50 AMAZINGLY COOL
FUTURISTIC FABRICS
by Lesley Scott, Fashiontribes &
Author of “The Future of You”
(2014)
BIOCOUTURE
Crab Helmet
Protocell Running Shoe
Invisibility Fabric
Green Screen Suit
Wellpaper
BioSuit
Skinsuit
3D printer
Electroloom
Telepathy Tattoo
Remote-Control Tattoo
Tissue-Engineered Leather
Bacterial Knitting
Biogrown Textiles
Wonderland
Remote-Control Eyelashes
“Circuit” Dress
Barbie in Lights
LED-Boosted Bling
Starry Glow
Philips “Fractal” Jewelry
Electroluminescence
Jellyfish Glow Paint
Karma Chameleon
Philips “Frisson”
Glow Glove
SENSOREE Emo-Top
Philips Design
More Philips Fractal
Philips Living Jewelry
Wash ‘n Wear Gadgets
Eletrospinning
Biomimetic Textiles
CLIMATOLOGY Eco Fabrics
Anti-Bacterial Like a Shark
Onymacris Desert Water-Cage
Polar Bear Fur Pavilion
Cool Camo-Tweed
Armourgel Protective Textile
Self-Healing Fabric
Polymer Magic
Light-Activated Curtains
CREATIF Consortium
Babe in the Bubble
“Hybrid Skins”
Bart Hess Cyborg Couture
Studio Roosegaarde
Disappearing Dress
Moloch Horridus
“Yes But” Chair
Hiroshi Ishii of the
MIT Media Lab
Credits
Cover image:
http://www.design.philips.com/philips/sites/philipsdesign/about/des
ign/imagebank/skin_dresses.page

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10 gold "tattoo"
http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/f6293cb2-6083-41f2-9fce5b81fb97da25/
via: http://advancedtextilessource....
20 PAL Glow Reflective fabric
http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/dde53104-80a3-4f18-ac576f911a165d5f/
via: http://www.innova...
30 Philips Design Living Jewelry
http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/a6eefda5-2881-448f-8cb5570df0501043/
http://www.newscent...
40 self-healing performance fabric
http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/ca9c8728-94fc-4a28-97cd0925993a44e7/
via: http://www.e...
About Lesley Scott
• Lesley is a 5.0 Fashion Futurist & the
eccentric EIC of Fashiontribes.com.
She writes, blogs & podcas...
CONTACT
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Blog & Daily Podcast: http://Fashiontribes.com
RSS: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/fashiontribesdaily
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50 Futuristic Fabrics, Textiles & Trends for 2014

  1. 1. 50 AMAZINGLY COOL FUTURISTIC FABRICS by Lesley Scott, Fashiontribes & Author of “The Future of You” (2014)
  2. 2. BIOCOUTURE Crab Helmet
  3. 3. Protocell Running Shoe
  4. 4. Invisibility Fabric
  5. 5. Green Screen Suit
  6. 6. Wellpaper
  7. 7. BioSuit
  8. 8. Skinsuit
  9. 9. 3D printer
  10. 10. Electroloom
  11. 11. Telepathy Tattoo
  12. 12. Remote-Control Tattoo
  13. 13. Tissue-Engineered Leather
  14. 14. Bacterial Knitting
  15. 15. Biogrown Textiles
  16. 16. Wonderland
  17. 17. Remote-Control Eyelashes
  18. 18. “Circuit” Dress
  19. 19. Barbie in Lights
  20. 20. LED-Boosted Bling
  21. 21. Starry Glow
  22. 22. Philips “Fractal” Jewelry
  23. 23. Electroluminescence
  24. 24. Jellyfish Glow Paint
  25. 25. Karma Chameleon
  26. 26. Philips “Frisson”
  27. 27. Glow Glove
  28. 28. SENSOREE Emo-Top
  29. 29. Philips Design
  30. 30. More Philips Fractal
  31. 31. Philips Living Jewelry
  32. 32. Wash ‘n Wear Gadgets
  33. 33. Eletrospinning
  34. 34. Biomimetic Textiles
  35. 35. CLIMATOLOGY Eco Fabrics
  36. 36. Anti-Bacterial Like a Shark
  37. 37. Onymacris Desert Water-Cage
  38. 38. Polar Bear Fur Pavilion
  39. 39. Cool Camo-Tweed
  40. 40. Armourgel Protective Textile
  41. 41. Self-Healing Fabric
  42. 42. Polymer Magic
  43. 43. Light-Activated Curtains
  44. 44. CREATIF Consortium
  45. 45. Babe in the Bubble
  46. 46. “Hybrid Skins”
  47. 47. Bart Hess Cyborg Couture
  48. 48. Studio Roosegaarde Disappearing Dress
  49. 49. Moloch Horridus
  50. 50. “Yes But” Chair
  51. 51. Hiroshi Ishii of the MIT Media Lab
