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Bionic Fashion Comes to Paris in an Exciting New Showcase

Picture of India Doyle
Updated: 1 March 2017
Finishing a month of sartorial fanfare, Paris Fashion Week welcomes the great and the good for the final AW17 shows of the month, alongside ample sales as buyers place their orders for the year ahead. This season the city gets an additional injection of hype as it welcomes a showcase of the latest fashion technology.

In a special exhibition curated by Tumblr, the most innovative wearable tech designers and industry figures will preview new work and innovation. The event will bring together a global canon of creators, including the designers behind the Adrenaline Dress, Chromat. Latvian-born singer and model Viktoria Modesta will also make an appearance. Known as the ‘Bionic Pop Star’ Modesta uses prosthetic legs as both a fashion item and an enabling addition to her life.

© Chromat
© Chromat

Other highlights include CuteCircuit’s Kinetic Dress, which reacts to the wearer’s surroundings and mood, to a dress which can receive and display tweets in real time and Silvia Fado, a shoe designer who explores the intersection of fashion footwear design with high-performance sports footwear. The event marks the release of the new film Ghost in the Shell, which sees Scarlett Johansson take on the central role of a one-of-a-kind human-cyborg hybrid in a remake of the Japanese anime original.

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As technology and fashion continue to fuse, the future in wearable technology is not only exciting but is going to be crucial in ensuring the fashion industry continues to grow. Highlights of the event will be on show from March 10. It won’t be long before we’re all coveting a little bionic chic in our daily life.