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Will Fashion Embrace Wearable Drones?

Posted on 20 March 2015

wearable tech

I’ll admit up front that I’m old-fashioned, and wearable technology doesn’t excite me much, but it’s not going anywhere any time soon. Google glass may have gone bust, but there are plenty even more interesting ideas springing up to take it’s place. The question is, will the fashion industry step up and take notice? Does it matter?

DVF was an early Google glass adopter, and Tory Burch has designed her own Fitbit, but nowadays, there’s even more fantastical discussion of wearable drones:

Picture a stylish, blade-shaped drone on your necklace. As rain starts to fall, the device can fan out and fly above your head, spinning fast enough to keep you dry.

Wearable drones like this are a long way from reality, but just last week SXSW hosted more than 70 sessions around Wearable Fashion & Tech. And SXSW is known for launching the next big thing (Twitter, etc.).

Designers are doing 3-D printed couture, clothing with solar panels installed, and glow-in-the-dark dresses. Android smart watches have already arrived, and Apple’s is on the way.

So what does all this new wearable tech and attention mean for the fashion industry at large? For fashion bloggers specifically?

Are you excited about it? Will you incorporate wearable tech in your blog at all?

[Photo via Shutterstock]

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