Thursday, 29 November 2012
Cute Circuit are a fashion design company that designs amazing interactive fashion. Based in London the brand explores LED lighting as well as interactive fashion to appeal to the ever growing affiliationg with technology. The brands created by design duo Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz. Francesca worked as a fashion designer for Valentino in Italy. Founded in 2004, CuteCircuit was the first fashion company to put LEDs on the red carpet in couture clothing designing for the pop elite including u2, Rhianna and Katy Perry.
Wednesday, 14 November 2012
3D printing has grown in prevalence and has revolutionized fashion. Shoes and even bras can be printed from the computer creating sculptures without the need for any traditional techniques.
3D objects are created by sending a digital file or scan to a printer which then builds the item layer by layer. This potentially eliminates the need for hand made sculptures. However with the growth of 3D printing becoming slowly more readily available could this lead to piracy?
Monday, 24 September 2012
Designer Julien fournie started designing garments using man made fiber neoprene, a rubberized type material that is notoriously difficult to sew. He therefore decided to take designs to engineers who would then be able to find the right pressure for the sewing machine needle that ensured the needle didn't break as well as coming up with way for the designers to create sketches in 3D eliminating the need to create multiple sketches from different view points therefore saving time.
Stelarc is a visual performance artist who I have a particular interest in. His works incorporate the use of technology to create unique art performances. The prominence of his work is the notion of the body as obsolete. This is ultimately what drives his work, the robotics used controls his body and showcase a strong notion of technology and its evolution. The above work shows an his exoskeleton piece which inspired me with its strong use of robotics and technology.