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Fashion Week is in full swing, so we have gathered the best business ideas in the industry to give front-row entrepreneurs plenty of inspiration.

10 Luxury jewelry subscription service

As the subscription model proliferates, one startup is taking the model into the luxury fashion market. Opulent Box is a USD 25,000 jewelry box subscription service, delivering items from brands including Chanel, Cartier, Bulgari, and Louis Vuitton.

Read more about Opulent Box »

9 Depth-sensing projections let users design wearables on skin

As the wearables industry expands, businesses are now looking to offer new ways for users to edit and create their own accessories. Tactum uses depth-sensing projections that enables users to design wearables directly on their skin.

Read more about Tactum »

10 Luxury jewelry subscription service

As the subscription model proliferates, one startup is taking the model into the luxury fashion market. Opulent Box is a USD 25,000 jewelry box subscription service, delivering items from brands including Chanel, Cartier, Bulgari, and Louis Vuitton.

Read more about Opulent Box »

8 Designer clothing rental store doubles as a laundromat

The fashion industry often receives criticism for being unsustainable, especially with high-priced designer items, which are also unattainable to most. Hoping to offer an antidote is House of Bubbles, a designer rental store that also serves as a laundromat, so users can wash their items before returning.

Read more about House of Bubbles »

9 Depth-sensing projections let users design wearables on skin

As the wearables industry expands, businesses are now looking to offer new ways for users to edit and create their own accessories. Tactum uses depth-sensing projections that enables users to design wearables directly on their skin.

Read more about Tactum »

10 Luxury jewelry subscription service

As the subscription model proliferates, one startup is taking the model into the luxury fashion market. Opulent Box is a USD 25,000 jewelry box subscription service, delivering items from brands including Chanel, Cartier, Bulgari, and Louis Vuitton.

Read more about Opulent Box »

7 Tiny wearable makes dumb watches smart

For those hesitating on making the switch to smart watches, a small wearable from Chronos can help them test the waters. It attaches to analogue watches and enables smart connectivity with customizable light and haptic notifications.

Read more about Chronos »

8 Designer clothing rental store doubles as a laundromat

The fashion industry often receives criticism for being unsustainable, especially with high-priced designer items, which are also unattainable to most. Hoping to offer an antidote is House of Bubbles, a designer rental store that also serves as a laundromat, so users can wash their items before returning.

Read more about House of Bubbles »

9 Depth-sensing projections let users design wearables on skin

As the wearables industry expands, businesses are now looking to offer new ways for users to edit and create their own accessories. Tactum uses depth-sensing projections that enables users to design wearables directly on their skin.

Read more about Tactum »

10 Luxury jewelry subscription service

As the subscription model proliferates, one startup is taking the model into the luxury fashion market. Opulent Box is a USD 25,000 jewelry box subscription service, delivering items from brands including Chanel, Cartier, Bulgari, and Louis Vuitton.

Read more about Opulent Box »

6 Gender-neutral ‘middlewear’ for people in transition

Many retail outlets now focus on gender-neutral clothing, and All is Fair in Love and Wear is a new underwear line designed specifically for those who are transitioning from one gender to the other.

Read more about All is Fair in Love and Wear »

7 Tiny wearable makes dumb watches smart

For those hesitating on making the switch to smart watches, a small wearable from Chronos can help them test the waters. It attaches to analogue watches and enables smart connectivity with customizable light and haptic notifications.

Read more about Chronos »

8 Designer clothing rental store doubles as a laundromat

The fashion industry often receives criticism for being unsustainable, especially with high-priced designer items, which are also unattainable to most. Hoping to offer an antidote is House of Bubbles, a designer rental store that also serves as a laundromat, so users can wash their items before returning.

Read more about House of Bubbles »

9 Depth-sensing projections let users design wearables on skin

As the wearables industry expands, businesses are now looking to offer new ways for users to edit and create their own accessories. Tactum uses depth-sensing projections that enables users to design wearables directly on their skin.

