FASHION Future Tech Fashion Styles Hit NYFW Runway By Ken Kaplan @kenekaplan September 30, 2015 Biometric-controlled clothing revealed at New York Fashion Week brought the future of wearable technology to life. This fall, the fashion world sashayed deeper into the digital realm, and it may never turn back. Models strutted down catwalks during Spring-Summer 2016 New York Fashion Week (NYFW) wearing new clothing lines from well-known and up-and-coming designers, but some designers showed how future garments will be brought to life using computer technology. The Adrenaline Dress and Areo Sports Bra by Chromat’s Becca McCharen were two mesmerizing creations that intertwined style with functionality. They broke new ground for clothing that reacts to biometrics. These two animated garments were designed with the Intel Curie Module — a button-sized computer hardware that can power wearables — and sensors that detect body heat, perspiration and respiration, all things indicative of adrenaline. Changes in these human biometrics trigger shape-shifting movements, bringing extra comfort or flare to the wearer. Chromat designer Becca McCharen and Intel innovation engineer Karli Cengija connecting the biosensing and mechanical technologies that make the Adreline Dress move. Once considered strange bedfellows, the fashion and tech industries have been forging new partnerships at a quickening pace. The NYFW events in September brought many new fruits from these cross-industry collaborations, but none as progressive as the autonomously reactive dress and sports bra. Ayse Ildeniz, vice president of Intel’s New Devices Group […]
Fairytale Fashion is a collection of clothing made by Diana Eng, that uses technology, math, and science to create functioning designs that transform shape and change color. Electronics, mechanical engineering, and mathematics are used to create clothing with blooming flowers, changing colors and transforming shapes. The Fairytale Fashion Collection was presented on February 24, 2010, at Eyebeam Atelier in Chelsea, New York City. Models hit the runway while a quartet of circuit bending DJ’s created music from a hacked sewing machine and conductive felt. Diana Eng’s designs range from inflatable clothing to fashions inspired by mechanical engineering. She is a designer from Bravo’s Emmy nominated TV show, Project Runway season 2 and author of “Fashion Geek: Clothes, Accessories Tech”, a DIY book that teaches how to make electronic fashions.
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