The Unseen by Lauren Bowker







Stone Island


Kerry Wallace


Added Experience

25th February 2014

With the word 'wearables' on the technologists lips many fashion designers are moving gently into the space between fashion and tech.

Rather than adding in unwanted experiences to apparel such as twitter feeds emblazoning dresses, designers are looking to a more sensitive approach to how to add an extra element of sensuality, experience and design.

Interestingly during this round of fashion weeks two projects have both explored the realms of Thermo Reactive colour change inks.

Alexander Wang during NYFW created a buzz with his outfits that started off a dark green but changed to yellow, lime, purple and blue whilst Lauren Bowker for The Unseen during LFW took a more dramatic approach by using fire to color change her leather pieces.

As the heat from the fire touched the material the colours changed exposing green and purple tones.

Using thermo-reactive technology in garments is not in itself new for those who remember the global hypercolour t shirts from the 90's and a more recent foray with the technology from stone Island, but less know is pioneer Kerry Wallace - Textile Futures Alumni who explored motion response sportswear in 2006 investigating wearable displays and responsive apparel using thermochromic and liquid crystal inks via analogue methods.

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