Fashion

The future of shopping will be a virtual shopping universe

The future of shopping is coming. A physical portal into the world's first virtual shopping universe, called xydrobe, is launching in 2023. What is a xydrobe? Developed for Web3, the xydrobe is a digital landscape enhanced by VR where real products can be shopped and purchased. Inside the seasonal landscape of a xydrobe are branded concessions...

23 Sept 2022

Fashion

At Milan Fashion Week Prada comes undone

The jagged form of a front split in a pencil skirt could almost have been a sewing mishap. The same for the creases on a blazer or the way a silk dress had its fabric twisted at the hem. It was, of course, wholly intentional, it being Prada, the purveyor of paired-down fashion and complex themes. Image: Prada SS23 via Prada.com “Gestures of...

23 Sept 2022

Business

Retailers welcome return of VAT-free shopping for tourists, but urge action on business rates

Retailers in the UK have welcomed the government’s decision to bring back VAT-free shopping for overseas visitors, but called for urgent action on business rates. It comes after the UK’s new chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng revealed a mini-budget on Friday to reinvigorate the country’s struggling economy. It included the return of VAT-free shopping for...

23 Sept 2022

Fashion |In Pictures

LFW SS23: Chet Lo makes solo catwalk debut

London-based Asian-American designer Chet Lo, who has seen his popularity grow due to his futuristic spiky knits being loved by the likes of Doja Cat, Dua Lipa, and Kylie Jenner, embarked upon his first solo LFW catwalk show, after two seasons as part of incubator Fashion East. For spring/summer 2023, Lo was inspired by his childhood and a...

23 Sept 2022

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