Wearable Tech Fashion – An Amalgam of Fashion and Technology
Wearable tech refers to any piece of technology that can be worn on body like smart glasses, smart watches, bracelets, brooches, visors and necklaces. This wearable tech has started a new era of technology but with a new style and elegance. In this digital era, man will be entertained with more customized accessories that will be known to both fashion and technology. In the fashion industry, if you aren’t moving forward, there are chances that you are falling behind.
In this digital era, man will be entertained with more customized accessories that will be known to both fashion and technology
The world of fashion has the capacity to change faster than ever and only those who have an eye on what’s coming next in the future will be in the powerful position to gain a competitive advantage. Wearable Technology is and will be the most dominant topic of discussion this year. I have collected few of the outstanding tech-clothes and other wearable devices that have revolutionized fashion and technology alike.
CHBL Jammer Coat
This coat is designed by an Austrian architecture company, Coop Himmelb(L)au and you can use it to disappear. It does not mean that you will be invisible through it rather its metallized fabrics block all radio waves and the wearer can remain untraceable from modern devices. It works impressively and one cannot be contactable via phone.
As acid rain is a serious threat to human health these days, the Korean designer Dahea Sun has invented a natural cabbage dyed dress to secure humans from it.
Just think of clothes having solar panels that can charge our mobile phones or something that transforms our appearance in response to mood simple for the sake of fashion
The dress acts as a pH indicator when rain falls on it. The dress has even a smartphone app that let the user to scan and upload color changes to a cloud based database and update the world with real-time environmental data about the rain.
Designed by a Dutch textile developer, Borre Akkersdijk, this model is actually opposite of the Jammer Coat. BB. Suit has copper wires in it that enables WiFi, GPS, NFC and Bluetooth to turn you into a map-able hotspot with MP3 streaming capabilities. These wires do not hurt the user as there are two layers of cotton for protection and thus making it more comfortable.
Suit has copper wires in it that enables WiFi, GPS, NFC and Bluetooth to turn you into a map-able hotspot with MP3 streaming capabilities
Gaze Activated Dress
This exceptional dress has the ability to detect human gaze. Embedded with eye-tracking technology, the dress responds to the human gaze. Gazing at the dress activates tiny motors which move certain parts of it.
One of the dresses is covered in tendrils of photo-luminescent threads that dangle from ruched fabrics while the other one is made up of glow-in-the-dark threads which form a base layer.
Google Glass is a wearable technology that displays information in a smartphone-like hands free format. Wearers communicate with the Internet via natural language voice commands. The fashionable Google Glass has optical head-mounted display (OHMD) which works perfectly for many functions.
The 5MP camera has the ability to take photos and record 720p HD video.
It will also show the wearer text messages and emails and will allow him to reply via voice command option. Through voice command any information can be asked and Google Glass will answer you.
Other interesting functions include showing maps, translating, integrating Google Now and Google Play Music, in short having a Google Glass means carrying “Google” with you but along with additional functions.
There are many other projects pending in order to bridge this innovative relationship including Smoke Dress, Robotic Spider Dress, Paparazzi Lover, Holy Dress, Bubelle Emotion Sensing Dress, Wearable Solar Fashion, Living Pod etc
All watches tell time but with Apple iWatch the wearer can make more expeditions because it is really accurate timepiece. A stylish device that helps the user to stay scheduled, in touch and headed in the right direction. The wearer can see and respond to messages, calls and notifications quite easily. Another extraordinary function of this device is being the ‘health and fitness companion’ that always suggest ways to be more fit and active.
These are only few glimpses from upcoming venture of fashion with technology, there are many other projects pending in order to bridge this innovative relationship. Other mind-blowing projects include Smoke Dress, Robotic Spider Dress, Paparazzi Lover, Holy Dress, Bubelle Emotion Sensing Dress, Wearable Solar Fashion, Living Pod etc.
It cannot be denied that these wearable gadgets will be costly but when it comes to facilitation and ease, the factor of cost is always ignored by the user
Yes, Google Glass and the like have finally hit the market with marginal impact, but wearable tech (still in its infancy) is breaking through in tangible ways that are just beginning to resonate with popular culture. Keeping in view both sides, it cannot be denied that these wearable gadgets will be costly but when it comes to facilitation and ease, the factor of cost is always ignored by the user.
Fashion may be short-living but the technology in its making will stay for long. Brands and retailers embracing innovation and the state of the art technology will be better equipped to compete in the current age in which technology has a profound impact on the way we manufacture, retail, and consume fashion and apparel. It’s just the tip of iceberg, a beginning of a great start. Just think of clothes having solar panels that can charge our mobile phones or something that transforms our appearance in response to mood simple for the sake of fashion.