Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York has just wrapped up, and for geeks like us it was the best fashion week ever. Here are four gadgetastic reasons why this year’s fashion week was the best one yet.
1. Vivienne Tam and HP unveiled a new Digital Clutch netbook along side her spring collection. The new netbook is covered in champagne gold and inspired by a Chinese love story called “Butterfly Lovers.”
“To me, butterflies symbolize love, freedom, independence and transformation,” said Vivienne Tam. “I love working with HP because they are also inspired by nature. Together we bring life, color and personality to the computer world, creating fashionable technology for modern women.” – Vivienne Tam
2. Ralph Lauren released an iPhone app that lets you customize and order your own rugby shirts right from your phone.
3. Norma Kamali has teamed up with Skype to choose one lucky fan to virtually attend her spring 2010 Fashion Week runway presentation via a Skype video call. The winner gets to ask the designer a question about the collection following the presentation and will receive a famous Norma Kamali “all-in-one” garment prior to the show. But if you ask us, the craziest part about this whole thing is that the Fashion Show is actually at the Apple Store in Soho!
“I believe in the democratization of fashion and technology is accelerating this process. I am grateful that I can utilize Skype, the Internet communications software that connects millions of people around the world, to bring one fan into my show and let them experience the excitement that is Fashion Week in NYC.”– Norma Kamali
4. In honor of Fashion Week, Microsoft has teamed up with Diane von Furstenberg, Vera Wang Isaac Mizrahi, Rock & Republic, and Ron Arad to produce special themes for Windows Mobile 6.5 phones. The designer themes will be available to download for free on October 6th from the Windows Marketplace.