Francesca Rosella of interactive fashion brand CuteCircuit claims advances in digital "smart" fabrics will revolutionise the fashion industry, allowing us to download new styles for our clothes rather than buying new garments.
"We are living in a digital future, so we do not need to sell 10,000 skirts," says Rosella. "We could sell 500 skirts, but then could sell thousands of patterns that you download to your skirt."
By embedding nanotechnology into fabrics, we can create "smart textiles" that are conductive, or even computational, Rosella explains.
by Nikki Selken, Enrica Beccalli, Ezgi Uçar, Birce Özkan for the Parsons Paris Metaverse Workshop, May 2014 with Audi hosted by NUMA.
Fashionable Technology is a hot topic and there was no better place perhaps than at Parsons Paris hosted by NUMA to explore a future of wearable devices that augment our memories with sensory sensors that can record sensations beyond sight. What if we could record our tastes and smells and save them for later to re-saveur? Look no further for a project that had to be born in Paris. It was the unmistakable taste of Proust’s madeleine in Swann’s Way that inspired this group to direct their practice toward this techno-literary object of futurism and futuring. A metaverse beyond sight and sound, this one illustrates new modes of emotional experience and encounter.
A look at body language and confidence. A conceptual, research based project looking at using clothing as a tool for manipulating body language, in order for a person to be seen as confident. This project focusses on 3 points of body language concentrating on confidence as a tool - head up, no hands in pockets and feet pointing outwards. The outcome of this project is a set of 3 wearables; a set silver collar stiffeners, electric shocking pockets and magnetic shoes.