Chat with friends while holding a mobile device in your hand: this familiar picture could soon disappear from our everyday life. Digital tools are used in Future barely noticeably merging with everyday things, even with our clothes. This is the conclusion of the QVCFuture study "Living 2038". "According to the survey, almost every third German from Generation Z can imagine wearing clothing that will work like a smartphone in the future," says Mathias Bork from QVC. "In 20 years, nobody wants to type cumbersome messages anymore."
Jeans manufacturer Levis has already presented a jacket that enables telephone calls by tapping on the arm. Accessories will also contain new technologies in the future. Smart belts and trinkets collect health data via sensors and warn when they get out of hand. The US manufacturer Wearable X introduced the yoga pants Nadi X: It uses vibrations to indicate when an incorrect posture has been performed. Of course, she also connects to the smartphone and gives feedback on the exercises.
Tailor-made from 3D printer
Trying on shoes or pants may also be over in the near future. Every second generation Z generation would like the clothing of the future to be automatically made to measure for them. A trend that also helps to avoid textile overproduction. 3D Print offers new opportunities. At the Met Gala 2019, designer Zac Posen showed what that could look like: he dressed celebrities like Katie Holmes and Nina Dobrev in dresses and accessories made from 3D printing. Adidas in turn provides with the Future Craft 3D a sports shoe whose midsole adapts individually to the personal cushioning needs thanks to 3D printing.
Clothes that no longer exist in real life
The Dutch start-up The Fabric goes one radical step further. Designer clothing is only designed digitally there - tailored to the wearer, who shows the part only on social networks: as an individual filter over the body. In reality, the luxury part is no longer produced - it only exists as a file. The first dress auctioned the label for 9.500 euros in New York. The idea behind it: What is no longer physically manufactured saves resources and Environment.
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