Tech Fashion - The Fashion of Today
Like any other art, the long-term trends in fashion are often driven by advancements in technology. New materials merge with the old and new needs drive innovation while fashion slowly evolves. Which of today's trends are driving the wearable's of tomorrow? That is a tricky question to answer but what we know for sure is that technology is driving the fashion forward.
The grim reality for fashion retailers in the past couple of years is that technology embedded in gadgets like smartphones and tablets has captured the imagination of consumers around the globe, knocking fashion off its pedestal as the principal way in which people express their identities.
Actually, technology has become fashion or "Tech Fashion", in the sense that vast numbers of people now express themselves through the gadgets they tote more than the clothes they wear. This is reflected in the relatively sluggish sales growth for clothing compared with digital products.
Tech Fashion is obviously everywhere you go, just Walk into a business meeting and you no longer pay much attention to the suits - instead, you're noticing how many of the participants are taking notes on their iPads.
While smartphones, tablets and laptops take big part in this, Google caused a big splash with its bold Project Glass, which envisions a computing form that you control with your eyes. While the prototype looks more like something you'd see on Star Trek than on the catwalks of Paris, it is a significant step up and experts are expecting more new gadgets to come out every year making this trend of "tech fashion" grow like never seen before.
Where is Tech Fashion Heading?
While retailers continue making awesome products, there are plenty of opportunities to change different aspects of the product design to make it unique and stand out from the crowd. Gadgets are being integrated into clothes which is becoming more popular but one of the biggest trends today is giving new looks to your gadgets such as smartphones, tablets and your laptop...
Some customizations are done by using "skins" which can cover the entire body of your favorite gadget or particular areas of your choice. This gives you opportunity to have a creative and unique look for all your expensive gadgets, to stand out from the crowd and be recognized.
These "skins" are manufactured out of an extremely thin and durable vinyl, boasting fantastic style and protection form every day wear and tear, while keeping the original sleek styling of the device. The best thing is, you get a personal feel to your gadget while still being able to use all other docks, charges and accessories.