3M showcases high visibility concept garments

May 8th, 2015

3M with Safe Reflections Inc. have created two concept garments that showcase Eclipse™ 5721 high-brightness, large-format, reflective material. A “discrete visibility” dress and an active, winter running shirt demonstrate how reflective material can combine safety and style in a single application. Both designs feature the subtle use of reflective material and complex, ornate graphics that […]

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Kinematics dress uses 4D printing

February 6th, 2015

The “Kinematics” dress created by design firm Nervous System is a 4D printed garment made as a single, folded piece. Patterned from body scans, thousands of triangular panels and hinges were used to fabricate the custom-fit garment. Requiring no assembly, “the garment represents a new approach to manufacturing by integrating design, simulation and digital fabrication,” […]

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The dress that responds to staring

February 7th, 2014

Fashion designer and professor, recipient of the Phyllis-Lambert Design Montréal Grant, Ying Gao, is recognized worldwide, for her experimental work that melds advanced technologies, clothing and art.  Frequently shown in museums and galleries, her designs “explores both the status of the individual, whose physical contours are transformed by external interferences, and the garment’s function as […]

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