SAN FRANCISCO — In May, San Francisco clothing company Betabrand hosted the first “Silicon Valley Fashion Week?” The three-day event, as much a variety show as a presentation of local start-ups and designers, was treated with combined curiosity, skepticism and bemusement. Among the headline-grabbing highlights were 3-D-printed bras, LED dresses and — as a grand finale — clothing “modeled” by drones. But although creator Chris Lindland was clearly in on the infotainment angle — the drones were a “huge lure,” he said — he might have been more prescient than coverage would have us believe.
This year, among the traditional runway presentations, New York Fashion Week will offer elements more reminiscent of Silicon Valley than high fashion — 3-D printing, LED- and code-powered garments and, perhaps most prominently, drones.
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