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K-Lapse

K-Lapse As a multimedia biotechnical designer and head of TheLab at ElektroCouture, Lusi Ajonjoli creates new materials from biowaste and other organic matter. Her projects evolve around the life cycles of sustainable materials and environmental remediation. Sofie Di Bartolomeo is a textile and clothing designer from ElektroCouture – her focal point is the interaction between textiles, materials and the body. For the creation of bespoke wearable pieces, di Bartolomeo uses laser cutting and 3D printing among other advanced production processes. As the inaugural project of TheLab at ElektroCouture, K-Lapse dress connects biotechnology with fashion by using "vegan leather", a textile

Kanika Goyal

Kanika Goyal Collection With its roots deep in quality craftsmanship and refined tailoring, Kanika Goyal's label embodies the concept of provocative minimalism. Fascinated by the principle of paradox, the designer consistently transforms her contrasting ideals into garments that narrate eclectic yet powerful stories. Inspired by youth, their behavioral patterns, subcultures, gadgets and slang, the collection transforms the idea of the digital epiphany into delicate details. The symbolic contrast between reality and virtuality is portrayed through the use of crystal and metal embellishment that decorates the coat. The brand’s signature asymmetry is combined with precise tailoring and innovative technology – LED lights

Bowties on Fire

Bowties on Fire Initially exclusively designed for the organizing team of Pioneersfestival 2014, ElektroCouture teamed up with Bowtieswala from Warsaw to give the traditional bowtie a fashionable technology touch. What started as a one-off project turned into a world’s first product: a handmade couture bow tie made with glass fiber optic material and a smart battery system. We used Glass Fibre Optic Material for it’s sattle yet very effective light effect – it sparkles like a midnight stargaze which makes the bowtie noticeable but not annoying or disturbing. The response at the release party was overwhelming. Men very much enjoyed is wearing it

Vision Quest

Vision Quest Vision Quest is a multi-seasonal couture collection
 of four designs, offering modern occasional wear 
with elements of wearable technology for men. Each piece in the
 collection is enhanced by different light technologies,
symbolising the enlightenment, which is the main
 theme of this collection. Created with phosphorescent paint, electroluminescent wire, electroluminescent
panel, and a LED screen. This collection was designed by Joanna Hir, an award-winning fashion designer, costume
 designer, and fashion stylist. Graduated
from London College of Fashion, she
worked for some of the biggest names in
the industry including: Victoria Modesta,
 Rita Ora and many more. Her work has been 
published by Vogue, Elle, and

The Journey of Light

The Journey of Light What happens when a white light passes through a prism? Each wavelength refracts at a different angle, and the prism disperses the light into its constituent colors. The Journey of light, based on the concept developed with illustrator and designer Dorota Orlof  captures this travel of light through an artistic approach. Portraying the play of light when it hits the prism, the squares in the design symbolise the prism and the lines symbolise light. The necklace has three variations — mirrored, white and black.

Nuit Blanche

Nuit Blanche Inspired by the White Nights – nights that are never completely dark – this jacket is lit with 336 Osram LEDs. The technology integrates active lighting on fabrics that can be washed, draped or ironed and have therefore all the properties needed for garment production. The piece is powered by a hidden rechargeable battery. Nuit Blanche was created Anja Dragan. She graduated with an MA in fashion design from the Dutch ArtEZ Academy of Art & Design in 2015. During her studies, she held an internship with the couturier Iris van Herpen and took on an exchange semester
Cover of ModeLab Magazine

ElektroCouture and Marlene in ModeLab No. 5

Last December ModeLab spent three days with ElektroCouture to capture the burgeoning Berlin FashionTech scene. During this time they worked with some of our go-to photographers, Sandra Ebert and Lucas Christensen, and with models, Marusja Archiper and Esther Welzk. During the photo-shoot, the models wore Marlene and Nuit Blanche designed by Anja Dragan and ElektroCouture. ModeLab is a magazine originating in Paris. They are establishing a conversation around FashionTech and the result is something to swoon over and something physical to hold. The magazine is available for purchase here. During their time spent in Berlin, a video of the editorial process was also
ElektroCouture in the News

Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie on FashionTech and ElektroCouture

The Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie wrote on the emergence of FashionTech and ElektroCouture this summer after an interview with our founder, Lisa Lang. Starting with the Berlin Coat and the feeling when one gets while flying into Berlin at night, and then discussing the reasons behind why Lisa Lang started ElektroCouture. Lisa really wanted something to glow so started creating her own clothes. Now she's been makings things glow for five years. As thorough as any German department is, the Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie also provided resources for getting started in fashion and FashionTech within Germany. To read the article,
ElektroCouture in Forbes

Forbes About ElektroCouture

Knitty Knowles of Forbes covers our founder, Lisa Lang, as they discuss making things glow, the history of ElektroCouture and the future of FashionTech. Knowles then goes on to cover some of ElektroCouture's most recent projects, The Berlin Project and Marlene.

The Berlin Project

The Berlin Project When you fly into Berlin at night the first thing to welcome you are the bright dots and lines of the city lights against the dark ground, full with the promise of excitement. The oversized knitwear design of the Berlin Coat captures this moment. The coat is made of extra-fine Oekotex 100-certified Merino Wool, which makes it lightweight and protects you from the extreme weather while also providing a soft grip. The pattern of the coat shows the Berlin city map, graphically stylised and pixelated. The garment is knitted on one of our hacked Jacquard machines. The
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