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Alexandra Fede Alexandra Fede clothings, integrated microelectronics, designer, technological stylist, italian fashion, researcher, new esthetics, hi-tech applications, innovative fibres, haute couture, catwalk, garment, para-aramidic fibres, textile treatments, nanotechnologies, sports wear, work wear, accessories, collaborations
Alexandra Fede Fashion designer with Technology Transfer experience in all aspects of development and implementations in a garment.. Direct experience in Fashion shows or catwalk , public relation, communication, scientific journalist, fashion consulting and patent's inventor.
Designboom industrial design today, courses, education, competitions, history, contemporary, shop, interviews, snapshots, design-aerobics
with more than 2,500,000 readers a month from over 190 countries, (including 250,000 subscribers to our monthly newsletter) is the leading independent publication for key contemporary issues and the critique of all aspects of design, especially those topics which enrich the dialogue between design, creative professionals, industry and society. the milan-based, free internet resource offers snapshot reports from major international design shows, architecture and art exhibitions; interviews and portraits of the protagonists in the contemporary creative scene; design history and in-depth information on the creators of design classics.
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.
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.
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.
IFAI (IFAI-Industrial Fabrics Association International) World-class trade shows, fabrics/technical textiles industry, association, network, innovative products, global marketplace, fabrics, symposiums, conferences, workshops
IFAI will contribute to the prosperity of the specialty fabrics industry by providing a global marketplace for innovative products and services, relevant education, promotion and networking opportunities. IFAI will act with integrity and professionalism in providing a tangible value to its members.
ISPO China (Messe Munchen) 2010 media, designers, distributors, brand labelers, industrial festival, innovations, new trends, annual sporting goods industry forum, 113 countries, world's largest sports trade show, athletes, international sports, exibithion, brands, news, new technology, new materials
ispo, originated from Germany, is held once a year in Munich. ispo is the world's largest sports trade show with a reputation for excellence among exhibitors and visitors from 113 countries. Backed by 40 years of success, ispo is THE annual sporting goods industry forum to showcase the state-of-the-art in sports equipment and fashion - while looking ahead into the future with new trends and innovations. ispo china tries to draw the world attention to emerging Asian sports goods market and bring in international brands while showing local professional brands. Launched 5 years ago, ispo china developed quickly into the leading professional sporting goods business platform for the whole Asian Pacific Rim.
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.
Making is Connecting David Gauntlett DIY, media, book, textile
In Making is Connecting, David Gauntlett argues that through making things, people engage with the world and create connections with each other. Both online and offline, we see that people want to make their mark on the world, and to make connections. During the previous century, the production of culture became dominated by professional elite producers. But today, a vast array of people are making and sharing their own ideas, videos, and other creative material online, as well as engaging in real-world crafts, art projects, and hands-on experiences. Gauntlett argues that we are seeing a shift from a 'sit-back-and-be-told culture' to a 'making-and-doing culture'. People are rejecting traditional teaching and television, and making their own learning and entertainment instead. Drawing on evidence from psychology, politics, philosophy, and economics, he shows how this shift is necessary and essential for the happiness and survival of modern societies.
Margarita Benitez Margarita Benitez solo show, designer, installations, diy, materials, technology, interactive textiles, critical media, data sonifications, group show, internationally
Her current studio investigations are in interactive installations, DIY culture, experiments with materials and technology to create works that combine high/low tech, wearables and interactive textiles as critical media and data sonifications (with Markus Vogl). Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows internationally.
Missmoun Mouna Andraos wearables, electronics, mobile, web, varius media, interaction designer, art, electronic, intimacy
Mouna Andraos an R&D OpenLab Fellow, is an interaction designer in various media including web, mobile, electronics and wearables, while applying ideas of softness, intimacy and uniqueness to the electronic spaces and objects that are increasingly inhabiting our personal environments. Her work for a Montreal-based interactive production studio has won recognition ranging from a Best of Show & Best of Art at the South by South West web awards to a cyberLion in Cannes. She recently completed her master's degree at the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.
Pitti Immagine Filati (Pitti Immagine) event, fashion, yarn
Pitti Immagine Filati n.66 (Florence, 27 & 29 January 2010) is coming to an end with figures and opinions from buyers and exhibitors that display optimism about a recovery over the next few months. Just a few hours before the event closed its doors at the Fortezza da Basso, early forecasts of the final attendance figures showed that Pitti Immagine Filati was attended by almost 4,000 buyers (versus 3,900 in January 2009), a 2% increase in overall attendance. It appears that the number of Italian buyers increased by 4.5%, whereas foreign attendance figures remained at the same levels recorded for the last edition. There was a rise in the number of buyers from the United States, Russia, Holland, Switzerland, Turkey, China, Hong Kong and South Korea, whilst the figures were less positive for Germany, the United Kingdom and Japan.
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!
Rapture: Art's Seduction by Fashion Since 1970 Chris Townsend 2002 haute couture, advertising, mass media, soho, original, creative, young artists, images, vogue, kate moss, photography, book, designer, fashion, model, art, new mix
From Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin's inspirational photography of the 1970s, through Kate Moss's recent collaborations with yBas and Nan Goldin for Vogue, to the use of reworked catwalk footage and mutilated magazine images by young artists, this crossover is fertile ground for the creative and the original. Whether covering an art installation in a SoHo boutique, Cindy Sherman's complicity with the tools of mass-media, a Keith Haring image advertising vodka, the use of street-art graffiti on a Louis Vuitton bag, or Tracey Emin as a Vivienne Westwood model, author Chris Townsend shows how the alluring, illusory faces of fashion and art are fused in the new mix.
