As electronics increasingly become embedded in everyday objects, what kind of clothes will we wear? Will the techno garb of the future expand our awareness of our environment? Sense and communicate our emotions? Change color according to our surroundings? Warn us of impending danger?
For some idea of what tomorrow's closet might contain, have a look at "TechnoSensual: Where fashion meets technology," an interactive exhibition on display in Vienna through September that presents electronic textiles and wearable technologies -- some brand-new, others more well-worn -- created by international haute tech couture designers.
The brainchild of Netherlands-based designer Anouk Wipprecht, the show combines fashion and technology, with smart clothes equipped with electronic components like sensors, projectors, speakers, and LEDs. Wipprecht created this "Smoked Dress," which generates smoke to ward off enemies.
July 13, 2012 12:02 PM PDT
Photo by: Copyright Anouk Wipprecht
| Caption by: Leslie Katz
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