1. space dipped shirts 2014.04

    "One of the brand’s flagship products, the white shirt, stared in an installation at this year’s Milan Salone. We took an unusual approach for installation’s design: rather than designing the shirts or their hanger racks, we created sculptural pieces that rely on the interplay of shirts and frames."

    by Nendo

     
  2. Spring of Life Dress


    Stylist: Shinichi Miter
    Dress maker: Toshihiko Sakurai
    Hardware engineer/designer: Motoi Ishibashi (Rhizomatiks)
    Wearable device design/development: Tomoaki Yanagisawa (Rhizomatiks)

     
     
  3. Moff band is a wearable smart toy. Everything you do. Everything you hold. Change into toys.”

     
     
  4. A wearable Input Device that lets you control anything.
    Gesture control, text transmission, payment, etc…
    fromLogbar

     
     

  5. http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/media-network-blog/2014/sep/12/london-fashion-week-technology-burberry

    At London fashion week the multibillion dollar worlds of tech and fashion are colliding like never before.

    For many, the launch of Apple’s new watch, announced this week with impeccable timing to coincide with the global fashion weeks, will mark an important turning point for fashion tech, a new sector with huge potential for growth.

    While Apple’s entry into the market is almost guaranteed to boost the industry’s profile, in reality the fashion industry has been driving fashion tech for years. Fashion tech is much more than just tech inside a timepiece, and nowhere is this more apparent than in London.

    In 2010, London Fashion Week was the first in the world to grant access to the masses by live streaming the runways. What had previously been exclusive and elite became accessible to everyone, all because of technology.


    The next generation of high tech fashionistas are already emerging. They are incorporating tech into stylish products, realising that for fashion tech to thrive, it has to be about the fashion first.

    Two rising stars from this growing trend are Kate Unsworth and Roberta Lucca.

    Unsworth is a former model and mathematician bringing her two worlds together to create Kovert Designs, her own digital agency. Kovert’s first product line is a beautiful riposte to the consistently disappointing world of wearable tech.

    The early prototypes are gorgeous. Unsworth began her career in the fashion industry, so the aesthetics of her modular jewellery collection are couture-sharp. They promise to enhance rather than complicate your life; pieces can be personalised to alert the wearer only when important contacts or urgent keywords are recognised, so you control your social channels instead of being a slave to them. The tech is fashionable as well as unobtrusive, much as the new Apple Watch promises to be.

     
  6. The Music Beany can be connected to your smartphone or tablet via a Bluetooth connection. The Beany is a hat with headphones installed in it, which might start a trend about wearing a woolly wearable. The wearable hat is supported to work with Android, iOS and Windows Phones devices. To purchase Music bean will cost you £29.

     
  7. Combining equal parts fine design and technological innovation, this collection of original rings, bracelets and necklaces is not only striking, but also functional; using an app, you can set your jewellery to subtly vibrate in the event of certain notifications, allowing you to leave your smartphone in your bag and get back to real life, safe in the confidence you won’t miss anything important.

    by Kovert Design

     
  8. NEUROTiQ is brain animating fashion – a knitted, 3d printed, EEG brain sensor – that maps thoughts and exhibits brain states with color.

     
  9. SPACESUIT VOTING
    NASA’s Z-2 Suit is the newest prototype in its next-generation spacesuit platform, the Z-series. Please review the three concepts and make your selection. Voting is open through April 15, 2014 at 11:59pm EDT.

     
  10. Intel Presents the “Make it Wearable” Challenge

     
     
  11. "To create the dress, a 3D-scan of a person’s body forms the basis for a digitally modelled garment, to which the tessellated pattern is applied. The rigidity and behaviour of the final dress can be controlled at this stage by altering the configuration of the triangular hinged mesh: the way the material will drape as a result is simulated on-screen. This digital model can then be folded into a much smaller shape using computer simulation software and printed in compressed form. When the dress is lifted out of the printer, it will unfurl into its intended shape."

    "4D-printed" shape-changing dress by Nervous System

    …read more…

     
  12. Artist and designer Sebastian Errazuriz used twelve of his former flames as the inspiration for these 3D-printed shoes, presented at a pop-up shop that opened to coincide with Design Miami.
    …read more…

     
  13. The London based creative laboratory Bare Conductive was invited to team up with Fabio Antinori and Alicja Pytlewska in order to develop a large-scale metaphor for the idea of breathing life into a textile skin. At the core of the interactive tapestries featured in their installation, Contours, are capacitive sensors applied to the objects’ substrates using conductive paint; these sensors react to the presence of a person in their immediate vicinity and can track their movement.

     
     
  14. HGarts' water transfer printing.

     
     

  15. Meet Moritz Waldemeyer.

    Moritz Waldemeyer is a British/German designer and engineer. He trained as an engineer. Since then, he has collaborated with many of the world’s top architects and fashion designers including Ron AradZaha Hadid and Hussein Chalayan. His work is a fusion of technology, art, fashion and design.

    Waldemeyer has used LED technology on everything from chandeliers to digital jackets for Gary Barlow and Will.i.am