Rubber: Fun, Fashion, Fetish Janet Bloor, John D. Sinclair 2004 rubber, new material, jewelry, images, book, new applications
Filled with specially taken images by Geraldo Somozo, these pages show us rubber toys, from Wacky Wall Walkers to the collectibles of the Auburn Rubber Company; the use of this nonslip, insulating, waterproof material in every room of the house; its eerie capacity to mimic other forms and substances; how elastic fibers, comprised of rubber filaments, helped fashion designers to realize that women are not made of rigid material; how the German jeweler Bunz combined rubber with diamonds and gold; contemporary rubber in computer keyboards and cell-phone keypads; andóas climaxóthe steamy, salacious, seductive, (and deliciously sleazy) erotic world of rubber. Over 200 color photographs.
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.
Skin: Surface, Substance, and Design Ellen Lupton 2002 designers, contemporary world, artificial life, media, art, architecture, fashion, furniture, design, book, objects, garmentsm, buildings
Every object has a skin. Thick or thin, smooth or rough, porous or impermeable, the skin is the line between the hidden inside and the outside we experience. Skin: Surface, Substance, and Design presents products, furniture, fashion, architecture, and media that are expanding the limits of what we understand as surface. Reflecting the convergence of natural and artificial life, this provocative and stimulating book shows how enhanced and simulated skins appear everywhere in our contemporary world. Designers today manipulate the relationship between the inside and outside of objects, garments, and buildings, creating skins that both reveal and conceal, skins that have depth and complexity as well as their own behaviors and identities.
Switch Alison Lewis 2008 blog, technology, life & style, social look, fashion, wearable, news, craft, diy
Switch is a technology life & style blog, which showcases innovative design, fashion and topics from a female perspective. Switch is not just another tech blog about gadgets or digital design, but rather a social look at technology through the genres of fashion, beauty, design and craft.
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.
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.
Unravel @ siggraph 2006 tech, wearable, exhibition, show, fashion
Unravel: the SIGGRAPH2006 Fashion Show presents a runway show of innovative and experimental works in computational and conceptual couture, fashion with a social agenda, science-inspired form, and new technologies of material fabrication. Unravel brings together the work of designers and artists from the US, Canada, Europe, and Asia who are seeking to redefine the notion of ‘wearable.’ In the increasingly mobile nature of contemporary life, it has become important to contemplate how the devices we carry and the garments we wear converge into a ‘secondary skin’ which function as an extension of ourselves, in both ability and perception. By using fashion, a medium which has always been associated with self-expression and personal identity, these designers seek to demonstrate how the use (or misuse) of technology and its modes of production have the power to stimulate, delight, and inspire in ways as yet untapped in the fashion world. Gone are the stereotypical bulky cyborg devices; what emerged are garments of beauty, subtlety and elegance in form. Some bring to light important social issues — redefining our notions of personal space, networked environments, and issues of privacy and protection. Others relish in pure delight, reminding us how technology also has the power to enhance our personal relationships and celebrate fantasy and play as part of the human condition.
We make money not art Regine Debatty blog, media, website, art, technology
Regine Debatty studied Classics in Belgium and England, worked as a teacher of Latin and ancient Greek, then moved to media, working as a documentary director for the Belgian national TV, as a reporter for the radio Onda Cero in Spain then as a consultant for the MEDIA programme of the European Commission in Italy. She now writes about the intersection between art, design and technology on her blog as well as on several European design and art magazines. She curates art shows and speaks at conferences and festivals about the way artists, hackers and interaction designers (mis)use technology.
Wearable Technologies Blog (NaviSpace) 2009 trends, website, communication and entertainment, blog, news, wearable technology, smart energy solutions, sensors, materials
Where fashion meets technology WT offers a trailblazing platform for networking and market-ready products: - online through the extensive exhibitor database and up-to-date newsletters - on paper through the trade journal WTnews - offline at various trade shows and at dedicated conferences
WOW Gabrielle Hervey (World of Wearable Art Awards Show (WOW)) costume, art, wearable, catalogue, event, extravagant
The World of Wearable Art Awards Show is a series of six spectacular shows combining choreography, sound and light as a backdrop to the display of amazing garments. An international line-up of top artists and designers put their creations on show in this iconic event, introducing the latest in imaginative couture and accessories. Extraordinary lighting and special effects heighten the sense of drama in each of the two-hour shows. These theatrical experiences attract up-and-coming designers, celebrities, hosts of the fashion-conscious, and others wishing to witness the cutting edge of the wearable art scene.
Xtreme Fashion Courtenay Smith, Sean Topham 2005 Daniele Buetti, Alicia Framis, Vexed Generation, Freddie Robins, Moreno Ferrari, artists, designers, urban conditions, fashion starts, fashinating text, photos, environment, fashion world, book, Lucy Orta, Hussein Chalayan, clothing, human body
In Xtreme Fashion authors Courtenay Smith and Sean Topham turn their attention to the fashion world, where haute couture is taking a backseat to serious concerns about the environment, personal safety, and privacy. Featuring more than 300 color photos and fascinating text, the authors show how real fashion starts on the streets, born of urban conditions from gang culture to teenybopper worship. They showcase the works of designers, artists, and other creative individuals such as Moreno Ferrari, Freddie Robins, Vexed Generation, Alicia Framis, Daniele Buetti, Lucy Orta, and Hussein Chalayan to illustrate the demand for clothing that can protect, extend, alter, mark or mask the human body.
Zeroes and Ones: Digital Women and the New Technoculture Sadie Plant 1997 book, digital, computers, women, craft
In this bold manifesto on the relationship between women and machines, Sadie Plant explores the networks and connections implicit in nonlinear systems and digital machines. Shattering the myth that women are victims of technological change, Zeros + Ones shows how women and women's work in particular--weaving and typing, computing and telecommunicating--have been tending the machinery of the digital age for generations, the very technologies that are now revolutionizing the Western world.