Sabine Seymour published her second book entitled Functional Aesthetics – Visions on Fashionable Technology few months ago, following her successful title Fashionable Technology from 2008.
Seymour takes everything into perspective. Firstly, the design of the book – binding and the concept are rather unique. The surface of the hardbook is covered with beige rip fabric showing softness and roughness of the used material at the same time.
Functional Aesthetics by Sabine Seymour (2010)
Erich Zainziger does consultancy, training and design of interactive fashion, e-textiles and wearable electronic. He’s also a blogger behind talk2myShirt dedicated to smart fabrics and wearable technology.
Because of his previous experience with Philips Company I wanted to interview him from the moment when I decided to cover the fields of wearables… Erich lives and works now in Philippines and runs his own wear tech company Elextile… Hence, let’s hear his thoughts on the wear tech scene…
Photo above: Erich Zainzinger, from personal album
Photo bellow: Zainziger’s design – Solar Bag (c), taken from flickr
And here is the first e-book ‘OpenWear. Sustainability, Openness and P2P production in the world of fashion’ written by Bertram Niessen, Oleg Koefoed, Lise Skov, Zoe Romano, Alessandro Delfanti on the behalf of last year’s established open source fashion and maker community Openwear.
Openwear gathers via its online space small fashion producers, makers, designers, stylists, students, interns, tailors, photographers, models, crafters, sewing cafes, silk-screen printers, fashion schools and others. The concept is based on shareable and open sourcing culture emphasizing DIY concepts .
Another wearable sculpture gallery! This time I’ve picked up Patrick Veillet‘s skeleton, bony and awesome accessories…
Patrick Veillet’s fashion style evokes different underground worlds, which I thought belong to the realms of cinematography and literature… nakedness treated as clothing, clothing treated as micro powerful installation…
Patrick Veillet: Sculptures a Porter – Spinal, Version 4, Squelette
Photo : Jean Baptist Mondino (c)
Material: vinyl, ossein (the collagen of bones)