Fashion and technology have fused together and the results are awe-inspiring. From smart jackets to next generation watches, we can’t get enough of these super intelligent and stylish pieces.
As more fashion companies are getting clued up, there are also some accessories that we’d rather do without. So which smart wearable’s are worth looking out for, and what does the future of fashion look like?
Let’s start with a slightly less obvious choice: The. This eco timepiece has actually existed for centuries, but it’s undergoing a rebirth. The latest solar watches are equipped with a lot of amazing features. They’re generally hardwearing, waterproof and have a battery life of 6-months on a single charge. You also get smart displays and fashionable straps that are decorated with shimmering crystals. There are no more unattractive solar strips on these watches, and instead the solar battery is intricately hidden underneath the watch. That makes the solar watch a stylish and highly practical choice.
The Smart Ring
If you love jewellery, be sure to check out the new range of smart rings from pioneering companies like Motiv. These rings are not only made from precious metals but they can give you important stats about your health. That includes monitoring heart rate and even the quality of your sleep. For some products you can also pair them with smart assistants like Amazon’s Alexa (source:). It’s a definite step into the future.
The Intelligent backpack
Another fashionable accessory that is becoming smarter is the backpack. The new generation smart backpacks come equipped with internal chargers and anti-theft mechanisms. It’s ideal for anyone who’s always on the go such as college kids and frequent travellers. Thanks to their high practical value, these intelligent bags will soon be mainstream.
The Intuitive Jacket
There’s one fashion + technology collaboration that’s had us all enthralled. Last year,and Levis revealed that the two companies had been working together to produce the ultimate smart jacket. There is plenty of technology woven into the fabric of this denim clothing. It includes interactive, touch sensitive pads and a Bluetooth hub in the cuff that will let your jacket communicate with your smartphone and perform actions such as taking calls. On top you can control your favorite music and adjust the volume by swiping against the jacket.
This all sounds rather complex, but the two giants in the fashion and technology industry promise that this jacket is specifically designed for people with fast-paced lifestyles, such as commuters. Therefore both convenience and user-friendliness have been accounted for. It will be a while until we see the Levis x Google garment hit the shelves, and it’s likely to come at a price, but this could mark a new era of smart fashion.
A New Couture
Many of the most successful fashion designers in the world have started incorporating technology into their runway looks. In an already competitive industry, there is a new hunger to make Autumn/Winter and Spring/Summer shows even more spectacular than the next, while at the same time taking a swipe at the rivals. This year we have seen dresses surrounded by fluttering mechanical butterflies on the pages of; smart sneakers that can sync with your music and video; and magical temporary metal tattoos that change design while they’re being worn. Outside of the practical wearable’s, designers are using artificial intelligence (AI) to probe the hottest trends and changing consumer tastes around the world. This will make the fashion industry deliver even faster, more incisive and inspirational products. The future of fashion has definitely arrived.