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The purpose of this study was to delve into what type of expression mode of fashion design could suit theand sociocultural changes in today's digital society. It's basically meant to define the roles of fashion design, which wasdiscussed as a way of improving the quality of life as a sort of 'culture,' and to suggest some of the right directions forfashion design in the future. The culture of today's digital era is marked by a pursuit of high mobility and high speed, andby nomadic disposition that is built on flexible thinking. The kind of design that lets people carry nomadic things withthem and thereby improve their mobility can satisfy their needs for mobility, and body-friendly design that functions asa device of information in itself can meet their neds for mobility as well. The leading example of the latter is a wearablecomputer, and wearable scientific technology will be taken to another level, thanks to the advance in digital technology.In the future, that will be more accessible to people in general, and subminiature digital equipment will gain popularityincluding variable design, multi-functional design and modular design. The first serves as a tool to protect the human bodyand to facilitate the adaptability of it to the given circumstances, and the second is characterized by a superb physical andpsychological protectability. The third lets wearers bring design to completion at their own option, owing to an increasein the number of open-minded people and the development of interactive media. All these types of design could be calleda wearer-friendly, human-oriented design that is specifically appropriate for the digital age. Wearers can actively beinvolved in design process as productive consumers, which is expected to help increase opener practices in fashion designsector.