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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.
Angel Chang Angel Chang fashion, designer
Angel Chang is a New York-based fashion designer who creates versatile dressing solutions for worldly women on the go. Her namesake collection, ANGEL CHANG (founded in 2006), grew out of a vision to offer women wardrobes that could actually "do things" beyond just looking good. The collectionís use of innovative materialsóincluding color-changing prints, light-up fabrics, and self-heating liningsówas a first for the American luxury designer market. As a result of these pioneering efforts, the company received the coveted Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation Award and the prestigious Cartier Womenís Initiative Award within the first year of launching.
Caché Nadya Peek 2009 interaction, MIT media lab, fab-lab, sensor, dress, wearable, interactive clothing, e-textile, social, student, workshop
Nadya Peek, a first year grad student at the MIT Media Lab created a unique interactive dress to close the gap between our presents in the physical and virtual world. The scenario: a Netcitizenís photo on his/her social network platform indicates ëclickableí areas on the personís clothing. By clicking on these areas on the Website the information will be transmitted via smartphone and bluetooth to the piezo speaker in the garment indicating via a click sound someone clicked on the image letting the wearer know he/she feels close right now.
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.
Craftivism Betsy Greer (Craftivism) creativity, community, critical, writing, knitting, diy, activism, craft, political, social
Craftivism is the practice of engaged creativity, especially regarding political or social causes. By using their creative energy to help make the world a better place, craftivists help bring about positive change via personalized activism. Craftivism allows practitioners to customize their particular skills to address particular causes.
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.
emily crane Emily Crane beta textiles, bio wear, edible, artist
A new breed of designer who is pushing the boundaries of design through materials and process; growing, cultivating and forming new hybrid materials for fashion futures. Borrowing skills from molecular cooking, she is envisioning a future where fast fashion has to respond to a more sustainable future. Setting up a lab in her kitchen, she is growing and freezing bubbles to create a form of bio lace that is both wearable and edible. Micro-Nutrient Couture is a sensory world of transient fashion where no one but the individual will ever wear the same dress again.
Fashion and Modernity Christopher Breward, Caroline Evans 2005 book, fashion, history, contemporary fashion
This book tests the very definition of modernity and enhances our understanding of the role of fashion in the modern world. From top hats to locomotives, dresses to retail outlets, fashion is a prism through which modernity reflects and refracts. Breward and Evans bring together an organic collaboration of voices on this subject. The collection ranges from such topics as James Morrison (1789-1857), the Napoleon of Shopkeepers; to dress in the Stuart era; The Mannequin Parade, 1900-1925; and clothing the London actress (1860-1914). From the relationship between clothing and forensic sciences, to the play of performance, parasexuality, and the celebrity, Fashion and Modernity offers an enlightening look at fashion and the modern age.
Fashion as Communication Malcolm Barnard 2002 power of fashion, communications, fashion, tendence, lifestyle, book, cultural
In his apercu, Fashion as Communication, Malcolm Barnard seemingly subscribes to the Latin proverb, ìFashion is more powerful than any tyrant.î With this tacit mantra, Barnard addresses the rhetorical functions of fashion to determine the locus and latitude of the role of fashion in constructing and maintaining cultural roles, rules, rituals, and responsibilities. From palaces to punk, luxury boxes to laundromats, Barnard presents the reader with an extensive pallet of the premises of fashion as persuasive art and architecture.
Fashioning the future Suzanne Lee 2005 textile art, textile and smart technology, new matrials, new technology, creative exploration, innovative directions, tomorrow's wardrobe, Emergent technologies, Future Fashion, book, fashion history, design, accessories, wearable technology
Fashioning the Future is a visionary and creative exploration of where fashion and clothing are heading, the very first guide to the future wardrobe and the emergent technologies making it possible. Ten major themes embrace all kinds of clothing, from The Spray-On Dress to The Talking T-Shirt, all accompanied by Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Joness distinctive images. Both a unique visual journey and an inspirational research tool, this book is aimed at the entire fashion world, design students and global marketeers.
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.
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.
