Wearable Tech #4 – Biomimicry

TASK: Research existing examples and projects of wearables recontextualizing biomimicry- the imitation of the models, systems, and elements of nature for the purpose of solving complex human problems.

Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The goal is to create products, processes, and policies—new ways of living—that are well-adapted to life on earth over the long haul.


While researching, I found several examples of biomimicry in fashion and realised that they could also be categorised into the Science/Aesthetic approach I previously used on what wearable tech was to me.

I felt that technology and the innovation of new textiles that mimicked solutions/mechanics/science from nature were a more scientific take on biomimicry.  On the other hand, a more aesthetic take would be a more direct and visual representation of biomimicry- like designs that mimicked patterns found in nature. I felt like the definition of biomimicry in the project task was more aligned to the scientific-approach rather than the aesthetics. However, I will still be including some examples of both in the following paragraphs!




The following examples,  practices the use of the marvels of nature and its functioning for developing new innovative technology. Many innovative textile products have been engineered using biomimicry.  They serve a more functional purposes, being purposefully created with specific properties and intended uses



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Invented in 1948, Velcro has become a textbook example of biomimicry – an emerging science that emulates nature to solve human problems. After a walk in the fields, George de Mestral noticed burrs stuck to his trousers and his dog’s fur, which led to his creation of a new hook and loop fastening device that we know as velcro


Waterproof Textile

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Water spilled on a lotus leaf does not wet its surface but beads up and rolls off, also cleaning its surface from accumulated dust and dirt. This effect is known as “superhydrophobicity”. Researchers have mimicked this process to create water-repellent and self-cleaning materials and fabrics.


Speedo Fastskin

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Inspired by sharks’ sandpaper-like skin that reduces drag in water,

Researchers studied the swiftness with movements of sharks under water, and found that a sharks’ sandpaper-like skin reduces drag in water. Inspired by this, they developed their own material that reduces friction caused by human skin, while swimming under water. Speedo’s Fastskin line of performance-enhancing swimwear was thus created and helps one swim faster and  more smoothly.

BIOMIMICRY LEVEL: Kind of both scientific and aesthetics? Borrowing the form/structure and texture of the sharks skin to apply it for a human-use context


Self-healing fabric

A group of researchers from PennState implemented a new way to produce fabric in order for it to be self-healing and act as a barrier between the bearer and the outside world. By dipping the fabrics in several liquids, they create layers of material that then form a polyelectrolyte layer-by-layer coating. This process was inspired by polymers present in Nature in the form of squid ring teeth proteins, where positively and negatively charged polymers compose the polyelectrolyte coating. For the coating to protect the human body, enzymes can be incorporated into it during the layering: when matched to the harmful chemical being targeted, the enzymes would make the coating tailored to protect the wearer from being contaminated

BIOMIMICRY LEVEL: Feels very scientific as the level of biomimicry is down to a microscopic level, trying to emulate the cellular process that nature has.


There are a lot more similar examples of biomimicry in textile, such as warm clothing, inspired from the thermal insulation properties of a polar bear.  Or dye-free coloured fabric inspired by Morpho butterflies’ wings which appear cobalt blue despite lacking any colour pigment.  Or a fabric that imitates how a squid changes colors, by expanding or contracting their pigment-filled cells.  By taking inspiration from these underwater colour shifters, scientists are taking the first steps towards developing self-camouflaging clothing that could be a boon to the military



The following examples, don’t really serve a functional purpose or solve complex human problems as they function as mainly works of art. However, they still make use of biomimicry in their designs. make fabrics self-healing using conventional textiles. So we came up with this coating technology. For the coating to protect the human body, enzymes can be incorporated into it during the layering


Biomimicry Shoe by Marieka Ratsma and Kostika Spaho

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Nature has been the main source of inspiration for the making and shaping of this shoe. Ratsma and Spaho used the shape of a bird’s cranium for the front of the shoe, with the tapered beak as the spike of the heel. The idea for this shoe highlights the aesthetics and the shape of the bird skull, along with the characteristics of the lightweight and highly differentiated bone structure within the cranium.

BIOMIMICRY LEVEL: Leaning  towards aesthetics, as the form of the shoe itself directly borrows the anatomy of the bird. Very appearance based mimicry. I feel like there is not much science-approach in this as its a very visual surface-level work, lacking a deeper conceptual meaning that is inspired from processes/behaviors we see in nature.


