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High tech meets high fashion

High tech meets high fashion

From digitally printed textiles to stylish tech gadgets and even wearable computing, the ever-growing partnership of fashion and technology is catapulting the design world into a whole new dimension. Evidence was everywhere at the New York fall-winter 2013 fashion presentations in February — from models tweeting as they walked the runway at the end of the Kenneth Cole show to Vivienne Tam's "propaganda print" dresses bearing a pattern that incorporated QR barcodes, readable by scanners to link back to Tam's Facebook page. Digital printing Just a few years ago, digital textile printing was hailed as a fashion innovation, most notably when the late Alexander...

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