FASHION+TECHNOLOGY<br />LIZ WONG | 2.10.2010<br />
What were you thinking about when you got dressed this morning?<br />
Was it the weather? The activities you have planned for the day?<br />
Believe it or not, it’s important to study clothing.<br />
Clothing is a codified language that acts as an interface between you and the world around you. For example, think about t...
Clothing has (at least) two purposes:1. Aesthetic2. functional<br />
AESTHETIC<br />Clothing is a way to express yourself, indentify potential friends/mates/enemies, and to signify your inter...
FUNCTIONAL<br />Clothing is also a necessity – it keeps you warm, protects from rain and other inclement weather<br />Wear...
The function of clothing can be practical, aesthetic, or both. The same is true of wearable technology.<br />
I see wearable tech as a way to enhance the coded language of clothing – to make it more explicit and more functional.<br />
A HISTORY<br />
Fashion has always embraced new technology.Some highlights:<br />
Industrial Revolution – mechanization of textile manufacturing leads to huge increase in availability of clothing<br />
1938 – Invention of world’s first synthetic fiber leads to stretch, permanent press, and other kinds of fabric innovations...
Technology has been used to alter the shape of the body through clothing from the Elizabethan era to the present.<br />
MODERNINNOVATIONS<br />IN WEARABLE TECH<br />
Clothes that TwitterDress that displays images posted to twitter with a specific hashtag<br />
Clothes that interact with our environmentSweatshirt with air quality sensors that will light up and buzz when the air is ...
Theissues<br />
Fashionable wearables act as interactive interfaces between the user and the world. So…<br />
How can technology change or enhance our relationship to our clothes/environment/other people?<br />
MYGARMENT<br />THE DESIGN PROCESS<br />
INSPIRATION<br />
SKETCH<br />
TECHNICAL SKETCH<br />
DRAPING<br />
SEWING<br />
ADDING ELECTRONICS<br />
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  1. 1. FASHION+TECHNOLOGY<br />LIZ WONG | 2.10.2010<br />
  2. 2. What were you thinking about when you got dressed this morning?<br />
  3. 3. Was it the weather? The activities you have planned for the day?<br />
  4. 4. Believe it or not, it’s important to study clothing.<br />
  5. 5. Clothing is a codified language that acts as an interface between you and the world around you. For example, think about the differences between male and female dress, and what it means when one gender wears the other’s clothes.<br />
  6. 6. Clothing has (at least) two purposes:1. Aesthetic2. functional<br />
  7. 7. AESTHETIC<br />Clothing is a way to express yourself, indentify potential friends/mates/enemies, and to signify your interests, status, and tastes.<br />For example, think of how a t-shirt can convey a person’s taste in music, politics, or brands.<br />Also, consider the strict language of military dress, where stars or medals on your uniform serve as direct indicators for how to treat you.<br />
  8. 8. FUNCTIONAL<br />Clothing is also a necessity – it keeps you warm, protects from rain and other inclement weather<br />Wearing clothes is essential to most standards of decency<br />Clothing can flatter or alter the figure<br />
  9. 9. The function of clothing can be practical, aesthetic, or both. The same is true of wearable technology.<br />
  10. 10. I see wearable tech as a way to enhance the coded language of clothing – to make it more explicit and more functional.<br />
  11. 11. A HISTORY<br />
  12. 12. Fashion has always embraced new technology.Some highlights:<br />
  13. 13. Industrial Revolution – mechanization of textile manufacturing leads to huge increase in availability of clothing<br />
  14. 14. 1938 – Invention of world’s first synthetic fiber leads to stretch, permanent press, and other kinds of fabric innovations<br />
  15. 15. Technology has been used to alter the shape of the body through clothing from the Elizabethan era to the present.<br />
  16. 16. MODERNINNOVATIONS<br />IN WEARABLE TECH<br />
  17. 17. Clothes that TwitterDress that displays images posted to twitter with a specific hashtag<br />
  18. 18. Clothes that interact with our environmentSweatshirt with air quality sensors that will light up and buzz when the air is bad, alerting the wearer to raise the protective hood to cover the nose and mouth<br />
  19. 19. Theissues<br />
  20. 20. Fashionable wearables act as interactive interfaces between the user and the world. So…<br />
  21. 21. How can technology change or enhance our relationship to our clothes/environment/other people?<br />
  22. 22. MYGARMENT<br />THE DESIGN PROCESS<br />
  23. 23. INSPIRATION<br />
  24. 24. SKETCH<br />
  25. 25. TECHNICAL SKETCH<br />
  26. 26. DRAPING<br />
  27. 27. SEWING<br />
  28. 28. ADDING ELECTRONICS<br />

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