Smartwatches made by designers that understand women’s fashion are becoming more prevalent, with Kate Spade’s Scallop making a particular impression at the beginning of the year. Fashion lifestyle brand Tory Burch is the latest to release a full Wear OS touchscreen smartwatch. Inspired by one of the brand’s best-selling styles, the ToryTrack Gigi looks superb — modern, classy, and free from unpleasant sparkle and glitz that can sometimes (negatively) single out a wearable made for women.
Made from stainless steel, the body measures 40mm by 48mm, and we’re waiting for confirmation of the screen size and resolution. It comes in three different finishes: An attractive black stainless steel, and a pair of polished versions in gold or steel. A metal band comes fitted, adding extra style, but the straps can be swapped out, and you can choose from a leather, rubber or grosgrain Tory Burch-designed versions.
Who says doing good for your body has to make you smell bad? Certainly not Rhone, the premium performance brand for men that is planning to launch a new line of clothing that will treat your body like the temple it is. On Tuesday, March 21, Rhone plans to introduce GoldFusion, described as “a revolutionary new technology that infuses gold particles into Rhone’s highest-performance fabrics.” And while you won’t look as though you’re being cloaked in a precious metal, you are promised a softer, faster-drying, and odor-neutralizing piece of activewear.
“It sounds like magic, like it’s too good to be true,” said Nate Checketts, Rhone co-founder and CEO. “We were in a state of disbelief until seeing the results of this technology firsthand. But this is exactly what we strive for at Rhone: creating best-in-class products.”
Developed in conjunction with biochemists, GoldFusion promises to wick moisture faster, keeping clothes fresher for longer. Rhone claims that a shirt made of this material will dry up to three times faster than similar products, which means that you can keep moving and feel as light and cool at the end of your workout as you do in the beginning.
And even if you’re working out multiple times a day, Rhone promises that its GoldFusion line will keep up. After 100 washes, a piece made with this new technology will still maintain 99 percent of its odor-blocking abilities. Moreover, GoldFusion is said to provide UV protection and color fastness, which means the color of your shirt or pants won’t fade over time. And perhaps most importantly, Rhone GoldFusion is not only good for you, but for the planet as well. GoldFusion “has virtually zero emissions, is inert, non-toxic, and so clean that it is safe to drink,” the Rhone team added.
To check out more of this active brand’s collection, visit Rhone’s website.