The combination of technology and fashion is showing all the horrors of adolescence.
For every cool new idea that promises to revolutionize what we wear (dresses made with 3-D printers, fitness and health trackers), there’s an example of the sort of awkwardness — in form, function or price — that makes it clear wearables at large are still not ready for prime time. Not everyone can pull off Michael Schmidt and Francis Bitonti’s 3-D printed nylon dress like Dita Von Teese, price tags on many wearable tech items are still sky high and interest in gadgets can wane (see Nike’s FuelBand).
Issa Rae stopped by WWD's NYC headquarters to talk about season two of "Insecure," which premieres this Sunday on HBO. Click link in bio for all the details. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery; Styled by @mayteallende)
A Stella McCartney sketch of a custom dress made from protein-based silk in partnership with biotech lab Bolt Threads. The dress will be displayed at The Museum of Modern Art's upcoming design exhibition, "Items: Is Fashion Modern?"