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Futuristic Fashion: 3 Must Know Fashion Tech Brands

The Unseen by Selfridges

Unfortunately, we tend to think of bulky watches and T.V screen like T-shirts when we hear the words Fashion Technology. Aside from the growing popularity in Fitbits and the occasional celebrity stepping out in a light up dress, wearable technology has a long way to go before it resembles anything we would actually pull out of our closets. In order to truly integrate fashion technology into our everyday lives, the fashion really needs to produce as much must have qualities and anticipation as the next Vetements collection.

We should all be wearing smart clothing by now and slowly but surely, we will get there. For now, here are 3 brands to look out for in the not so distant future who are breaking barriers and aiming to produce wearable fashion tech for everyday use.

 

Levi’s Commuter x Jacquard

 

Levi’s Commuter x Jacquard
Levi’s Commuter x Jacquard

The king of denim, Levi Strauss has joined forces with the king of the internet, Google, to produce a jean jacket with added technology, aimed at urban cyclists. Not only does this jacket look high fashion but is also a suitable problem solver. Designed with a conductive yarn, woven into the fabric of the left hand cuff, the jacket allows the wearer to change music tracks and choose to answer or block calls, all with a simple tap of a swift swipe. Another useful feature of the Levi Commuter x Jacquard jacket is the option to access directions and navigation which is delivered to the cyclist through voice commands. We can see this jacket being equally useful for other forms of transport including the electric unicycle which is growing in popularity with commuters in mainland Europe. There is nothing that screams technology about this piece, no flashing screens or exposed wires here, which is exactly why it should succeed. After the year long collaboration between the two companies, they settled on a jacket as their first product and hope to expand the technology into a full range of wearable technology pieces. The Levi

 

The Unseen by Selfridges

 

The Unseen by Selfridges
The Unseen by Selfridges

Aiming to combine science with art, design and performance, The Unseen by Selfridges is a collection of products designed to alter their colors when placed in certain environments or when engaged in user interaction. Founded by self named material alchemist Lauren Bowker, the collection of luxury accessories includes a backpack, satchel bag, scarf, two phone covers and chunky bracelets. Each piece responds to elements such as air pressure, touch, wind and sunlight, seeing colors changing from black in the Winter to red in the Spring and blue in the Summer. The fact that these products are ever changing color is truly refreshing, allowing for a change in look from season to season without splashing extra cash or discarding a perfectly good accessory simply because blue is the new red.

 

Thesis Couture

 

Thesis Couture
The Unseen by Selfridges

We’ve all heard the myths of how to make high heels comfortable, tape your toes together they said, use gel insoles they said. As much as these helpful (or unhelpful) tips can ease the pain to a slight degree, nothing yet has truly made wearing high heels a walk in the park. Enter Thesis Couture. The company claims to have produced the world’s first high performance pair of stilettos, putting function at the forefront of their design. Thesis Couture has managed to incorporate ultimate comfort in their four inch heels by hiring experts from diverse fields onto their team. Included in the design, production and research stages are an orthopedic surgeon, a rocket scientist, an Italian shoemaker and a mechanical engineer, to ensure the shoes live up to expectation. The technology is down to a ballistic-grade polymer in the heel, designed to stop aches in the arches as well as a raised platform to allow the shoes to feel an inch lower. The verdict? Comfortable stilettos, are every woman’s dream!

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Seven Items You Need to Survive This Winter.

Smart gloves

December is over, so the fairytale came to an end and now is time to realize that winter is here in full force. If you are like me and January and February  are not your favorite months .Or maybe the cold weather makes you stay more inside than go outside I have 7 items that will make you love winter… Well, love is a big word, but I can assure if get those you will like winter a little bit more. I mixed in fashion items following the trends and I also add some staple technological items that every fashionista needs in her life.

 

 

No 1. Smart gloves.

Smart gloves
   

They came out a few years ago and now days you can find them everywhere so if you don’t have a pair go get one. They can be as fashionable as you want them and they are a must for cold weather. I know you hate it when is freezing cold outside and you want to take a picture of the falling snow and your hands get cold. Be smart about it and get a pair of smart gloves.

 

No 2. Velvet everything.

Velvet is a huge trend this season. You know why? Because a velvet item will keep you warm and it looks so classy. To introduce velvet in your closet, you can buy a velvet skirt or a velvet dress. The rich material will add texture to any winter outfit and I can assure you it will stand out no matter of how many layers you have on.

No 3. Smart Watch

Smart Watch
     

 

I feel like you need a smart watch all year around but in specially in the winter time. This time, you don’t even need to take your phone out of the purse, you can just check out you messages and tweets on the smart watch. Is as simple as that.

No 4. Sweater dress

The Sweater Dress

 

The Sweater dress is a huge trend this season. Who says fashion is not practical? A sweater dress can be worn with a pair of knee-high boots and tights underneath. Now, you can actually have some curves and not freeze to death.

No 5. Heated Mug

Heated Mug

I hate when I take my coffee to go and the second I step outside it turns to ice. Not really but you got my point. I found the perfect item for that, can’t believe I couldn’t think of that sooner.  The heated mug is a travel mug that you can plug in your car and, like the name says, it will heat up whatever is inside.

No 6. Fedora Hat

Fedora Hat

A fedora hat is a practical thing to have in the winter time. It’s great for bad hair days and it will also keep you warm. On top of that they are seen on every fashionista out there.

 

No 7. Over the Knee Boots

Over the Knee Boots

 

Over the knee boots took the runway this season and they were spotted on every celebrity. You can get a pair with a smaller heel to walk in the snow or get ones with high heels for your events. Now that they are fashionable, you can wear them instead of heels to a party.