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Catapult (Catapult) website, blog, textiles, smart
Clothes don't just look good, they're starting to think for you as well. Rebecca Martin reports on the next generation of textiles in part two of our fashion series. Catapult was funded by the Department of Innovation, Industry and Science and Research. This website is archived. Other than the news, Catapult is no longer updated.
Electroacoustic Clothes Benoit Maubrey sound, clothes, acoustic, electronic, public space
Since the mid-1980s, Benoot Maubrey has increasingly worked with 'sounding bodies', 'speaking clothes', and in public spaces.
Elisabeth de Senneville Elisabeth de Senneville fashion, future
While de Senneville had hoped her clothes would have relevance in the 21st century, she was right on target. In 2001 the futuristic designer met the future head on and created clothing with New Age accoutrements. As Scott Lafee of New Scientist (24 February 2001) remarked, "Clothing of the future will be smart, so smart it will organize your day." The de Senneville take on such a proposition was designing dresses with built-in microcapsules with a variety of substances from heat-sensitive dyes (that vary color with body temperature), sunscreen or fragrance. In addition, according to Lafee, While such creations may not be everyone's cup of tea, de Senneville most definitely represents the future of fashion designing.
Exercices de Style Ying Gao (Exercices de Style Lab) fashion interface, technology clothes, pneumatic pistons, garments, media art, fashion design, textile, tailored approach
Exercices de Style is a Montreal-based fashion design lab.
Fabrican (Fabrican Ltd.) spray-on, company, research, science, design, manufacturer
Our technology can be used across many industries, positively impacting the lives of millions of people as well as the environment. From Spray-on clothes, to Spray-on medicine patches, to Spray-on hygiene wipes, to Spray-on pollutant removal (plus many more uses!), Fabrican is developing products with real benefits. Fabrican Ltd. is a company exploiting inter-disciplinary research which links the subjects of science and design. Our team is dedicated to meeting the needs of consumers with creative ideas and innovative products, through the development of new applications for Spray-on Fabric technology.
Fashion and Imagination (ArtEZ Press) 2009 performance, design, garments, art, clothes, styling, haute couture, fashion, book, textiles, fabrics, style
Fashion and Imagination recounts in words and images fashionís exciting relationship with photography, film, visual art, performance art, architecture and literature.
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.
Feeding the eye: essays Anne Hollander 1999 haute couture, film, fashion, fantasy, erotic, emotional, designers, dance, creative culture, couture, costume, corsets, clothes, Chanel, artistic, androgyny, aesthetic, actual, book, look, mode, modern, performance, photographs, social style
Since the advent of cinema, visual art has tended to be perceived as if it were in motion. Artists now create less often in fresco or carved stone and more on film and tape, on the dance stage, or in the ever changing, ever moving medium of clothes. In this remarkable collection, Anne Hollander ranges over art of the twentieth and other centuries with unusual depth of historical insight to explore these rich, diverse visual treasures and the underlying themes that connect them.
Luminex (Luminex s.p.a.) textile, light, new fabrics, non reflective, emit own light, different colours, luminous fibres, opting, sparkling, illuminate materials, integrated electronics, intelligent material, clothes, interior, accessories, innovations, leader
After numerous attempts and experiments, it has finally been possible to integrate a luminous fibre into a fabric, giving its own brilliance. Luminex is a new fabric that can emit its own light. Itís the result of a close collaboration between a highly technological electronics company like CAEN spa, which is in fact the worldís leading company in the planning and production of electronic equipment for use in Nuclear physics experiments, and two companies operating in textiles sector FIT spa in Prato and the Swiss company STABIO sa.
Public Fashion Orchestra, Network Ideologies Alexandra Von Feldmann fashion house, fashion, intelligent clothes, buy, sell
The "Public Fashion Orchestra" is a fashion house which sells intelligent clothes and their behaviours. All clothes of this brand are networked with each other and when in range are able to share designs and eventually other data; the fashion designer is able to feed new designs and behaviours into the system. The clothes do not only receive, transmit, transform and show the data, they also remember and thereby limit it: once the clothes are "full", they cannot participate in the network anymore unless you get rid of their data manually: do the laundry!
Robot Clothes James Powderly, Michelle Kempner (Robot Clothes) 2002 research, partnership, collaboration, art, commercial, innovation, science
Robot Clothes is an art and commercial research and development partnership, specializing in robotic systems, interaction design and product prototyping. This partnership, formed in 2002 by Michelle Kempner and James Powderly, utilizes a hybrid fine art and commercial design and engineering approach to support innovative science and technology development efforts for clients including fortune 100 companies, NASA and internationally renowned artists, such as Diller + Scofidio and Miranda July. In addition to contracted research and development efforts, Robot Clothes internally supports fine art projects ranging from a robotic public sculpture for Central Park to an animatronic opera about Crohnís Disease.
Saxion Michiel Scheffer (Saxion Hogeschool) market research, marketing activities, knowledge of design and styling, made clothes, university, bachelor, students, school, Textile Engineering, Management, art, technology, technological innovations, new material research, development
The international clothing and textiles market is, without a doubt, a very dynamic one. To be successful in this industry a Product Manager needs to be able to draw not only on his or her technical knowledge of textiles, but also increasingly on a sound understanding of business principles and the manufacturing process in a wider context. Therefore the focus of this course is on Product Management in Clothing and Textiles.
seamless 2006-2008 exhibition, show, interactive, smart clothing
seamless is a fashion event featuring innovative and experimental works in computational apparel design, interactive clothing, and technology-based fashion. each project [re]interprets the conceptual goal of a seamless relationship between technology and fashion. these are real clothes that inspire and provoke.
sensoree Kristin Neidlinger 2011 - ongoing tech lab, smart textiles, future fabric
SENSOREE is an art and technology design lab elaborating on ideas of therapeutic, body architecture, interactive installations, sensitive technology, and robot clothes. SENSOREE designs future fabric and smart textiles for wearable technology and interactive installations. Our whimsical designs create external nervous systems that inspire body awareness, insight, and spontaneity. We promote extimacy – externalized intimacy. SENSOREE explores for the Sensory Computer Interface [SCI] — the investigation of proximity, intimacy, telepathy, intuition, and humor between human and machine. It’s a sensory soiree !
