If fashion is obsessed with the past what would it take for it to truly embrace the future? Designer Hussein Chalayan continues to toy with the idea that fashion’s future lies in the hands of function as well as style and if this is correct then it could be possible that the future is nigh. According to Japan Times online a professor at the graduate school of the University of Tsukuba has developed a cyborg-type robot suit, to be worn by the disabled. It’s already in use and is programmed to read the signals of the brain thus enabling disabled wearers to move their limbs. Incredible right?
Although the suit has been developed for medical purposes its inevitable that at some point this use of technology will trickle down into the mainstream and subsequently be embraced by the fashion industry. So what could this all mean? Who knows? But once you let your imagination wander away with you to consider the possibilities for fashion, the future becomes even more exciting.