Stars in wearable technology


Wearable technology is clothing and accessories incorporating computer and advanced electronic technologies which enables functions far beyond conventional ranges of applications. Lots of people turn to celebrities for their fashion inspiration and many celebrities become living trending topics. The following are images of celebrities and their outstanding styles with wearable tech ranging from a realtime-tweeting “Twitdress”, flashing LED-embedded gowns, to an illuminating scarf and shade set.


Imogen Heap, a Grammy Award-winning British singer, who is known for her work as part of the musical duo Frou Frou, became a living trending topic especially in February for her realtime-tweeting “Twitdress” to the Grammys. She was trendy in a giant Twitter ticker served as necklace and accessorized her getup with iPod Touch.


Imogen Heap in her realtime-tweeting “Twitdress” to the Grammys


Singer Katy Perry, who became known for wearing unconventional style of dress, often combining colors and vintage fashion, caught great attention when she arrived at the Met Gala in a pulsating LED gown by CuteCircuit.


Katy Perry in a pulsating LED gown by CuteCircuit


Kanye West, who first rose to fame as a producer for Roc-A-Fella Records, wore a flashing LED jacket-and-scarf combo and a pair of illuminated shades at the 2008 Grammys.


There were LED lights on his jacket, on the sunglasses and his scarf.


Bono, the lead singer of the Irish rock band U2, slipped on a black leather jacket when the band performed “Ultraviolet (Light My Way)” for its 360° Tour in 2009.


Moritz Waldemever, the jacket’s designer said that that created an electrifying sense of the performer reaching out to his audience spiritually, visually, and audibly.


Lady Gaga, an American recording artist, wore one of her most outrageous outfits at a Liverpool engagement in February. The dress was inspired by Hussein Chalayan’s animatronic clothing.


Lady Gaga in her outrageous outfit at a Liverpool engagement in February


Rihanna, a Barbadian R&B recording artist and model, who has achieved six number-one singles on the Hot 100 chart, the most for a female artist since the start of the 2000s decade, dons an LED gown for her Last Girl on Earth Tour at the Gelredome in Arnhem.


Rihanna at the Gelredome in Arnhem, Holland, in April.


Fergie, the female vocalist for the hip hop group the Black Eyed Peas, wore shoes whose heels flash whenever their wearer applies pressure to the front of the footbed.


Shoes’ heels flash when there is pressure to the front of the footbed.


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