Is Drone Delivery Coming For Fashion?

There was a moment maybe, like, three years ago when fashion was very heavily intrigued by drones. The verb used here is intentional: I wouldn’t go so far as to say “obsessed with,” because one runway show with drone “models” — whirling slabs of machinery clutching bags in their robot talons — does not an infatuation make. But the intrigue was abundant: Many a think piece declared drones to be “the future” of fashion and retail, referencing megaliths like Alphabet and Amazon that were — are — actively testing drone deliveries, like it’s already 2045 and we have both flying cars and a woman president. It’s been almost exactly two years to the day since that drone runway show, and I can say with absolute certainty that a drone hasn’t delivered one of the several 60%-off jumpsuits I’ve purchased since. With fewer developments being made in drone technology and governmental regulations on the whole, I think it’s safe to say that fashion’s intrigue, not obsession, has waned. Read more at Fashionista.