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3lectromode Valerie Lamontagne blog, lab, fashion tech
3lectromode is a Montreal-based fashion-tech studio invested in developing wearables combining cutting-edge technology with current fashion trends. The 3lectromode platform has created a series of market-ready interactive fashion products such as LED-embedded dresses and bags which are sold as kits of ready-mades. 3lectromode continues to research within the field of wearable technologies to bring you the most aesthetic, democratized and performative fashion tech.
Aeolian Ride Jessica Findley event, humor, playground, suits, inflate
Inspired by a love for bikes, city cruising, critical mass, costumes, sillyness + things that inflate, Aeolian Ride is a free, mass participatory event with sense of humor. It excites those riding as well as delights those watching, all the while transforming the landscape into a playground of windfilled shapes. The 52 suits were handmade from ripstop nylon. The 3 different styles of suits were designed to inflate while riding at low speeds.
Apparel Design (College of Design-University of Minnesota) college, school, apparel, design, students, textile
In the apparel design program students develop an understanding of the textile and clothing product development process, including design, production, and marketing. Students are challenged to integrate knowledge of the product with consumer needs and business constraints.
Bluescreen Viktor & Rolf 2002 catwalk, innovation, screen, haute couture, fashion, company, designer, brand, bright blue garments, reflective textile
Viktor & Rolf enigmatically named their collection "long live the immaterial." It was hard to decipher precisely what that meant since the collection was full of rather heavy materialsówool, pinstripes, fur, velvet, crochet. The designers' talent for earnest experimentalism with traditional elements was funneled into a single device this season; they highlighted all-black outfits with bits of vivid royal blue so that the epaulettes, collars, bib shirt fronts and belts popped out in radiant color.
By-Wire.Net Marina Toeters designer, innovative fashion, research, collaboration projects, freelance intermediary, fashion companies, creates concepts, presentations, brainstorm sessions, garments, new applications loves to expand innovative fashion by sharing knowledge. It will continue researching and collaboration projects. As freelance intermediary Marina Toeters works for fashion and technical companies; creates concepts, presentations, brainstorm sessions and garments for example for technical companies which are looking for new application for their materials or advises designers interested in process innovation.
Chanel Light Bulb Heels Karl Lagerfeld (Chanel) 2008 haute couture, light bulb, fashion, wearable, shoes, garments, luxury brand, expencive
The shoes are made out of goat skin sprinkled with sequin and the lightbulb heels can unscrew and are battery operated so they can be used over and over again. The shoes are a part of the Chanel Pre-Fall 2008 collection.
christienmeindertsma Christien Meindertsma artist, nature, procuct cycle, production
Christien Meindertsma explores the life of products and raw materials. For her first book, Checked Baggage (2004), Christien purchased a container filled with a week's worth of objects confiscated at security checkpoints in Schiphol Airport after 9/11. She meticulously categorized all 3267 items and photographed them on a white seamless background. Christien’s second book, PIG 05049 (2007), is an extensive collection of photographic images that documents an astounding array of products that different parts of an anonymous pig called 05049 could support. With this book, Christien reveals lines that link raw materials with producers, products and consumers that have become so invisible in an increasingly globalized world.
cimtec Pietro Vincenzini - General Chair (cimtec) ongoing electronics, smart textiles, conferences, event
Intensive research carried out worldwide for creating higher forms of materials, structures and systems by providing them with “life” functions, resulted in a relatively high level of technology readiness with several applications now emerging, demonstrating that smart materials technologies have matured well beyond the conceptual stage. Widespread use of nanotechnology concepts and tools and availability of multiscale computational models coupled with the exponential growth of computing capability and the merging of materials science and engineering with biological information, are fuelling the rate of advancement of the field. Nevertheless further substantial developments are required in the understanding of convergences of materials, electronics and biological systems, to meet relevant needs for present and foreseeable applications. The several Symposia featured by CIMTEC 2012 - 4th International Conference “Smart Materials, Structures and Systems” will cover outstanding areas of the subject from the molecular nanoscales to large complex integrated systems. The Conference Committees are pleased to invite you to foster progress in the field by contributing to discussions within the frames of what promises to be an exciting meeting, and to enjoy the immense, unique, artistic heritage and wonderful landscape of Tuscany.
