Style Notes: Adidas Releases 3D Printed Shoe; Gilt Groupe Lays Off 45 Staffers

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Adidas 3-D printed footwear

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Adidas has conjured up its latest "It" shoe — but this time it has nothing to do with Kanye West. The Furturecraft 3D is the company's new athletic sneaker prototype featuring a fully customized 3D-printed midsole. Soon, customers will be able to have their feet scanned in stores and have that data transferred to a computer, where it will be used to create the ideal fit, perfectly aligned to the foot's contours and pressure points. [Adidas]

In an effort to turn a profit by next year, the Gilt Groupe is laying off 45 employees. The cuts come from the marketing and international divisions, where the company is looking to make structural adjustments in order to make up for dwindling traffic and sales. [TechCrunch]

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Avant garde performer FKA Twigs covers Paper Mag's October issue, where she talks about her art, her brief encounter with Prince (there was black currant juice and table tennis involved) and her surprisingly traditional goals. The singer tells the mag that she's a typical "country girl" at heart, and just wants to "get married, have children" and "send the kids to a nice school." [Paper Mag]

Livia Firth, the wife of Colin who is known for her environmentally friendly Green Carpet Challenge, has curated a 25-piece collection for Marks & Spencer. The sustainable collection, priced between $27 and $227, marks Firth's first leap out of the luxury realm and into the high-street market. [WWD]