Do We Need The $1,800 DVF Google Glass?

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Do you make your living as a vlogger (video-blogger)? Then Google Glass might smooth things out for you! DIY-ers, journalists, athletes and explorers might benefit from this revolutionary gadget proposed by Google.

But since Diane von Furstenberg is backing up the tech project, we asked ourselves repeatedly if fashion can do without the $1,800 eyewear! Can it? It can be wonderful for documenting and interacting, but how beneficial would it be for the general and individual privacy of each and all of us? Fashion doesn’t really need privacy and an over-expensive item such as the Google Glass might be the new range of fashion cool we didn’t see coming! Diane von Furstenberg is not only backing the idea, but also making a series of designs for the Google Glass.

Google Glass Roger Federer Diane von Furstenberg

See also: The sustainable ecosystem surrounding Diane von Furstenberg’s HQ.

With the ability to make calls, scroll newsfeeds, shoot pictures or videos and share them directly on social media, the Google Glass sounds like an amazing invention incorporating your music player (it has built-in mic, speakers, camera, cpu and gps and a battery), any hands-free device and allowing a myriad of social media connections at the same time. It can even be used by people with prescription glasses as its prism projects the image directly on the retina and doesn’t feel like you’re wearing glasses as the visual focus is located further than the projector’s prism.

Google Glass how it works

a very comprehensive infographic about Google Glass and it’s working principle put together by M Missfeldt

After a headspinning set of technical details about Google Glass, let’s get back to the fashion perspective. The DVF Made for Glass series includes five different colors for the frames and complimenting sunglasses in black, brown, green, plum and white (also including a mono earbud and a case). The gadgets were first offered for purchase a couple of days ago and they’re sold exclusively through Net-a Porter.

DVF Google Glass transparent

Natalie Massenet (Founder and CEO of Net-a Porter) was very excited with the partnership :’We pride ourselves on leading the way in delivering the best in service, product, and technology and we are excited to bring Google Glass to our US customers, ahead of the Glass consumer release.’

DVF Google Glass black

Admittedly, after watching a couple of videos with fashion people testing the Glass (among which Mr Porter editors ft Scott Schuman or the great Roger Federer), it feels natural to want – at least – to test the new gadgets everyone is talking about! Suddenly getting directions and connecting through social media would be infinitely easier and way more cool – dare I say even more fashionable than ever before!

DVF Google Glass blue

DVF Google Glass plum

DVF Google Glass brown


#1 Adriana V on 06.26.14 at 9:30 am

”A world dominated by technology is a world lost to freedom”
~ George Bernanos

#2 kpriss on 06.26.14 at 10:58 am

wise words, my Friend, wise words! :-)
– however, I’m a Gemini through and through and, at least for once, I’d soooo love to try the Glass! :-)

#3 Adriana V on 06.28.14 at 4:36 pm

Of course I would love to try the Google Glass as much as I ‘d love to try the Oculus Rift.

I’m not really excited by DVF’s designs. If not for the Google Glass they’re just common glasses. If I can get one for free I would like to own the classic model, the brown butterfly glasses. :)

#4 kpriss on 06.29.14 at 6:54 am

… and I the plum ones! <3

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