High Tech Fashion Takes the Catwalk at FashionWare Hosted by Living in Digital Times at Augmented World Expo 2014

FashionWare Runway Show Features the Latest in Design, Smart Fabrics, Technologies and Accessories; Robin Raskin, Founder of Living in Digital Times, to Moderate Wearables Expert Panel

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The building blocks for a smart fashion revolution are coming together as we speak.

New York, NY (PRWEB) April 21, 2014

Glasses, wristware, environmentally responsive clothing and new fabrics will be showcased as Living in Digital Times presents its well-known FashionWare runway show for the first time at Augmented World Expo 2014. The live show and cocktail party will take place on May 28th at 5:30 p.m. PT at the Santa Clara Convention Center in California. Earlier in the afternoon, as part of the conference sessions, there will be an expert panel: High Tech Meets High Fashion, discussing trends in the wearable tech category at 1:30 p.m. PT in the Main Theater.

“The building blocks for a smart fashion revolution are coming together as we speak,” said Robin Raskin, founder of Living in Digital Times. “Sensors, low energy Bluetooth and mobile devices, as well as new high tech fabrics will recreate what it means to combine style and function. The designers we’re showcasing during FashionWare at Augmented World Expo are world-class fashion pioneers.”

“At Augmented World Expo, our conference looks at the human body as a platform for augmenting reality and making the world more interactive. Great design and wearability will determine success,” said Ori Inbar, co-founder and CEO of AugmentedReality.ORG. “We’re thrilled that we’ve gone beyond the ‘let’s make it work’ phase to the point where we’re saying ‘let’s make it beautiful.’”

Sweaters that change color with one’s mood, clothing brought to life by its environmental factors like noise, or a bracelet that monitors one’s sun exposure are just a few examples of the pieces that will be taking the runway. A partial list of designers and technologies featured, will include:

●    Artists
    o    Kristin Neidlinger, founder of SENSOREE, is an experienced designer who uses brainwaves and skin response in her fashion designs.
     o    Amy Winters, also known as Rainbow Winters, is a new media artist and fashion designer whose work uses environmental stimuli like music or water to transform her outfits.
    o    Valérie Lamontagne, owner & designer at 3lectromode, is a wearable electronics creator who combines dance and theatre in her environmental pieces.
    o    Angela Dale, has been designing and fabricating costumes and props for more than 25 years, having created a wide variety of the weird and wonderful.

●    Wearables
    o    Drumpants, a wearable and fully customizable on-the-go musical instrument.
    o    JUNE UV Bracelet, from Neatmo, is a bracelet that measures sun intensity in real time and monitors one’s total daily sun exposure.
    o    Narrative Clip is a tiny, automatic camera and app that lends a searchable and shareable photographic memory.

From concept design to final product at retail, all aspects of the next generation of wearable tech will be the focus of the High Tech Meets High Fashion expert panel discussion. The panel will feature innovators in the wearable tech space, including:

●    Robin Raskin (moderator), founder of Living in Digital Times, a team of technophiles who bring together top experts and the latest innovations that intersect lifestyle and technology.
●    Syuzi Pakhchyan, an experienced designer whose work investigates the intersection between code, cloth and culture.
●    Adam Adelman, co-founder and president at Mighty Cast, Inc., the company behind the Nex Band and its patent-pending base and token technology.
●    Ashley Beattie, co-founder of Kiwi Wearable Technologies, creators of open and user-friendly wearable devices.
●    Franco Lodato, award winning industrial designer and former chief innovator for product exploration and product design for DuPont, Gillette, Motorola, Herman Miller, Pininfarina and SC-Johnson, among others.

FashionWare and Augmented World Expo events are open to members of the media free of charge. Register online today at augmentedworldexpo.com/register-as-press/

Owned and produced by AugmentedReality.org, the 2014 Augmented World Expo will take place May 27-29, 2014 in Santa Clara, California.

Additional upcoming Living in Digital Times summer 2014 events include: Digital Health Summer Summit in San Francisco (June 18-20); FashionWare and Battle of the Bands at CE Week in New York City (June 25-26); and MommyTech at Blogger Bash in New York City (July 18).

About Living in Digital Times
Founded by veteran technology journalist Robin Raskin, Living in Digital Times brings together the most knowledgeable leaders and the latest innovations impacting both technology and lifestyle. It helps companies identify and act on emerging trends, create compelling company narratives, and do better business through strong network connections. Living in Digital Times produces the following conferences, exhibits and events at International CES and other locations throughout the year: Digital Health Summit, Silvers Summit, Sports & Fitness Tech Summit, TransformingEDU, Kids@Play Summit, MommyTech Summit, Battle of the Bands, Mobile Apps Showdown, Last Gadget Standing, FashionWare, Robotics on the Runway, and the KAPi Awards. For more information, visit LivinginDigitalTimes.com.

About Augmented World Expo
Augmented World Expo, now in its fifth year, is the world’s largest international event for augmented reality, wearable computing, gesture devices, and the Internet of Things. This year’s show will take place Monday, May 26th through Wednesday, May 28th at the Santa Clara Convention Center. AWE 2014 will boast over 200 exhibits from elite brands like Epson, Qualcomm and Intel to pioneering startups such as Daqri, Arqetype, Ngrain, and many more. Attendees will also experience a FashionWare show produced by Living in Digital Times, the Auggie Awards, a wearable tech Hackathon, the Glass Class: Designing Wearable Interfaces by Mark Billinghurst and 100 additional talks.

The mind-provoking headliners Robert Scoble (Tech Evangelist) and Hiroshi Ishii (MIT Media Lab) as well as over 130 industry innovators are confirmed as speakers in the super-intense schedule. Samsung, Intel, Qualcomm, Microsoft, Epson, Bosch, Boeing, GE, Nvidia, Plantronics are among the hundreds of leading companies confirmed to exhibit and speak.

For more information and to register to attend, please visit augmentedworldexpo.com. Please follow Augmented World Expo on twitter at @ARealityEvent and #AWE2014.

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