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(No)where (Now)here: Two Gaze-activated Dresses by Ying Gao

A pair of dresses by Ying Gao are embedded with eye-tracking technology, so they writhe and glow in the dark in response to a viewer’s gaze. She has also created garments that unfurl in reaction to light and clothes that move as if they’re breathing.


Intimacy 2.0 by Studio Roosegaarde

Studio Roosegarde created a series of dresses containing electrically-sensitive foils that become opaque or transparent according to alterations in voltage, so increased heart rate makes them see through.


Voltage by Iris van Herpen with Neri Oxman and Julia Koerner

3D-printing is becoming more prevalent in fashion design and Iris van Herpen regularly incorporates the technology into her work, such as the dresses in her most recent collection shown earlier this year that combine hard and soft materials for the first time.


Crystallization by Iris van Herpen, Daniel Widrig and .MGX by Materialise

She told us about how printing and scanning technologies are transforming the fashion industry in an interview for our 3D-printing magazine Print Shift.


LED hats by Moritz Waldemeyer for Philip Treacy

Spinning LEDs formed a hat in Philip Treacy’s show last September and outfits in Hussein Chalayan’s Spring Summer 2008 collection emitted laser beams, which were both created in collaboration with Moritz Waldemeyer.

SS08_LASER-DRESS1Laser dresses by Hussein Chalayan for Swarovski




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