Drones carry bags down the runway, the creations from the Dolce & Gabbana collection during Milan Fashion Week. Source: Reuters

Drones hit the ramp at Milan Fashion Week

IT SEEMS LIKE models are so last season. Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana have chosen to trade in long-legged beauties for the more robotic kind: drones.

At the Milan Fashion Week show on Sunday, a posse of drones glided down the runway, each carrying with them a leather and jewel-encrusted handbag from the D&G Fall-Winter 2018/19 collection.

The drones were even garnished with what looks like large, fake gemstones to fit the occasion, stopping to be admired and photographed by the audience before returning backstage to make way for the more human kind of models.

According to Fashionista, the watching audience was asked to disable their Wi-Fi on their phones, as well as any personal hotspots. on top of this, the show was almost an hour late, leaving the crowd on the edge of their seats wondering what the event had in store for them.

It seems that no one is safe from being made obsolete by technology, not even models. Drones are being used everywhere these days. They’re replacing professional photographers at weddings, assisting on movie sets, delivering packages to customers, and even replacing the pizza-delivery guy.

Today, drones are being used in many weird and wonderful ways. Source: Shutterstock

While many people are skeptical of the flying technology overtaking our precious jobs, the usefulness of drones cannot be denied. For instance, they’re being used to ship emergency medical supplies to some of the most remote places in the world, being used to protect wildlife by fighting against poachers, to assess flash flood damage, and much more.