SFIT (CSEM, CORDIS, IST ) projects cluster, collaborations, MyHeart, BIOTEX, PROETEX, STELLA, OFSETH, CONTEXT, MERMOTH, smart fabrics, interactive textile, flexible wearable systems, smart textile, smart clothes, sensor, piezo-resistive yarns, optic fibers, colored multi layers, Research and Development, Intelligent Biomedical Clothing, Biomedical Clothing, European Commission, Wearable Healthcare System
The symbiosis of textiles with wearable computing, augmented reality, human machine interfaces, media and interface design and the collaboration between established electronics and textile industries currently lead to a totally new class of flexible, conformable informative and interactive wearable systems. The current market size for wearable computing and smart fabrics and interactive textiles (SFIT) is modest but presents a strong future outlook.
slimavocado Kristin Neidlinger enhanced bodies, artist, wearable, sensors
Kristin Neidlinger aka Slim Avocado is an experience designer focused on the Sensory Computer Interface [SCI]. She aspires to craft phenomenal technology to enhance and expand physical embodiment. kristin is a classically trained ballerina with a background in physical therapies and holds an MFA in Interactive Design. Currently, she works with a team of artists and engineers at SENSOREE an art tech design lab creating therapeutic, body architecture, sensitive technology, interactive installations, and robot clothes.
Smart clothes and Wearable Technology J. McCaan, D. Bryson 2009 textile, fashion, wearable technology, smart clothes, book, electronics, smart materials
Smart clothes and wearable technology is a relatively novel and emerging area of interdisciplinary research within the fashion, textile, electronics and related industries. This book provides a comprehensive review of the end-userís requirements and the technologies and materials available for the design and production of smart clothing.
Smart Clothes and Wearable Technology Group (Newport School of Art, Media and Design) 2004 research group, product design, university, school, art, smart, clothes
This research group is a collaboration between the University of Wales, Newport and the National Centre for Product Design and Development Research (PDR) at UWIC, working to create the 'smart' clothes of the future. The project was launched in November 2004 with a workshop involving leading industry representatives, that mapped initial areas for development.
Smoking Jacket Fiona Carswell 2008 wearable, interaction design, garment, clothes, air filter, exploring visceral, reflective design, user-centered designer
Smoking Jacket has a built-in pair of lungs on the front. As the wearer smokes, the lungs fill up with the exhaled cigarette smoke and begin to gradually darken over .
Sportstech: Revolutionary Fabrics, Fashion, and Design Marie O'Mahony, Sarah E. Braddock 2002 garment, textile, fabrics, new technology, sports, book, apparel
This wonderfully illustrated book, written by two experts on revolutionary textiles, describes new fabrics (including those made of metal, glass, or ceramic yarns) and their amazing properties. It explains the design processes for making clothes that mimic the carapace of an insect, are seamless, or have venting systems. It also includes the latest fashions that owe their stylish futuristic look to the innovations of sportswear, and is completed by a glossary of technical terms and a directory of designers and manufacturers. 260 photographs and illustrations, 256 in color.
The culture of fashion: a new history of fashionable dress Christopher Breward fashion journalism, fashion history, book, clothing, advertising
This illustrated survey of 600 years of fashion investigates its cultural and social meaning from medieval Europe to twentieth-century America. Breward's work provides the reader with a clear guide to the changes in style and taste and shows that clothes have always played a pivotal role in defining a sense of identity and society, especially when concerned with sexual and body politics.
The Supermodern Wardrobe Andrew Bolton 2002 book, wardrobe, dress, urban, pollution, revolutionary
Transcending superficial concerns of mere stylishness, The Supermodern Wardrobe addresses the real needs of men and women navigating the urban landscape. Air pollution, physical assault, extreme temperatures, space restrictions: by utilizing multifunctional fabrics and technologically equipped textiles, innovative designers like CP Company, Samsonite, Kosuke Tsumura, and Vexed Generation respond to such contemporary challenges. Whether it's a bulletproof parka inspired by riot gear, a jeans jacket wired for an MP3 player, or a dress that turns into a travel pillow, the clothes are so pragmatic, they're revolutionary.
Trasformer Fashion Show Hussein Chalayan 2007 sensor, clothes, textile, radical fashion, LED, fashion designer, wearable, visionary, haute couture
Hussein Chalayanís collection consist of dresses that automatically transformed in shape and style. Zippers closed, cloth gathered, and hemlines roseñall without human assistance. Beneath each modelís skirt was a computer system designed by the London-based engineering and concept-creation firm 2D3D.
Wearable Technology- Powered Art and Fashion Design 2009 (Netherlands Media Art Institute) 2009 sensors, textiles, social life, fashion design, technologicallt clothing, netherlands media art institute, university, courses, expressive, performative garments, everyday experience
"Wearable Technology & Powered Art and Fashion Design" presents latest developments in the area of technologically augmented clothing. The program crosses the disciplines of fashion design, performance art, wearable computing and interaction design. The selected pieces envision a future in which our second skin, our clothes, become relevant element in our social life, in our communication and interaction with others. This is achieved by embedding electronics seamlessly into the textiles. After the miniaturisation of processors, sensors and batteries designers can now use these to create expressive and performative garments beyond the everyday experience.