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TELEKOM
FASHION
FUSION

Technology becomes Fashion

Deutsche Telekom, through its Telekom Fashion Fusion program, is fostering the visionary ideas of start-ups, entrepreneurs, designers and students in the fashion, technology, and product design industries on new and intelligent ways of linking high-tech, wearables, and smart services.

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The Mission

In times of digitization, technology gets more and more part of our lives. From health care to fitness/sport, over fashion and textiles, to interior design, even within the automotive industry – everything is getting smart and Deutsche Telekom is shaping a digital society and is driving digital lifestyle trends. Our mission is to turn visionary concepts into lifestyle reality. We are an enabler and a strong partner for the movers and shakers from the fields of smart textiles and technologies. With Fashion Fusion, we are making our costumer experience more complete, more tangible – personal, mobile, sustainable and always close to the body.

The Program

The goal of the Fashion Fusion program is to use digital technologies to connect apparel, accessories, and devices together intelligently in ways that provide their users with new and innovative benefits.

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Telekom Fashion Fusion Program

Entries for the third Telekom Fashion Fusion challenge are closed. The finalists are in the Fashion Lab phase now.

Business Solutions & Smart Services

KEYPOD

Keypod aims to manufacture apparel with smart communication features embedded into them. They want to enable individuals and teams to communicate just as efficiently with one another without having to take their smartphones out of their pocket every time.

Connected Devices & Smart Accessories

PORTABLE
NAVIGATION
SYSTEM

Isabelle aims to provide support for blind and sight-impaired people to become more mobile and to explore their surroundings more fully.

Connected Devices & Smart Accessories

NAVIGATION BRACELET

The navigation bracelet is designed to help orient blind and sight-impaired people at previously unexplored locations and in unfamiliar environments. The bracelet works by giving vibration signals on the wrist of the wearer, guiding him or her by means of varying vibration patterns to go straight on, turn right, or bear to the left, etc.

Haute Couture & Show Fashion

NETWORK NERVES

It’s showtime! The Network Nerves project is aimed at performers (artistes, singers, or dancers, for example) looking for new ways of expressing themselves on stage and interested in using the latest technology and smart textiles to create those spectacular Wow! experiences for their audiences.

Business Solutions & Smart Services

PROJECT LOVE

To allow people whose body shapes fall outside the general norm – because of a disability, for example, or because they are extremely under or overweight or very tall – to access fashionable clothing: that is the aim of Project Love.

Connected Devices & Smart Accessories

SMART ORTHOSIS

Back pain due to bad posture while sitting (and spending too long in a seated position), too little exercise and underdeveloped muscles is a very widespread problem. Smart Orthosis is designed to help correct unhealthy body habits and to use electrical impulses to improve posture.

Haute Couture & Show Fashion

INTERKNITTING

The idea behind Interknitting is to make human communication visible using wearable knitted interfaces. When we see and hear, when we read the body language of others or feel their touch, such interactions produce reactions in us. Interknitting can make reactions visible through the use of five different yarns, one of which responds to sound, another to movement, another to touch, while the other two can synchronize with one another whenever two wearers encounter one another.

Business Solutions & Smart Services

INFIMÉ

The aim of Infimé is to make the art of trying on garments virtually a routine part of online shopping. The use of 3D technologies is particularly useful for trying on underclothing or swimwear, and can help reduce return rates.

Connected Devices & Smart Accessories

RADICE

The idea of Radice is based on getting a good night’s sleep – because after all we still spend between about 30 and 35 percent of our time in a non-waking state. While there are now plenty of apps aimed at helping users spend their everyday (working) life in a more structured and efficient way, Radice, with its innovative sleeping mask, is designed to help its user achieve a fresh and energetic start to the day.

TELEKOM X FASHION FUSION

We go through a crucial transformation where the usage of belongings and the peoples’ behavior change, and where connectivity, low latency, secure networks and cloud services are needed. Therefore, Deutsche Telekom is creating imaginative brand experiences to make customers’ lives more enjoyable through cutting-edge technology. Together with strong partners, Telekom Fashion Fusion merges worlds and connects people, companies and whole branches.