Top 3 Fashion and Technology Highlights From This Week
Unless you’ve been living in a cave for the last week you’ve probably already read about two of the most important events in fashion and technology industries this year – Milan Fashion Week and Mobile World Congress. The beautiful cities Milan and Barcelona welcomed people from all over the world to become eyewitnesses of the latest trends on the catwalk and the newest innovations in the mobile world. The two events were the perfect occasions for entrepreneurs, innovators and experts to gather together and rock the Italian and Spanish audiences. So…, let’s see our top 3 highlights from this week.
Z Zegna – MFW AW’15
Milan Fashion Week 2015 welcomed Z Zegna and its AW collection called “Where Technology meets Tailoring” representing garments tailored using innovative and weatherproof materials – “An international expression of style is reflected in a trans global cocktail of fabrics and technologies, where heritage is revised and placed in complimentary contrast with innovation”. The tailored pieces combine winter colour palette consisted of grey tones, bright shades of blue and autumn nuances of mustard. The brand’s patented fabric Techmerino can now add to its list the warm material described also as a performance wool used for sportswear. From now on you will be totally protected during harsh winters.
Talk BanD B2 – MWC’15
TalkBand B2 was presented at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona by the Chinese giant manufacturer – Huawei. By possessing the characteristics of being stylish and elegant, the fashion tech wearable is the ultimate decision for business people who want to track their daily fitness activities. TalkBand B2 has a very advanced Bluetooth connectivity and an awesome feature is that it can be also worn as a “Bluetooth earpiece, allowing users to take calls hands-free while driving, jogging or typing”. And that’s not all, the band can records movements and duration of deep sleep, it can be used to make phone calls or play music and, amazingly, the battery life lasts up to 5 days. For Android and iOS fans, the band syncs with both softwares. Aaaand… for the most impatient fans, the fashion tech wearable will be launched in April at the cost of €169 for black and silver versions and €199 for a gold one. It will be also available for purchasing in two different wristband styles – leather and eco-friendly TPU material.
During MWC’15 Huawei emerged with one more smart wearable – a Bluetooth headset with a chic magnetic clasp. Resembling a necklace, the wearable will assist you during the most intense activities due to its high functionality. Its 3-axis accelerometer can detect your steps, track distance travelled, and monitor your health and calories burnt. It is raining heavily or shining brightly, no problem, the TalkBand N1 has been created for active use in any condition. “The sturdy interior is made of woven Kevlar fibres. The exterior is wrapped in sun proof and corrosion resistant fabric for a more comfortable feel on the skin”. In addition, the headset has a built-in MP3 decoder chip that allows you to enjoy listening up to 1,000 high-quality songs. Thanks to the precise manufacture, the product can deliver a “full-bodied listening experience”.