  52. 52. Credits Cover image: http://www.design.philips.com/philips/sites/philipsdesign/about/des ign/imagebank/skin_dresses.page 5 Wellpaper http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/89980dae-37cc-4183-98691ab5f9568e14/ via: http://www.tfrc.org.uk/author/jenny/ 1 crabshell/helmet http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/e92686fa-4672-4a3f-a559efe9de64fe5d/ via: http://biocouture.co.uk/crab-helmet/ 6 space BioSuit http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/914bb3d0-8a7b-44af-a645c81daec6314f/ via:http://www.nasa.gov/offices/oce/appel/ask/issues/45/45s_build ing_future_spacesuit.html 2 green-goo foot http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/05786887-8645-486c-8b6d00e43fb9ff48/ Via:http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/architecture-designblog/2013/jan/23/textile-futures-living-shoe-strawberry-lace 7 space Skinsuit http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/a82ad8fd-846e-40e0-81a59d829b95cb16/ via: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-01/27/astronautskin-suit-spacesuit 3 see-thru anorak http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/b6fb3591-1a46-4a32-a4c54e6a330491b7/ Via: http://lifeboat.com/ex/10.futuristic.materials 8 year 2050 wall-mounted 3D printer http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/0034f239-3603-4420-a1967f209702c287/ Via: http://www.bitrebels.com/technology/clothing-printerinnovative-get-clothes/ 4 Jim Carrey projection suit http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/a1e95a80-bf3d-486a-a0d514816613636d/ via: http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2011/06/06/jim-carrey-greenscreen-suit-movie-awards/ 9 Electroloom 3D printer http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/af46ef42-5201-469f-a14a5775fefa33ee/ via: http://www.fastcodesign.com/3024883/forget-sewingmachines-you-want-this-3-d-printer-to-make-clothes?goback= %252Egde_3992079_member_5830500444052414467#%2521
  53. 53. 10 gold "tattoo" http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/f6293cb2-6083-41f2-9fce5b81fb97da25/ via: http://advancedtextilessource.com/2011/10/incredibly-smarttextiles/#!prettyPhoto 15 Wonderland water-soluble textiles http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/7dff33df-fb8e-4137-aa9195efdc29d00b/ via: http://www.helenstoreyfoundation.org/wonderland/1.htm 11 remote-control ribbon tattoo http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/b083b7c1-c72c-42ca-aa5556541fcc4576/ via: http://www.zdnet.com/wearable-tech-6-future-tech_p27000002331/ 16 remote-control eyelashes http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/701f2c43-ecd7-424c-906ffa29ace221d4/ via: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-01/28/motioncontrol-makeup 12 tissue-engineered leather (Modern Meadow) http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/168edd3b-a166-4a85-b1c63b24875a93cb/ via: http://txchnologist.com/post/31791674302/laboratory-leathercompany-to-mass-produce image: http://tcaproject.org/ 17 Nicky Assmann “circuit” dress http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/04c5bd97-4d6b-4689-9ceda1bc76f385b0/ 13 bacterial knitting http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/2a8e51c6-0019-4ec9-a05a2f323b96a5e8/ via: http://www.ecouterre.com/gross-or-glorious-austriandesigner-creates-clothing-from-your-bodys-bacteria/crochetmembrane-detail/ 18 Barbie http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/63bfb0f5-d291-4bd9-8d483e366e762f58/ via: http://mattelbrandsmedia.com/product.php? category=0&product=108 14 biogrown fabric http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/a08af366-c141-4800-97b903bebed65165/ via: http://www.popsci.com/technology/gallery/2013-08/10amazing-high-tech-fabrics?image=4 19 LED-boosted diamond ring http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/03f73314-a5bd-46b1-abd5d6a074e5d714/ image: http://hackaday.com/2013/05/20/adding-leds-to-anengagement-ring/ via: http://nickyassmann.net/
