Gone are the days of tech and fashion living separate lives. The digital revolution is here. And for those who appreciate both style and technology, 2017 is going to be a good year. Many fashion-forward, chic-geek men and women will be pleased to know that even the biggest fashion names are taking note of the tech revolution.
Interested in learning more about the latest up-and-coming trends? Read on for our picks of the best fashionable tech must-haves.
Fashion Goes Mobile
2017 will be a pivotal year for mobile tech for a number of reasons. Experts believe that the infiltration of new technology in the mobile world will benefit customers. But for those folks who appreciate big power that comes in small packages, the Apple iPhone SE may be right up your alley. This chic and sleek smartphone offers the same advanced features as the iPhone 6S, but is conveniently packaged in four inches.
Compact enough to fit in your Rae and Bone skinny jeans pocket or your Gucci wristlet (unlike larger iPhones), this smartphone is as stylish as it is practical. With the same advanced chip used in the iPhone 6S, the iPhone SE also offers a top-notch camera for all of your photo and video needs.
And speaking of iPhones, you’ll never be left without battery power when you wear Q Designs’ QBracelet, the accessory that connects to your iPhone and offers up to an extra 50 percent charge. This lightweight bangle works its magic via a built-in Apple lightning connector and comes in four stylish shades.
For the fashionable music lovers out there, the Stelle Audio Wireless Speaker offers a sleek design that will complement any room in your home. Resembling a piece of fine art, this speaker offers premium, 360-degree sound from any Bluetooth-enabled device. Or, pair with your phone for hands-free conversations.
And for those who want an unmatched audio experience, the Parrot Zik 3 headphones offer a wireless, hi-tech and stylish experience. The brainchild of designer Phillippe Starck, the Parrot Zik 3 headset provides unmatched sound and innovation. Features include noise control, a proximity detector and a wireless charger, while also boasting compatibility with smartwatches and charging stations. And with a plethora of colors to choose, there’s one for every fashionista.
Tech Gets Couture
For many a fashion enthusiast, the relationship between tech and style can be murky at times. However, the latest runway shows indicate that this once gray area is becoming more clear.
For instance, Chanel’s spring/summer 2017 collection may be the line’s first attempt at embracing the tech world, with uniquely decorated lanyards and laptop bags taking center stage. Likewise, designer Hussein Chalayan embraced tech with a collaboration with Intel. This product line showcased models donning glasses that measured their breath and heart rate, which, in turn, was electronically shared with their belts. The reason? To share with the audience the models’ stress levels as they took their turn on the catwalk.
While everyday people may not find themselves walking down a runway with their vitals on a screen for all to see, it’s interesting to see high-end designers embracing this new age of fashion and tech.