Like any other art, the long-term trends in fashion are often driven by advancements in technology. New materials merge with the old and new needs drive innovation while fashion slowly evolves. Which of today’s trends are driving the wearables of tomorrow? As we explore the high tech fashion of the future, the meaning and purpose of fashion tech is still being established.
A collection of collaborative fashion and technology products and projects have been shown at London Fashion Week. As resources become scarce, it will be the ingenuity of groups like this that have a strong hand in changing the face of fashion. Mainstream designers and retailers have developed products that can be found on shelves in many stores today. For example, the Nike Flyknit trainers, the Uniqlo’s Heat Tech tops and the Fitbit x Tory Burch collaboration. Fashion tech has taken on a whole new meaning with a scope beyond the imagination. It’s a growing sector with vast potential, a powerful tool with which to enhance and excite. It is not the end product, at least where fashion is concerned.
The way we think of clothing in our everyday lives is changing. The continual improvement of technologies and their incorporation into fashionable clothes not only signifies a true merging of both fashion and technology, but poses the question as to what could possibly be thought up next.