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…

Headpiece Maps Brain Activity

Headpiece Maps Brain Activity

The fashion studio Unseen has created a gemstone-encrusted headdress that changes color in response to varying energy levels in the brain. The founder Lauren Bowker worked with gemstone company Swarovski to form the Vicenza headpiece. Over 4,000 specially grown stones cover the top of the headdress, formed from overlapping layers of leather that cover the wearer’s forehead, temples, tops of ears and back of the neck. The Black Spinel stones…

Smart Bracelet

Smart Bracelet

Fashion brand Opening Ceremony and chip maker Intel announced a style-meets-gadgetry collaboration called MICA, which stands for “My Intelligent Communication Accessory.” The smart bracelet has a small 1.6-inch touchscreen display that shows text messages, alerts, and notifications. It’s also seriously chic. Coveting this opulent wearable with high-tech jewels? It will be available in Barneys New York and Opening Ceremony stores. The actual tech in the bracelet includes 3G data capability,…

Ralph Lauren Phone Charging Purse

Ralph Lauren Phone Charging Purse

Earlier this year, Ralph Lauren debuted their Polo Tech Shirts at the US Open to monitor vital stats during exercise. Continuing in this vein, the fashion house has expanded into accessories to meet the growing demand for wearables. On-the-go power for smart phones and other devices is a real need for many people and the updated Ricky Bag With Light offers a solution, albeit a spendy one. A portable USB…

Oceanwings

Oceanwings

Compared to the creatures of the sea, the human body is somewhat inefficient underwater. With our gangly limbs and lack of fins or tails, it takes us a bit more effort to glide through the ocean. Designer Guillaume Binard has partnered with Aqua Lung to created Oceanwings, a wetsuit with neoprene membranes stretching from the arms to legs that give the wearer a sense of flying through the briny deep. Similar to the skydiving wingsuits, the smooth…

Wind Reactive Ink

Wind Reactive Ink

THEUNSEEN is a material exploration studio in London. Lauren Bowker has developed a form of wind reactive ink that changes color upon contact with the air around us.  Biological and chemical technology is integrated into layers of fabrics. Their latest material , called AIR, has been prepared into a couture capsule collection launching an exclusive piece supported by SWAROVSKI GEMSTONES. It was exhibited as an interactive performance to coincide with London Fashion…

Print Your Own Clothes

Print Your Own Clothes

  Excited about that stylish top from J.Crew but wish you could have it for the party tonight? Why not just 3D print it right at home? That’s the vision embodied in a Clothing Printer conceived by industrial designer Joshua Harris. Harris developed the Clothing Printer with a group of colleagues as an entry in the Electrolux Lab design competition in 2010. In the future, somewhere in 2050, Joshua Harris…

New Natural Material – ZELFO

New Natural Material – ZELFO

The Peanut Chair is produced from Zelfo, and was created by Austrian design studio, Fuerst/Bartosch, without the use of glues and toxins present in traditional chair manufacturing. Using a process similar to how plant cell walls function, Zelfo mimics a natural, durable design. Elise Gabriel, a young French designer, has experienced Zelfo ®. It is a new material made from cellulose ( plant ) fibers. Zelfo processed materials are self binding…