Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Wearable tech to be discussed at the 24th Fashion Week
Wearable tech to be discussed at the 24th Fashion Week
02
Jul '17
Courtesy: HKTDC
Courtesy: HKTDC
Wearable technologies are revolutionising the way people connect through smart devices. The topic will be discussed at a seminar "Wearable Technologies for Future Fashion," being organised by the HKTDC and the Hong Kong Research Institute of Textiles and Apparel. The session is one of a seminar series to be held at the 24th Fashion Week for Spring/Summer.

The 24th Fashion Week for Spring/Summer is being organised during July 10-13, 2017 in Hong Kong.

According to a study by Allied Market Research, the wearable technology market was valued at US$19.6 billion in 2015. Growing at a compound annual growth rate of 16.2 per cent, it is expected to reach US$57.7 billion by 2022. The forecast highlights the sector's potential to boost the overall fashion industry.

Industry leaders will offer insights about upcoming trends in wearable technologies. Dr. Raymond Chu, chairman of textile machinery agent Chemtax Industrial, will speak on the topic "Future Knitting with Wearable Technologies."

"Predictions of huge demand in the smart and wearable textile sector will lead to a 40 per cent annual growth, worth US$2.5 billion by 2021. We are likely to see the biggest growth among sports fashion brands," said Chu.

"Going forward, sophisticated sensors, heating elements - even battery chargers - will be added to fabrics using high-tech knitting machines for sport, leisure, the military, hospitals and emergency services. Such devices will be able to measure a person's vital signs, such as heart rate, breathing, skin temperature - even perspiration levels," he added.

The health benefits of wearable technologies will also be highlighted by Dr. Roy Cheung, associate professor at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, who will speak on "Modifying the Fingerprint of Gait with Wearable Sensors."

"Sensors used in wearable devices could have health benefits, such as rehabilitation for patients with physical impairments and functional disabilities, and injury prevention for people at risk. Advances in technology, including muscle and motion sensors, mean that wearable devices will be able to provide increasingly useful data to accurately estimate a person's biomechanics. We can use the knowledge gained, along with widely used products, to launch tailor-made training or prevention," Cheung said.

Stanley Kwok, director of Senty, which produces knitted grounding products, will discuss "The Health Concerns in Wearable Tech." He emphasised the importance of addressing concerns surrounding the use of wearable technologies.

Jason Ho, vice-president of Intertek Testing Services Hong Kong, an assurance, testing, inspection and certification agency, will speak on the topic "Total Quality Assured." He said that all wearable technologies had to be carefully tested to ensure they met strict manufacturing requirements. "The quality of smart clothing must meet both the necessary electronic and high-performance textile requirements. Such devices are specially developed and tested so they are made to the highest standards, with advanced performance features, and are safe to use," said Ho.

Other seminars to be held also spotlight major industry trends and topics, including "Visionary Trends for Autumn/Winter 2018/19 for Women's and Men's Wear" presented by Fashion Snoops, "The Woolmark Company Presents: New Generation of Merino Wool Innovation - Wool Denim Wear and Wool Sneakers," "Tips on Marketing Your E-tailing Business," and "Testing and Certification Services for Textiles and Garments".

Under the theme "Style in Motion," this year's Fashion Week will feature some 1,100 international exhibitors from 19 countries and regions, including newcomers from Canada, Nepal, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam. Nepal and Italy will stage group pavilions for the first time, joining India, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Macau and Thailand.

For easy sourcing, trending fashion items will be featured in sections focusing on garment, fashion accessories and upstream supplies. Exhibits will include offerings from international brands, designers' collections, fabrics, footwear, jewellery, accessories and related professional services. The new fashionable sportswear and urban clothing zones will cater to the growing demand for this product segment.

Other highlights at Fashion Week will include a series of international fashion parades, such as one featuring designs from Saudi Arabia, which is among countries covered by China's Belt and Road Initiative.

Fashion Week Spring/Summer also offers a platform for young designers to introduce their work to international buyers. Creations by promising fashion students will be spotlighted at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University MA Fashion and Textiles Graduate Show, the university's Intimate Fashion Show 2017, the "International Fashion: On Parade" by the School of Continuing and Professional Studies of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and the THEi Fashion Show 2017. (SV)

Fibre2Fashion News Desk – India


Must ReadView All

Last-minute changes in USMCA keeps lid on e-com

Textiles | On 18th Oct 2018

Last-minute changes in USMCA keeps lid on e-com

Eleventh hour changes to a new trade deal torpedoed US hopes of...

Courtesy: Haggar

Apparel/Garments | On 18th Oct 2018

Haggar uses Repreve fibre made of recycled water bottles

Haggar, a US based apparel brand established in 1926, has recycled...

Revenue from RIL petrochemicals soars 56.2% in Q2FY19

Textiles | On 18th Oct 2018

Revenue from RIL petrochemicals soars 56.2% in Q2FY19

The revenue from the petrochemicals segment of Reliance Industries...

Interviews View All

Siddharth Biyani, Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

Siddharth Biyani
Mangalam Industries Pvt Ltd

‘The manufacturing sector is improving day-by-day, becoming better in...

Nishank Patel, Shri Dinesh Mills Limited

Nishank Patel
Shri Dinesh Mills Limited

Broad range of fabrics will sell well this financial year

Cyril Pereira, Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

Cyril Pereira
Reed Exhibitions India, organiser of Asian Machine Tool Exhibition 2016

'Major problem in the textile machinery manufacturing industry is the lack ...

Karen Lou,

Karen Lou

Australia-based Sunseeker has been creating swimwear since 1970. Sunseeker ...

Apurva Kothari,

Apurva Kothari

No Nasties was the first fashion brand in India to make 100 per cent...

Kamal Kulshreshth,

Kamal Kulshreshth

Colorjet is among the fastest-growing wide format digital inkjet print...

Urs Stalder, Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Marcel Alberts, Eurofibers

Marcel Alberts
Eurofibers

Coating at a fibre level is a practice not usually seen in the...

Dr. Rene Wollert, Freudenberg Nonwovens

Dr. Rene Wollert
Freudenberg Nonwovens

Dr. Rene Wollert discusses the current scenario of the global nonwovens...

Prathyusha Garimella, Prathyusha Garimella

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Karan Arora, Karan Arora

Karan Arora
Karan Arora

Bridal couture created with rich Indian heritage, exquisite craftsmanship...

Samar Firdos, Arvind Ltd

Samar Firdos
Arvind Ltd

<b>Samar Firdos</b>, Chief Manager (Design) at Lifestyle Apparel Denim...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


October 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Advanced Search