Anouk will take you into the world of wearable tech and some of the amazing projects she has worked on with colleagues and celebrities. Through slides and show & tell, giving an inside look in how to combine fashion and technology; the complications that hit her road, and showing you her tricks and tweaks regarding to the systems she applies, to make her designs behave and twirl around the body.
MASTERCLASS TOPICS: FASHIONTECH DESIGN & WEARABLE ELECTRONICS | INTERACTION DESIGN | USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN | MICROCONTROLLERS + BASIC ENGINEERING | SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT | ROBOTICS & MECHANICS | SENSORS and SENSORY SYSTEMS
What does fashion lack? “Microcontrollers” according to Dutch based fashiontech designer and innovator Anouk Wipprecht. As she is working in the emerging field of “fashionable technology”; a rare combination of fashion design combined with engineering, science and interaction/user experience design, she created an impressive body of tech-enhanced designs bringing together fashion and technology in an unusual way. She creates technological couture; with systems around the body that tend towards artificial intelligence; projected as ‘host’ systems on the human body, her designs move, breath, and react to the environment around them.
Top photo courtesy of Robert Lunak. Smoke Dress - A collaboration between fashiontech designer Anouk Wipprecht [NL] and technologist Aduen Darriba [NL].
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