The debate on whether or not the advancement of technology is good or bad has become an increasingly visited topic. Old school versus New School is always clashing. The question has always been asked is: is technology making us stupid and while both sides have very good arguments, the fact still stands that, it really doesn’t matter. At the end of the day the fact remains that, technology is here and today’s youth are using it. The question that should instead, be asked is: How can we make use of technology to further educate the youth and use its benefits to the fullest.
While not many people in the fashion industry are thinking about this, there are a few individuals that are thinking ahead and are working to shape the future of the fashion industry. One of whom is Nancy Tilbury, who owns Studio XO, where she and her team merge fashion and technology to develop a digital couture experience, creating interactive and evolving garments, with an end goal to having these garments someday spill out onto the streets and into everyday life; combining wearable technology with mainstream clothing to expand the norms of wearable tech. A company who has taken this concept one step further is Adidas, Nuremberg, Germany, spent the last few years developing a system that monitors an athlete's real time performance via their clothing, heart rate sensors, respiration sensors, and much more.
The world is changing fast, technology is changing even faster. Why not use it to make impacts that can better our future in more ways than one? Why not imagine the impossible?