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The Next Black - A Film About the Future of Fashion

The Next Black' is a documentary film that explores the future of clothing. Watch as we meet with some of the most innovative companies on the planet to get their opinion on clothing and its future, including: heroes of sustainability, Patagonia; tech-clothing giants, Studio XO; sportswear icon, adidas; and Biocouture, a consultancy exploring living organisms to grow clothing and accessories.

Learn more about the project: http://www.aeg-home.com/thenextblack

 

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MIDI Controller Jackets Joystick Hoodies

DVF and Google Glass - It's not about the glasses

The thing about fashion and technology is that it isn't about the technology at all. It is about sharing, augmenting, and expressing who we are as human beings. Technology is a tool, albeit sometimes a powerful tool, but it is not a replacement for what is in our hearts and what we desire. 

So when Diane Von Furstenberg put Google Glasses on her team and models this year, this was something I had to see.  I'll be the first to admit, I was skeptical seeing Google Glass on the runway. The glasses look frumpy and cold. But, a look past the ugly frames of technology and you can find inspiration. Watch below. 

‎"When I was younger, I didn't know what I wanted to do, except the woman I wanted to be. I wanted to be on the go, and to be able to pay my own bills and I so much wanted to be independent. My goal in life is to tell every girl, every woman, that they can be the woman they want to be" - Diana Von Furstenberg.

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Paco Rabanne's 1969 Fashion Collection Video

The only designers that impact our sensabilities as a culture try something totally new, work with unique materials, and challenge our idea of fashion and wearability.

Paco Rabanne is one such designer.

In 1969, the same year as the Moon Landing, he presented the world with a haute couture collection made up of metal and plastics (seen above). I am impressed by the video and find it reminencent of the kinds of designs that we find today with Iris Van Herpen and Hussein Chalayan.

Via: The MOD ONE

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Wearable Fitness Coach

Electricfoxy's done it again!

"Fitness and fashion technology come together in Move, a body-tracking garment that can tell when you're slouching and when you're stretching."

via cnet

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Gucci Fashion Inspires Automotive Design

Gucci's recent collaboration with Fiat to promote the new Fiat 500 is an excellent example of how the world of technology and the world of art & design can merge to create something innovative and beautiful!

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Blurring the perimeter of the body with Lucy McRae

Presence of Heart Dress Lights up SXSW

Austin, TX - SXSW (March 12, 2012) – Agent of Presence, a new innovative fashion design firm, has created a heart-sensing dress that displays the wearer’s heartbeat as light and sends the beat wirelessly to mobile devices.

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My Big Fat Electric Wedding Dress

The hit UK documentary series My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding has come to this side of the Atlantic, currently showing on TLC. The series offers a rare glimpse into the traditionally secretive Irish traveller community. Despite the show title, Irish travelers are not related to the Romani people. Misnomer or not, I found the series a compelling watch. How can it not with colorful dresses like these:

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Fashion's Copy Culture Leads to Innovation and Creatvity

What will happen with intellectual property laws when we have mass-produced fashion with integrated electronics? Should we follow the fashion industry or the science industry when it comes to IP protection? In case you need some help deciding, here is Johanna Blakley from readytoshare.org talking about "Lessons from fashion's free culture" from TED.COM.

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