Iridescence by Behnaz Farahi

The male Anna’s hummingbird has feathers around his throat that appear completely green, but  can turn  into an iridescent pink when he moves.  This is how the Anna’s hummingbird attracts mates during his spectacular displays of aerial courtship. Iridescence is an interactive collar, inspired by the gorget of the Anna’s hummingbird. It is equipped with a facial tracking camera and an array of 200 rotating quills. The custom-made quills flip their colors and start to make patterns, in response to the movement of onlookers and their facial expressions.

BIOMIMICRY LEVEL: Both  science and aesthetics, but a less direct copying of a hummingbird. Aesthetically borrows the visual language of the humming bird feathers, and has a very similar appearance. However, Farahi created his own material that uses lenticular science to mimic the color changing feathers of the hummingbird. The logic/system behind the why the custom-made quills also mimic the mating process of the hummingbird, making use of a deeper level of biomimicry




While researching, I found some research papers online that are related to the topic. I especially liked the paper “Nature Inspired Clothing Design Based on Biomimicry (2016)” as it was elaborate/detailed; and Anzabi gave numerous good examples, that I did not mention above.  He even had the same method of classifying the different levels of biomimicry in clothing design as me.

  • Nature Inspired Clothing Design Based on Biomimicry (2016)
    • https://www.researchgate.net/publication/325953874_Nature_Inspired_Clothing_Design_Based_on_Biomimicry
    • PDF download  (in case the link doesn’t work)
  • Biologically Inspired Textiles (2008)
    • https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9781845692476500076



  • RESEARCH- https://www.triplepundit.com/story/2016/social-good-fashion-turns-biomimicry-and-tech/26646
  • EXAMPLES (couture): https://www.demilked.com/contrast-fashion-nature-liliya-hudyakova/
  • EXAMPLES (textile): https://www.fibre2fashion.com/industry-article/6975/biomimicry-in-textiles-shaping-the-future
  • EXAMPLES: https://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/sustainable-fashion-blog/nature-fabrics-fashion-industry-biomimicry
  • SELF HEALING CLOTHES – https://futur404.com/self-healing-clothing/
  • BIRD HEEL- https://www.dezeen.com/2012/07/17/biomimicry-shoe-by-marieka-ratsma-and-kostika-spaho/

Wearable Tech Research #1.2

textile electronics

See through me (2009) by Meg Grant

  • watch –> https://vimeo.com/7276131
  • http://www.meggrant.com/see-thru-me.html
  • Inspired in part by the idea of cartoon bullet holes letting light shine through the body
  •  36 separate simple circuits, each with a light dependent resistor controlling the brightness of an led


Climate dress (2009) by Diffus

  • watch –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0HBulcqcQ0
  • https://diffus.dk/work/project-climate-dress/
  • soft conductive thread, do not rely on wiring -> soft textile circuit


Fibre Optics Weaving by XS Labs

  • http://www.xslabs.net/karma-chameleon/site/prototypes.php


Vega wang

  • https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/8qmz9p/meet-vega-zaishi-wang-beijings-high-tech-seamstress
  • electroluminescent technology


experimental fashion 

studio xo 

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  • https://www.studio-xo.com/
  • Flying dress (2013) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjrhxNsxq60
  • Anemone (2013) – https://www.amanda-buckley.com/alt-anemone-lady-gaga
  • Laser dress (2015) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GTCfOKCRoA
  • fiber optic dress (2014) – https://fashioningtech.com/2014/09/16/richard-nicolls-illuminated-garment-at-london-fashion-week/


Flesh dress  (2012) by local androids

  • watch –> https://vimeo.com/44993153
  • https://www.fastcompany.com/90181920/ew-a-pulsating-dress-made-of-realistic-fake-skin-nsfw
  • http://localandroids.com/
  •  interactive skindress that expresses excitement like between two people when they first meet
  •  pulse through its veins on the hips and inflates/deflates the shoulder balloons
  • approached it responds by increasing its pulse rate through the veins as if it’s excited, balloon inflates
  • Upon contact the suit will show it’s vulnerable side by deflating the shoulder balloons