Climate Dress Michel Guglielmi, Hanne Louise Johannesen (Diffus Studio) 2009 wearable, Arduino Lilypad, light, LED, interaction, social
The Climate Dress is made of conductive embroidery, over hundred of tiny LED lights inserted into the embroidery, a CO2 sensor and an Arduino Lilypad microprocessor. The LEDs visualize the level of CO2 in the nearby surroundings and are powered trough the embroidery.
Cyberfibres Kaye Ashton (Frances Burke Textile Resource Centre, RMIT University) materials, textiles, fibres, database, website
This website, entitled Cyberfibres, is a searchable online database of Australian fashion and textile design created by a team led by Kaye Ashton for the Frances Burke Textile Resource Centre and the RMIT University School of Fashion and Textiles in Melbourne Australia. The website contains a brief history of the Cyberfibres project, its content, origins and how to use it. The database can be searched by keyword, by a structured search facility including Date and Role functions, or can be browsed alphabetically. Entries in the database are varied, and may contain biographical information, images, articles, archive and resource location and repository details, lists of published resources, links to relevant entries in the database, and links to other online resources.
Digital Skins Body Atmospheres Nancy Tilbury future visions of clothing, wearable tech
Studio Nancy Tilbury is launching a new website Studio Nancy Tilbury is also part of the formation of a new innovative fashioning technology brand called Studio_XO
E-Textile Workspace Piem Wirtz, Melissa Coleman (V2_) makers, community, platform, discussion, workshop, workspace, e-textile,
The E-Textile Workspace offers an informal setting for critical discussion around wearable technology. It aims to open a space where practice is intertwined with knowledge sharing, feedback exchange among the invited participants and with critical reflection on the state-of-the-art in wearable technology.
Eeonyx Jamshid Avloni (Eeonyx) 1995 biomedical instruments, microwave absorbing structures, hi tech, design, corporation, piezoresistive fabric, conductive textile, company, dynamic pressure sensors, antennas, magnetic fabrics, smart materials
Weíve developed a core lineup of products including textiles, foams, felts and powders all with specifiable degrees of conductivity. Our textiles have been used in a wide range of commercial and military applications (from static controlled clean rooms to microwave absorbing structures, biomedical instruments, dynamic pressure sensors, antennas, and resistive heaters), and engineers are discovering more uses for them all the time.
Elektrisola (Elektrisola) copper, wire, enamelled, conductive, shop, buy, company
We offer various metals with very different characteristics such as conductivity, mechanical properties, bending proof performance, temperature coefficient and corrosion resistance. Elektrisola produces enamelled and bare copper wire, aluminum wire, copper clad aluminum wire, brass wire, silver plated copper wire, silver wire, and copper nickel wire, all available from 0.010mm to 0.500mm (AWG 58 - 24).
Engineered Fibre Structures Billy Hunter (Engineered Fibre Structures Ltd) Knitted technical textiles, Knitting technology, technical applications, automotive, aerospace, engineering, industrial, personal protective equipment, sportswear, healthcare, medical, Smart and intelligent fibre based products, New technologies for manufacturing, Rapid prototyping, Technology Translation
Engineered Fibre Structures specializes in providing textile solutions for medical, healthcare, sportswear, personal protective equipment, industrial, engineering, aerospace, automotive and other technical applications. We are a knowledge based business with a unique blend of industrial, research, product design/ development expertise.
