For people who love tech, pretty dresses aren’t enough to make fashion exciting: it’s got to be all about “functionality.” And while that might sound like pure nerd-talk to the uninitiated, there’s actually a growing movement of tech-fashion collaboration that’s producing some pretty dope garments. (Most of which, believe it or not, are way cooler than Google Glass).
For NYFW, Motorola and CoolHunting presented a neat exhibit called Fashion X Technology, which displayed some of the interesting ways fashion is becoming more tech-savvy. Like:
1. funky motion-activated sweaters
2. the “orchestra scarf“: a cape with a built in, customizable sound system
3. “Jump“: a phone hooked up to shoes, commanded by, obviously, various jumping patterns
The exhibits curator was Dr. Sabine Seymour, a stylish woman who both started Moondial and is Director of the Fashionable Technology Lab at Parsons The New School for Design (among many other things). In the video below, she explains choice pieces from the exhibit, as well as the importance of making technology wearable.
We wouldn’t be caught dead with those shoes, but the moving sweaters are awesome.