Smoke dress (2013) by Anouk Wipprecht




Mi.Mu Smart  Gloves (2012) by Imogen Heap

  • watch –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvyVQqCO8pY&feature=emb_logo & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ci-yB6EgVW4
  • https://mimugloves.com/
  • https://www.engadget.com/2019/04/26/mi-mu-imogen-heap-musical-gloves-price-launch-date/
  • wearable musical instrument
  • composing music using gesture
  • switch between instruments or manipulate your voice


TshirtOS (2013) by Cute Circuit

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  • watch –> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSNHZOG3BWE
  • https://cutecircuit.com/tshirtos/
  • programmable t-shirt
  • thousands of full colour pixels arranged in a soft wearable grid, it is controlled using an App on your mobile phone
  • Microphone (sound and noise reactive)
  • Movement sensor (jump and display new animations) + accelerometer
  • Headphone jack (play music wirelessly from your smartphone)
  • Micro-camera

(not really wearable tech, but cool materials?)
Grow on you (2007)
by Lucy Mcrae

  • body architect
  • https://www.lucymcrae.net/home
  • https://www.ted.com/talks/lucy_mcrae_how_can_technology_transform_the_human_body/details?language=en
  • https://www.yellowtrace.com.au/lucy-mcrae-body-architect-ngv-conceptual-design/


The Next Black – A film about the Future of Clothing (2015) : https://vimeo.com/93468365

sources: https://www.slideshare.net/Tech_Natives/tech-natives-event-3-mobile-wearable-smart-tech-melissa-coleman


Wearable Tech Research #1

What is wearble technology to me?

My attempt at classification-


Health medicinal purposes

more art than fashion. museum-worthy



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  • Silver fibres woven directly into the fabric
  • With five connectors and an 3d accelerometer that captures intensity of movement based on 3 g-force measurements
  • Tracks- heart rate, variability, breathing depth, recovery, intensity of movement, energy output, stress levels, steps taken, and calories burned
  • Black box collects the data and tailors individualised training in an adaptive workout app

LINKS:  https://www.digitaltrends.com/health-fitness/ralph-lauren-polotech-smart-shirt/



Wearable Alien Pet (2012)  
  •  Gives the wearer instant feedback about their emotional state
  • Six servomotors and an Arduino that move parts and tracks heartbeat-rate
  •  If Ref detects that you are stressed, it will raise its head and tail, otherwise, when you get relaxed  Ref will curl up its tail and lower its head

LINKS: https://www.i-programmer.info/news/91-hardware/4318-wearable-tech-to-help-control-stress.html




  • Comfort and relief for autistic children
  • speakers in the hood making it the perfect soothing wrap
  • customized aroma patches along with textured inner pockets can be integrated to the scarfLINKS: https://www.yankodesign.com/2009/03/19/a-hood-that-will-make-all-the-difference/



Wearable Tech Device ETrace Draws Ballet Dancers' Movements  
E-traces (2014)
  • Watch how it works—> https://vimeo.com/108109673
  • Artist x Lilypad Arduino technology
  •  capturing dance movements and transforming them into visual sensations through the use of new technologies
  • A small device attached to a ballerina’s pointe shoes tracks every move she makes, recording the pressure and movement of the dancer’s feet and send a signal to an electronic device
  • A special app allows the data to be shown graphically (in customisable ways)



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WIM Haptic dress (2016)
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Amphibio (2018)
  • Watch how it works –> https://vimeo.com/276257699
  • 3D printed wearable gill made from a special hydrophobic material
  • Inspired by the rising sea levels across the globe which will potentially affect up to 3 billion people
  • wearable gill structure that supports underwater breathing by replenishing oxygen from the water and dissipating carbon dioxide that builds up in the gillsJUN KAMEI : http://www.junkamei.com/
  • LINKS: https://www.3dprintingmedia.network/amphibio-3d-printed-hydrophobic-gills/



Lumen Couture at MakeFashion 2019 Show
  • Chelsea Klukas founded MakeFashion
  • World’s largest Fashion Technology community
  • Lumen Couture provides fashion technology dresses for everyday wear, special events, and performers
  • Garments incorporate embedded LED technology for fashionable glow that transitions day-to-night
LUMEN COUTURE: https://www.lumencouture.com/