Inflatable Dress Diana Eng 2003 diy, interaction, wearable, no hide electronics, change shape and colours, dress, cloth accessories tech, social
Diana Eng, in collaboration with Emily Albinski, created this gorgeous dress way back in 2003, which ended up making its way on the cover of ID Magazine. The designers used this project to explore how they could use electronics to change the shape and color of a gown. The dress inflates to allow you to change itís shape. Pump up the back or the sides to change its silhouette. The designers made no attempt to hide the electronics, rather, they exposed the spaghetti-ball of wires and components as the main aesthetic.
LED Kimono Miya Masaoka 2009 traditional kimono patterns, musical, light emitting diodes, handmade, prototype, light sound instrument, art, LED, interactive instrument, dress, wearable
The LED KIMONO PROJECT is a new light/sound instrument designed and fabricated by composer Miya Masaoka. This prototype consists of a single handmade sleeve, embroidered with 444 LEDís (light emitting diodes that respond to musical and physical conditions and act at times as a low-resolution monitor interpreting live video.
Lizzard Dress Alis Cambol 2007 sensors, dress, wearable, organic design, non verbal communication, social, interaction, express yourself
Alis Cambol has added the dimension of non-verbal communication patterns that make her designs more organic and show familiar patterns like the Lizard Dress which raises the frill collar in moments of aggression and fear. The sensors to lift or lower the frill collar is integrated in the dressí arm so when the wearer crosses her arms ñ a sign of being uncomfortable or defensive ñ the frill collar will raise.
Modes for Urban Moods Teresa Almeida 2005 wearable coping mechanism, social, interaction, dress, sculptural expressions, dress, wearable, expands in size
Modes for Urban Moods are a suite of wearable coping mechanisms that explore relationships in public spaces and materialize invisible social networks.
NATO ASI PROTECTIVE TEXTILES 2010 Ir. Els Van der Burght (NATO OTAN) 2010 wearability, confort, electronic processor, wearable sensor, nanotechnology, high level, protective textile, protective apparel, chemical, biological, nuclear, ballistic, clothing, intelligent textile, defense, study institute, textile materials, design, manufacturing, New dress concepts, Department of Textiles/ UGent
Modern protective clothing needs to meet a variety of multifunctional requirements and offer a very high level of protection as well as remarkable comfort and wearability, influencing the wearerís physical performance which puts it far beyond usual definitions of comfort. The demand for multifunctional properties makes it necessary to develop and improve fibre and textile materials and structures (suits, uniforms, Ö). Introduction of nanotechnology and the use of a variety of (wearable) sensors / embedded electronics and processors turn traditional protection into a value added market posing ever increasing challenges to researchers and engineers at universities, institutes and industry. Design and manufacturing of sophisticated interactive protective textiles and clothing, meeting very tight specifications, has to be done taking into account cost-effectiveness, environmental issues and even the need to be applied to military as well as civil purposes.
Oled Dress Gareth Pugh 2009 OLEDs, organics LEDs, light display, plastic electronics technology, printed circuits, wearable, garment, dress, special fabric, flexible layer, microcontroller, changes color, coating textiles, smart textile, designer, new concept
English fashion designer Gareth Pugh has fashioned a dress made from OLEDs (organic LEDs) panels. OLEDs entry into the market promises a more light efficient display technology compared to traditional LEDs.
Piezing Dress, Muk Luk Flux Amanda Parkes 2008 mechanisms for working prototypes of Tangible User Interfaces, electronics, developing software, Human-Computer Interaction, journals, conferences, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer programming, students, hard-working, technically competent, creative, interactions, digital information, surfaces, physical objects, designing human interfaces, Tangible Bits vision, electrical /mechanical engineering skills, design aesthetics, installations, video performance, wearable technology, creativity
-Amanda Parkes' Piezing generates power using the natural gestures of the human body in motion. Around the joints of the elbows and hips of the garment is piezoelectric material that generates electricity in response to applied mechanical stress. The electricity is then stored as voltage in a centralized small battery and later can be discharged for use. - Muk Lux Flux boots change shape depending on the speed and motion of the wearer.
