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Google Glass as Fashion, Been Here Before

This months (September) issue of Vogue features an editorial with models sporting the newest, well maybe most popular for the time being, wearable tech: Google Glass.

Image from September Vogue
Editorial photographs by Steven Klein

And at first it may seem to be revolutionary to see these glasses in public, let alone on a model in the nation’s leading fashion magazine. But tech attire has become adopted before, to a point where it virtually becomes unnoticed. Take for example the white iPod headphones. These not only became mainstream and as common as earrings–but also somewhat of a status symbol with the equivalence of toting a designer handbag or wiggling into those skinny jeans. We’ve also seen fashion editorials with Bluetooth earpieces.

Both of these examples don’t stand out much anymore, and I’d expect the same to be true with Google Glass in the next 5 years.

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The More Hippies Change the More They Stay the Same

Trends have a way of recycling themselves. It’s true in cars. It’s true in music. And of course it’s true in fashion. Leave it up to Molly Park to make an infographic out of it! Molly notices the ironic similarities between the hippies of the 1970’s and the hipsters currently scavaging our urban landscape. Did I mention I love infographics? xoxo Amanda.

Hipster NYC
Full Size Image @ Mollypark.me

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Spray On A Shirt Today, A Skirt Tomorow

Meet Manel Torres. This PhD student has created spray on clothing. What we love about the idea is the renewable nature of this invention - the spray material can be washed, recollected, and sprayed on as something new! Imagine buying 1 can of material but being able to make a new shirt today and a pair of pants tomorow. All without consuming additional natural resources, using fuel to transport the new clothing to market, etc. Spray on clothing takes reduce, reuse, and recycle to an extreme.

Of course we featured Torres’ Fabrican invention back in 2006 so we’re not quite sure why this idea is making it’s rounds again, but hey, now there’s a video:

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Does This Chair Come in Size 4?

We recently had the priviledge to photograph a innovative event. The Michigan Chapter of the International Interior Design Association held their Finish to Fashion show earlier this month. The show was intended to show off interior design fabrics and techniques, not in the showroom, but on the runway.

Teams competed for best design based on international cities. The event was a fantastic way to demonstrate the talents of these obviously multi-faceted designers! Check out some more pics from the event

Team

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Infographics Can Be Sexy Too!

Sometimes information about fashion can be as sleek and beautiful as the articles themselves. This is truely the case with Ohio State University grad Slavik Dizajn’s innovative infographic on the evolution of the bra. Take a trip through the fashion time portal and find out what year the term “bra” became popular.

Popularity: 12% [?]

Lady Gaga Heartbeat Headphones

Lady Gaga’s fashion taste may seem out of this world, but her recent release is a tad more grounded. Recently, the space-age diva developed a pair of earphones for both the fashion and music conscious. Called “Heartbeat,” we’re sure the headphones will live up to the Gaga name!

Heartbeat Headphones
pic via TechRadar

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