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The Printing Dress (2011) by Astra Roseway and Sheridan Martin
  • Laser-cut buttons that look like old typewriter keys are sewn into the dress. A laptop, four circuit boards, and a projector
  • designed to project what you’re putting out on the Internet
  • weets become fashion statements as words flit across the skirt
  • step toward social accountability for your online actions. It could conceivably help reduce the flame war phenomenon that comes from people hiding behind anonymity and pare down the number of controversial tweets offhandedly tossed out by celebrities. Online words become a lot more real when you have to display them to everyone within eyesight
  • but is just a prototype, not wearable

ARTICLES: https://www.cnet.com/news/microsoft-printing-dress-wear-what-you-tweet/



Flowing Water, Standing Time (2019)
  • Watch how it works—> https://vimeo.com/359978363
  • Robotic clothing that reacts to the chromatic spectrum
  • Made out of silicone, glass, PVDF, electronic devices
  • Inspired by neurologist Oliver Sacks’ novel., The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat
  • Like Oliver’s patient, the garments alternate between 2 states- what they are and what they can potentially become as they recognize the colours in their immediate surroundings and adapt to and mirror the rhythm of the ever-changing environment
  • Perpetual metamorphosis
Possible Tomorrows (2017)
  • Watch how it works—> https://vimeo.com/233830553
  • Nylon mesh, Super organza, Nylon thread, PVDF thread, thermoplastic, electronic devices
  • Two robotised garments are connected to a fingerprint recognition system. However, through bypassing the notion of security, they only become animated in the presence of strangers whose fingerprints aren’t recognised by the scanner
Neutralité: Can't and Won't (2016)
  • Watch how it works—> https://vimeo.com/169623995
  • Super organza, Cotton mesh, PVDF, Electronic devices
  • Robotised movements and shadow plays create a nuanced and delicate breathing effect in the dresses
  • The dresses react according to a facial expression recognition system and stop moving as soon as the on-looker begins to emote
  • This pushes the notion of a false neutrality a bit further by asking the on-looker, who is usually highly solicited, reactive and emotional, to maintain a stoic attitude and posture
Incertitudes (2013)
  • Watch how it works—> https://vimeo.com/73585344
  • PVDF, dressmaker pins, electronic devices
  • Garments are activated by the spectator’s voice, and the pins will move
  • Through the motion of the pins, the garments engage the spectator on a conversational level, which is filled with misunderstanding(s) and uncertainty
  • Watch how it works—> https://vimeo.com/68293670
  • Super organza, photoluminescent thread, PVDF, electronic devices
  • Dresses imbedded with eye tracking technology, is activated by spectators’ gaze
YINGGAO: http://yinggao.ca/interactifs/projets-interactifs/
ARTICLES: http://khachilife.com/intelligent-fashion-high-tech-designs-ying-gao/


Iridescence (2019)
  • Watch how it works—> https://vimeo.com/325446043
  • 3D-printed, Emotive Collar
  • Inspired by the gorget of the Anna’s hummingbird
  • Equipped with a AI facial tracking camera and an array of 200 rotating quills. The custom-made quills flip their colors and start to make patterns, in response to the movement of onlookers and their facial expressions
  • Explores how wearables can become not only a vehicle for self-expression, but also an extension of our sensory experience of the world
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Caress of the gaze (2015)
  • Watch how it works—> https://vimeo.com/220083937 
  •  3D-printed wearable which can detect other people’s gaze and respond accordingly
  • Explore how clothing can behave as an artificial skin capable of changing its shape and operating as an interface with the world, reacting to external stimuli such as emotions, temperature, etc (like real skin)
  • A camera  (can detect age, gender, and orientation of the subject’s gaze) uses image sensing technology communicates with a microcontroller which is able to actuate and control various nodes in the garment.
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Synapse (2015)
  • Watch how it works—> https://vimeo.com/139237974 
  • 3D-printed wearable piece that moves and changes shape in response to the activities of the brain
  • Explore direct control of the movement with neural commands from the brain so that we can effectively control the environment around us through our thoughts
  • Helmet motion is controlled by the Eletroencephalography (EEG) of the brain. A Neurosky’s EEG chip and Mindflex headset have been modified and redesigned
BEHNAZ FARAHI: http://behnazfarahi.com/
ARTICLES: https://www.visualatelier8.com/fashion/behnaz-farahi-creates-design-technology-that-responds-to-human-interaction



