This Junya Watanabe Coat Uses Solar Power to Charge iPhones

 - Mar 17, 2016
References: dailyreadlist & highsnobiety
Famed Japanese designer Junya Watanabe created a stylish coat that utilizes solar power. Designed for the Fall/Winter 2016 season, this coat is made to keep wearers protected from the outdoor elements while keeping their phones completely charged.

Known for his avant-garde tailoring, Watanabe juxtaposed his unique aesthetic with modern technology to create this solar-powered trench coat. The stylish piece of outerwear is outfitted with four solar panels on its back, while two solar panels decorate the front. The jacket also features a hidden interior power pack that offers portable charging capabilities.

While fashion designers have been venturing into the emerging wearable tech market, it is quite surprising and refreshing to see a niche designer such as Junya Watanabe also follow suit with mixing high-tech and high fashion.