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How This AI Startup Plans To Shake Up The Online Fashion Industry

AI (Artificial Intelligence) seems to be the next big thing in many industries today. On Gartner’s 2020 Hype Cycle of Emerging Technologies, for example, we find no less than seven explicitly AI-related trends in the first steep curve of inflated expectations—such as composite AI, generative AI, responsible AI, embedded AI, and explainable AI. For a term that dates back to 1956 and celebrates its 65th birthday this year, this seems remarkable, especially since the productive application of the currently hyped AI variations is expected to take another two to ten years.

In this arena of promising AI technologies, the Dutch AI-based startup Lalaland is an interesting case. They have found a way to make AI work in a way that is both tangible and speaks to the imagination. Using AI technology, they are one of the front-runners that may change the

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Trucking industry thriving from coronavirus-linked e-commerce boom

The boom in online shopping and e-commerce during the coronavirus pandemic is driving profits in the trucking industry.

As businesses look to make their supply chains more nimble to meet rising consumer demands, freight companies are restructuring their business to accommodate more trips over shorter distances. As a result of the surge in online purchases, companies are expanding their shipping presence and capabilities by opening compact warehouses in cities and suburbs, replacing large, remote distribution centers.

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It’s a triumph for the carriers who are facing demands for more frequent shipments, which is boosting revenues and pricing leverage.

“A couple reasons for that: Consumer spending is up, people are buying more online and they’re still trying to replenish shelves that were

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There are more models of colour, but is fashion really diverse? | Fashion Industry News

London, United Kingdom – In September last year, fashion weeks were held in the cultural powerhouse cities of New York, London, Milan and Paris as part of the Spring/Summer 2021 season.

Overall, 41.3 percent of models were people of colour, a slight increase from the previous season, which had a rate of 40.6 percent, according to The Fashion Spot, an online magazine that monitors diversity in the industry.

However, with the next round of fashion weeks to begin on Sunday, critics say last season’s marginally improved figure was a show of tokenism.

They believe much more needs to be done to achieve real diversity – both in front of and behind the camera – while collectively trying to shift industry attitudes to achieve fundamental change.

Tired stereotypes

Somriddho Dasgupta is a 20-year-old androgynous model who has lived in the United Kingdom since 2016 after emigrating from India and has worked

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Remembering Sunny Diego, John Camuto and More Footwear Industry Legends

Feb. 12, 2021: Sunny Diego, who spent 25 years at Saks Fifth Avenue, died at 51.

According to FN’s sister publication WWD, the longtime retail executive — most recently the VP and DMM of men’s designer and contemporary at Saks — passed away on Feb. 11 at Memorial Sloan Kettering, where she was receiving treatment for stomach cancer.

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Diego, who received her Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago, began her career at Saks in 1994. She spent 18 years at the department store in a range of roles, including fashion director of women’s footwear, accessories, jewelry and intimate apparel, as well as men’s fashion director. She joined Li & Fung’s U.S. business as SVP of men’s merchandising in 2012 and left two years later to become chief merchant at Lividini & Co. After seven months, she returned to Saks.

Saks Fifth Avenue

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