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Cyber chic? Internet technology becoming fashion friendly

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Models wearing Google Glass eyewear, Pebble smartwatches and other hot gadgets strutted a catwalk late Monday as Internet technology continued to merge with the world of fashion.

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(SAN FRANCISCO-AFP) -- Models wearing Google Glass eyewear, Pebble smartwatches and other hot gadgets strutted a catwalk late Monday as Internet technology continued to merge with the world of fashion.

 

A Digital Fall fashion show here marked the close of the first Glazed Conference devoted to setting the stage for wearable computing startups to become billion-dollar businesses.

 

"It looks like technology for the sake of technology is dead," said Eliane Fiolet, co-founder of popular technology news website Ubergizmo.com and organizer of the fashion show.

 

"People want a great piece of technology that works well and looks great."

 

Companies are increasingly tuning into desires for sophisticated gadgets that also let people express personal styles, she noted.

 

Jawbone lets people customize colors of Jambox wireless speakers that synch wirelessly to smartphones, tablets, or laptop computers.

 

Nike allows people visiting its website to design their own athletic shoes, and matches some sports attire with wearable devices that track daily active for those chasing fitness goals.

 

"There will be more and more integration with fashion and technology," Fiolet said. "We are just at the very start of it."

 

She believed that Google has touched on a winning formula with Google Glass Internet-linked eyewear, which have become a fashion trend in the San Francisco and Silicon Valley areas.

 

"We are in the next stage of human evolution," said Glazed Conference organizer Redg Snodgrass, co-founder of Stained Glass Labs startup accelerator devoted to revving up the wearable computing industry.

 

"Entrepreneurs aren't those nerds living in a closet anymore," Snodgrass said as the fashion show was about to commence in a club not far from Twitter's headquarters in San Francisco. "They are out there pushing the limit. Anything that is technologically fascinating is sexy, and fashion is tied to that."

 

While fitness has been a winning theme for early wearable computing devices, such as UP and Fitbit bracelets for providing feedback on whether people are hitting activity and sleep goals, Snodgrass thinks films and games will be the next areas to catch fire.

 

The one-day Glazed Conference was intended to bring together entrepreneurs, investors and others to explore ways to realize ideas and make money in the world of wearable computing.

 

"Not only did they show up, they brought the heat," Snodgrass said of the turnout. "They brought some great stuff."

 

Among the attendees was self-described 'cybertechnician' Tyler Freeman, who sported Drum Pants lined with sensors that let him play percussion beats by slapping various spots on his legs. The sensor strips are held in place with Velcro, meaning they can be swapped between pieces of a wardrobe, he explained.

"The goal is to get banned in public schools; then we know we are a success," said the San Francisco-based entrepreneur.

 

Tapping on Drum Pants sends signals wirelessly to smartphones, which then direct thumps or synthesized sounds to come from speakers. The sensors could be used to control PowerPoint presentations or Google Glass cameras with casual touches of a leg, according to Freeman.

 

Fiolet already has her sites set on next year's show, with hopes of being able to showcase creations of London-based Cute Circuit, the cyber chic fashion house that wowed the world with a "Twitter Dress" worn by a celebrity to a 4G mobile network launch event in Britain in late 2012.

 

LED lights designed into the gown displayed posts from the globally-popular one-to-many messaging service.

 

Technology and fashion need to be combined tastefully to make for a winning creation, according to Fiolet.

 

"It has to be good looking; be a great piece of technology, and monitor something you care about," she contended. "If you don't care, you will never wear it. And, if it is ugly, you will never wear it."

 

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Mon. Futures Point To Higher Open

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Strong Chinese exports, signaling rising demand in the U.S., calm investors as they brace for a Congress vote on Syria this week.
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US-Aktienindex-Futures empfehlen eine höhere Öffnung für Märkte am Montag, nachdem Konjunkturdaten aus China über das Wochenende robustes Wachstum in der weltweit zweitgrößte Volkswirtschaft und einer steigenden Nachfrage in den USA und anderen Märkten vorgeschlagen, während Investoren auf diese Woche Abstimmung im US-Kongress über Militäraktion gegen Syrien gefasst machen.

 

Future auf den Dow Jones Industrial Average stiegen um 0,21 Prozent, während Futures auf den Standard & Poor's 500 Index um 0,21 Prozent stieg und auf den Nasdaq 100 Index um 0,47 Prozent waren.

 

Der Konflikt in Syrien ist ein Grund "Warum die nächsten 30 Tage oder so laut sein könnte," sagte Terry Sandven, Chef Equity Strategist bei US Bank Wealth Management, Market Watch. "Es ist eine Geschichte der Aufarbeitung dieser Herausforderungen", sagte er, fügte hinzu, dass der Finanzmarkt ein Seitwärtstrend, im September folgen kann, bevor sie einen weiteren Schritt machen.

 

Investoren werden auch ein Auge auf der Conference Board Beschäftigungsindex Trends und die Federal Reserve Verbraucherkredit Daten am Montag halten. Analysten erwarten Verbraucherkredite auf $12,5 Milliarden im Juli gegen einen Anstieg auf $13,8 Milliarden berichtete im Juni fallen.

 

In Europa gehandelte Märkte niedriger Montag, angeführt von einem Rückgang der Öl-Aktien, die auf einen Rückgang der Ölpreise fiel. Der Preis für Brent-Rohöl Lieferung für Oktober sank um 0,6 Prozent auf 115,42 $ pro Barrel.

