Innovation: Living Clothes

In keeping with our mega trend Digital Dimensions for fall winter 12/13, and  reflecting on the modern world where technology and nature live in a growing place of hybridization, designer Alice Zixxheddu’s collection of ‘living clothes‘ sculpts a modern and relevant silhouette.

Inspired by the study of nature’s geometry such as minerals and glaciers Zixxheddu has designed garments that are virtually created around the body using 3-D software, resulting in textures and volumes previously unexplored.

Based on the idea of ‘hybridity’ – hybrid clothes for a hybrid body – the architecturally designed clothes define a new aesthetic. In addition she has incorporated technology into the clothes such as  light sensors that allow ‘memory’ textiles to pop up and collapse, changing silhouette in response to light.

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