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Chanel sends light-up shoes down aviation-themed runway

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Wearable tech may be nascent when it comes to full integration in the fashion industry, but every now and again there’s a little nod to it in some of the big seasonal shows.

That was the case yesterday at Chanel, where Karl Lagerfeld sent light-up sandals down the Paris Fashion Week runway as though to illuminate the emergency exit path for his Aviation-themed collection.

As models walked a set designed to look like an airport terminal – complete with check-ins, departure boards and baggage carousels – numerous versions of the velcro-fastening shoes, which featured LEDs placed around a thick flatform sole, were sent out paired with different looks. Read more about them, and see additional pictures, in my full story for Forbes.

By Rachel Arthur

Rachel Arthur is Editor-in-Chief of Current Daily, the leading news source for fashion, retail and innovation, and the co-host of its weekly Innovators podcast. She otherwise serves as Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer of Current Global, a transformation consultancy driving growth within fashion luxury and retail. By background she is an award-winning business journalist and consultant, contributing to titles including Wired, Forbes and Business of Fashion.

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