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Vogue China: Scientific Glamour

Marc Jacobs Fall 2009 Collection

Tom & Lorenzo have put together a great review of the “Scientific Glamour” editorial for Vogue China’s August edition photographed by Greg Kadel.

What I love about the word "scientific" in this instance is that the combination of shiny coated-fabrics, unique prints, and architectural silhouettes can only be accomplished by today's advanced fabric technologies. Like most all techy high-end fashions, we are reminded of Paco Rabanne's 1960's concoctions of industrial plastics, metal, and paper. However, what makes these different is the fact that the fabrics are soft and wearable even if they look somewhat intense. So don't feel too bad for this model, if there is any discomfort, it is purely due to her melodramatic posturing.

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Kyeok Kim's Second Skin Jewelry

Jewelry designer Kyeok Kim plays with the relationship between ornamentation and the body, allowing colorful light to cascade over the skin or leaving impressions of text on the body.

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Flashback Fashion Tech

This charming flower is not costume jewelry but actually a hearing aid device made in—1802!

If you think that integrating useful technology into clothing and accessories is something new, think again. Without fail, we can always look to the past for seeds innovation to stimulate our own creation. Below I've put together a number of fun inventions from the bygone days and compared them to some of their modern day counterparts.

 

1972: Panasonic Toot-A-Loop Radio R-72

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Send me an Angel!

Angel ChangAngel ChangI'd like to give a shout-out to my good friend, Angel Chang , for competing on Bravo TV's The Fashion Show! Angel is truly a fashion forward designer who embraces technology. Her bio on the show's website says it well: "Angel creates versatile dressing solutions for worldly women on-the-go...

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Vote for the Umbrella Dog Coat!

HugShirt generates Excitement and Disbelief at Mobile World Congress

We love hugs, even if it is sent to you remotely through a piece of clothing.

This week, Cute Circuit, showed their Hug Shirt at the Mobile World Congress where apparently the Minister for Trade and Investment, Lord Mervyn Davies, received a tele-hug that was transmitted across the conference space.

His smile upon receiving the hug says it all.

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Tech-Themed Fashion Photographs for LANVIN Paris

French photographer/illustrator Elene Usdin created a series of tech-themed fashion photographs for LANVIN Paris by incorporating Post-it, LEGO, Pacman, and Space Invaders imagery. Very cool. But how did Post-it notes get into the mix, you ask? The ubiquity of Post-it may make it abstruse that Post-it is actually a piece of outstanding office technology, and it didn't become widely available until early '80s—just in time for big hair, shoulder pads, and neon leggings.

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Yves Saint Laurent at the De Young Museum - This Winter's Must See Exhibit

San Francisco's de Young Museum is the home to this winter's Yves Saint Laurent exhibit, an inspiring retrospective presenting over 120 fully accessorized outfits of this truly revolutionary fashion designer--the grand daddy of gender-bending silhouettes and styles. From the tuxedo to the trench coat, the black and white print to the bold color-block dress, Saint Laurent defined and defied fashion for the last 50 years.

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PROJECT: Make A Light Up Purse

No more fumbling for your lipstick or compact while at the club, lightyour way with this easy to make light panel for your purse or bag. The panel uses a two part magnetic switch, so when the purse is closed the light is off and when its open the light is on. Simple!

I did a demo of this project at Maker Faire. Thank you to the ladies at ArtFuture!

You can see it here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=CX0rU4WSPnc

WIRING DIAGRAM:

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Moi for Me!

I am so excited, my lighted Moi just arrived in the mail and its
beautiful! A tiny dash of light is the perfect accent to any look and
Moi is just enough to arouse intrigue, but not overwhelm.

Moi, by Studio5050,
is a multifunctional accessory, it can be a hairpiece, necklace,
bracelet, or just hang round your purse strap as a design highlight. I
liked the amber, but the moi also comes in green or white.

 

 

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