So we’re still VERY undecided on this whole Google glasses (formerly referred to as Google Glass) phenomenon. Should we, shouldn’t we, we just don’t know. Even after Diane von Furstenberg announced her involvement in creating wearable styles of the new technology, we still find ourselves hesitating. It might have something to do with the $1,700 price tag. Or perhaps it’s the idea that you look like you are an extra on the set of Tron when you wear them in public. Whatever the reason, we aren’t buying straight out of the gate. We’re sitting and waiting, waiting for a slimline version to be debuted. Surely as the technology develops, so too will the appearance of the bulky hardware on the glasses frame. Well, one can only hope.
In reality, we say we’re waiting but I have a feeling it’s only a matter of time before we give in. The technology is a major game changer, even in the world of fashion. One can only imagine how this will transform a catwalk show as an observer. Being able to film without holding up your iPhone will be a thing of true beauty (Ummm… Google, if you’re looking for fashion week volunteers, we’re available… just saying).
While we may still be undecided on purchasing, we’re sure some of you are in fact ready to get on board with the new Google glasses. If that’s the case, this one’s for you.
This morning, WWD announced that Net-a-Porter and Diane von Furstenberg are teaming up with Google Glass to be the first online retailer to supply the new technology to the masses. On June 23rd, Google Glasses will go on sale on Net-a-Porter for $1,700 with a number of different shapes and colours to choose from, according to your preferred style. So there you have it – Google Glass meets fashion’s finest. What’s coming next? Watch this space.