A pair of dresses by Ying Gao are embedded with eye-tracking technology, so they writhe and glow in the dark in response to a viewer's gaze. She has also created garments that unfurl in reaction to light and clothes that move as if they're breathing.
Studio Roosegarde created a series of dresses containing electrically-sensitive foils that become opaque or transparent according to alterations in voltage, so increased heart rate makes them see through.
3D-printing is becoming more prevalent in fashion design and Iris van Herpen regularly incorporates the technology into her work, such as the dresses in her most recent collection shown earlier this year that combine hard and soft materials for the first time.
She told us about how printing and scanning technologies are transforming the fashion industry in an interview for our 3D-printing magazine Print Shift.
Accessories are also following the trend, exemplified by 3D-printed shoes with a hollow heel modelled on a bird's skull and a range of spectacles and sunglasses by Ron Arad printed in one piece.
Spinning LEDs formed a hat in Philip Treacy's show last September and outfits in Hussein Chalayan's Spring Summer 2008 collection emitted laser beams, which were both created in collaboration with Moritz Waldemeyer.
- Plastic Classic by Pili Wu
- Studio Nienke Hoogvliet uses algae yarn …to create Sea Me rug
- Force Lamp and Boy’s Lamp by Nika Zupa…nc
- 16 New Pieces at Galerie Kreo
- Hug by Claesson Koivisto Rune for Arflex
- (No)where (Now)here: Two Gaze-activated …Dresses by Ying Gao
- Any Kinda Tape measure by Sunghoon Jung
- The Sectionimal by gt_2P
- Studio Glithero at Nilufar gallery
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