Ying Gao is a fashion designer and professor of design at UQAM from the Université du Québec presents her latest collection that includes 3 interactive, intelligent garments at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec between June 9th and August 28th 2011
The garments respond to sound, motion or light by changing their shape and style elements.
Ying Gao sees her designs as highly conceptual, obviously not as practical as we might wish but such design and technology explorations are one of the stepping stones for the ‘must have’ of tomorrows fashion.
As we have posted earlier under the headline of ‘Phneumatic Fashion‘, Ying Gao investigates the possibilities and opportunities shape shifting, transforming clothing could one day transform the fashion world.
Together with fashion designers like Hussein Chalayan, Di Mainstone and Kerry Jia Yi Lin, Ying Gao is among the pioneers of interactive fashion design, clothing that changes the shape in sync with our life or maybe one day in response to critical, health harming situations in our urban jungle.
Why not – we promoted already the surgical face mask to a fashion statement, why not the dress or jacket as well?
To give you a visual idea how beautiful integrated, soft interactivity works, check out the short video clip below featuring the ‘Walking City Dress 1′ by Ying Gao: