The Inane Asylum

Time is the most precious currency. It cannot be exchanged or saved. Only spent. Hopefully, your time here will feel like an investment.

Part of an Ars Electronica exhibit, this dress pumps glowing fluid through its 600ft of knitted tubing. Cool.

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This jacket’s interactive gold zippers create turntable scratching sounds. Designed by Maartje Dijkstra.

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Watch: INTIMACY–hi-tech fashion made of smart e-foils that become transparent based on personal interactions.

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Narrated by designer John Cavanaugh, this 1950s Progressive Male Fashion Show was breaking the rules of what masculinity meant in terms of couture.

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What people in the 1930s thought fashion would look like in the year 2000.

The Aurora Dress, created by CuteCulture, made with silk taffeta and chiffon, uses LEDs technology and hundreds of Swarovski crystals to create a unique high tech couture item.

The Aurora Dress, as its name suggests, lights up in many beautiful colors and patterns. Futuristic elegance, indeed. It was commissioned by the Swiss company Breitling for an opera performance.

See more of this dress and CuteCircuit here.

MECHAPOLYPSE -Mind Controlled Dress- prototype

You all know how much I love it when art (particularly fashion) and technology merge. Now one of my latest favorite technologies—the use of brain waves (practical or otherwise) is being used in a new interesting way. This dress changes shape and color depending upon the level of brain concentration. Personally, I’m not a total fan of the execution, but definitely of the fact that it was executed.

Find out more here at http://www.nange.co.uk/

"Heart Beats," by interdisciplinary designer, Julie Legault, is a wristwatch where time changes according to the wearer’s heartbeats. She explains the design process and the final product of what she calls “Wearable Futures.” She has more amazing work at her website here.

Other amazing pieces include: “EDOUARD, THE ANTI-THEFTH BAG - REPURPOSED SAW BLADES & VELVET, ARDUINO MICRO-CONTROLLER, SENSORS & SOFT CIRCUITRY

"Edouard is an anti-theft system integrated discreetly into an aggressive handbag. Once armed by a hidden switch, the system emits a high piercing sound and a pulsing luminescence when opened, alerting the owner and passers-by of an unauthorized opening. The Edouard then captures its violator with the closing of the cage structure. When in off-mode, the interior of the bag is illuminated upon opening, facilitating access to its content."

Future Art Couture.
A dress which can paint itself with ink. Designed by Anouk Wipprecht.

Find out more about her and the dress on this video. Or on this website.

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"Don’t Be Afraid to Run Barefoot in the Dark"~ Ziska

Reykjavík Runway presents Ziska by designer Harpa Einars.

Hussein Chalayan’s new PUMA design.

Hussein Chalayan’s new PUMA design.

Alexander McQueen Fall 2011 -

Front-row footage from the fall 2011 show

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Barbara Í Gongini Fall/Winter 2011
Otherworldly fashion from Copenhagen’s emerging avant-goth designer
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Barbara Í Gongini Fall/Winter 2011

Otherworldly fashion from Copenhagen’s emerging avant-goth designer

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