Technology is advancing at an alarming rate, but pretty soon with a new Android app, you can wear it. Kenza Zouiten, Swedish fashion blogger and co-founder of Ivyrevel, has teamed up with Google to bring you a dress that fits to your everyday activities and lifestyle. When you download the app, you will go through a process of personalizing the look of the dress, and your phone will recommend the rest.
During the week, by using Snapshot API, the application will track your daily activities such as where you work, what you do at night, and how much physical activity you engage in. For example, do you go to the local burger joint with your closest friends, or do you go to a high-class restaurant with a date? Do you sit in an office chair all day, or does your job require a little more action? Not only will the app detect your actions but also your surroundings. Is it typically windy where you live or relatively calm? Do you live in a warm and sunny climate or cold and cloudy? These are just a few of the many factors that will make the perfect dress.
Aside from general style, the “Data Dress” is one-hundred percent data-driven. The type of fabric used to create your dress could vary based on your everyday activity. A more active person would probably get a more flexible fabric, while someone with a desk job would be given a more formal fabric. As far as weather is concerned, someone who lives in a warmer environment would probably get a thinner fabric and lighter color to keep them cool while a user in a cooler climate would be recommended a thicker fabric and darker color to keep them warm. Not only will the app decide your color scheme and fabric, but even the accessories are data-driven.
Kenza Zouiten got the idea of “Coded Couture” when she began to realize how hard it is for everyday people to develop their own style. Unless you are a fashion designer like Zouiten, or have access to one, the only true way to keep your style truly individual without breaking the bank would be to design and make your own dress. Many people do not have the skills, access, or eye for design that it takes to create your own style, and that is why Zouiten is pricing these dresses at around ninety-nine dollars.
While the Data Dress is the star of the current sci-fi fashion, there are so many other technology based clothing items for someone who is not interested in the Data Dress. Pretty soon you will be able to program your t-shirt to display text or even buy a hoodie with a hole for you smartwatch. Not only have there been technological advances in clothing, but also jewelry. Along with the smartwatch that you could sport under your new sweatshirt, you could also invest in a fashionable necklace that doubles as headphones.
These technological fashion trends are extremely functional and can also be very affordable for their many qualities. Keep an eye out for this new “Coded Couture,” and maybe next year you will be styling a dress made perfectly for you.