Fairytale Fashion is using technology to create a collection of magical clothing in real life (with blooming flowers, transforming shapes, changing colors, etc.) for Feb. 2010. We share our work in weekly research and development web videos. You can help us create the designs by answering the design question at the end of each video.
Is there a topic you would like to see covered in an episode? Please drop us a note and let us know.
Episode 12: Fairytale Fashion Show
The Fairytale Fashion Collection was presented on February 24, 2010, at Eyebeam Atelier in Chelsea, New York City. Models hit the runway while a quartet of circuit bending DJ's created music from a hacked sewing machine and conductive felt. Seated front row were celebrity scientists, designers, and school children.
Episode 11: Mobius Strip, One-Sided Fashion
How do you imagine Mobius strip being used in Fairytale Fashion?
Episode 10: Trends and Statistics
We want to fairytale fashion collection to be fashionable. What do you predict some of the trends with be for 2010?
Episode 9: Computer Programming
What information do you imagine Fairytale Fashion displaying?
Episode 8: LEDs (light emitting diodes)
How do you imagine LEDs being used in Fairytale Fashion?
Episode 7: Conductive Materials: Playing with Drawdio
We are going to embroider a dress with conductive thread so that it is touch sensitive. What do you imagine happening when the dress is touched and a closed circuit is made?
(please answer below in comments)
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Episode 6: Exploring Electronics at the MIT Media Lab
What is the most interesting electronic project or product that you've seen? Please copy and paste a link into the comments.
Episode 5: Inflatables
How do you imagine inflatables being used in Fairytale Fashion?
Episode 4: Designing with Deployable Structures
Has seeing some of the designs changed how you think about deployable structures in fashion?
Episode 3: Translating Deployable Structures into Fabric
Think about runway clothes and accessories. Which details would be really neat as deployable structure
Episode 2: Biomimetic Deployable Structures
How do you imagine Fairytale Fashion using miura-ori structures?
Episode 1: Fairytale Fashion Introduction