  54. 54. 20 PAL Glow Reflective fabric http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/dde53104-80a3-4f18-ac576f911a165d5f/ via: http://www.innovationintextiles.com/clothing-footwear/thecolour-space-reflective-project/ 25 Philips "Frisson" SKIN Probe project http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/1296b60b-2109-4f6e-9fc709880a83d72b/ via:http://www.newscenter.philips.com/main/design/about/design/ designnews/pressreleases/skin_reddot2007.wpd#.Uvru8IVYz6a 21 Philips Design fractal jewelry (body/stars) http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/50a0d116-a975-45f7-a5133a173736bc42/ via:http://www.newscenter.philips.com/main/design/about/design/ designnews/pressreleases/pressbackgrounders/fractal_living_jew elry.wpd 26 light-up half-glove http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/76b07108-97ec-4295-87212c81f3203df5/ via: http://future-technologies-blog.blogspot.com/2012/10/h9portable-lighting-tool-news-design.html 22 Vega Wang glowing fashion http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/be68a8e5-2743-4192-952b0afdc2aff492/ via: http://fashiontribes.typepad.com/fashion/2012/10/technologythe-galaxy-fashion-that-glows-literally.html 27 blouse with light-up cowl (Sensoree) http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/bb7d5db4-f06b-40a9-b120e381dc973329/ 23 glowing road paint http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/81ff0d16-35a9-418f-a2ad5a71e1710b98/ via:http://www.forbes.com/sites/dianemehta/2013/05/16/designerdaan-roosengaarde-on-highways-jellyfish-and-clients-who-sayyes-but/ 28 biometric Philips Design adornment http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/b5b2d03a-e152-4f12-bb09e2965e1c473a/ via:http://www.newscenter.philips.com/main/design/about/design/ designnews/pressreleases/pressbackgrounders/fractal_living_jew elry.wpd 24 Karma Chameleon project http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/ca4f7675-8405-4587-965eac91c16d333d/ via: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article2311181/Karma-chameleon-Smart-clothes-change-shape-colourmove.html image: http://www.xslabs.net/karma-chameleon/site/introduction.php 29 Philips Design "fractal" jewelry (woman silhouetted & yelling) http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/6fe43ce6-26c9-403c-b77b90f29e574e8c/ via:http://www.newscenter.philips.com/main/design/about/design/ designnews/pressreleases/pressbackgrounders/fractal_living_jew elry.wpd http://sensoree.com/artifacts/ger-mood-sweater/
  55. 55. 30 Philips Design Living Jewelry http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/a6eefda5-2881-448f-8cb5570df0501043/ http://www.newscenter.philips.com/main/design/about/design/desi gnnews/pressreleases/pressbackgrounders/fractal_living_jewelry. wpd 35 shark-inspired anti-bacterial fabric http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/2850b27e-79c7-46b7-8fa566b04ba4ec46/ via: http://sharklet.com/technology/ 31 wash & wear electronic-embedded fabric http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/69250e66-d41e-43cb-9451a912c4927f5b/ via: http://textilesupdate.com/smart-clothing-a-reality-in-future 36 Onymacris desert water-cage http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/946cc9c6-d29b-4832-996eeb845d393706/ via: http://www.karlmayer.com/internet/en/kmweltweit/5500.jsp image: http://www.karlmayer.com/internet/en/kmweltweit/5500.jsp 32 electro-spun spray-on skin http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/7a739d35-c385-4526-ac4b23694bb223e9/ via: http://boingboing.net/2005/04/12/extreme-textiles-art.html 37 sustainable Polar Bear pavilion http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/10c781e1-94e2-40bc-9ed0c0422885f6ab/ via: http://www.techtextil-blog.com/en/nachhaltig-bauen-mittechnischen-textilien/ 33 blue pinecone illustration http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/71862ca6-7b3c-4a19-82473030fde3461d/ via: http://www.inotektextiles.com/technology/ image: http://www.innovationintextiles.com/pine-cone-effect-to-beused-in-moisture-management-fabrics/ 38 camo-tweed for 2015 http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/955b3b2e-4fc7-49e4-8063fc8df6bbcd6a/ via: http://www.innovationintextiles.com/clothing-footwear/animalcamouflage-in-201516-schoeller-collection/ 34 Climatology: enviro-aware fabrics http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/c43fef73-9673-4a0f-99d0ca30ed4cf4e4/ via: http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2013-07/4-smarttextiles-youve-yet-see 39 Armourgel protective textile http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/64bfc77d-4128-44c6-b839cd5d47523c51/ via:http://www.raeng.org.uk/news/releases/shownews.htm? NewsID=909 image: http://www.pinkbike.com/u/mikekazimer/blog/RandomRandoms-Eurobike-2013.html
