Virgin Galactic x Y-3 Collab Announced, Resistance Is Futile

As collaborations are likely to rule 2016, it comes as no surprise that Virgin Galactic has partnered up with Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto's x Adidas label Y-3. At the Spaceport America in New Mexico, home to Virgin Galactic, they revealed a design worthy to be worn...

Is Blockchain Technology Set to Revolutionize the Fashion Industry?

According to a report from PwC, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, blockchain, drones, internet of things, robots, virtual reality and 3D printing are the eight emerging technologies that today's businesses need to familiarize themselves with. Of the eight, there is one technology that has many fashion insiders...

Functional Fabrics for Scalable Textile Tech Integration

Functional Fabrics
Recently, the functional fabrics research and development department at Drexel University, received a financial injection of 75 million dollars from the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA)- an Institute to support American textile researchers and manufacturers. Boosting universities working with fibres and fabrics that can make us see, sense,...

CES2017: VIVOBAREFOOT IoT-Enabled Running Shoe Powered By Sensoria

For us here at FashNerd.com, #CES2017 is definitely a great way to start the new year. Frequented by makers, designers, and innovators, CES, for publishers like ourselves, is the 'land' of plenty. An event where tech ideas and concepts come to life. Last year we were...

An Anthropologist, a Material Scientist and a Fashion Tech Designer Walk Into a Bar

No, this isn't a joke. Rather, it is a comment on the centrality of transdisciplinary collaboration for informed and exciting data-driven futures. Data Analytics, Wearables & Fashion Tech's Elemental component When I think about these exciting opportunities around mass customization, improved well-being, better in-person interactions and...

Changing the Future of Fashion with Blockchain Technology

Titled "Is Blockchain Technology Set to Revolutionize the Fashion Industry?", FashNerd.com was one of the first voices to explore the important role that the distributed ledger could play in the fashion industry. The article looked at how blockchain can serve as the new generation of infrastructure whilst changing...

NikeLab x Rousteing: Fashionable Innovation of the Beautiful Game

NikeLab’s innovations meets Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing has got us hot under the collar. It is a collaboration that promises to bond the beautiful game to the beautiful design in a fashionable manner. The NikeLab x Olivier Rousteing relationship begun over a year ago and is the...

What If IBM’s ‘Watson’ Would End Up In Your Hearables

IBM Watson Hearables
Remember the movie 'Her' by Spike Jonze? When Joaquin Phoenix fell in love with his Operating System called 'Samantha'? (Voiced by Scarlett Johansson). Well, it might have taken about 3 years for the predictions in 'Her' to become a reality. A reality where IBM's IoT platform and supercomputer called...

Ilja Visser x Marina Toeters – Let There Be Light!

It was love at first sight when we first laid eyes on Dutch fashion designer Ilja Visser SS16 collection. Innovative and beautiful, the School of Arts in Arnhem graduate, who launched her first namesake couture line, ILJA, in 2005, definitely out did herself. We must...

Apple x Carl Zeiss: Playing Devil’s Advocate In The Smart Glasses Realm?

Investing in the risky business of smart glasses is like playing devil's advocate. This is because the 'failure' of Glass is still so fresh in some people's minds, therefore not many have dared to follow in Googles footsteps until recently. Personally, I think that those who still...