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Silicon Valley Fashion Week's not a joke despite incongruity

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 05:50

(Above) Lust for Dusk sending crowns made with LED bulbs down the runway in the grip of drones.

(Above) One of three items by Alison Lewis, who holds a design and technology master's degree from Parsons School of Design in New York: a T-shirt embedded with LED bulbs that can be rearranged in different patterns with an app.

Headphones from Tinsel that can be worn as a necklace. The three-day annual event, which finished its second turn over the weekend in San Francisco, bills itself as "part fashion show, part variety show, part trade show".

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AT any given moment, it seems there's a fashion week happening somewhere in the world, be it Sydney, Istanbul, Dubai, Seoul, Moscow, Toronto, Copenhagen or Lagos (to name a few).

But the latest entrant to the list may be the most surprising: Silicon Valley.


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