 

Vertrauen der Anleger in der Euro-Zone für September verbesserte sich auf höchstem Niveau seit Mai 2011 nach der Sentix Investor Confidence-Umfrage, die Marktmeinung über die aktuelle wirtschaftliche Situation zeigt. Sentix sagte seinen Index auf 6.5 im September aus einer Lesung von 4,9 im August und über die Erwartungen der Analysten von 2,8 verbessert.

 

Der Stoxx Europe 600 Index fiel um 0,3 Prozent, Londoner FTSE 100 fiel um 0,40 Prozent, der deutschen DAX-30 wurde von 1,24 Prozent und französischen CAC-40 war 0,39 Prozent. Investoren werden auch ein Auge auf Griechenlands Industrieproduktion und Verbraucherpreisindex Daten fällig am Montag halten.

 

Enorm angestiegen ist in Asien die meisten Märkte, Reiten auf einem starken Ergebnis von Wirtschaft Chinas und Japans Gebot um Olympische 2020 bringen jubeln, Bau, Immobilien und Sport waren Unternehmen zu hosten.

 

Chinas Exporte stiegen im August schlägt Erwartungen und in Höhe von 7,2 Prozent jährlich. Die Figur, die deutlich über dem Analysten Konsens von 5,5 Prozent für den Monat und auch höher als Julis 5,1 Prozent Anstieg war, ergab, dass China stetig von der Rezession erholt war es in diesem Jahr.

 

Am Montag veröffentlichte Daten zeigten, dass Chinas Verbraucherpreisindex 2,6 Prozent jährlich, im August, im Rahmen der Erwartungen stieg und geringfügig niedriger als Julis 2,7 Prozent Anstieg.

 

Ausbau der Japans Bruttoinlandsprodukt im zweiten Quartal wurde nach oben, am Montag um 0,9 Prozent aus einer vorläufigen Schätzung 0,6 Prozent, Übersetzung in eine annualisierte Wachstumsrate von 3,8 Prozent durchgesehen. Konsumklimaindex veröffentlicht von Japans cabinet Office zeigte einen marginalen Dip 43.0 im August im Vergleich zu 43,6 im Juli getroffen.

 

Japans Nikkei landete 2,49 Prozent Australiens S & P/ASX 200 0,71 Prozent stieg. Sammelten sich in China die Shanghai Composite Index zu 3,39 Prozent schließen, während Hong Kong Hang Seng Index 0,57 Prozent gewonnen. Südkoreas KOSPI Composite Index wurde um 0,99 Prozent. Märkte in Indien schlossen sich für einen Urlaub.

 

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Newport International Group: Fashion plus-size styles

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Designer makes history when her plus-size clothes presented at New York Fashion Week
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Fashion first when plus-size styles hit runway

 

http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2013/9/10/fashion-first-whenplussizestyleshitrunway.html


NEW YORK – Eden Miller didn't set out to make history last week when models walked the runway in her designs for New York Fashion Week.

 

But in a fashion world where thin has always been in, the models wearing Miller's work did exactly that, marking the first time in the international showcase's 70-year history that plus-size fashions were featured.

 

Miller hopes her show will legitimize plus-size fashions – and the women who wear them – to the notoriously curve-averse world of couture and style critics.

 

"I need to do this right,'' she said, "I want to be one of the designers at Fashion Week so that I can open the door for other designers who are valid choices to be there.''

 

Her collection was presented in the "Box," the smallest of the venues at Lincoln Center, where Fashion Week is happening. The space was crowded with stylists, journalists, specialized buyers, and, of course, plus-size fashionistas.

 

“It’s a big deal to have representation on the official New York Fashion Week schedule, and it’s not just on the runways,” said Nicollette Mason, who writes the "Big Girl in a Skinny World'' column for Marie Claire magazine.

 

Nikki Muffoletto, a plus-size model working on a documentary about the treatment of women in the modeling industry, applauded the decision by Fordham University's Fashion Law Institute to feature full-figured styles in their annual show.

 

 "It's about time,'' she said. "I know what it's like to be pressured into a specific image and size in my 12 years as a plus-size model. People don't realize the kind of internal and external damage women go through just to fit in."

 

According to the Center for Disease Control, the average weight for adult women in the U.S. is 166 pounds, with roughly a 37-inch waist. More than 60 percent of American women wear a size 12 or 14, the beginning of the plus-size range. Yet with most designers catering to smaller sizes, your average American female can feel left out of the fashion loop.

 

The exclusion worsens for black women and Latinas.More than 80 percent of African-Americans and 75 percent of Hispanic women are considered plus size (14 and up), compared to 60 percent of white women.

 

Miller, who wears an 18 or 20 herself, can empathize.

"My whole life, I had seen beautiful clothing, I had touched beautiful clothing but I couldn’t wear it,” she said. “In design school, all of our dress forms were a size 8 and all of my classmates got to wear all the projects that they made, and I still had to make a size 8 and then it would be essentially, garbage.”

 

Marketing research group NPD found that 62 percent of plus-size women report having troublefinding plus-sized clothing styles and 79 percent would like to be offered the same styles as their smaller sized friends.

 

Miller's line is called Cabiria, named after director Federico Fellini’s 1957 film “Nights of Cabiria,” and was launched through a crowd-funding campaign using Kickstarter, an online fundraising platform. While her clothes are a first for Fashion Week, others in the plus-size demographic are also raising the profile; New York hosted the industry event "The Full Figure Fashion Week'' in June.

 

"When women wear my clothes, I want them to feel gorgeous,'' Miller said."Like they’re the most luxurious women walking down the street and so empowered that they can have anything they want."


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