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Beijing Fashion Week: Fashion and Tech

Beijing Fashion Week: Fashion and Tech

Beijing Fashion Week, one of the five exhibitions of Beijing Design Week 2016 which run last September 23 to October 7, showcase the latest innovations and pop-ups with one of this year’s theme, Fashion Tech.

The past years have seen how the digital revolution has shook the fashion industry with the boom of wearable tech and the application of advanced manufacturing techniques to fashion, jewellery and accessories like 3D printing.

Wang Zheng, a 3D Print Designer from Beijing, expresses his great hopes for the market potential of 3d printing. Although it still costs more than normal manufacturing process, Zheng explains that in the near future, this new industrial revolution will soon be economical and cost effective for brands.?Joe Shawn, a producer of Inlife Fashion in China shares that the Beijing Fashion Week this year has seen the launch of a new brand of backpack which has solar panels that can charge your phone and smart bra for the ladies that captures biometrics data such as distance, heart rate, and breathing rate.

The Beijing Fashion Week is one of the many evidences that show that the marriage of fashion and technology is inevitable. Aside from wearable tech that we have been seeing for some years, technology will have a positive intrusion in fashion and people won’t be able to say no. ?It is only safe to say that the fashion tech evolution has only begun. In the next few years, it is with assurance that we will see fashion optimizing what other innovations can the tech industry give not only through wearable tech but also through design methodology and material production and distribution.

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