Read more about Tactum »

10 Luxury jewelry subscription service

As the subscription model proliferates, one startup is taking the model into the luxury fashion market. Opulent Box is a USD 25,000 jewelry box subscription service, delivering items from brands including Chanel, Cartier, Bulgari, and Louis Vuitton.

Read more about Opulent Box »

5 Sneakers display personalized animations on demand

Brands are increasingly offering tech-enabled customization in clothing, and ShiftWear’s sneakers feature e-ink displays that users can customize on-demand in an app. It is also powered by kinetic batteries, so there are bonus eco points for the consumer.

Read more about ShiftWear »

6 Gender-neutral ‘middlewear’ for people in transition

Many retail outlets now focus on gender-neutral clothing, and All is Fair in Love and Wear is a new underwear line designed specifically for those who are transitioning from one gender to the other.

Read more about All is Fair in Love and Wear »

7 Tiny wearable makes dumb watches smart

For those hesitating on making the switch to smart watches, a small wearable from Chronos can help them test the waters. It attaches to analogue watches and enables smart connectivity with customizable light and haptic notifications.

Read more about Chronos »

8 Designer clothing rental store doubles as a laundromat

The fashion industry often receives criticism for being unsustainable, especially with high-priced designer items, which are also unattainable to most. Hoping to offer an antidote is House of Bubbles, a designer rental store that also serves as a laundromat, so users can wash their items before returning.

Read more about House of Bubbles »

9 Depth-sensing projections let users design wearables on skin

As the wearables industry expands, businesses are now looking to offer new ways for users to edit and create their own accessories. Tactum uses depth-sensing projections that enables users to design wearables directly on their skin.

Read more about Tactum »

10 Luxury jewelry subscription service

As the subscription model proliferates, one startup is taking the model into the luxury fashion market. Opulent Box is a USD 25,000 jewelry box subscription service, delivering items from brands including Chanel, Cartier, Bulgari, and Louis Vuitton.

Read more about Opulent Box »

4 Bacteria powered breathable clothing

We’re beginning to see the emergence of clothing with built-in cooling vents. Tangible Media Group at MIT use layers of bacteria that swell in the presence of humidity, creating openings in the clothing. Chromat’s 3D printed sports bra monitors and regulates the wearer’s temperature and perspiration, and will automatically open a series of tiny vents to help the wearer to cool down.

Read more about Tangible Media Group »

5 Sneakers display personalized animations on demand

Brands are increasingly offering tech-enabled customization in clothing, and ShiftWear’s sneakers feature e-ink displays that users can customize on-demand in an app. It is also powered by kinetic batteries, so there are bonus eco points for the consumer.

Read more about ShiftWear »

6 Gender-neutral ‘middlewear’ for people in transition

Many retail outlets now focus on gender-neutral clothing, and All is Fair in Love and Wear is a new underwear line designed specifically for those who are transitioning from one gender to the other.

Read more about All is Fair in Love and Wear »

7 Tiny wearable makes dumb watches smart

For those hesitating on making the switch to smart watches, a small wearable from Chronos can help them test the waters. It attaches to analogue watches and enables smart connectivity with customizable light and haptic notifications.

Read more about Chronos »

8 Designer clothing rental store doubles as a laundromat

The fashion industry often receives criticism for being unsustainable, especially with high-priced designer items, which are also unattainable to most. Hoping to offer an antidote is House of Bubbles, a designer rental store that also serves as a laundromat, so users can wash their items before returning.

Read more about House of Bubbles »

9 Depth-sensing projections let users design wearables on skin

As the wearables industry expands, businesses are now looking to offer new ways for users to edit and create their own accessories. Tactum uses depth-sensing projections that enables users to design wearables directly on their skin.

Read more about Tactum »

10 Luxury jewelry subscription service

As the subscription model proliferates, one startup is taking the model into the luxury fashion market. Opulent Box is a USD 25,000 jewelry box subscription service, delivering items from brands including Chanel, Cartier, Bulgari, and Louis Vuitton.

Read more about Opulent Box »

3 Wild tigers conservation via image royalties

Inspired by the concept of celebrity or artist image rights, an ingenious initiative is asking brands and designers to pay royalties for using images and patterns of tigers. Tiger Royalty will use the funds to protect wild populations of the endangered big cat.

