Connected Couture

High-end fashion designers merge status symbols with technological integration

Implications - At this point in the digital age, gadgets serve as a status symbol as telling as a couture handbag. Thus, combining these two things was a natural next step in satiating the consumer desire to emulate prestige. This combination allows for a doubly extravagant status symbol that speaks both to style and function.
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This Year and Warm Top 6 Examples: 25,399 Total Clicks Sep 13 - Jun 16
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Chic Hi-Tech Jewelry - CuffLinc's Wearable Technology Promotes Style and Safety
SCORE: 5.2
Warm 11,111 Clicks Pub: Mar 15, 14
Chic Hi-Tech Jewelry
CuffLinc's Wearable Technology Promotes Style and Safety
When it comes to hi-tech jewelry, a lot of the designs out there are driven by function and they definitely serve as statement pieces, but not the attractive kind. But if you were to look at the... [More]
3D-Printed Fashion Collections - The Michaella Janse van Vuuren New Fashion Line is Striking
SCORE: 4.9
Warm 5,145 Clicks Pub: Mar 21, 14
3D-Printed Fashion Collections
The Michaella Janse van Vuuren New Fashion Line is Striking
South American designer and engineer Michaella Janse van Vuuren takes inspiration from the new printer Objet500 Connex3 and ‘The Garden of Eden.’ The printer has three nozzles, which... [More]
Vibrant Shifting Smartphone Dresses - Nokia Teams Up with Fyodor Golan to Mix Tech with Fashion
SCORE: 5.4
Warm 4,179 Clicks Pub: Feb 19, 14
Vibrant Shifting Smartphone Dresses
Nokia Teams Up with Fyodor Golan to Mix Tech with Fashion
A smartphone dress may be the biggest and boldest modern fashion statement one could make. Given that cell phones are so popular that they are a fashion accessory on their own, this couldn’t... [More]
Fashion Technology Earphones - The 'EOZ One' Stylish Headphones are Catwalk-Ready
SCORE: 6.9
This Year and Warm 330 Clicks Pub: Jun 1, 16
Fashion Technology Earphones
The 'EOZ One' Stylish Headphones are Catwalk-Ready
The latest release of fashion technology to offer users a more stylish way to go about their business, the ‘EOZ One’ earphones are designed with fashion and function in mind. Funding... [More]
Phone-Integrated Designer Handbags - Sean Miles’ Mobile Phone Bags Carry Phones Unusually
SCORE: 5.1
Warm 3,324 Clicks Pub: Sep 14, 13
Phone-Integrated Designer Handbags
Sean Miles’ Mobile Phone Bags Carry Phones Unusually
These mobile phone bags by Sean Miles pair cell phones that have been turned in to the O2 Recycle project with designer brand handbags. Although these bags are still able to carry around a mobile... [More]
Heat-Sensing Chameleon Couture - This Color-Shifting Line from Alexander Wang Adapts Automatically
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Mild 1,310 Clicks Pub: Feb 24, 14
Heat-Sensing Chameleon Couture
This Color-Shifting Line from Alexander Wang Adapts Automatically
These color-shifting clothes by Alexander Wang see the designer taking massive strides in incorporating technology with his designs. This color-shifting collection is activated by varying levels of... [More]