This week Diana Eng presented the Fairytale Fashion Collection, fashions that use technology to create magical clothing, at Eyebeam.
The collection consisted of fashions that illuminate, change colors and transform shapes. My personal favorite was the deployable hoodie whose hood expands and collapses as a result of its origami structure.
The Research and development for the Fairytale Fashion… Continue
I become absolutely overjoyed when my favorite fashion designers employ the tiniest bit of technology into their collections. Rodarte, the two scissor sisters of voluminous deconstructed clothes, adorned their models for their Fall 2010 collection with these spectacular illuminated heels.
The three-inch heels! the texture! the light! swoon.
Valérie Lamontagne has developed three fantastical networked fashions inspired by the peculiar fairy tale by Charles Perrault in which a young princess, to avoid marrying a king, demands impossible dresses made of the sun, the moon and the sky.
Lamontagne interprets the fairy tale by creating magical fashions that use live weather data to reflect the changing barometric… Continue
Chicago-based designer Anke Loh is known for her early experimentations in wearable technology. Earlier projects such as "Dressing Light" (2006) used Philips Lumalive fabrics to craft garments with wearable displays.
In her spring/summer 2010 collection, Anke reflects on her past…
'When two objects or people touch, they exchange electric charge.'
"barbwired", developed by artist Ewelina Aleksandrowicz, is a conceptual sound performance piece that literally and metaphorically uses the "energy" exchange between two individuals to create a dynamic aural experience.
Wearable tech hits the red carpet at the Grammys with Imogen Heap's Twitter Dress. The dress is once again thanks to Moritz Waldemeyer who most recently developed Rihanna's laser outfit for the American Music Awards performance.
Check out this amazing knitcrocheted critter titled "RoboKnit: Hello, World" created by Osamu Iwasaki and Hanakomet. The critter takes the form of our lovely planet earth and is nicely designed by Hanakomet to house the electronics.