  56. 56. 40 self-healing performance fabric http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/ca9c8728-94fc-4a28-97cd0925993a44e7/ via: http://www.edinburghbicycle.com/blog/2012/05/healingrevolution-bag/ 46 Bart Hess wax couture project http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/2fd15b2d-cbcd-424b-b0a4c5066fdf05eb/ via: http://fashiontribes.typepad.com/fashion/2013/10/afuturenetics-fashion-tribe-experiment-cyborg-couture-podcast1.html 41 monomer & polymer research http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/936d3d4e-df5f-4230-b1bb618606a103ef/ via:http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/newsandeventspggrp/imperialcolle ge/newssummary/news_8-1-2014-16-2-22 image: http://www.ektron.com/Blogs/Nicole-Rogers/We-tested-failed--and-analyzed--Why-Multivariate-Testing-is-like-HighSchool-Chem-/ 47 Studio Roosegaarde disappearing dress http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/a8c641b4-153e-4488-b6f08a02a5b236cf/ via: http://fashiontribes.typepad.com/fashion/2012/05/clothes-thatmake-music-change-color-generally-lead-a-glamorous-life-oftheir-own.html 42 light-activated smart curtains http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/b273e36f-fbc3-48b3-a86a8de90c1d083d/ via: https://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2014/01/09/smart-curtains/ 43 CREATIF project http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/611ec6f0-e6fd-4c67-a6d2d52ec3db264c/ via: http://www.diffus.dk/portfolio/creatif-2013-2016/ 48 Moloch Horridus by Maartje Dijkstra http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/c367364d-6605-474f-bc7868c2bd330292/ via: http://fashiontribes.typepad.com/fashion/2012/05/clothes-thatmake-music-change-color-generally-lead-a-glamorous-life-oftheir-own.html 44 the woman in the bubble http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/a45dc958-dcf3-4077-9a3c539efc7c5140/ via: http://www.fastcompany.com/1773462/smart-couturewearable-tech-finds-its-fi 49 the "Yes but" Chair http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/3dd2adf3-1593-4674-864a78e3ef4ef11b/ via:http://www.forbes.com/sites/dianemehta/2013/05/16/designerdaan-roosengaarde-on-highways-jellyfish-and-clients-who-sayyes-but/ image: https://twitter.com/byronki/status/322726643871383552 45 wax “body girdle” - Hybrid Skins http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/682de1ae-e8dd-4820-82f2b41c5c97ad83/ via: http://www.designboom.com/art/hybrid-skins-combinesfashion-with-nanotechnology-cloning-10-04-2013/ 50 Hiroshi Ishii of the MIT Media Lab http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/f/a04eb3bd-0395-40cd-b769134fe762a85d/ via: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-03/05/hiroshi-ishiimit-media-lab image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/simsvip/10339920545/
  57. 57. About Lesley Scott • Lesley is a 5.0 Fashion Futurist & the eccentric EIC of Fashiontribes.com. She writes, blogs & podcasts daily using the lens of today’s tribes of Fashionland to look at the sweeping trends that are shaping tomorrow. • Her latest book is "THE FUTURE OF YOU" (2014) - covers all the hot technologies & deep trends that will impact your life in body, mind & spirit.
  58. 58. CONTACT • • • Blog & Daily Podcast: http://Fashiontribes.com RSS: feed://feeds.feedburner.com/fashiontribesdaily On Stitcher: http://www.stitcher.com/podcast/fashiontribes-daily • Channel Curator for Sulia.com http://sulia.com/fashiontribes/ • Regular Contributor to Answers.com http://fashion.answers.com/expert/lesley-scott • • Twitter: @Fashiontribes Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/FashionTribescom/60110486833 • • LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/fashiontribes Email: Lesley@Fashiontribes.com
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