Fashion and technology became inseparable on the runways this past year, with all the excitement culminating in last week’s MET gala. This year’s theme — Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology — called for futuristic fashion.
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Kathryn Blair, Ryan Blair and Miss Velvet Cream are pleased to submit a thrilling project for the 2016 MakeFashion Gala!
To:gether is a collection of garments that will explore how new technologies influence how we communicate with each other. The team will use EEG headsets, SEEED Xadow Rephone, lights and Raspberry Pi.
Stardancers for MakeFashion is designed to tell a story, using technology as a central storytelling instrument. Using light manipulation, computer programming, music, dance, video and perfectly timed choreography, the performance tells a narrative about inspiration, collaboration, exponential growth, and human bonding.
With the Illuminato Suit the wearer can portray their mood or match the color of surrounding décor. This garment will feature fiber optics, LEDs and tactile buttons. Erin has previously showcased in our 2015 wearable tech gala.
Ex Machina for MakeFashion is an entire costume serving as a way to create a cyborg alter ego that is beyond human both visually and in terms of movement and sound creation. Fibre optics, LED’s, micro controllers, accelerometers, proximity sensors, touch sensors, sound sensors, Bluetooth modules will be incorporated as decorative and performative elements.
Eric Boyd and Wendy Ng from Toronto, Canada present ‘Soft Power”, an exciting project for the MakeFashion 2016.
Soft Power explores the possibility of enhancing human expression by incorporating mechanical and electronic aposematism that can be activated either by biofeedback or manual control.
Maria Orduz for MakeFashion is a glamour dress that highlights both innovation and sexiness. The team will use 3D printing, 3D scanning, laser cutting gown enhanced by music activated LEDs and woven colour changing optic fibre details.