There is no doubt that the Consumer Electronics Show
is the premiere place to see and be seen if you are a gadget lover. I
spied fashionable ear phones, iPad covers and of course, sleek laptops
and 3D televisions. This year at CES, geek gadgets met fashion on the
first ever FashionWare runway, produced by Living Digitally. Organizer Robin Raskin and show curator Diana Eng
highlighted “wearable technology” that was a mix of things you could
buy now on the shelf and items that were truly high art fashion pieces.
For example, solar backpacks that charge your electronic devices,
dresses that light up in response to movement and sound and arm bands
that measure your caloric intake against your calories burned to help
you lose weight.
But was it pretty and would you really want to wear it? Heck yes!
Designer and author, Diana Eng, (Project Runway, Season2) has always combined her love of math, technology and science with high fashion. This gorgeous purple knit scarf was created using the mathematical Fibonacci number sequence. The Kamerflage Thunder Cloud and Lightning Bolt dress created by Connor Dickie uses technology that allows designers to create clothes with colors that are invisible to the naked eye, yet can be seen when imaged with a digital camera. Through a mobile phone, you can see a lightning bolt on this frock! Did you notice the model’s earpiece? She is donning the Looxcie, the first, small and easy to wear camcorder that videos everything you see. You can also share everything you see handsfree on social media and on email, compatible with iphones and androids. Useful and fashionable!
Modern Muti-Tasking: Looking Good, While Charging Your Gear
The Voltaic Converter Solar Backpack carries your laptop and everything you need for the day and keeps your smartphone charged. With 4 Watts of power, one hour of sun gets you three hours of talk time and a battery stores one and a half phone charges.