The past week saw fashion take over all the blogs, tweets and chit chat, and it’s no surprise, as the highly anticipated and world famous Fashion Weeks commenced. One of things that stood out to me the most during London Fashion week, besides the clothes of course, was how technology was incorporated. From Periscope, Live-streaming to Virtual Reality.

Below is a collection of tweets, blog posts and news from over the past week. So sit back, relax and catch up on the latest tech news.

How Is Digital Technology Changing London Fashion Week

Live streaming is now seen as an almost ubiquitous part of the process – with millions of people tuning in world wide – democratising fashion in a way that would have seemed fantastical just a few years ago.  Trail blazers SHOWstudio have also transformed the way shows are discussed and dissected in tandem with live streams – so fashion followers don’t even need to wait the few hours it takes for articles to be filed to get an instant reaction from a panel of fashion experts.

Digital presentations have given new designers a route into fashion week which allows them to present their collections at a fraction of the cost that expensive theatrical live shows often spiral into. This has been hugely positive for breaking new talent – and is again where London comes into its own.  Designers like Carri Munden of Cassette Playa have used digital presentations to amazing effect – attracting just as many VIPs and press to her screenings – which underlines the fact that designers no longer need to present a traditional catwalk.

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Burberry Is The First Fashion Brand With A Channel on Apple Music

If there are two non-fashion industries that Burberry has most clearly aligned itself with during Christopher Bailey’s tenure, they would be music and technology, the latter being a space in which the brand has prided itself on being an early adopter. At London Fashion Week a year ago, Burberry became the first fashion brand to test out Twitter’s buy button. So it’s wholly unsurprising that the British brand has decided to launch a channel on Apple Music, the $9.99-a-month streaming service that Apple unveiled in June. It’s the first designer label to do so — although not the first player from the fashion world at large: Vogue has a channel, too.

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Keeping Up With Fashion’s Digital Revolution

The most predictable trend at fashion week nowadays is that technology will somehow work its way onto the runway. To kick-off Spring 2016, Apple announced a collaboration with Hermès and Zac Posen showed a dress featuring LED patterns created by Google’s Girls Who Code program. Later this week, Misha Nonoo will be showing her collection solely on Instagram—and the list goes on. For people like Danielle McGrory, the Vice President of Digital at KCD Worldwide, fashion has never been more exciting. Since starting her division five years ago, she’s worked on developing digital strategies for brands like H&M, helped Valentino create a digital museum, and orchestrated Misha Nonoo’s upcoming Insta-show. Here, she talks about fashion’s digital revolution, and tells us what’s in and what’s out in the social space.

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Ralph Lauren’s Wearable Polotech Smart Shirt Is Here

In the realm of wearable technology, the question is: Where is it going? For Lauren, fitness and sport are the obvious start. It’s what early tech adopters are comfortable with, and as he pointed out, Ralph Lauren is the first fashion company to enter the market at the intersection of fitness and sport. It’s not accidental. Ralph Lauren is launching a full athletic-focused Polo Sport collection next week and the PoloTech smartshirt is the “halo” product. But the goal is full lifestyle integration. A women’s smart shirt is forthcoming. It was delayed because female anatomy is more complicated to fit than male (breasts required more troubleshooting).

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Lets Finish with a talk from Henry Holland from House of Holland, on how he is incorporating tech into fashion.