“Upwards of $19B in market cap expected by 2020, and it’s all about wearable tech! The possibilities for retailers, not only to enhance product offerings, but also to innovate on the in-store shopping experience are endless. If you’re investing or thinking long term retail strategy now, Wearable Tech must be in your forecast!” Kyle Hjelmeseth , mentor for Wearable World, told StyleSage.
With the MADE Fashion Week joining forces with well-known tech partners this year, we are witnessing the amalgamation of fashion and technology, especially in the area of wearable technology.
" This Saturday, February 14, 2015, during the height of NBA All-Star Weekend and New York Fashion Week, Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks — 8-time NBA All-Star and co-founder of Melo7 Tech Partners — will join forces with MADE Fashion Week, KATALYST LIVE, Intel and Accenture to launch FAST A/W15, a unique showcase that will bring to the forefront emerging technologies, key collaborators and innovations defining the future of fashion, sports and technology.
This first-of-its-kind event will invite cultural, sports, business and tech influencers to discover and interact with the latest sports-inspired devices, wearables, performance-enhancing consumer tech, and fashion-forward athletic apparel, as well as offer a unique look at what's to come. (Read the full article on PR Newswire) "
Wearable technology is definitely becoming a hot favorite in the future of fashion, as we see big fashion brands like Michael Kors and Swarovski going high-tech, attempting to gain a piece of this new pie.
*Image Credits: MADE Fashion Week*