Jimmy Choo seeks well-heeled buyer - BBC News

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Best foot forward - Jimmy Choo claim Emma Stone as a long time fan Luxury shoe maker Jimmy Choo is the go-to for celebrities looking to wear a pair of killer heels on the red carpet. Now the British firm is going on a strut of its own, as its board puts the business up for sale. Valued at about 700m, analysts believe Jimmy Choo could attract attention from rival luxury houses as well as Chinese, Middle Eastern and Russian buyers. As well as shoes, Jimmy Choo produces a range of luxury goods, but has seen sales slow in recent years. The move received backing from Jimmy Choo's main shareholder JAB Holdings, which is also an investor in Krispy Kreme doughnuts and household goods giant Reckitt Benckiser.   A sale would be the latest twist for the business, which started as a bespoke shoemaker […] Read more »

Snapchat's future Spectacles will have augmented reality

Image: snap inc. Snapchat isn't done with Spectacles, its video-camera sunglasses. The first version, released in November, was a disappointment for some, not for its lack of color selection, but for the absence of augmented reality. But a patent published Thursday reveals an augmented future for Spectacles and other wearables and gadgets made by Snap Inc., the camera company. Like this: .@Snapchat Patent also teases Snapchat's future version of @Spectacles that will include augmented reality (look at the display) pic.twitter.com/iBkvRIt19F Kerry Flynn (@kerrymflynn) May 4, 2017 Those two displays at the top of the glasses could sense what is around you and then also display augmented reality. What fake reality would you want to be inserted into your surroundings? Perhaps, a Tyrannosaurus rex: .@Snapchat @Spectacles My favorite part of the patent is this T-REX. I hope future @Spectacles let me put a T-REX in random places pic.twitter.com/IpNS7RQVpz Kerry Flynn (@kerrymflynn) […] Read more »

Rei Kawakubo interview: Contemporary culture does not allow for nuance

The Japanese fashion designer has had a huge influence on what we wear ever since the late 1970s and this week she became the first living designer to be given a solo show at New Yorks Metropolitan Museum for 34 years The morning after Mondays gala launch of the Metropolitan Museums new fashion exhibition, the internet was awash with images of partygoers. Rihanna in latticed thigh-high boots, Madonna in cocktail camo print, Katie Perry veiled in blood red. However, it took a painstaking search to unearth just one photograph taken on the night of the woman for whom the party was held. Eventually, on the third slide of a New York Times party gallery after Kendall Jenner, before Jourdan Dunn I found a single image of Rei Kawakubo, the subject of the exhibition and guest of honour at the party. Kawakubo is wearing a white leather biker jacket zipped close […] Read more »