This sport focussed textile coating can provide it’s wearer with information on their sweat composition. As the wearer sweats, the applied pattern will change of color, communicating wether or not the wearer’s sweat has healthy water/base levels.
SOAK shares insight in the condition of the inner body. It warns the wearer when he's dehydrated or if the acid levels of the body (caused by bad diet habits) are too high.
- Developed in cooperation with Design Innovation Group (D.I.G.), Droog Design, Thewa Innovations, Nederlandse Cosmetica Vereniging and Annebeth Kroeskop.
Pictures: Process, Prototype and example of test result.
Future skins, New identities is an ongoing design research project, exploring new ways in dressing the body.
For me skin means all the layers we add to the body to protect or decorate it, meaning; it doesn't have to be a textile, it can be anything. Using the therm skin as a doctrine within my research, helps me to bridge our existing dress-logic of putting on trousers and a shirt when getting dressed and makes it easier to find new ones.
The project discusses subjects such as; how new technologies in medical industries like as organ printers are effecting our idea of the ideal body, or how our online networking is effecting the way we decorate the skin.
When translating these changes in how we can dress the body or communicate with the body itself, new roles for the wearer emerge, asking for a new approach in fashion design. An approach, that copes well with technology merging with the skin, therefore Future skins, New identities debates the current practice of fashion design and wearable technology and puts in a future perspective.
An article on a lifestyle of new ethics, caused by the effects of the developments in our digital surroundings. One that shows paralels to the life of a monk on therms of concentration, discipline and labor.
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For this edition of MOOD, a trend book by trend agency 'Trendslator', I contributed to the trend research, establishing the themes of the book and the image editing of the book.
Each January Trendslator publishes a new trend book. MOOD's fundament is a continuous analyses based on media, street and expert research. The trend book contains two sections: Trends + Trendslations. In seven chapters new consumer and market trends are explained including case studies of companies and organisations who work with new strategies and concepts.