Rebecca Minkoff—the designer and the fashion brand—is not shy about adopting technology. From debuting drones on the catwalk to installing interactive mirrors in dressing rooms to selling bracelets that double as phone chargers, Minkoff is at the forefront of fashion technologies.
And yet, she is the first to admit that most everything going on in wearables at the moment is horrible. In an event at her SoHo store for Fast Company’s Innovation Festival, she dished on what everyone is doing wrong—and why she blames men trying to design for women for a lot of it. Here are the best bits from our discussion.