re: skin Mary Flanagan 2002 skin, book, publication, body, technology, vision
In re: skin, scholars, essayists and short story writers offer their perspectives on skin's boundary and surface, as metaphor and physical reality. The twenty-first century and its attendant technology call for a new investigation of the intersection of body, skin, and technology. These cutting-edge writings address themes of skin and bodily transformation in an era in which we are able not only to modify our own skins by plastic surgery, tattooing, skin graft art, and other methods but to cross skins, merging with other bodies or colonizing multiple bodies. Jan Perschy digital art, coding, beta textiles, wearables diploma
digital artist, ist currently working on diploma project: a dress that leaves design process to the photographer. it has flaps that can open or close, thus leaving parts open or concealed to the camera.
Smart Second Skin Dress Jenny Tillotson human biology, garment, wearer, scents, new interactive fabric, senses, body's circulatin system, wearable, micro mechanisms, communication system, aromatic messages, body
The dress mimics the body's circulation system, the senses and scent glands. The veins and arteries flow freely as the new interactive fabric emitting a selection of scents depending on your mood. It has its own nervous system, which allows the wearer to control the emotional wellbeing of the garment. Using a theory that human biology can be modelled as micro mechanisms - biological functions such as skin, organs and a beat of a pulsating heart can be miniaturised forming the basis of an integrated communication system so that it rivals nature's own capillaries. Aromatic messages are actively 'pulsed' electronically through a cabling system, to key points of the body in order to activate the smell centre.
Solarmer (Solarmer) 2006 building-integrated photovoltaics, portable electronics, renewable energy, flexible plastic solar panels, smart fabrics, interactive textiles, wearable form, recyclable
Solarmer Energy Inc. is a developer of transparent, flexible plastic solar panels, the next wave in generating renewable energy from the sun. These solar panels are opening the door for a wide range of new application areas in renewable energy, which are not currently addressable with conventional silicon solar panel technology.
Sonic Fabric Alyce Santoro 2005 audio, cassette tapes, artist
internationally-exhibiting conceptual artist Alyce Santoro has come up with a way to transform the jumbly mess of tape that resides in old cassette tapes into beautiful and durable fabric! Called Sonic Fabric, Ms. Santoroís invention has been spun into shimmery dresses, sparkly umbrellas and sleek ties. And Sonic Fabric isnít just lovely to look at ñ it makes music too.
Studio subTela Barbara Layne (Hexagram Institute) institute, research, visual art, engineering, intelligent clothing, smart fabrics
Barbara Layne is the Director of Studio subTela at the Hexagram Institute where she works with a team of graduate students from Visual Arts and Engineering at Concordia University and a variety of international collaborators. The Studio is focused on the development of intelligent cloth structures for the creation of artistic, performative and functional textiles. Natural materials are woven in alongside microcomputers and sensors to create surfaces that are receptive and responsive to external stimuli. Controllable arrays of Light Emitting Diodes present changing patterns and texts through the structure of cloth. Wireless transmission systems have also been developed to support real time communication. In both wearable systems and site related installations, textiles are used to address the social dynamic of fabric and human interaction.
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 Stockmarket Skirt Nancy Paterson stock ticker, skirt, fashion, monitor, pixel, display
A blue taffeta and black velvet party dress is displayed on a dressmaker's mannequin or 'Judy,' located next to a computer and several monitors of varying sizes. In large type, the stock ticker symbol and price which is being tracked, marches from right to left across the monitor screens as the stock price is continuously updated. Large white numbers and letters on a blue background (matching the blue of the taffeta skirt) scroll in simulation of the pixel board displays used to track stock values on traditional exchange room floor.
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.
Touched by Strangers Alexander Reeder 2008 rechargeable battery, motor, conductive ribbon, interactive garments, accessories, wearable technology, performative elements, designer, fashion, custom circuit
Alexander Reeder creates interactive garments, accessories and perfume. He works to enable through projects such as Sophie's Pet, enhance with Dream Jammies and Butterfly Dress, and facilitate with S Ring. Alex explores performative elements of interactive garments with Touched By Strangers.
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.