Who What Wear is turning 10 this year! To celebrate our #WWW10 milestone, we’re looking back at the past decade of style.
Earlier this month, we took a stroll down memory lane, bringing you 10 years in wearable tech. Today, we’re looking ahead and sharing what’s next for fashion and tech. To bring you insightful predictions, we reached out to Fashion Snoops creative director Heather Picquot for her forecasting expertise.
Scroll down to find out what she predicts to be the next big things in fashion and tech.
"Wearables are becoming much more comfortable and fashion focused. A great example is Samsung's Body Compass that was unveiled at CES 2016 in January. It's a tank top with a tiny visible metal disk, a bottle cap–sized sensor. The compass is complete with a battery and sensors beneath the fabric that can measure heart rate, stance, and body fat levels." — Heather Picquot, Fashion Snoops
"Using technology to get deeper in touch with our human senses is becoming an apparent mandate of many new tech/textile companies. Doppler Labs's Here earbuds took home the Best of Show Award at SXSW Interactive for their optimized listening technology that change the way we hear the world. In the scent area, carbon alloy textiles absorb odors and block scents, while cosmetic textiles have the ability to release scents among other micro-encapsulation technologies like cooling and moisturizing. Even areas of pain can be eliminated with Quell's Velcro band that uses neurotechnology to block areas of chronic pain by triggering sensory nerves." — Heather Picquot, Fashion Snoops
"The growing industry of 3-D printers and open-source technology gives every one of us the ability to be fashion innovators. We love the work that Crated, a technology and textile studio, has done including the heated jacket, a programmable LED matrix dress for Zac Posen, and more." — Heather Picquot, Fashion Snoops
"Sustainability and social responsibility are quickly becoming requirements for fashion brands. Advancements in technology plays pivotal roles here, from waterless dying techniques to Stella McCartney's use of cutting-edge sustainable materials into her collections by pushing the boundaries of what a sustainable product can look like, including from her synthetics that replace leather and biodegradable soles made from a bioplastic called APINAT." — Heather Picquot, Fashion Snoops
What are your thoughts on the future of fashion and tech? Share your prediction in the comments below!
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