Who constructs the *electro* in your *couture* ?

 Fashion combined with technology is no longer the future. It’s just become our present. Fashion designers like Zac Posen already created clothes with LED lights or heat pads inside. But there are much more opportunities we want to share with you!

Luminous gown by Zac Posen worn by Claire  Danes at the Met Gala 2016, found on Instagram (Zac Posen)

Recently, we met a lot of interesting people at Wear It Festival in Berlin, an event filled with exciting news about fashion and technology, wearable technology and innovation.

One of the companies we got to know there is ELEKTROCOUTURE, which was founded in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Some designers and technologists from Elektrocouture led a workshop at the festival and showed us how to create such extraordinary luminous necklaces (including LEDs)!

While bending and soldering our jewelry, we curiously chatted with the workshop leaders about Elektrocouture. Those guys are managing all technology aspects of the projects that are delegated to them. That means: If you are a fashion designer and created for example some jackets with shining pockets, you can hire Elektrocouture for the technical realization!

 They also work with 3D printers and similar innovative technology. We suggest you to have a look at their projects!

It’s fascinating to think about what fashion might be in the next years.

More impressions from Wear It Festival are coming soon!

Shittyfucky -the eco- TRASH

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FAIRTRADE CROP SHIRT by shittyfucky

The Cottbus-based online shop not only sells ethical grunge shirts – besides of new clothes and hand made jewellry (designed by Anne, founder of shittyfucky) you can also discover unique vintage treasures between punk, grunge, rockabilly and all other alternatives!

I am absolutely glad to have found this shittyfucky awesome platform.

 

Philomena Zanetti inspired by Uli Richter

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Hosenanzug (Wolle) mit Corsage (aus Papier!)
Trousers suit  (wool) with corsage (made of paper!)

Materialien spielen in der Mode eine ungemein wichtige Rolle. Dass zugunsten eines niedrigeren Preisniveaus oftmals sowohl Umweltstandards als auch Menschenrechte bei der Produktion außer Acht gelassen werden, ist nichts neues. Besonders in den letzten Jahren sind die Auswirkungen dieser Produktionsweise ersichtlicher denn je geworden. Ein Umdenken und Einschreiten seitens der Modedesigner ist deshalb unbedingt notwendig und vollzieht sich vor allem bei jungen Labels.

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Eda Yorulmazoglu @Berlin Alternative Fashion Week 2017

A lot of fantasy creatures and a big pink fish which is chilling the whole show on the ground of the runway.

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Eda Yorulmazoglu‘s lovely and strange costume-like clothes told us a story. Supported by mimes and short slogans, it seemed to be more a theatre scene than a runway show. After this spectale I needed some minutes in order to return to the reality.

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Uli Richters Designs erobern wieder Berlin

Kürzlich besuchte ich die “Uli Richter Revisited” – Ausstellung im Kunstgewerbemuseum im Kulturforum Berlin.
Wie es der weitergedachte Titel “Modedenker, Lehrer, Inspiration” bereits verrät, beschreibt diese Ausstellung nicht nur die von Uli Richter entworfenen Kleidungsstücke aus den 1950ger bis 1990ger Jahren, sondern auch, wie er als Modedesginer weiter wirkte, lehrte und noch heute die Mode inspirieren kann.

Zu Beginn möchte ich mein Lieblingskleid präsentieren; ein bunt gemustertes Abendkleid aus Seidenchiffon, welches mit Glasperlen am Halsausschnitt und den Ärmeln bestickt ist. Es stammt aus dem Jahr 1974, was man dem Design auch ansieht. IMG_0547

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