03 PM | 16 Jan

#Robotic #Spider #Fashion #Couture [#geekgirl]

This is going back a few years, but it still is pretty cool. A little early to be calling it retro, but just goes to show that fashion forward thinking has been around for a while now. Hopefully, arachnophobics will still enjoy the design. Then again, perhaps not :)

Exploration within the realms of robotic dresses; a spider dress gave birth. A cute little host creature created by fashiontech designer ANOUK WIPPRECHT and hacker & engineer DANIEL SCHATZMAYR – A prototype of a mechanic dress equipped with sensors indicators and controllers, created with the aim to give more power and ‘psychological thrills’ to the sugar sweet character that performative wearables often have. Sensoric, servo controlled, mechanic, microcontroller based and reacting//attacking upon approach, inspired by the game LIMBO.

Presented during VIVE LE ROBOTS / Cafe Neue Romance in Prague during the EU Robotics week NOVEMBER 2012 and prototyped during TEDX Vienna in collaboration with the ‘METALAB’ – Vienna’s famous hackerspace. And with the use of black plexiglass by EVONIK industries (Germany)

MOVIE CREDITS – model BARBORA RIHAK | make up artist LINDA CHUDOMELOVA | shot in PRAGUE, official photoshoot by MOJMIR BURES video shots and edit by Anouk Wipprecht