For ages, both fashion and technology have experienced a lot of changes. One thing for those years have remained constant, though, they grow together. One can say they depend on each other with technology becoming fashionable and fashion becoming technologically fashionable.
Marrying Technology with Fashion
Looking at the past and the present of these two fields, one can quickly determine what to expect in future. For instance, designers are already diving in the technology field to find new ways to make fashion more intriguing.
According to Dutch designer, Anouk Wipprecht, technology is like a field which when you dive into, you are overwhelmed with the variety of ideas. She has taken advantage of this to come up with some interesting designs including self-painting dress, drink-making dress, and DareDroid and Pseudomorphs.
Applying Technology to Create Protective Fashion
Other designers have invested in technology to build fashion designs that can protect us. Kevin Cannon and Ashwin Rajan, for example, have created a system to help the firefighters. They can use the protector to communicate important signs such as when to leave the premises or tell the residents everything is okay.
Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin understood how much people hate wearing bike helmets. They came up with a system that can be worn around the neck, and the airbag only opens once you get a head impact. Unlike the helmet which causes a blur in vision, this new design has a clear view when not open.
Dependence on Each Other
Both technology and fashion depend on each for growth and popularity. For instance, when the Google Specs were launched they were not popular. To a tech geek, they were intriguing, but for a regular person, they weren’t. Wearing glasses is associated with stigma plus there are people who wouldn’t like technology that wears glasses.
All it took is one fashion walk to change people’s perspective on wearing the glasses. A fashion designer, Diane Von Furstenberg had her models wear glasses on a fashion walk and immediately they were accepted. This is a clear indication that technology can use style to gain popularity.
In most instances, growth in technology is determined by what people consider fashionable. If designers can, therefore, apply technology to make new designs, technology can realize a lot of growth.
Fashion, on the other hand, needs technology too. Soledad Martin, for instance, is working on a model that will change kinetic energy to electrical energy. The energy which will be tapped in shoes will allow you charge your cell phone when walking on running.
About Chris Burch
Chris Burch has over 40 years’ experience as an entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder and CEO of Burch Creative Capital. He has combined customer understanding and expertise in the field to create a substantial impact.
Through his career life, Chris has helped over 50 companies rise on their feet. His business has diversified in different areas with the most current being lifestyle and consumer products.