Category: Garments

Sonic Top Hat leads the way

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A set of Cornell University students have developed a prototype top hat with a GPS that navigates the wearer using 3D sound. (more…)

Hi-tech boots at CES

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The Smartshoe 01s on show at CES in Las Vegas not only measure your steps and calorie burn, but can, via your smartphone, keep your feet warm and adjust the tightness of the grip around your ankle. (more…)

Bright lights on the runway

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As part of their 20 year celebrations EasyJet are trialing high tech uniforms and work-wear. Developed with Cutecircuit the clothes are bristling with LED’s and sensors. (more…)

Digital protection – air pollution and UV sensing dress

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We think of dresses as passive items that we put on and then forget about. However, Fashion designer Kid Wang (王彥熙) challenged that concept with a dress that can respond to the wearers environment, specifically, warning if the air quality or UV light exceed safe limits (被動式防護衣). (more…)

Zac Posen LED dress with a twist

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Zac Posen showed off an elegant LED dress at the close of his show during New York Fashion Week. The dress was the result of a collaboration with a number of students from the Google’s Made With Code program. (more…)

Alarm jacket to keep women safe

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Fashion design student Po-Ching Chiu (邱柏菁) has developed an alarm jacket with female safety in mind. Using a combination of flashing LED lights and startling loud sounds the garment gives the impression of giving an electric shock while being perfectly safe. The design includes a convenient pull tag to quickly activate the alarm when under stress. (more…)