As Fashion Week is in full swing in Paris, here's an innovation that says a lot about what the next creations of the most inspired designers have in store for us. We owe it all to Behnaz Farahi, designer and architect, Caress of the GazeThis is an interactive creation that reacts when you look at it and creates a dialogue for new sensory experiences.
Caress of the Gaze is a kind of blouse designed in a material made by a 3D printer. The garment is equipped with a sensor that analyzes its environment and locates who is looking at it. The system can distinguish the sex and age of the "voyeur". At that moment, the blouse material reacts and forms waves, oscillations, ... innuendoes ...
Conceived and developed in San Francisco by the artist Behnaz Farahiwithin the framework of the artistic residency Autodesk Pier9, and sponsored by the Madworkshop Foundation,This cape-shaped garment is covered with feathers connected to a microcontroller, which in turn is attached to a camera that detects the scanning of the retina, causing the feathers to move. Even if Benhaz Farahi is stingy about her process, she says she used a 3D printer (Stratasys Object Connex500). and with shape memory to make the fabric because, according to her, "... This model allows the manufacture of composite materials with variable flexibility and density, and can combine several types of materials in a single run. "
Will the garment thus be able to communicate with its environment and others? Interactive design mixing art, technology and fashion where Nature and the human body move to "to create empathy between humans and man-made environments created by humans."according to the artist.
The creator promises on its website give us more information very soon. To be continued.