Fashion grounded, Space inspired

January 22nd, 2016

Grado Zero Espace A working fashion and technology partnership provides solutions for Space travel and opportunities for Earth-based endeavors. Survival in Space is a major challenge for textile and apparel designers as they look to develop materials and technologies to help humans travel, live and work in its extreme environment. Space industries such as the […]

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Interactive garment responds to another’s gaze

January 22nd, 2016

An interactive, 3D-printed wearable has been developed that can detect the gaze of another person and respond accordingly with life-like behavior. The developers of “Caress of the Gaze” say it opens the possibility of a radical new approach to interactive clothing, inspired by nature and the behavior of human skin. Our skin expands, contracts and […]

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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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Designing for disease protection

September 10th, 2013

By the age of four, Matilda Ceesay knew exactly what she wanted to wear—and she wasn’t shy about telling adults how she wanted it made, either. “My mom knew to be quiet when I started drawing on the tailor’s croquis,” says Ceesay, explaining the flat sketches of the human body used by the family’s tailor […]

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High fashion and highly functional

August 5th, 2013

The desire to realize a textile solar energy harvesting surface that offers maximum design freedom while still being highly efficient was the driving force behind The Solar Handbag, initiated by Swiss embroidery company Forster Rohner AG and conducted in a joint research project with Swiss partners, Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil and the NTB Buchs. It […]

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