4th April 2012
INTIMACY 2.0 is the latest in a series of wearable garments exploring the relationship between intimacy and technology as well as the wearers mood at the time.
Made from a combination of opaque smart e-foils that become transparent with the changes in the heart rate of the wearer, it explores relationships and personal encounters with other people. Designed in collaboration with Anouk Wipprecht and Studio Roosegaarde this is by far the most refined version yet.
This will not be the final version either as Studio Roosegaarde are selecting couture designers to design their own vision for the next INTIMACY.
You can also watch the video here
20th March 2012
With the likes of the black eyed Peas (thanks Studio XO) and Katy Perry (Cute Circuit) we are seeing more sophisticated wearable designs that have a smattering of fashion consideration behind the technology.
The latest creation by Cute Circuit is Inspired by the Aurora Borealis and Aurora the Roman goddess of dawn who flies across the sky every morning. Combining LED's and Swaroski Crystals the dress was designed for an opera performance. The dress beautifully transforms in colour, silhoutte and pattern.
Next up is Studio XO's JLS tour garments - watch this space as they hit the stage tomorrow!
13th March 2012
Playtime is the latest collection from Canadian designer Ying Gao. Two interactive dresses titled 'Super organza and electronic devices' are inspired by director Jacques Tati’s film of the same title. Playtime shows a poetic and beautiful approach to smart textiles and wearable electronics and plays with perceptions of objects and light moving in space.
The first dress is blurred, as if physically concealed in the still or moving image. The second dress reacts to a camera flash by emitting light intermittently that deceives and distort the cameras own image.
31st August 2011
With the growing importance and drive in the area of synthetic biology and the body as a new frontier for design as well as the importance of science and design, Lucy Mcrae’s latest project swallowable parfum suggests a future whereby we swallow our cosmetics which will in turn be emitted though our skin as our own personal cosmetic DNA.
Collaborating with synthetic biologist Sheref Mansy, Lucy has taken the theory one step closer to reality as well as releasing a teaser advert for the product.
Following In a similar vein to that of Nancy Tilbury’s Body Atmospheres both act as provocateurs to the cosmetics industry and offer a potential glimpse into the future of science, technology and the body.
26th November 2010
I love 'the making of video' for Robyn's Indestructible video.Styled using dynamic textiles made using liquid, air and vapour the garment/skin was designed and created by a team to include body architect Lucy McRae and Amba Molly (recent graduate from Design Academy Eindhoven) to name a few.
It uses 40 litres of glycerol and over kilometres of plastic tubing.
Colours pulse through the tubes at different speeds giving the appearance of a dynamic skin that breathes and pulses across the landscape of the body.
Edited by Ine van den Elsen it is really worth a watch and more emotive than the actual video.