Budding starlets craving the attention of the press now have a new way to ensure that all eyes are on them. Ricardo O'Nascimento's new piece Paparazzi Lover is an interactive dress that lights up when it's photographed. Feeding on the…
Without a doubt this is one of the most elegant methods to create a moving textile that I have encountered thus far. Dynamic Relief by Industrial Design students Fauzi Al-Kaylani, Sander Bogers, Nicholas Nelson and Willem…
Finding ways to express yourself in a socially acceptable way may be hard when you're filled with emotions. Social Skin is series of moving accessories that help to improve the communication between people by expressing these emotions. The project resulted in three prototypes, out of which two are conceptual prototypes and the third, a necklace, is fully functional.
Ref is a wearable pet made by Jens Dyvik for his graduation from the Design Academy Eindhoven. Ref is worn on the wrist and helps you become aware of your emotional state by sensing your heartbeat and mirroring your state of excitement through… Continue
The function of a model is that she makes a design look good. She as a person with a body is made somewhat invisible through the orchestrated walk down the runway, in which even the expression on her face is part of the set design. With the heartbeat dress fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht reflects on the position of the model in the world of fashion, by introducing a hard-to-control part of our biology, our heartbeat, in the context of the… Continue
Premsela, the Dutch Platform for Design and Fashion, will present a symposium on Fashion and Technology at STRP Festival in Eindhoven next month. The symposium hosts several speakers including artist Lucy McRae, fashion designer… Continue
Industrial Design graduate Stefan Zwegers collaborated with the Dutch Hearing Society to create earphones that will make you feel the bass in your music without ruining your ears. Sensible Music filters the low tones of the music on your mp3-player and uses vibration motors to create the tactile sensation of sound. The product… Continue
On 11 November 2010 the Barbican in London will host two events on the subject of fashion and technology: Future Fabric and What Future Fashion Fabrication? Both events are on simultaneously so it looks like FashionTech lovers will have to choose between the… Continue
Pseudomorphs is a system that lets dresses paint themselves. Following Intimacy, Dutch haute-tech designer Anouk Wipprecht continues her work on the theme of transformation, this time using the sensual properties of moving… Continue
Jale, which is Persian for morning dew or dewdrop, is a transforming patchwork by Heike Sperber, a MediaTechnology student from the University of Leiden. The patchwork uses a temperature sensor to trigger a change of seasons, so that when it becomes cold the patchwork shows the blue snowflake and when it becomes warmer the sun motive reappears.
The quilting technique of Jale is known as English Paper Piecing.… Continue