One of the main reasons that I am in love with fashion is that it, a little like me sometimes, has no boundaries. Some of the most notorious, breathtaking and genius things that I've seen have been on the runway.
Fashiontech is a concept that's fairly new to me. With technology advancing at such a fast pace these days it's no surprise to me that it's being used to experiment with new, innovative fashion creations.
Behnaz Farahi is an absolute genius whose applications include architecture, fashion and interaction design. She also specializes in additive manufacturing and robotic technologies and has even worked on two research projects funded by NASA.
I discovered this talented woman when I came across an article on Dazed & Confused Digital about a creepy cape that has the ability to respond to the male and female gaze, hence the name 'Caress of the Gaze.'
Within this textured, 3D printed piece is a tiny camera which is connected to a micro controller, this sensitises the piece even more and gives it the ability to work out the gender of the person whose gaze is upon it, along with their age and this further changes it's motion.
While I have to agree that the concept is a little creepy, I think this idea is incredible and I can't believe that it was actually executed in perfect working order, and not looking too shabby either.. This piece gives us a tiny glimpse into what future fashion may some day become and is greatly motivational for other tech headed fashion lovers around the world.
What do you think of 'Caress the Gaze?'