Wear­able tech­nol­ogy

U Magazine - - FEATURE -

Fash­ion and tech­nol­ogy are be­com­ing more and more in­ter­twined. We’re all fa­mil­iar with the in­cred­i­ble cat­walks and pieces cre­ated by de­sign­ers such as Alexan­der Mcqueen, Hus­sein Cha­layan, Iris Van Her­pen and the way they cap­ti­vate us and tell sto­ries through their use of fash­ion and tech­nol­ogy. There are also brands that use wear­able tech­nol­ogy along­side com­mu­ni­ca­tion de­vices. Light up dresses, glasses, train­ers, and gowns that spell out mes­sages – they’re definitely at­ten­tion-grab­bing, but not so wear­able or prac­ti­cal for a din­ner or lunch meet­ing. There’s a nov­elty to wear­able tech­nol­ogy that, for the most part, ‘wears off’. Ap­ple launched their smart watch and it hasn’t proved as pop­u­lar as ex­pected. I have only ever seen men wear­ing the watch, or ed­i­tors who have been gifted the Ap­ple Watch Her­mès. One of my clients in LA was wear­ing an Ap­ple watch, but I didn’t no­tice it un­til I saw him move his arm to read an email. It had just looked like an or­di­nary stain­less steel watch­strap. What I love about the Huawei Watch is that it really does look and feel like an el­e­gant time­piece – a per­fect fu­sion of fash­ion, tech­nol­ogy and de­sign. I’m still learn­ing the func­tion­al­ity of it all, but it is su­per ad­dic­tive.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Lebanon

© PressReader. All rights reserved.