Fashion trends are ever expanding, from new designs to the most wanted style, every season is catered for whether it is summer, autumn or winter. Within the recent years the way technology has changed it has actually become the core base of what we would label new fashion. Forget what color will be taking the fashion industry by storm, is polka dots or pleats this year’s trend, now it is all about the new fashion, a technological way forward which is taking the industry by storm. Did you know through advanced technology what you are wearing could act as a source of solar power or tracking device, fashion has really changed and here are some of the top technological picks to look out for.
Solar Power Fashion (image: Mae Yokoyama, solar necklace)
We associate solar power with energy saving and that is exactly what it is, converting sunlight into electricity and now through solar powered fashion your clothes will be able to power up and charge devices through your body heat and materials worn. Talk about product development, who would have thought this fashion would come into place! The latest products on the market go from bags charging up devices such as mobile phones and ipods to solar powered bikinis, yes solar powered bikiniís. This type of bikini is a gadget that is useful and trendy at the same time, through modern technology swimwear has leapt its way through the waves. The way this swimwear is constructed is through the fabric, a USB port is sewn in that allows ipods cameras and similar devices to be plugged in and powered up by the sun hitting the bikini.
Laser Fashion (image: Hussein Chalayan laser dress)
Recently we have seen so much money invested in laser illuminated events. Take the London 2012 Olympics, the opening ceremonies were full of illuminations now put this into clothing and you have lighted fashion by designers such as Rhyme and Reason who have put together mini versions of these illumination shows. With fashion bikini lights you will certainly be noticed on the beach at night and jackets that use LED lights you will be noticed in a dark crowd. There are some spectacular designs out in the industry that is causing a bit of a trend in this department but this is not the first of laser fashion to come to light. Back in 2010, the laser suit by Wei-Chieh Shih could have blinded the fashion industry, the amazing red lasers sparkling on clothing took a stand, and this design idea was then picked up by musician Rhianna who used that theme for her clothing at the American Movie Awards. Designers inspire others through such developments.
3D Fashion (image: Viktor Rolf)
3D fashion is a big hit in the market, with the increasing amount of 3D printers to have hit the scene over the last few years; architecture, technology and fashion are well combined and this merger has been amazing and artistically great. 3D fashion is emerging as the next best thing to have, from 3D shoes to 3D trainers who can ever look at footwear in the same way again. If you are looking for an edge on fashion then this is the way to go, 3D fashion is innovative and well constructed, the tiniest detail sparks brilliance and this really is cutting edge designs. Not only is 3D fashion wearable but the equipment that has advanced to make this capable is remarkable. Laser cutting has advanced; stencilling design to custom made outfits this detail sets fashion on the map. The likes of Louis Vuitton and Armani have all been involved in 3D fashion already, Burberry created a autumn and winter clothing show in 3D back in 2010 and back then it was the first of its kind which since has expanded all because of technology improvements.
RFID Tracking Fashion
Now here we have some tracking fashion, opinions on this vary as it can have positives and negatives. The great thing about this type of fashion for the future is it can be used to track important things. This fashion is being created to try and improve everyday life; RFID Tracking is capable of even tracking kids who wear this clothing. This can be seen as a sensible useful piece of clothing but is it too much like big brother? Can everything you do be tracked when wearing this. RFID chip technology certainly communicates much information but when is enough information enough, only the future will tell. The fashion department stores are stepping in line to get involved in this more and some are just trialing and testing, so letís wait and see what happens.
Many thanks to Jeanna H for writing this article, Jeanna suffered from Alopecia areata and fashion trends helped her; with new technology so much more can improve the way we live! Find out more about Alopecia Hair Loss Advice and the fashion accessories on the market!
Main image: Galaxy Dress by Cute Circuit