Geeks and fashion? Gone are the days when the reasonable people did not care about what to wear. Instead, today, we hear about hipsters, geek chic, geek fashion, and so on. There are even entire ensembles created especially for those who want to look geeky cool! Maybe there is nothing wrong with that, but it is something that I still cannot totally grasp.
Anyhow, did any of you hear about FashionWare 2011? It epitomizes the trend that I just outlined above. FashionWare was dubbed as the “Fashion Week for Geek Fashionistas” and was held at the recently concluded CES 2011. You don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure out what it was all about – a fashion show featuring technology-inspired fashion.
So here is a sampling of what went on the runway.
That’s Sports Ware Mom, sporting a weight management system that is based on a mobile phone, for the easy monitoring of food intake. She’s also wearing special pants that have leg support and sneakers that enhance the toning of muscles.
This momma is the Green Ware Mom, who is wearing a solar backpack, complete with a mobile phone charger.
This one here is Blogger Ware Mom. She’s wearing a Fibonacci scarf – now that is something I wouldn’t mind having! Then again, I don’t know about the color. She’s also lugging around a camcorder that records everything you see. That could very well be handy for mom blogs, don’t you think so?
Now lest you think that the event was a little too gender-biased, take a look at this.
That’s Mobile Ware Dad who has a cool LED umbrella (perfect for a stormy night) and an MP3 shirt (which reminds me of Raj). Plus points for the umbrella. I am unsure about the MP3 shirt.
The more I look at the photos and descriptions of the event, the more I feel unsure about what to think about it. 1
Forever Geek readers, what are your thoughts?