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Laser cut and 3D printed dresses by Iris Van Herpen
  • Works lean more toward art than fashion. “Museum worthy”
  • Technology not seen as much in the end product (eg. yinggao), but in the process
  • Evolution of craftsmanship- blending technology with fashion
  • Tools of today – 3D printing, laser cutting
  • “Recently we have been experimenting with 4-D printers: they code movement into the material, so it transforms”
Infinity Dress from Iris van Herpen’s Hypnosis collection, Fall-Winter collection 2019 – 2020, shown in Paris, July 1st, 2019 (picture : courtesy of Iris van Herpen) 
Infinity dress by Iris Van Herpen x Anthony Howe
  • mechanism made from aluminium, stainless steel and bearings forms the skeleton of the dress
  • embroidered with fine layers of feathers in a cyclical configuration
  • revolve around their own centre, poetically coming to life in the delicate dance of its mechanical bearings

Time stamps - 1:50 Mechanics
              2:19 Details
              2:57 Details
              4:10 Model walking
IRIS VAN HERPEN: https://www.irisvanherpen.com/
ARTICLES: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/14/fashion/iris-van-herpen-style.html



3d Printed Wearables for outer space | Neri Oxman 3d Printed Wearables for outer space | Neri Oxman      
Wanderers (2014)
  • 3-D-printed bio-spacesuits that holds microbial life engineered to support humans in/interact with extreme environments to make them livable
  • For now, the 3D-printed shells are empty, but will soon begin new tests that pump engineered bacteria into the forms
  • Aims to incorporate synthetic biology  into wearable product design
  • “new class of functional, living materials.”
  • “The future of wearables lies in designing augmented extensions to our own bodies, that will blur the boundary between the environment and ourselves”
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Living Mushtari (Jupiter's Wanderer) (2014)
  • Watch how it works –> https://deskriptiv.com/living-mushtari
  • 3D printed wearable with 58 meters of internal fluid channels
  • Designed as a single meandering strand inspired by the human gastrointestinal tract
  • Functions as a microbial factory that uses synthetic biology to convert sunlight into useful products for the wearer
  • Transparency was graded regionally within the design to create areas where photosynthetic microbes could receive light and produce sucrose
NERI OXMAN: https://neri.media.mit.edu/
DESKRIPTIV: https://deskriptiv.com/
ARTICLES: https://www.fastcompany.com/3039286/these-crazy-bacteria-filled-spacesuits-may-be-what-let-us-survive-on-other-planets#16
Neri Oxman’s Wearable Structures
https://www.arch2o.com/3d-printed-wearables-for-outer-space-neri-oxman/ https://www.dezeen.com/2015/06/01/neri-oxman-3d-printing-photosynthetic-wearable-host-living-organisms-mit-mediated-matter/amp/



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Air collection (2014)
  • “Interested in everything you can’t see”
  • Chemistry with couture
  • Special ink (PdCl2) with color change potential across the CMYK or RGB scales. Can be painted, sprayed or dyed on fabric
  • Ink has chemicals whose molecules change their shape depending on a stimulus, so that they refract light differently and make us see another colour
  • Stimuli: changes in temperature, UV light, friction, sound, moisture, levels of carbon monoxide absrobed
  • Pallidium Chloride is commonly used in catalytic converters, which reduce car emissions by reacting with exhaust gases. Reversible process where palladium chloride is broken down into palladium that can be reused, while turning the carbon monoxide into carbon dioxide. Hence the clothing changes from yellow to black in relation to the pollution it absorbs
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Swarovski x The Unseen (2014)
  • Created as a reflection of the inner workings of the human brain, stands true to Bowker’s mission of revealing the magic of the world unseen to the human eye
  • Headpiece made from chameolonic Swarovski stone
  • 4000 Swarovski gems are doused in temperature-sensitive ink. These stones then serve as insulators to the energy generated and lost from the head, hence changing colour
  • Throughout the day as your thoughts and emotions drift in and out a beautiful display of gems will shift and change along with you.
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  • Watch how it works—> https://vimeo.com/117064052
  •  Jacket made of a flexible ceramic material
  • Wearer is also equipped with an EEG (electroencephalography) headpiece, which communicates wirelessly with an app
  • The app then wirelessly sends the data to the garment, which changes colour in response, from monochrome grays and blacks, to subtle pastels, to vibrant rainbow hues — each of which indicates a different emotion
  • “Red portrays anger, nerves and anxiety, whereas green reflects teaching, sociality and people. Blue reveals calming, truthfulness and peace, while white mirrors an inner state of sensitivity, intuitiveness and psychic ability,”
  • Could be brought forward in the future to help treat psychological disorders such as depression, or as a measure of emotional states.
THE UNSEEN: http://seetheunseen.co.uk/
TED X LAUREN BOWKER: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5VM-
ARTICLES: https://www.dezeen.com/tag/lauren-bowker/
https://www.designindaba.com/articles/creative-work/lauren-bowker-making-world-little-more-colourful https://www.cnet.com/news/color-changing-jacket-taps-your-brain-to-display-your-mood/ https://materialdistrict.com/article/seeing-unseen/#moved



