Last Wednesday I attended the Wearable Tech Fashion Show at Tech In Motion, presented by Microsoft, Pixafy, and Crowd Reactive as part of Social Media Week. The event itself was a crowded playground for stylish geeks and fashion lovers alike. I met fellow editors and writers, models, and more amidst the gadgety chaos.
Seeing the latest innovations in novel and creative wearable tech got the wheels turning on what might be possible in the future. From survival to stylish accents, there were many different themes to be observed.
Brands included Continuum‘s 3D printed shoes and TheLaserGirls‘ 3D printed nails. Blade Runner-reminiscent Sensoree presented garments and accessories that sense the brainwaves and vitals of the wearer and emit different LED light reactions. Menswear label Asher Levine presented with textured Bluetooth “Grenade Bags” that are track-able and apocalypse-ready.
Don’t you get cool ideas just hearing about these innovative designs? I guess that’s the point of an event like this: to get everyone involved in the process of making fashion better and adapting it to the future.
The “unplugged” all-white lounge was equipped with buckets of markers and beer, allowing attendees to scribble to their hearts’ content in offline mode.
The resulting content was still internet-adjacent, however, with hand-written hashtags, blog URLs, and… well, references to twerking. Go figure. I was happy to see some people chose to draw faces and flowers!
There was no shortage of booths set up with activities and thought-provoking experiences. A live band jammed while we made our way through the show.
Can you guess which of these stylish attendees work in fashion or tech—or both?
My very own stylish fashion-tech guru A came out wearing the coolest AG Adriano Goldschmied jeans. She never misses a chance to look amazing!
Here are a few more snaps from the runway show featuring some of the high-tech designs. Technology was paired with clean, no-fuss clothing for the most part: selvage jeans, tailored wool, and crisp collars. The women got a bit more texture and Fifth Element style attire. I loved the futuristic white eye shadow on the male models.
What do you think about the overlap between the fashion and tech worlds? What’s your favorite trend here? Let me know in the comments!
See you in the future…