The Wearable Technology Boom


If you're like me, you love anything that brings us closer to a world that more closely resembles Star Trek, and the fashion world has heard our pleas for more technology in intertwined into (literally) the fabric of our daily lives. I personally can't wait to get my hands on some of the stuff in our foreseeable future; what are you most looking forward to?


Solar-reactive iPod-charging jogging suits, posture-enhancing Bluetooth yoga-wear, ski goggles with GPS and email, even bras that promise to detect cancer tissue in its early stages – the latest innovations in high-tech clothing and accessories border on science fiction.

According to Nancy Tilbury, co-founder of Studio XO, a London-based fashion technology company which specialises in creating interactive light-up stage costumes for performers such as the Black Eyed Peas and Azealia Banks: “Generation Digital are constantly connected and live their lives digitally. Clothes are the next logical step.” Studio XO plans, she adds, to unveil a new range of wearable tech incorporating decorative lighting, social media and internet functions later this year. Read More

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