THE BERLIN COAT
BY THESTUDIO BY ELEKTROCOUTURE
A space for creative freedom, TheStudio by ElektroCouture unites selected designers and technologists that work together in an environment where the traditional sewing machine meets the latest laser cutter and 3D printer. The members of the team challenge the intersection between fashion and technology and use the interdisciplinary playground to exchange skills and knowledge as well as to inspire each other on various designs that go from experimental to ready-to-wear.
The Berlin Coat starts with the idea of the old industrial knitting machines and ends with modern technology that now allows the knitting of complicated patterns and precise photos. Used as a way of transferring memories into a physical item of clothing, the coat captures the image one sees when flying into Berlin at night.
The team at TheStudio used LED embroidery to emphasize the border between east and west Berlin that is still visible in the dark.