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"Technology adds an incredible advantage to fashion design" Fashion and technology: in the first part of a series focusing on designers who are introducing the fashion world to new technologies, Dezeen speaks to architect Julia Körner about how advances in 3D scanning, modelling and printing are creating a "revolution in customised fashion pieces within ready to wear" (+ interview + slideshow). 3D-printed garments have become a common sight on the Haute Couture catwalks of designers like Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen.

"Technology adds an incredible advantage to fashion design"

Austrian architect Julia Körner, who collaborated with Van Herpen on these digitally fabricated garments, is now working on transferring the technology used to create the elaborate garments into everyday clothing production as part of what she calls an "exciting moment in fashion design". "Body scanning and 3D-modelling techniques allow you to design towards a perfect fit, and through minimal changes in the code I can create variations of adaptations in the design," she told Dezeen.

Google reveals Android Wear, an operating system for smartwatches. Google is officially getting into wearables.

Google reveals Android Wear, an operating system for smartwatches

The company has announced Android Wear, a version of the operating system designed specifically for wearable devices. To start with, the system is made for smartwatches, and Google is moving aggressively to make itself the key name in wearables. Make It Wearable Part 3: Human Expression. Washing Wearable Electronics. The most common question we get regarding wearable electronics is "how do you wash that?

Washing Wearable Electronics

" This guide covers the most common ways to launder your DIY wearable electronics projects. First, and always: remove the batteries! Google Looks to Make Its Computer Glasses Stylish. Wearable technology, la technologie InStyle ! La Wearable Technology, tout le monde en parle, mais le concept reste encore un peu abstrait.

Wearable technology, la technologie InStyle !

D’abord parce que la technologie se perfectionne à peine ; 2012 a vu naître les premiers projets réellement aboutis, fonctionnels et commercialisables. Ensuite parce que la Wearable Technology, c’est bien, c’est beau mais c’est cher ! Alors entrons dans le monde merveilleux de la « technologie qui se porte » ! The world's first programmable t-shirt. Internet-connected LED T-shirt lets you flash the world. T-shirts have long been used to express opinions, assert individuality, and spread messages.

Internet-connected LED T-shirt lets you flash the world

The tshirtOS prototype is trying to become the first commercially available programmable, Internet-connected digital T-shirt. The shirt is a joint venture between high-tech fashion company CuteCircuit and Scotch whisky maker Ballantine's. I'm not entirely sure what a high-tech T-shirt has to do with a venerable Scottish alcoholic beverage, but I'm sure there's a marketing tie-in here somewhere. The shirt features an integrated LED display, microphone, speaker, and accelerometer. To avoid strapping a big computing device onto your torso to run the gadget, the shirt is controlled via smartphone, which also enables the Internet connection. Would You Wear an Internet-Connected T-Shirt? T-shirts are great outerwear, especially in the summer.

Would You Wear an Internet-Connected T-Shirt?

But they're just so, you know, analog. That may change, though. Ballantine's, the brand behind the tattoo-based "Human API," has a new idea it calls "T-Shirt OS. " The concept: A T-shirt with an ultrathin LED screen that's connected to the Internet (via your smartphone) and can display tweets, your Intstagram feed and even take photos. Though the technology to do all this is available, it's not clear whether consumers want such an item. But we'd like to hear from you too. Future fashion now. LED Minidresses - The Hussein Chalayan Video Dress Contains 15,000 LEDs. We’ve seen laser dresses, fiber optic dresses and carbon emission-sensitive dresses that light up when carbon dioxide is sensed, but the Hussein Chalayan Video Dress is the latest addition to this niche fashion trend.

LED Minidresses - The Hussein Chalayan Video Dress Contains 15,000 LEDs

The dresses are embedded with 15,000 LEDs apiece and project a video stream. You can see the Hussein Chalayan Video Dress in action above. The dress on the left shows the opening and closing of a rose, while the dress on the right shows sharks moving through water. Video Dresses. Nieuwe Heren. Fashion and Technology. Solarcoterie.com. The Future of Wearable Technology. Microsoft Hits New York Fashion Week With Twitter Dress at Bloomingdale's. Fashion week Posted by Shirley Brady on September 7, 2012 10:35 AM Why is Microsoft at New York Fashion Week?

Microsoft Hits New York Fashion Week With Twitter Dress at Bloomingdale's

It's on a digital date with Bloomingdale's, which has been getting increasingly interactive with its window displays to not only promote brands such as BMW, but even allowing passersby to stop and "try on" sunglasses or customize Havaianas flip-flops. The intersection of fashion, retail and digital technology was highlighted in a co-branded Fashion's Night Out event Thursday night, where Microsoft and Bloomies invited #FNO-savvy fashionistas on Twitter to tag #MSBloomingdales to see their tags show up on the "Printing Dress" — a wearable computing concept (at left) that replaces pleats with tweets.

It's described as: "a Microsoft Research project that explores the intersection of fashion and technology. More details in the video below: Microsoft's Twitter Dress Is Way More Appealing Than it Should Be. Fashion Innovations in 3D Printing. Iris van Herpen & Daniel Widrig's 2010 collaboration with .MGX by Materialise TICKETS SOLD OUT!

Fashion Innovations in 3D Printing

View the event on Livestream. As part of the Computational Fashion program series, Eyebeam presents an exciting event featuring designers and producers using cutting edge 3D printing techniques to push the boundaries of fashion. From the runway to the DIY hackerspace, 3D printing and rapid prototyping have become an increasingly popular and accessible way to produce objects that are both highly complex and easily replicable. Join us as our featured presenters discuss and demo their work, highlighting unique collaborations taking place in NYC between fashion designers, technologists, and manufacturers. Wearable Technology.