Tech and the CFDA?

StyleCeleb Fashion Fans, this is the beginning of the Tech and Fashion Marriage. Soon fashionistas will be wearing tech inspired and functioning clothing thanks to a deal inked between the CFDA and Intel.

Intel Corp. is making an effort in the wearable tech realm. The computer giant is partnering up with the CFDA, Barneys New York, and Opening Ceremony to launch a coterie of items that are simultaneously stylish and tech-driven. The partnership between Intel and the two retailers is a short-term commitment, but the CFDA has agreed to the pairing for a longer amount of time. Through this agreement, the duo will match up high-tech developers with over 400 designers to create cutting-edge products that straddle the line between high fashion and hardware.

The first item to surface from the collaboration will be an Intel bracelet, designed in conjunction with Opening Ceremony, which will be sold at Barneys. While further details haven’t been disclosed yet, expect the bauble to feature smart technology and a chic look. Why did the CFDA decide to get involved with Intel? “[Our] commitments are to drive innovation in the fashion industry and we believe technology will need to be part of the industry’s DNA. The two together will be a powerful combination,” explained the council’s CEO, Steven Kolb. Seems like CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg is already embracing the mingling of tech and fashion, considering she outfitted her mods in Google Glass during her Spring 2013 runway show. Perhaps those Intel bracelets will get their catwalk moment in upcoming seasons, non?

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Fashion Week Defections

Hi StyleCeleb fans, New York Fashion week is fast approaching and change is blowing in the wind. Big name designers are leaving Lincoln Center. The latest defectors are Diane Von Furstenberg, Michael Kors and Vera Wang.

As noted in Haute Living

Don’t expect to see Diane von Furstenberg and Michael Kors at Lincoln Center come Fashion Week. According to new reports, the luxury designers plan to show their new collections at Spring Studios at 50 Varick Street in TriBeCa.

According to Women’s Wear Daily, DVF will be showing at Spring Studios on Feb. 9 at 5 p.m., while Kors will present there on Feb. 12 at 10 a.m.

Though there’s no official word as to why the designers decided to change their runway venue, it seems that other high-end designers are following suit. Vera Wang has also confirmed that she will be leaving Lincoln Center and showing at the Dia Center for the Arts in Chelsea on Feb. 11 at 11 a.m.

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