Read more about Tiger Royalty »

4 Bacteria powered breathable clothing

We’re beginning to see the emergence of clothing with built-in cooling vents. Tangible Media Group at MIT use layers of bacteria that swell in the presence of humidity, creating openings in the clothing. Chromat’s 3D printed sports bra monitors and regulates the wearer’s temperature and perspiration, and will automatically open a series of tiny vents to help the wearer to cool down.

Read more about Tangible Media Group »

5 Sneakers display personalized animations on demand

Brands are increasingly offering tech-enabled customization in clothing, and ShiftWear’s sneakers feature e-ink displays that users can customize on-demand in an app. It is also powered by kinetic batteries, so there are bonus eco points for the consumer.

Read more about ShiftWear »

6 Gender-neutral ‘middlewear’ for people in transition

Many retail outlets now focus on gender-neutral clothing, and All is Fair in Love and Wear is a new underwear line designed specifically for those who are transitioning from one gender to the other.

Read more about All is Fair in Love and Wear »

7 Tiny wearable makes dumb watches smart

For those hesitating on making the switch to smart watches, a small wearable from Chronos can help them test the waters. It attaches to analogue watches and enables smart connectivity with customizable light and haptic notifications.

Read more about Chronos »

8 Designer clothing rental store doubles as a laundromat

The fashion industry often receives criticism for being unsustainable, especially with high-priced designer items, which are also unattainable to most. Hoping to offer an antidote is House of Bubbles, a designer rental store that also serves as a laundromat, so users can wash their items before returning.

Read more about House of Bubbles »

9 Depth-sensing projections let users design wearables on skin

As the wearables industry expands, businesses are now looking to offer new ways for users to edit and create their own accessories. Tactum uses depth-sensing projections that enables users to design wearables directly on their skin.

Read more about Tactum »

10 Luxury jewelry subscription service

As the subscription model proliferates, one startup is taking the model into the luxury fashion market. Opulent Box is a USD 25,000 jewelry box subscription service, delivering items from brands including Chanel, Cartier, Bulgari, and Louis Vuitton.

Read more about Opulent Box »

2 Smart fitting room mirror tells customers their bra size

Smart mirrors are a perfect example of retailers incorporating tech into physical stores, combining intelligent online services with the personal, offline experience. The Hong Kong branch of Rigby and Peller is using smart fitting room mirrors to help customers work out their ideal bra size, and Uniqlo plans to install the Heattech Mirror, which will visually map the wearer’s rising body temperature.

Read more about Rigby and Peller »

3 Wild tigers conservation via image royalties

Inspired by the concept of celebrity or artist image rights, an ingenious initiative is asking brands and designers to pay royalties for using images and patterns of tigers. Tiger Royalty will use the funds to protect wild populations of the endangered big cat.

Read more about Tiger Royalty »

4 Bacteria powered breathable clothing

We’re beginning to see the emergence of clothing with built-in cooling vents. Tangible Media Group at MIT use layers of bacteria that swell in the presence of humidity, creating openings in the clothing. Chromat’s 3D printed sports bra monitors and regulates the wearer’s temperature and perspiration, and will automatically open a series of tiny vents to help the wearer to cool down.

Read more about Tangible Media Group »

5 Sneakers display personalized animations on demand

Brands are increasingly offering tech-enabled customization in clothing, and ShiftWear’s sneakers feature e-ink displays that users can customize on-demand in an app. It is also powered by kinetic batteries, so there are bonus eco points for the consumer.

Read more about ShiftWear »

6 Gender-neutral ‘middlewear’ for people in transition

Many retail outlets now focus on gender-neutral clothing, and All is Fair in Love and Wear is a new underwear line designed specifically for those who are transitioning from one gender to the other.

Read more about All is Fair in Love and Wear »

7 Tiny wearable makes dumb watches smart

For those hesitating on making the switch to smart watches, a small wearable from Chronos can help them test the waters. It attaches to analogue watches and enables smart connectivity with customizable light and haptic notifications.

