION

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."