Where is the future of fashion and technology heading to? From cheap and chick, hand made to 3D printed pieces. What is next? What choices do we have in electrolyzed era of smartphones? Wearable technology is a future of the fashion world we know of. From jewellery projector, Netflix socks to a chameleon scarf. You can now forget about smart watches as there’s so much more to discover.
Wearable technology is a future of the fashion world we know of. From jewellery, Netflix socks to a chameleon scarf. You can now forget about smart watches as there’s so much more to discover.
For starters, let’s have a deeper look onto Neclumi, wearable jewellery projector made by PanGenerator. The idea first came to life in 2014, from the need to discover if we are willing to switch from wearing heavily weighted grams of gold, silver and metal onto something as light as a wave of light. Using a smartphone app and a discretely tucked pocket projector, Neclumi displays responsive patterns of light over the wearer’s neck. The collective is working on four different design availability: “Airo”, “Roto”, “Movi” and “Soni”.
NEFFA – Chameleon Mood Scarf
Made up from many different layers, Chameleon Mood Scarf is a combination of textile and clothing adaptation, to both create a commercialised but personalised product at the same time. Chameleon Mood Scarf uses the pattern that reacts to wearer’s mood as well as, to light and temperature while creating a feeling of comfort supported by a sense of warmth, peace and safety.
The simple inspiration behind this project came from chameleons who on the contrary to legend myths do not change their colour to adapt to the surrounding but for social communication. They use colours as communication signals, their skin however, reacts to temperature and changes while its falls or rises. The scarf just like chameleons skin is made up of several layers that feature each with its individual colour and pattern.
Neurocouture – Wearable thoughts
Neurocouture is an idea exploring and developing if there are any limits for wearable technology in a post-digital age.
The designer behind Neurocouture, Nayana Malhotra has once said that she wanted to find a way to wear the Internet. Since debuting as a part of VFiles Runway Contest fashion show during New York Fashion Week F/W 2016, Neurocouture is developing the Wear What You Think idea. The project is combining both GIF’s and brainwaves, which while connected are transferring and visualising current mood and state of mind onto a white cape.
Netflix Smart Socks
Netflix is developing a solution for never miss an episode problem. If you ever wished for you TV to magically stop playing while you falling asleep, here are Smart Socks. “Watch yourself to sleep” works as a little do it yourself kit that can be purchased from the company website. Once chosen your sock kit there’s time to play with little of electronics and programming. You can create your own sleep detecting socks based on what is provided by Netflix, simply following the step by step instructions.
The sleep detector is based on actigraphy method, which indicates when you stop moving, to then send a signal to a TV to pause. However, it’s high sensitivity to little movement might be confusing while detecting whether you’re just sitting still or have actually fallen asleep.