This is a story, about the relationship between technology and fashion, written for the October 2012 edition of Leeds Digital Fashion Week…
Eleanor Snare at #bettakultcha VII - "Fashion, why it's more interesting than you currently think it is".
At around the 2:13 mark, Eleanor talks about "fashion as language"
Fashion is language – a syntax, a grammar and a vocabulary – a language in which our machines are gaining fluency. They dress us, and undress us.
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Robots in Boston and Brooklyn fabricate and architect impossible geometries around our feet; heels named for twisted physics. Algorithms approximate our bones and nerves and genes, weaving jewels from powdered ceramics and steel. Seamless structures of code and cotton quietly obsolete the needle and thread, tailoring personal fabrics to our bodies.
United Nude's Möbius Kate
Tetra Kinematics 120n is a large, asymmetrical statement piece made of one-hundred and twenty unique tetrahedral components. This large, avant-garde necklace expresses the exciting potential of 3D-printed fashion.
Are 3D-Printed Fabrics the Future of Sustainable Textiles?
Colour Forecast shows you in real time what colours people are wearing in the fashion capitals – Paris, Milan and Antwerp – check it out before you go out.
Machine eyes in Paris and Milan follow their makers, anticipating trending hues and shades of the day. Dissidents evade the robot gaze with hair, makeup and garments that camouflage the biological from the digital. A New Aesthetic for human style.
CV Dazzle explores how fashion can be used as camouflage from face-detection technology, the first step in automated face recognition.