Tech Fashion Trends for the Future
In an era when technology has permeated virtually every industry, fashion has become more than just about looking good. Many designers are merging technology with fashion with incredible outcomes. And, as both industries grow together, the future is expected to see a revolution in how people dress.
More than Just Clothing
Designers’ creativity has been pushing the boundaries of what fashion is all about. From drink-making dresses to cloths that capture kinetic energy, it seems that there is almost no limit to the utilization of technology in the fashion industry.
In particular, the merger between technology and fashion is contributing towards the safety of its wearers. For instance, Kevin Cannon and Ashwin Rajan recently designed Frontline Gloves made especially for firefighters. These gloves interpret simple hand gestures to allow firefighters to communicate easily in their chaotic working environments. Terese Alstin and Anna Haupt also designed an airbag for cyclists who do not like wearing helmet. These subtle airbags are worn around the neck and inflate in case of accidents to keep the cyclist safe.
Designers have also been using technology to make the world greener. For instance, SegraSegra has been making beautiful jackets and t-shirts from recycled inner bicycle tubes. Soledad Martin, a renowned designer, is also working on a prototype for shoes that capture kinetic energy from the wearer’s movement.
A Mutually Dependent Relationship
As they become increasingly intertwined, technology and fashion are depending on each other for their growth. This has been especially evident in the fashion industry’s role in marketing what many consider next-generation technology.
For instance, Google Glass has not received the kind of reception that was expected in spite of its sophistication. However, fashion is helping to change this by overcoming the stigma associated with wearing the device. Diane Von Furstenberg, a renowned fashion designer, recently projected Google Glass as a cool wearable technology by getting her models to wear the gadgets on the catwalk.
About Christopher Burch
Christopher Burch is the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital. He is also an accomplished investor with a robust and diverse portfolio. His success as an investor started back in 1976 when he was still an undergraduate at Ithaca College. His first investment was in an apparel business that he branded Eagle’s Eye, and he has been largely involved in the fashion industry since then. His investments are largely focused on technology and fashion. In fact, he has contributed to the rise of several luxury and technology brands including Poppin and Voss Water.