Wearables Resurface at the Paris Shows of 3 Fashion Brands

The love affair between fashion and technology gets revived at Coperni, Anrealage and Junya Watanabe. Will it be any more successful this time around?

In 2014 Jony Ive, then the chief design officer of Apple, came to Paris Fashion Week with his Big New Product, the Apple Watch, to convince the fashion crowd that wearables were the future of fashion. That turned out to be not exactly true (at least style-wise), but it hasn’t stopped two former Apple designers, Imran Chaudhri and Bethany Bongiorno, from returning nine years later to try again.

This time around, the product is the Ai Pin — a stand-alone smart assistant that attaches to clothing via

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