Open wearables: Crafting fashion-tech

Valérie Lamontagne

Abstract


This paper investigates the role of the designer in the “opening” of culture in fashion and technology. In particular it explores the convergence of “open practices” at the vanguard of technologies and fabrication processes found in the history of Modernist fashion, as well as recent popular uses of rapid prototyping technologies, engineering, and more specifically wearables design practices.

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