We are living in a time of great promise in terms of new ideas and innovation. There are no limits for technology, and this has brought about a revolution in the fashion industry in the following ways.

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Crowdfunding

Platforms for Crowdfunding like Kickstarter have given startups a new outlet enabling their creations to break ground. From a stylish new backpack or a clever design for a wallet, there are many successfully funded products pointing to significant niches overlooked by existing manufacturing powers. Some of the brands on Kickstarter have by-passed the cartel-like approach by the fashion industry to programmed obsolescence and given consumers value-added propositions such as quality selvage denim or the 10-Year Hoodie.

Collaborations

Even though there have been important strides in recent years, tech companies are still cautious about doing fashion. Many tech devices are aesthetically pleasing as tech devices but not in terms of beauty fashion wise. More designers are lending their aesthetic talents to established gadgets, developing collaborative combinations such as the Tory Burch Fitbit or Stella Audio speakers on a Rebecca Minkoff Clutch.

Fashion Recognition Apps

Have ever seen a perfect dress or coat on someone on Instagram or on the street and wished you could locate the same one with an app? This is the inspiration behind fashion recognition apps, which will try to take images and look through the internet for said article of clothing. Though these apps have encountered lots of challenges technically, the overall outcome could be very helpful for shoppers and become a valuable tool for the purpose of curatorial impulses.

The Miracle Dress Shirt

From stain-resistant shirts to repel spills, shirts that stretch with the body’s movements while directing moisture and heat away from it, to shirts that iron themselves with body heat, textile technology has made all these features a reality. They are making every day wear lower maintenance, more comfortable and flexible.

Wearables

These inventions promise to save us from constantly checking and swiping through our phones. They range from Bluetooth-enabled rings, smart watches and heads-up displays and brainstorming is still underway to create innovative devices that mesh fashion, everyday existence, and our digital lives into one.

Smart Clothes

From LED-lit clothes that change color, biometric clothes that track vitals during your workout, clothes with trackers so you never lose them again, to solar powered fabric to charge your devices as you enjoy the sunshine. There is more to come in terms of convergence between fabric and electronics with the increase in digital omnipresence.

3D Printing

This technology allows one to make copies out of almost anything tangible and its application goes beyond sculptural and latticework jewelry of some designers. With some tweaking, ill-fitting clothes and boxy shoes will be a thing of the past as we embrace perfectly-fitting gloves and shoes.

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  • Author: Sabine Seymour
  • Binding: Paperback
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  • Publication Date: 2009-02-13
  • Publisher: Springer Vienna Architecture
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  • Title: Fashionable Technology: The Intersection of Design, Fashion, Science and Technology

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The interplay of electronic textiles and wearable technology, wearables for short, and fashion, design and science is a highly promising and topical subject. Offered here is a compact survey of the theory involved and an explanation of the role technology plays in a fabric or article of clothing. The practical application is explained in detail and numerous illustrations serve as clarification. Over 50 well-known designers, research institutes, companies and artists, among them Philips, Burton, MIT Media Lab, XS Labs, New York University, Hussein Chalayan, Cute Circuit or International Fashion Machines are introduced by means of their latest, often still unpublished, project, and a survey of their work to date. Given for the first time is a list of all the relevant information on research institutes, materials, publications etc. A must for all those wishing to know everything about fashionable technology.

Functional Aesthetics: Visions in Fashionable Technology

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Functional Aesthetics is a sequel to Seymour s highly acclaimed book Fashionable Technology (Springer 2008) and contains new state-of-the-art and revealing artistic and design examples focusing on the aesthetic and functional aspects. Chapters like Contextual Prerequisite, Body Sculpture, or Transparent Sustainability provide in-depth studies of often visionary projects seen as stimulation for new developments in the matured field of Fashionable Technology . The book presents inspiring projects between the poles of fashion, design, technology, and sciences. It includes a list of relevant information on DIY resources, publications, inspirations, etc.

Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs: Mid 1960s

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These styles will ring a bell not only with America's baby-boomers, but also with current fashion trend watchers. Today's interest in retro fashions makes this book as current as it would have been more than thirty years ago, but the quality is much better. Using today's technology, it presents more than 400 color photographs of clothing styles for men, women, and children culled from 1964-67 Sears Catalogs. Images of mohair sweaters, cardigan sets, bloomer playsuits, madras jackets, checked gingham shifts with matching triangle scarves, ruffled rib-tickler tops and capri pants, Bermuda collars, wraparound skirts, maternity wear, and even days-of-the-week panties all combine to give us a look into what the average American was wearing, along with descriptions and original prices. Current prices are listed for some of the items for those interested in collectible vintage clothing from the era.

Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs: Late 1960s

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Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs: Late 1960s focuses on wearable, collectible vintage clothing and accessories. The Sears catalogs provide the basis for a comprehensive study of the fashions of this period. The descriptions drawn from the catalogs are detailed and accurate in order to help collectors understand the styles of the period, as well as the textiles in use. Although Sears shows apparel for every market, from glamorous to practical, Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs: Late 1960s showcases the most collectible, trendy garments and accessories from the period: stretch pants, mini skirts, turtleneck tunics, tank tops, pantskirts, pantjumpers, flared-leg pants, A-line shifts, knee-high boots, and belted swimwear. There are chapters on "Gowns, Dresses, Shifts, Skirts, and Shirts," "Pants, Pantjumpers, Pantskirts, and Tunics," "Coats," "Swimsuits, Play Suits, and Beach Cover-ups," "Underwear and Nightwear," and "Accessories." The book focuses on women's...

Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs: Late 1950s (A Schiffer Book for Collectors)

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Meet the book that defined fashion for generations of Americans in the twentieth century-the Sears Catalog. European couture designs were beautiful in fashion magazines but the average person with an average income shopped for clothing in department stores. The Sears Catalog brought household goods and fashionable clothing to everyone, whether they had access to a department store or not. Pictured here is clothing for men, women, and children taken from actual Sears Catalogs from the late 1950s, along with descriptions and original prices. Current values for some items are included as a reference guide for collectors of 1950s vintage clothing. Who can forget slim sheaths and whirly skirts, rolled-up dungarees and pedal pushers, bouffant slips and taffeta prom gowns, fraternity prep jackets and children's western wear? With more than 400 color photographs, this book offers a nostalgic look into fashionable clothing of an era which defined an entire generation.

WODISON Polarized Reflective Womens Aviator Sunglasses Metal Frame Mirrored Eyeglasses Rose Gold Lens

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  • REFLECTIVE FLAT MIRRORED LENSES - The hottest lens style, fashionable REVO technology lens offers contrast and the highest available light reduction. Protect your eyes against from the glare light.
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  • FASHIONABLE WOMEN'S SUNGLASSES - Image you are a super star when wearing this super sunglasses, it will be really cool with it. Idea for driving, walking, shopping, travelling, dating, beach etc. Best gift idea for girlfriend and wife.
  • FREE GLASSES POUCH BONUS - The glasses pouch is made of microfiber material which is soft and lightweight, can be used as a clean cloth. This bag can make a better protection with the sunglasses and clean it anytime if you want.

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WODISON fashion cut out aviator sunglasses, high quality metal frame and temple provides a cooling contact when wear it, entire metal design making this sunglass more trendy. Flat mirrored lens is a good way to hide your eyes behind the glasses. The cat style is very attractive and can easily complement any outfit. The package comes with a microfiber glasses pouch, the pouch is good for storing your sunglass form scratches and dust on the lenses when not in use, also convenient to clean your sunglass any time. This trendy metallic sunglass is a great choice to be sent as a gift to your girlfriend, wife or ladybro. Product Dimensions: -Lens Width: 2.28 inch / 58 mm -Lens Height: 2.04 inch / 52 mm -Temple Length: 5.62 inch / 1438 mm -Total Length: 5.59 inch / 142 mm -Bridge: 0.59 inch / 15 mm -Weight: 0.95 oz / 27 g Features: -Fashion cutout aviator style -Flat mirrored Lens -Easy to clean -UV400 protection -Rubber nose grip resist to keep your glasses in place. -Comes with...

Bookshops: Long Established and the Most Fashionable

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In the era of e-books and online trade when the classic book trade has come under increasing pressure, the success of a bookshop is not a foregone conclusion. Booksellers confront these new challenges with very different economic strategies and conceptual measures. Spatial concepts, furnishings and design are indispensable ingredients of a successful sales strategy for newer as well as more tradition steeped bookstores. People like to linger - and buy - where they feel comfortable. This volume is dedicated to the 35 most beautiful bookstores in the world. The old and the new, classical and innovative, giant stores and paradises in miniature for bibliophiles: What they all have in common is that they create a desire for books and prove that the bookshop as institution will always fulfil a need and without a doubt enjoys a future.

Fashionable Terri Lee Dolls

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A detailed encyclopedic and pictorial account of the many Terri Lee doll models, faces, and costumes from the beginning to the close of their production in the 1950s. Shown are the original costumes. Actual patterns of several original costumes are given with complete instructions for their making. An additional bonus is a price guide of Terri Lee dolls compiled by the author. 80 color and 261 b/w photographs. 160 pages.

Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs: Late 1970s (A Schiffer Book for Collectors)

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  • Item Dimensions: Height: 850; Length: 1125; Weight: 170; Width: 50
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  • Publication Date: 1998-05-01
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
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  • Title: Fashionable Clothing from the Sears Catalogs: Late 1970s (A Schiffer Book for Collectors)

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The gamut of trends and fashions during the late 1970s are explored in this priceless pictorial review. Pages from the Sears catalogs open for a trip back in time to the disco era, the "me decade," the bundled-up fashions of the oil embargo, and the buckled-down cowboy look of the new macho man. Lace up your earth shoes for a trip to the prairie, take a tour of the peasant cultures of Eastern Europe, go on safari, hit the ski slopes, or go surfing. Join in the fitness craze, and take a look at the new line of clothing for larger women. Polyester's outer limits are explored, from its most garish applications in plaid suits to its transformation into the textured realms of tweed. And blue jeans get their due, too, in a look at the time when designer jeans and the faded look ruled everyday wear. All this, and more, with original prices and current day values for the collector, fashion aficionado, and designer.

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