Dolce & Gabbana has managed to make human runway models a boring trend by replacing them with technology on the runway.
When the show started at the D&G Fall-Winter Men’s Fashion Show in Milan, a horde of drones carrying handbags glided down the catwalk. The drones were accompanied on the side by people who wore white lab coats.
Attendees during the show were asked to turn off the Wi-Fi on their phones, including personal hotspots.
“A comically impossible task for a room full of influencers made famous by the Internet, all of whom speak different languages,” according to The Cut’s Emilia Petrarca, who attended the weekend show.
G&D was not the only brand to add high-tech technology to the mix. Alessandro Michele unveiled his own Gucci Cyborg. His show included small dragons and models carrying 3D-printed versions of their own heads.
Now that iPhone 6s are rolling out in China, customers are dealing with the same pocket issues western users have been having for the last month. The bulge from tight, stylish pants are becoming more prevalent. While it does deserve the hashtag “#firstworldproblems,” it doesn’t mean the concern shouldn’t be addressed.
A few weeks ago in Amsterdam, the local mobile service provider KPN, took a creative step in solving this problem. A bicycle powered mobile service offered potential iPhone 6/6+ customers the option to resize their pockets as they waited to purchase their devices. Customers temporarily traded pants for white gowns as their pockets were tailored to accommodate Apple’s new, larger phones.
China took the next step in fighting the iPhone pocket bulge. A telecom company, China Unicom, offered tailoring services to new iPhone customers. Coupled with a decorative kiosk and tailor, People’s Daily China shared some images of the setup at Shanghai’s Unicom store.