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Tech Advancements in Fashion We’re Here For: Part I
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Fashion is always looking for the next big thing, so a relationship with technology isn’t so farfetched. On the contrary, innovation is welcomed and embraced in many facets of the industry. As creatures of comfort, we crave products, processes and...
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Innovation Fridays: SolePower Smart Boots Putting the Force at your Feet
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https://youtu.be/LYZeUXYlPic These aren’t your typical light-up shoes. Hahna Alexander is on a mission to create ‘unplugged tech that never dies’. It just so happens to be housed in a pair of shoes. SolePower, which she originally founded in 2012 with...
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Unmask: Fashion’s alternative to smog couture
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Who knew we’d get to a place where wearing a respiratory mask would become the norm? As we learnt from Friday’s post, we’ve done quite a bit of damage to our air, causing life-altering consequences on a global scale. We...
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Smog Couture
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Let’s take you back to 2014, Beijing. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week was happening as usual but with a twist. The models adorned face masks and designer Yin Peng went a step further and coordinated their face masks with his sportswear...
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It’s a Wrap: Final thoughts on Fashion Tech
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Be inspired. I was recently at a café that has a nook library right beside the kitchen. A swap library, they called it. The idea is to take a book, any book. In fact, take a book you probably wouldn’t...
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Fashion Film: Touching tech – wearable technology | Ben Moir
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Who doesn’t like a good TED Talk? It’s a platform that provides bite size presentations which offer different perspectives that we may have never thought about before. Fashion Film Friday is brought to us by Wearable Experiments (We:eX) founding member,...
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CUTTING EDGE: LASER CUTTING TECH FOR FASHION AND DESIGN
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If you have ever watched an episode of Project Runway, one of the most stressful moments is when time is running out for the contestants before the runway show. Often a hot glue gun, pins, staplers and haphazard cutting pops...
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Leather re-imagined: Your next handbag could be grown in a lab
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What is the fashion world without leather? And no one feels this more intrinsically than most Kenyan designers. It has the versatility to create bags, shoes, furniture, jewellery, dresses and so on. If you have an idea, there is possibly...
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Fashion Film: Liquid Fabric in a Can!
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[bctt tweet="With where fashion wants to go and what it wants to achieve, interdisciplinary research is the key to success. " username="FashionKE"] It’s the fun spirit of silly string with the sophistication of a spider web-weaving silk. Liquid fabric came...
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Can Tech put an End to Counterfeits?
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It seems to be an unwritten rule. If you truly appreciate fashion you’d never purchase a fake. All your efforts would go to ensure the creative is compensated for their hard work. However, the ease of social media and the...
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#techstyle Exhibition – Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHTR4uKfNzU Synergy. That seemed to be the underlying theme of the Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) #techstyle exhibition earlier this year. The kind of synergy between designers and tech designers or scientists to push the boundaries on how we create...
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Fashion Film: Siemens Fabric Series
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Disclaimer, these videos were created by Siemens to indirectly push a particular product. Great thing is, this series does addresses issues that are being posed to the modern fashion world. It being a Friday in what I can only assume...
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Designers, Welcome to the wonderful world of Digital fabric printing
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“That’s the last bit of fabric.” How many times have you seen a dress that you just had to have but the designer regretfully informed you that the fabric was over? They had just enough in that design to make...
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Ezra + Tuba took on Tech and gave Fashion Butterflies
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“The future of clothing as we know it is about to change. To be a part of this change we need technology.” ~ Tuba Çetin Sisters Tuba and Ezra Cetin of Fashion design label Ezra+Tuba [Image: Baran Akkoyunlu] The butterfly...
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