Loose Threads 2016 year in review: six trends at the intersection of fashion, technology and commerce

When replicating your previous success isn’t enough

At the whim of a buyer

“Cutting out the middleman”

Amazon’s success phasing out list pricing is exactly where JCPenney failed

Macy’s, newspapers and Amazon eating the middle of the retail market

Vetements and the exaggerated death of wholesale

A Prime misunderstanding: explaining Amazon Prime’s success

Vertical vs horizontal mindsets: the fashion tech horserace

Modernizing fashion education

Artificial intelligence and fashion: a platform play

A roundup of fashion tech startups from Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 batch

Push vs pull: helping customers discover the right products

Supply chain and cashflow: two keys missing from the CFDA’s fashion system report

Friction and the future of shopping: brand-specific apps

Selling wholesale for the right reasons: gross margin vs net cash

A data-driven blueprint for building a fashion brand

PayPal is an emerging brand’s best friend

Augmenting commerce with social, not the other way around

The fallacy of an online-only brand leading to immediate prosperity