As Fashion Week prepares for its debut Friday in New York, something else of a fashion revolution is happening tonight at MIT. Yes, you heard me right, MIT, aka Brain Power Central. Seamless is a fashion and technology show at MIT showcasing some of the most innovative work from talented designers who are infusing fashion with science and technology, helping to reinterpret what the meaning of fashion can be.
Diana Eng, currently of Project Runway fame, is presenting some of her work there tonight. One of which is the "Blogger Hoodie" pictured above. If you remember its one of the pieces she took to the Project Runway auditions. The hoodie monitors your heart rate and if your heart rate goes up (you are excited), the camera on the hood will start to take a picture, hence capture the object of your excitement.
Fashion technology is really forging new ground that merges function, science, technology, and most importantly style. And let me tell you its not the iPod Levis. I hope that the mainstream designers will start to get out of their safe zone and start to redefine fashion in a new and useful way by seamlessly merging fashion and technology. If technology is only the gimmick (again, the iPod Levis), its nothing but a PR ploy.
You can see more work by the talented designers in the gallery. I am also sure videos or photos from the show will emerge soon after show.