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Opening Ceremony to debut Intel smart bracelet at SS15 show

OC's New York Fashion Week show will introduce a bejewelled smart bracelet called MICA

By Andrea Tim | Published: 6 Sep 2014

OC's smart bracelet
Photo: Intel

What doesn't the world have enough of? Wearable technology, that's what. Opening Ceremony and Intel announced earlier in January that they are making a smart bracelet together. This comes to many gasps of delight particularly from the fashion world, considering how most wearables available today are not exactly, well, pretty.

Intel announced that the MICA (My Intelligent Communication Accessory) will make its debut at Opening Ceremony's Spring Summer 2015 runway show – well, play, actually – on 7 September 2014 in New York.

With engineering by Intel and aesthetic design by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon, the bracelet is available in two styles. According to Intel, "one style will feature black watersnake skin, pearls from China, and lapis stones from Madagascar, while the other style will feature white watersnake skin, tiger's eye from South Africa, and obsidian from Russia."

We musn't forget that it is a smart bracelet, after all; the MICA alerts the wearer about text messages, reminders, social media notifications – the whole shebang, on its touch-screen display. Okay, we've got to give that little bit some credit. It's not often that you see a smart bracelet with a "curved sapphire glass" display, right?

On another note, is anyone listening to warnings about digital technology taking over every second of our lives? No, of course not. The MICA will be available at select Barneys and Opening Ceremony stores this holiday 2014.

Related: Polo Ralph Lauren unveils the smart shirt
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