NuMetrex sports bras and shirts knit a heart-rate monitor right into their stretchy fabric. A transmitter snaps into a tiny pocket and sends data to a watch or exercise machine. The flexible textile sensors are more comfortable to wear than hard plastic electrodes. The clothing starts at about $50 and works with almost any brand of watch or machine, including Nike, Reebok and New Balance.
Just in time for the holidays comes a new version of the Zune music player, which can be customized for free with artwork from 18 artists, tattoo designs or your own words. Microsoft has also created Zune Social, an online site whose members can share music and link to each other's profiles. Zune ranges from $150 for a 4 GB slim version to $250 for a big one with 80 GB of storage.
If you buy one of these unusual children's laptops for $399 by Nov. 26, the One Laptop Per Child foundation will send an identical one to a child in a developing country. Designed to promote learning and sharing, the durable, energy efficient XO laptop automatically networks with other XO laptops even in areas lacking a communications infrastructure. Its interface is called Sugar, and it runs on the Linux open-source operating system.
A button on the keyboard lets kids see the programming behind some applications. In the Neighborhood application, a child can see all the connected laptops in his or her area. Part of the price is tax deductible. Available at laptopgiving.org.
@margotrobbie steps out onto the red carpet wearing @miumiu. The actress is nominated for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role” in “I, Tonya” at the #SagAwards. (📷: Stewart Cook) #wwdfashion
For @massimogiorgetti of @msgm, the Nineties are his favorite decade. “They had a huge impact on my personal growth. What I like of the Nineties is that they are not so precise in terms of style as other decades…there was actually a bit of everything,” he said. As seen on MSGM’s Spring 2018 show: tie-dye and a bit of grunge, two styles that are synonymous with the decade #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @kukukuba)
Breaking News: @hedislimane joins @celine as its new artistic, creative and image director. One of fashion’s preeminent image-makers and trendsetters, Slimane is to join the LVMH brand on Feb. 1 and unveil his first fashion proposition for men and women next September during Paris Fashion Week. It marks a major homecoming for Slimane, who cemented his reputation – and influenced men’s tailoring for more than a decade – as the designer of Dior Homme between 2000 and 2007. He went on to reinvent and ignite the house of Yves Saint Laurent, which he rechristened Saint Laurent, between 2012 and 2016 – all the while maintaining a close relationship with the Arnault family, which controls LVMH and Dior. Read the full exclusive story on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews #wwdfashion
“Personally I believe the Eighties have been the richest and more vivacious period for international fashion,” Giorgio Armani said when asked what his favorite decade of fashion is. It was a moment of disruption and experimentation and only thinking back to the first years of that decade is always an emotion for me, for what they have meant to me and my work.” The influence is clear in @giorgioarmani spring 2018 collection, pictured here, which was full of bright colors and unexpected prints. Read more about which decades designers loved most on WWD.com #wwdfashion #wwddecades (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
For Lady Gaga’s only Italian show on her “Joanne World Tour,” the singer wore a range of @versace_official outfits. The standout piece: this custom-made bodysuit inspired by the brand’s spring 2018 collection. #wwdfashion (RG: @ladygaga)
@_camillaruth_ is expanding on the wellness-craze concept with @westbourne – a new NYC restaurant that’s both a healthy-minded café as well as a business that gives back to the community. Marcus works with the Robin Hood foundation to give back to The Door, a non-profit providing youth development services, and also hires employees through The Door. Read our full interview with Marcus on giving back through food on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)