Burberry's seasonless collections, how the smartphone killed the fashion show, Korea's male beauty industry.
–The Art Institute of Chicago takes Airbnb into impressionistic and even surreal territory with new room listings that replicate the look of Van Gogh’s paintings, writes The Guardian.
–Is your brand ready for the age of satellite-enabled super-transparency? Fast Company explains how images from space are stopping environment-trashing corporations in their tracks.
–Burberry’s new seasonless collections amount to a “radical rethink of the fashion calendar,” writes Business of Fashion.
–The New York Times goes further, noting how social media, fashion’s trend-digesting “laxative,” is “killing off the fashion show.”
–Korea’s male beauty industry is challenging gender norms in the conservative East Asian country, writes i-D.
–A new study from L2 shows what department stores still need to do to get on board with omnichannel, writes Luxury Daily.
–Lunch Lady, a new Australian foodie title, adopts a messy look that amounts to “brisk walk in the opposite direction from the clean vigour of The Gourmand,” writes Mag Culture.
–Heritage menswear is finally, really, over this time, writes i-D, summing up the New York men’s shows.
–The utopianism of the gig economy encounters its latest friction with the real world, in the form of an Uber strike at New York’s La Guardia airport. Via The New Yorker.
–Is the BioStamp Research Connect a step towards flexible wearables applied directly to the skin? Outside Magazine wonders.
–Is Google preparing its self-driving vehicles to become “autonomous delivery platforms”? Quartz reports on the company’s new patent.
–Prada Olfactories, the latest scents from the high-fashion brand, evoke “the surreal, cinematic experience of a partially remembered dream,” not least in their branding. Via Wallpaper*.
–The first underwater museum submerges 400 sculptures, and will be open to the public on 25th February. The BBC previews some of the artwork.