Enlighted Designs Janet Hansen light, clothing, design, illuminating, textile
-Janet Cooke Hansen is President and Chief Fashion Engineer of Enlighted Designs, Inc. She founded the business to create her own "dream job" as a light-up clothing designer. Janet's eclectic designs combine her lifelong interests of fashion, art, and technology. She learned to sew at age 7, and installed miniature lights in her own dollhouse. Over the years, her costume-making hobby began to incorporate electronics, with illuminating results. -Enlighted is based in Encinitas, California (in the northern coastal area of San Diego County), and we sell our lighted clothing exclusively through our own website, We create custom designs for a wide variety of international clients, including professional entertainers in the music industry, as well as for applications in art, theater, dance, television, film, and advertising.
Fab Lab (MIT) 2006 computer controlled tools, MIT, concepts, technological art, DIY, fashionable technology, wearable, workshop, design tools, circuits and microcontrollers, 3D Printing and Scanning Machines
A Fab Lab (fabrication laboratory) is a small-scale workshop with an array of computer controlled tools that cover several different length scales and various materials, with the aim to make "almost anything". This includes technology-enabled products generally perceived as limited to mass production. While Fab Labs have yet to compete with mass production and its associated economies of scale in fabricating widely distributed products, they have already shown the potential to empower individuals to create smart devices for themselves. These devices can be tailored to local or personal needs in ways that are not practical or economical using mass production.
Fashion Fianchettos Otto von Busch code, draping, algebraic, fashion, experiment, workshop, paper
Design workshop at Gallery Room 103 in Auckland in Spring 2009, called Fashion Fianchettos. The workshop used live draping and algebraic topology to experiment with new ways of disseminating fashion, as a set of mathematical functions and minimal codes of new drapings that could be sent between fashionistas. With a handful of bandage clips and an oversized t-shirt, the workshop provided an experimental platform for algebraic notated fashion, as well as a laboratory connecting academic text, social media and practical draping.
FASHION-able. hacktivism and engaged fashion design Otto von Busch (School of Design and Crafts (HDK) Faculty of Fine, Applied and Performing Arts University of Gothenburg) 2008 open source fashion, hacktivism, reverse engineering, book
Thesis: This thesis consists of a series of extensive projects which aim to explore a new designer role for fashion. It is a role that experiments with how fashion can be reverse engineered, hacked, tuned and shared among many participants as a form of social activism. This social design practice can be called the hacktivism of fashion. It is an engaged and collective process of enablement, creative resistance and DIY practice, where a community share methods and experiences on how to expand action spaces and develop new forms of craftsmanship. In this practice, the designer engages participants to reform fashion from a phenomenon of dictations and anxiety to a collective experience of empowerment, in other words, to make them become fashion-able. As its point of departure, the research takes the practice of hands-on exploration in the DIY upcycling of clothes through “open source” fashion “cookbooks”. By means of hands-on processes, the projects endeavour to create a complementary understanding of the modes of production within the field of fashion design. The artistic research projects have ranged from DIY-kits released at an international fashion week, fashion experiments in galleries, collaborative “hacking” at a shoe factory, engaged design at a rehabilitation centre as well as combined efforts with established fashion brands. Using parallels from hacking, heresy, fan fiction, small change and professional-amateurs, the thesis builds a non-linear framework by which the reader can draw diagonal interpretations through the artistic research projects presented. By means of this alternative reading new understandings may emerge that can expand the action spaces available for fashion design. This approach is not about subverting fashion as much as hacking and tuning it, and making its sub-routines run in new ways, or in other words, bending the current while still keeping the power on.
Flare Dress Stijn Ossevoort electronic engineering, user interface research, product design, material research, technical project management, production management, microprocessor programming, graphic design, 3D visualization
This little LED number called Flare is the sustainable party girl’s answer to looking beautiful and technically tailored. Imagine showing up at the company holiday party aglow in the Stijn Ossevoort creation! In spite of all the buzz from the gadget geeks proclaiming the wonders of wearing something as fashion-forward as Flare, one question keeps flashing like a red light: What if it gets wet? No worries. The Flare dress runs on wind energy which means if worn correctly (read: walk really fast) the dandelions will light up from your personally generated breezes.
