At ElektroCouture we're transforming the relationship of fashion and technology.
Cafe de Lumiere Cristoper Santos is not only our house photographer but also an amazing artist with whom we enjoy working a lot. Cristopher also shares our love for traveling – it’s always great to find new patterns and inspirations across the world. Cristopher found a new pattern on a street in Warsaw, Poland. It was a wonderful old retro-style illuminated sign. It’s mounted on a historical building – and joins old architectural lines with light patterns. Of course, we couldn’t keep our hands of it – and turned this lovely travel memory into a wearable piece of art.
Berlin Graffiti In this collection, we experimented with old industrial knitting machines – to a point where we’re now able to knit patterns and photos. With that we can transfer memories into a wearable experience. Additionally, we infuse our garments with light technology which includes our own smart battery system. This latest generation also has an audio sensor that makes the light pulse in the beat of your environment. This garment has been made with 80% bio merino wool, is fully washable and can be recharged with a USB Cable. Cristoper Santos is not only our house photographer but also an
Elements At ElektroCouture we create ready-to-wear Fashion Technology pieces. We always love to collaborate with great artists and bring them in a new context with technologies. When we met Laura Wass from WXYZ Jewelery from Brooklyn, New York we knew something special was going to happen. Everyone in fashion is looking towards technology to find new inspiration and a new way to tell a story. Laura Wass came to us with her amazing designs and a simple question: ‘can you make it glow?’ And we certainly did. Even more so, we developed an entire story and ecosystem for a technology revolution in
MAREA Bianca Cheng Costanzo is a former Apple designer and a veteran of the MIT Media Lab who explores the ways that digital themes integrate themselves into daily life. MAREA is a jacket that reminds city dwellers about the soft changes in nature. Animated waves wash slowly over the front of the jacket, just over the heart, displaying the high and low tides of the sea closest to home. This subtle digital ornamentation allows us to passively interact with data in the same way as we do with natural environments. The low-power, paper-like E-ink displays first commercialized 20 years ago
2nd Generation Inforce Yoga German entrepreneur and fashion designer Lilien Stenglein founded her Berlin-based label Lilien Finess Design in 2016. She is working in the intersection between technology and fashion and approaches her collections with an interdisciplinary perspective and business background. Now covering all chakras on the torso, smart textiles are an essential part of the second generation Inforce Yoga collection. Odour-neutralizing, silver-based material is integrated under the armpits and in the lining of the pockets where it protects from electric radiation caused by mobile phones. Cool bamboo jersey is used to increase haptic feeling on the skin. For a
Well-Lit Project The daughter of an architect and the granddaughter of a dressmaker, Manu Varas grew up with a passion for painting, drawing and design. She graduated from the Berlin-based Esmod International Fashion University in October 2016 and took on a placement in London, where she completed an internship at Osman studio and at the Ciment pleating factory. She is now part of the “Designer in residence” program at TheStudio by ElektroCouture where she experiments with integrating electronics into clothing. Well-lit project is an intelligent ready-to-wear ensemble, designed to provide light in the darkness and give a symbolic feeling of
The Singe Coat Designed by Bianca Cheng Constanzo and Laura Hughes, the Singe Coat is a reaction to modern conspicuous consumption- the demonstration of wealth and economic power through the purchasing of lavish goods and services. Flames consume and must be fed like this means of personal identity. The EInk flame animation in the pockets is a tongue and cheek reference to the idiom “burning a hole in your pocket.” This idiom refers to the impatient and frivolous spending. The oversized silhouette implies the idea of excess and the coat cocoons the body with material comforts. The low-power, paper-like E-ink
The KEF! Art Project At ElektroCouture we create ready-to-wear FashionTechnology experiences, which turns impressions into a wearable garment – and enables you to interact with your environment. We always love to collaborate with great artists and bring them in a new context with technologies. In this collection, we experimented with old industrial knitting machines – to a point where we’re now able to knit patterns and photos. With that we can transfer memories into a wearable experience. Additionally, we infuse our garments with light technology which includes our own smart battery system. This latest generation also has an audio sensor
The Syma Line The Syma Line, created by Layla Mueller, visualizes sound by using a range of innovative techniques to give each outfit a different character. The project aims to explore the symbiosis between music, fashion and science, showcasing the evidence of how sound and frequencies affect the physical world. The first two outfits of The Syma Line each visualize one of physicist Ernst Chladni’s sound figures through their shape. The designer used laser-cut patterns as well as integrated electroluminescent wires. These are attached to a sound sensor that makes them glow stronger and steadier as the surrounding environment gets
FUTURE CITIES Ornate, elegant attire from the early days of tennis in 19th century Victorian England is the inspiration for FUTURE CITIES, created by Manu Varas. Refined classical designs like pleated skirts and Norfolk jackets are combined with sportswear elements and high tech materials to create futuristic women’s wear look. The collection’s highlight is embroidery crafted with LED lights. Flowers inspired by elegant English gardens home to ‘tea and tennis parties’ are the underlying theme. To give them a futuristic appearance, they have been created in various colors and forms using LEDs, as well as PVC tubing, which transports the