Cloud Couture and Intimacy Panel

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Molecule Shoe created by Francis Bitonti Studio

 

As noted in my previous post, I visited an exhibit at the Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator (BF+DA) called “Cloud-Couture: The Intimate Connection Between Fashion and Technology.” The exhibit displayed wearable technology examples such as accessories that could be used to monitor body movement for NASA, the Navigate jacket from Wearable Experiments, and athletic body metric wear from Hexoskin. The exhibit also featured new techniques for creating clothing and accessories like 3D printed shoes from Francis Bitonti Studio, DryDye (see my previous post), embroidered LEDs and electronics from Forster Rohner, and new computer programs such as virtual draping by CLO3D to reduce fabric waste during design.

Cloud Couture and “The Next Black”

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 Biocouture Ltd, photo © The Next Black, AEG.

 

Tuesday, February 3rd, I had the opportunity to attend a screening of “The Next Black” at the Brooklyn Fashion and Design Accelerator (BF+DA). The film – created by Electrolux AEG, the appliance manufacturing company – was described as “a film about the Future of Clothing” and was part of a pre-fashion week exhibit at the BF+DA called “Cloud Couture: The Intimate Connection Between Fashion and Technology.”