Smartphones and fashion go hand in hand. It's a relationship that's changing how we think about fashion, how we express who we are, and how soon these designs hit the high street.
The Chinese leading smartphone e-brand, HONOR, and Christelle Kocher, the founder and creative director for KOCHÉ, have designed the ultimate millennial fashion accessory and co-created a one-of-a-kind and all-round integration between technology and fashion.
These are two brands who are actively encouraging young people to push the boundaries and to be themselves. And at Paris Fashion Week, sat among a crowd of smartphones watching the runway, only the HONOR's newly launched stylish quad-lens smartphone HONOR 9 Lite will do.
"The phone is a creative tool – it's almost like a mood board," says Christelle, who has designed six selfie-themed phone cases for the HONOR 9 Lite, a phone that is purpose made for taking jaw-dropping snaps of yourself. The phone has a dual lens on the front and rear (aka a quad-lens camera) and a mirrored glass back for checking yourself out. As a fashion accessory, phones don't get much better.
"We have entered an era where technology is shaping every aspect of life, and fashion is no exception," says Christelle. "Through my phone I discover new things, new artists, new trends, new music; it's about taking inspiration from every moment. I'm convinced that in the future, fashion and technology will see more interaction."
To celebrate her collaboration with HONOR, we gave Christelle a call to ask why her HONOR phone is her ultimate Fashion Week bae. Here's what she said.
My phone is my creative tool. I designed six selfie themed phone cases for the HONOR 9 Lite phone and since it has a quad-lens camera and the back is made of mirrored glass, it's the perfect tool for selfies.
My phone is my ultimate Fashion Week accessory. I always have a few covers on the go. At the moment, I've got a blingy gold and silver one and a chic black one for when I'm in more of a minimalistic mood.
I'm selective about what I post on Instagram. As a designer, I'm trying to build an identity. I want my feed to look arty and to reflect my mood and if a picture doesn't fit that aesthetic, it won't go up. I love Instagram Stories though – I post a lot from behind-the-scenes at my shows or at parties.
My party playlist on my phone is pretty eclectic. There's always a lot of electro and rap – it's the perfect combination for my after parties!
For the ideal mobile device to take your perfect #ootds and keep your diary on point, check out the HONOR 9 Lite phone.