It is in the fundamental nature of fashion to be constantly changing and evolving with time. We have seen radical changes in fashion if we look back at ancient history. But little has changed in the last few decades, other than the appearance of clothing. This is about to change with the advent of technology, which is permeating every industry.
It may seem that the fashion industry has thus far not been influenced by technology, at least from the perspective of the end-consumer. But behind the scenes, it has transformed many aspects of the industry: production methods, man-made fabrics, supply chain and arrival of new business models. Soon, technology is going to help with the creation of products that we have only seen in sci-fi movies.
The concept of smart clothing has been in the formative stages for some time now. Many fashion brands and designers are starting to understand the potential of the synthesis of fashion and technology. This has led to the development of innovative products, and advancements which will help consumers think of clothing as more than just a protective layer or trend.
Since fitness trackers have been the most popular wearable product, the immediate step taken by most companies has been to invest in wearables that went further in this direction. But, as necessity is the mother of invention, evolving needs are pushing boundaries of innovation in fashion. This report gives a glimpse of the recent developments in the sphere where fashion and technology converge.
- Technological Innovation in Fashion
- Fashion’s IV Industrial Revolution
- Smart Fashion: Sensory Wearables
- Smart Fashion: Conducting Wearables
- Key Takeaways