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Year In Review

Year In Review: Editor’s Picks – Biggest News Of 2015

2015 Year In Review Wrap Up_Editors Picks Top Stories Wearables Fashion Tech Environment

From smartwatches, to connected dressing rooms, to recycled clothing, 2015 was an incredible year for fashion and technology. We saw advances to help us be better global citizens, encourage kids to be smarter, and keep us connected at all times. While 2016 promises to be the year that fashion tech and wearables begin to find their audience, 2015 laid the groundwork!

Head past the break as we take a look at the stories we believe shaped the industry in 2015 and that will define where the integration of fashion and technology is headed.  

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LED Dress Rebecca Street 2015 BAFTA

Rebecca Street Designed LED Gown At BAFTA Awards

LED Dress Rebecca Street 2015 BAFTAAt last night’s BAFTA Television Awards in London, actress Donna Air stole the spotlight on the red carpet wearing a Rebecca Street designed LED gown. Street, who previously had been Alexander McQueen’s creative cutter and sculptor, designed the dress in collaboration with House Of Fraser, a UK fashion website. The LEDs are integrated into both the structure and draping of the gown. Multiple sensors built into the garment monitor movement. Using that information, LED drivers create light patterns and shading reflecting the movements of the wearer. The dress is without a doubt a technical achievement and is very eye catching; it is unfortunate that some of the LED strips, especially around the waist, look as stiff as the $25 spools of LED lights you can purchase on Amazon. Head past the break to a fantastic video of the gown being assembled and to see it in motion.  

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