Is a conceptual interpretation of a fashion fusion between Body Monitoring fabrics and the geometric nature of 15th Century suits of armour.
These garments seek to extend and enhance the body’s capabilities (within a constrained sphere) and explore relationships between technology and the body; We see how the suit of armour divides the body into protected sections; pinning and joining segments at pivotal areas. While body monitoring fabric reveals an experience of the internal body to the exterior.
Observing the relationship between this intelligent apparel in the retail environment has lead to the development of a concept store. Garments are inspired by the structure of armour are fused with monitoring devices. In the retail space, they become interactive.
The patterns and geometry of armour are used as formative principles: pinning, joining and pivoting elements govern the layout and the planning and come together in the Body Works wall. Here, the patterned exterior surface collects monitored information from the occupants clothes in the fitting room and projects it in diagrams, charts and interpretative imagery. The interior is transformed into a communicative interface.
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