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3D printed textile: Iris van Herpen and her clothes frozen in time

July 21, 2010

More and more I realize that  avant-garde fashion comes often  from Netherlands. From both a design and technological point of view, I have to admit that I am very often mesmerized by the creativity of this country.

This is the case of Iris van Herpen who made the first 3D printed fashion collection ever. This collection called “Crystallization” is the fruit of a collaboration with Daniel Widrig, designer and architect clearly interested in the so called “generated design”.

It appears  normal to me the necessity of such a collaboration when  we use digital technology in fashion. 3D print means that we don’t talk about  a plane anymore but rather about a tridimensional object. Then this requires a design made in a 3D environment with computational skills.

These collaboration can be seen as a foretaste of what fashion design may be tomorrow: a kind of laboratory where textile and fashion designers work with architects , engineers and scientists.

I’m really looking forward!!!


La Matière sensible, conference at Le Quai, Ecole d’art supérieur de Mulhouse

May 24, 2010

For those who live in France and near Mulhouse, I’ll  give a conference at Le Quai, the art school in Mulhouse, at 6pm.

I’ll will talk about the integration of innovative technologies in textile design and thus the following new esthetics and concepts of a textile.

I’ve seen they are doing beautiful things in the textile design department, so I’m really look forward to meet them and share my considerations!

“Touch_Me” project, 1st prototype

May 24, 2010

Here is a little video of my first prototype for the “Touch_Me” project. still need to improve some aspects, maybe a larger NiTi wire that would allow the mushrooms to move more drammatically, and of course, conductive threads which would make my project a trully soft circuit ,-)

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more about “1st prototype“, posted with vodpod

Preparing “Touch_Me” for the Lift Experience Exhibition: Mode-Démo

May 5, 2010

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laser cutting at the cutting edge: Lilly Heine’s first collection

April 29, 2010

When I saw the fashion collection of Harrod’s prize winner at the Central Saint Martins M.A. Fashion Show, I thought that maybe something has moved with the use of laser cutting. Usually, laser cutting applied in fashion can be resumed in embroidery. A lot of beautiful laser cut embroideries can be found in the swiss textile industry Jakob Schlaepfer. But Lilly Heine has pushed the envelop of this new technology and created a new aesthetic! Well, this is has to be the role of  the meeting between a new technology and  design: to push the boundaries of  established design and find new creative solutions.

Lift Experience at Lift10: Mode-Démo

April 28, 2010

The Lift conference (Lift10) is a very special event event that takes place one a year in Geneva, France and Asia. They organise  a series of events built around a community of pioneers who get together in Europe and Asia to explore the social implications of new technologies. Each conference is a chance to turn innovation into opportunity by anticipating the major shifts ahead, and by meeting the people who drive them. This year, Lift Experience at Lift10 : Mode-Démo is a partership with the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD-Geneva). Under the title Mode-Démo and based on the conference theme, this exhibit offers a comment rather than an illustration of the Lift10 theme.I’m very proud to say I will participate to the exhibition and present my work “Touch_Me”, an interactive carpet that reacts to body pressure. For more infos, go to the “MY WORK AND TOUGHTS” category.

Hope to see you there!!

April 15, 2010

Holy House, Museum of Modern Art , Arnhem 2009 by Freudenthal/Verhagen