  BioBomber jacket 
Bio garments by BioCouture (2014)
  • Grown from a bathtub mixture of yeast, bacteria and sweetened green tea, sheets of bacteria cellulose are produced
  • When wet, they can be molded/sewn into garments. Tinted with vegetable dye
  • Similar to vegetable leather
  • Biodegradable and compostable
BIOFABRICATE: https://www.biofabricate.co/
TED X SUZANNE: https://www.ted.com/talks/suzanne_lee_why_biofabrication_is_the_next_industrial_revolution/up-next?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tedspread
ARTICLES: https://www.dezeen.com/2014/02/12/movie-biocouture-microbes-clothing-wearable-futures/


Wearable tech for “mass consumption”
– not really very scientific-approach (like health or textile exploration)  or artsy (not haute couture or art pieces that would be placed in an art museum. but belong to high fashion)
– Usually more gimmicky in my opinion???
– Though there are exceptions-> ie anrealage?



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"Canvas of the Future" from the Louis Vuitton Cruise 2020 Fashion Show
  • Louis Vuitton x Royole Corporation (leading innovator and manufacturer of advanced flexible displays and sensors)
  • Flexible OLED screen allows users to show custom images and videos on the touchscreen displays
  • (nothing to do with Louis Vuitton but) Watch Royole’s concept OLED dress –> https://www.instagram.com/p/B4kOMYahecU/?igshid=f2p57pem33gu
ARTICLES : http://www.royole.com/en/Dynamics?id=697



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Nike Adapt
  • Self-lacing sneakers
  • Controlled through an app or buttons at the side of the shoe
  • The button closer to your heel loosens the shoe, while the other one tightens it. You hold the loosen button for two seconds to get your sneaker completely relaxed
  • Small motor in the shoes connects to the laces
ARTICLES: https://www.cnet.com/news/what-its-like-wearing-nikes-350-self-lacing-adapt-bb-sneakers/




NemeN:  https://www.nemen.it/
ARTICLES: https://hypebeast.com/2019/10/nemen-fall-winter-2019-collection-lookbook-sever-ar-airinum



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Solar Charged Jacket by Vollebak (2018)
  • Waterproof, stretchy, breathable, soft, lightweight
  • Engineered with a phosphorescent compound it rapidly stores any light it comes into contact with and re-emits it slowly over time.
  • Phosphorescence engineered into the membrane itself so the the tech sits at the very centre of the fabric, it can’t wash out or rub off
  • Can be instantly charged and made to glow in the dark by any light source

VOLLEBAK – https://www.vollebak.com/product/solar-charged-jacket/



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A light un light



  • Anouk Wipprecht : http://www.anoukwipprecht.nl/
  • Hussein Chalayan: https://www.dezeen.com/tag/hussein-chalayan/
  •  Noa Raviv: https://www.yellowtrace.com.au/noa-raviv-3d-printed-couture-creations/
  • Jack Irving: (Sea urchin explosion): https://www.instagram.com/p/B4xyzFfFIX6/?igshid=12flcnc2lrcr1


Possible further textile research:

  • https://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-08/10-amazing-high-tech-materials-projects/?image=4
  • https://www.momtastic.com/webecoist/2012/11/12/eco-fabric-14-strange-and-amazing-textile-innovations/
  • https://crunchwear.com/five-materials-that-are-making-technology-wearable/
  • https://fashioningtech.com/2009/09/16/dress-that-monitors-breathe/
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