Gadgets with a designer touch

Sep 09, 2015, 08:20 IST | Dhara Vora

Fashion designer Payal Singhal recently launched a range of powerbanks and mobile phone covers for those who like to own technology with a designer’s touch. We look at fashion labels who decided to go the tech way in the past

  When Dolce and Gabbana first had models walk down the ramp wearing jewelled and fur-trimmed headphones at their Fall/Winter 2015/16 presentation at Milan Fashion Week, it was supposed to be a ramp-only accessory. But such was the demand, that the label started selling the nearly $8,000 pieces. Chanel launched headphones too in association with a headphones company. Pic/AFP


Most of the associations result in cosmetic changes to the product. One such example is this range of mobile phone and tablet covers by Just Cavalli. Pic/getty

Payal Singhal has collaborated with gadget accessories brand Macmerise to offer power banks smart phone covers, iPad cases and laptop skins in her signature prints.
Cost: Rs 999 onwards for covers, power bank for Rs 1,999
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South Korean Electronics giant LG, collaborated with Italian fashion label Prada, way back in 2007 to launch a touch screen phone. Christian Dior had launched a flip phone  and a smart phone too with their signature geometric pattern. pic/afp

Fitness gadgets were not far behind in taking the stylish route. Fitbit collaborated with designer Tory Burch to come up with covers for their wearable fitness gadgets(in pic). Gucci recently collaborated with musician and tech enthusiast, to create a line of smart watches. pic courtesy/

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