Delicate 3-D Printing

Delicate 3-D Printing

  Jenny Wu is an LA based architect, designer and partner at the award-winning design and architecture firm Oyler Wu Collaborative. Her 3-D printed jewelry is stunning. The LACE collection reflects Wu’s architectural aesthetic, marrying line-based geometry with intricate organic movement to create avant-garde designs that make a statement. The LACE collection is very geometric. The studio is pleased to announce the launch of three new 3D printed material (grey…

Surf Business Suit

Surf Business Suit

IMAGINE: From boardroom to the beach in a heart beat! Company Quiksilver’s branch in Japan presents the first business wetsuit. It gives you the opportunity to hang out in a meeting in the morning and take a smooth ride with your surfboard over lunch break without the hassle of changing clothes. Put on your ‘Surf’ business suit!! Each part of the suit, including the tie, is made of 2 mm…

Shiny Shoes

Shiny Shoes

ORPHE is a Japanese smart shoe system that recreates movements and is designed for performance. They use sensors and LED that are functioning as musical instrument/audio visual controller and as a customizable lighting system. The system allows users to map interactions between their movements and light and sound. The shoes’ illumination can be controlled by using a tablet, and the designs you create can be uploaded to the shoes. ORPHE…

Bioprinting

Bioprinting

This is the first collection of textiles that was dyed by the pigments of bacteria. A certain bacteria taken from the grassroots such as tarragon, sage and oregano has the capacity to produce different colors as a byproduct of their metabolic activity.It also demonstrates the potential of using living organisms to create less environmentally damaging materials and protocols. These pieces of silk were folded into a Petri Dish while the…

Illuminated Fashion

Illuminated Fashion

Kay Kwok’s digital prints are magical! His beautiful collection looks like it was illuminated. It is an attempt to reproduce different light effects on a garment.It’s an absolutely forward thinking design with innovative print inspirations. Born in Hong Kong he obtained a degree in womanswear at Polytech University in Hongkong  and a masters in menswear from the London College of Fashion. He has also interned at Alexander McQueens.

Smart High Heels

Smart High Heels

This is a smart high heel shoe whose colors and design patterns can be controlled via a smartphone app to match outfits. It changes colors and patterns through e-ink. Are you going on a special date and want to look more fashionable? Simply click your smartphone app to change what is displayed on the flexible screen to show you different design patterns. https://www.dragoninnovation.com/certificates/48-volvorii-by-ishuu-technologies 

Digital Retail – A New Experience

The new retail experience – The store of the future Rebecca Minkoff and her brother Uri wanted to integrate social media features into a shopping and dressing room experience. Look how it works: 1. SWIPE FOR OPTIONS As they enter the store, shoppers encounter a huge interactive screen that shows off Minkoff’s wares and allows customers to digitally choose items to try on. An iPad-armed salesperson then brings the requested…

More 3-D Fashion

More 3-D Fashion

Julia Koerner will be one of the exciting panelists at the event at the REEF that I will be moderating on April 23rd. Julia Koerner is an architect, 3-D fashion designer and faculty at UCLA’s SUPRASTUDIO. She has collaborated with Haute Couture designer Iris van Herpen and 3-D printing company Materialise. In March she launched her first 3- D printed ready to wear fashion collection SPOROPHYTE, manufactured by Stratasys.  …

Fashion and 3-D Printing

Fashion and 3-D Printing

Julia Koerner is an architect, 3-D fashion designer, and faculty at UCLA’s SUPRASTUDIO. In March 2015 she launched her first 3D printed ready-to-wear fashion collection SPOROPHYTE, manufactured by Stratasys Ltd. She created several pieces with Haute Couture designer Iris van Herpen.Julia will be one of my panelists on April 23 at MAKER CITY LA , at the REEF in Los Angeles. These pieces are a collaboration between Julia, Iris van Herpen…

Emotional Technology

Emotional Technology

Philips’s Blushing dress (a not-for-market prototype) communicates your moods, and Sensoree’s Mood Sweater interprets the wearer’s emotions and communicates them back to the world. The MOOD SWEATER  displays excitement levels instantly with an illuminated collar. It is a whimsical approach to new forms of communication inspired by the body. The sensors are located on the hands and reads excitement levels then translates the data into a palette of affective colors. The design…