Read more about Chronos »

8 Designer clothing rental store doubles as a laundromat

The fashion industry often receives criticism for being unsustainable, especially with high-priced designer items, which are also unattainable to most. Hoping to offer an antidote is House of Bubbles, a designer rental store that also serves as a laundromat, so users can wash their items before returning.

Read more about House of Bubbles »

9 Depth-sensing projections let users design wearables on skin

As the wearables industry expands, businesses are now looking to offer new ways for users to edit and create their own accessories. Tactum uses depth-sensing projections that enables users to design wearables directly on their skin.

Read more about Tactum »

10 Luxury jewelry subscription service

As the subscription model proliferates, one startup is taking the model into the luxury fashion market. Opulent Box is a USD 25,000 jewelry box subscription service, delivering items from brands including Chanel, Cartier, Bulgari, and Louis Vuitton.

Read more about Opulent Box »

1 3D printed garment changes shape when looked at

Responsive garments are leading the way for the future of fashion wearables. Caress of the Gaze is a 3D printed shawl comprised of hundreds of quill-like pieces and an embedded camera, which will respond to the gaze of others. Another interactive dress from Kimbow reacts to the movements of the wearer, and changes shade according to their posture.

Read more about Caress of the Gaze »

2 Smart fitting room mirror tells customers their bra size

Smart mirrors are a perfect example of retailers incorporating tech into physical stores, combining intelligent online services with the personal, offline experience. The Hong Kong branch of Rigby and Peller is using smart fitting room mirrors to help customers work out their ideal bra size, and Uniqlo plans to install the Heattech Mirror, which will visually map the wearer’s rising body temperature.

Read more about Rigby and Peller »

3 Wild tigers conservation via image royalties

Inspired by the concept of celebrity or artist image rights, an ingenious initiative is asking brands and designers to pay royalties for using images and patterns of tigers. Tiger Royalty will use the funds to protect wild populations of the endangered big cat.

Read more about Tiger Royalty »

4 Bacteria powered breathable clothing

We’re beginning to see the emergence of clothing with built-in cooling vents. Tangible Media Group at MIT use layers of bacteria that swell in the presence of humidity, creating openings in the clothing. Chromat’s 3D printed sports bra monitors and regulates the wearer’s temperature and perspiration, and will automatically open a series of tiny vents to help the wearer to cool down.

Read more about Tangible Media Group »

5 Sneakers display personalized animations on demand

Brands are increasingly offering tech-enabled customization in clothing, and ShiftWear’s sneakers feature e-ink displays that users can customize on-demand in an app. It is also powered by kinetic batteries, so there are bonus eco points for the consumer.

Read more about ShiftWear »

6 Gender-neutral ‘middlewear’ for people in transition

Many retail outlets now focus on gender-neutral clothing, and All is Fair in Love and Wear is a new underwear line designed specifically for those who are transitioning from one gender to the other.

Read more about All is Fair in Love and Wear »

7 Tiny wearable makes dumb watches smart

For those hesitating on making the switch to smart watches, a small wearable from Chronos can help them test the waters. It attaches to analogue watches and enables smart connectivity with customizable light and haptic notifications.

Read more about Chronos »

8 Designer clothing rental store doubles as a laundromat

The fashion industry often receives criticism for being unsustainable, especially with high-priced designer items, which are also unattainable to most. Hoping to offer an antidote is House of Bubbles, a designer rental store that also serves as a laundromat, so users can wash their items before returning.

Read more about House of Bubbles »

9 Depth-sensing projections let users design wearables on skin

As the wearables industry expands, businesses are now looking to offer new ways for users to edit and create their own accessories. Tactum uses depth-sensing projections that enables users to design wearables directly on their skin.

Read more about Tactum »

10 Luxury jewelry subscription service

As the subscription model proliferates, one startup is taking the model into the luxury fashion market. Opulent Box is a USD 25,000 jewelry box subscription service, delivering items from brands including Chanel, Cartier, Bulgari, and Louis Vuitton.

Read more about Opulent Box »