Getting Started with Arduino Massimo Banzi 2008 open-source electronichs, diy, arduino, ebook, book, examples
This valuable little book offers a thorough introduction to the open-source electronics prototyping platform that's taking the design and hobbyist world by storm. Getting Started with Arduino gives you lots of ideas for projects and helps you get going on them right away. To use the introductory examples in this book, all you need is a USB Arduino, USB A-B cable, and an LED. This 128-page book is a greatly expanded follow-up to the author's original short PDF that's available on the Arduino website.
Glowrider (Glowrider) buy, glow, shop, optic, fiber, LED
Welkom op de webshop van Hier kan u LED en fiber producten vinden en de nodige accessoires. De producten kunnen toegepast worden in architectuur, kunst, theater, auto, modelbouw... Als u vragen heeft over de producten of nieuwe producten wilt voorstellen, contacteer ons dan gerust.
How To Get What You Want Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson (Kobakant) 2007 DIY, fabric, LED, workshop, wearable technology, sensor, social
The site documents the range of wearable technology and soft circuit solutions that we have developed for our own practice since 2007. Many interesting techniques and possibilities never make it into a finished project. The site also contains collections of material and tool resources and example projects that explain the integration of individual solutions for smaller projects, aimed at showcasing what is possible and how it is possible.
IndossaMe: design and wearable electronics Marita Canina 2010 product design, fashion, style, rules, politecnico di milano, book, teacher
The book is targeted towards designers and extensively analyzes the apparent knowledge gaps. Thanks to the contribution of different experts the book tries to address the specific areas involved, presenting the biomedical, electronics and psychological states of art.
Interaction Design Department (Domus Academy) academy, school, ICT
The Master course in I-Design comes from a challenge: to bring the originality of Italian Design in the world of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The course represents the natural evolution of a series of training and research initiatives developed in Domus Academy since 1983 on theme of technological innovation and on the design of intangible relations with interactive objects and services. It is part of a permanent laboratory on the themes of digital information with the culture of design at its centre, intended as knowledge of the changing world and as a way of learning by designing.
Jacket (Nyx Clothing) garment, computer controlled, wearable technology, style, fashion, jackets, apparel, clothing, LED, collaborations, performance, fun-loving experience, flexible panels, clubber, entertainent, sales representative, sound processor
Nyx Illuminated Clothing was founded in 2001 in Los Angeles, California USA. It now markets and sells illuminated clothing worldwide through this web-site and national representatives.Nyx jackets are the most jaw-dropping, fun-loving experience you are ever likely to have with an item of clothing. Ok, except for maybe lingerie. These jackets are internally wired with bright lights arranged on fully flexible panels that allow for text and graphics to dance across the surface of the garment, all computer controlled within the jacket. All you have to do is switch it on.
Jane Harris jane harris body scanning, 3D CG animation, CGI animation, designer, textile, artist, motion capture
Practitioner Jane Harris builds on her knowledge of materials and works digitally with advanced computer media to create representations of fluid, three-dimensional forms – the clothed and moving body in space.
KABK Erik Verdonck (Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten) photography, school, academy, students, fashion, textiles, craft, traditions, textile design, fashion design, pattern design, visual art, textural designer
The Textiles and Fashion programme at the KABK has two areas in which students can specialize: Textile Design and Fashion Design. In the propaedeutic year, students acquire the basic skills, techniques, insights and knowledge that together comprise the foundation for the following years of the programme. In addition to designing, Visual development, Pattern and Fashion Design, Colour, Photography, Styling and various techniques such as weaving, knitting, painting and design are the important supporting subjects.
Lamé Lifesaver (Lamé Lifesaver) 2003 resistance, conductive thread
The thread has a resistance of approximately 0.72 ohm / cm, or 22 ohm / foot. This is quite sufficient for, say, powering LEDs over quite large distances. Resistance does not vary significantly from one length of thread to the next as some are reported to do, so you should be able to use this thread without concern for "dead" sections .
LED Coat Wendy Legro light up, clothing, LED, product, illuminating
LED coat design features folds that open and close during movements. Inside the folds are LEDs which light up, illuminating the folds and the surrounding area.