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Elements

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

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

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

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

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

KEF! Glow

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 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

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

Stargazer

Stargazer Stargazer questions and predicts what the future of fashion will be like, with the help of the stars themselves. Astrology inspired prints created in collaboration with Berlin-based artist V Wolfe are transferred onto the garments using a laser engraving technique. The technology used explores the capabilities of the laser cutting machine and presents a more environmentally- and user-friendly alternative to screen or digital printing on textile materials. Laser cutting is not only very precise, but also makes it possible to create different kinds of see-through or almost invisible prints. For the showpiece, a woven fabric consisting of three layers

Ambience

AMBIENCE Engineer and fashion tech designer Lina Wassong seeks innovative ways of digitalizing the environment and the human body, always questioning how we will seamlessly connect and communicate with electronic components in the future. Wassong believes technology can accentuate the beauty of nature — that’s the message of the AMBIENCE skirt. Tiny lights twinkle like fireflies, while soft sounds of the woods create an idyllic atmosphere reminiscent of a forest glade at dusk. Digitalization of our society is often associated with detachment from nature. However, technology can also be used to emphasize the beauty around us. The AMBIENCE skirt has
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