Fashion Hacked Gallery

Kovert

Decoded Fashion hits SXSW Interactive on March 13-17 – in the run-up, we’ll be posting content that gives you a sneak peek of what to expect: including panel sessions, special events and the return of our Mentorship Hub.

Decoded Fashion’s Fashion Hacked Exhibit at SXSW Interactive will showcase the most exciting wearables and design concepts set to hack your world in 2015. As this year’s exhibitors demonstrate, the burgeoning trend for fashion-first wearables – with uncomplicated claims to functionality – shows no sign of slowing. After watches and fitness trackers, here’s the best of the rest at our exhibition: combining looking good and feeling good like never before.

Kovert

A Decoded Fashion favourite for a while now, Kovert Designs is the Kate Unsworth-founded design house that wants you to put down your technology and concentrate on other things. No, really – their new Altruis range aims to make social media less obtrusive by subtly filtering notifications into super stylish bracelets, rings and necklaces.

Stellé Audio

The perfect union of sound and style, Stellé Audio’s Mini-Clutch Speaker is boldly going where no wearable accessory has really gone before – handbags. It’s a Bluetooth-enabled speaker, speakerphone and clutch all-in-one: perfect for carrying your on-the-go essentials, making hands-free phone calls and having impromptu parties.

Thinx

We love a brand that uses technological innovation to do social good, and Thinx is the latest startup that aims to do just that. For every pair sold of this smart underwear – that endures over time through anti-microbial, moisture-wicking and stain resistant layers – a girl in the developing world will be provided with seven washable, reusable cloth pads that help her stay in school.

Kapture Audio

Perfect for musicians, mums, or just friends catching up over drinks, Kapture is the wristband that saves the audible moments around you with a single tap. It even captures audio snippets after the fact – so the moment isn’t interrupted.

Cuff

Cuff is the most desirable-looking smart accessories line on the market right now, tapping into an authentic, boho aesthetic without sacrificing on tech functionality. There’s a style for everyone and every need: whether you want to track your activity, never miss a call or text again, or even, in a unique offering, feel safe in the city with a built-in safety tracker in case of emergency.

Full details of Decoded Fashion’s SXSW activities can be found here.

Reported by Claire Healy

 

Kairos

Decoded Fashion hits SXSW Interactive on March 13-17 – in the run-up, we’ll be posting content that gives you a sneak peek of what to expect: including panel sessions, special events and the return of our Mentorship Hub.

The Fashion Hacked exhibit is Decoded Fashion’s showcase of the best of the new generation of functional design: whether that’s wearables that resemble investment jewellery, or groundbreaking redesigns of existing concepts. The selection will display the most innovative of the fashion-meets-tech brands and startups on the scene today. Beginning with the exploding quantified ‘self’ sector – such as watches and active wear – here’s the first part of our rundown of those need-to-know names.

RXactive

RXActive makes innovative activewear with integrated resistance bands – designed to push your body to its limits and get way more out of your workouts. Plus, the founding team are medical students – so you can trust they know what they’re talking about.

Movo

A new fitness band on the block, the sleek-looking Movo Wave stands out for two reasons: the functionality of its tracking system that includes connectivity to your Camera Roll to further chronicle the day’s movements, and the ultra-accessible price at just $29.99.

Olive

The quantified self is all well and good, but what about a wearable that helps you relax? Olive is a good-looking bracelet that combines tailored intelligence and on-the-go seamless functionality that, together, help you take small steps to conquer stress and recognize when you’re feeling your best.

Kairos

The Kairos T-band isn’t even an entire wearable – in fact, it’s just the strap. By attaching to traditional watch faces, the T-band adds smart functionality to your favourite accessory – perfect for those who want all the benefits of the wearables revolution without changing up their usual style.

Full details of Decoded Fashion’s SXSW activities can be found here.

Reported by Claire Healy