We're all aware how technology and innovation rapidly evolve and progress each day. But how much is technology involved in fashion design, does technology in fashion serve people, what is the concept behind "intelligent" and technologically advanced garment?
Will it's construction and the way it interacts with people make it desirable to wear or even wearable at all? In the first place we should have in mind inventions like "Brain Cap" or "Solar Powered Cargo Pants" that resemble superhero outfits like Iron Man or Robocop.
Here are some of my favorites which satisfy not only with functionality but also with aesthetics of wearable technology:
Sue Ngo and Nien Lam: Pollution - Detecting Sweatshirts
Gusho - A Reactive Dress that Responds to RF Radiation
Zip jacket - Wearable Tech Jacket Runs iPod With Hand Gestures
Raincatch: A Water Purification Rain Coat
Detectair: an Eco - Wearable that Detects Air Quality
“Intelligent” T- shirt Monitors Hospital Patients’ Vital Signs and Movements
Alice Ziccheddu - Living Kinetic Clothes
Hussein Chalayan’s Hour Glass Dress transform through three decades 1940s – 1950s – 1960s.
And in the end... if I ever get the chance for having my high tech piece, that would be Rad Hourani's limitless garment with it's changeable geometrical shapes, made just for me like some perfect, dark, timeless bulletproof shield in which I can survive isolated, like in tundra, shown in this photo.
Nikolina: vest Zara, sweater Rare – Asos, skirt H&M, pants Stradivarius
Photos: Erik Simonič