Tag Archives: Fashion

Virgin Galactic makes a deal for spacesuits

Virgin Galactic’s billionaire founder, Richard Branson, today took the wraps off a partnership with Under Armour to create the spacesuit and the footwear that he could well be wearing on a SpaceShipTwo suborbital space trip within a few months. Under Armour will … Continue reading

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Jeff Bezos strikes a fashion pose for Blue Origin

If being Amazon’s CEO ever gets tiresome for Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest human, he could always turn to a career modeling Western wear. Bezos demonstrated that today after the successful test flight of his Blue Origin venture’s New Shepard suborbital … Continue reading

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Robo-tailor could follow glow-in-the-dark guidance

Amazon has taken one more conceptual step toward an integrated system that can size up fashion customers and sell them tailor-made clothing. The latest advance comes in the form of a patent published today, describing a system that could use fluorescent … Continue reading

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Blended-reality mirror shows off virtual clothes

How would that glitzy cocktail dress look on you when you’re on the dance floor at the GeekWire Gala? Now Amazon has a patented technology for that: a blended-reality display that puts your image into a virtual scene, and puts … Continue reading

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Robotic mannequin checks how clothes fit

Amazon has won yet another patent for a system that would use robotic mannequins to check the fit of garments purchased online – and take selfies showing how the clothes look. The first patent, issued in January, addresses the robo-selfie part. A patent published … Continue reading

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Bill Nye and Buzz Aldrin model fashions for Mars

To be a fashionable geek is usually a contradiction of terms, but Apollo 11 moonwalker Buzz Aldrin and Bill Nye (“the Science Guy”) pulled it off during New York Men’s Fashion Week. The 86-year-old former astronaut teamed up with the … Continue reading

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