LIVE: A dynamic roster of designers, curators, critics, scholars, labor activists, and entrepreneurs explore iconic garments, accessories, and issues from the fashion universe in a daylong symposium. Speakers include Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson on the hoodie, Tinker Hatfield of Nike on the Air Jordan, athlete, model, and actress Aimee Mullins on the prosthesis, and more.
[Nike designer Tinker Hatfield shares his sketches on Nike Air technology. Photo: Gretchen Scott]
Power Laces in 2015! That’s right, Nike designer Tinker Hatfield confirmed that we will have one of the best formerly fictional sneaker innovations by next year. This is a huge power move by Nike that has been decades in the making. When the Nike MAGS premiered in “Back to the Future II” Nike was sure to get the patent on the power laces function, which will ensure that they will have the exclusive rights for some years to come. Given that we are in the 2000s it’s about time we had some cool futuristic tech that makes easy tasks even easier. Unfortunately there is still no word on the hoverboard or robot waiters.
Apple has long been rumored to be coming out with a health app and yesterday’s WWDC confirmed it’s here. Health will be released with iOS8 in the Fall for iOS devices. The app aggregates all of your fitness tracking information into one centralize location so that it’s easier to read and, as Apple puts it, “work harder for you”.