Fashion for Lovebirds – Embrace-Me Hoodie from Studio 5050

Embrace-Me, a beautiful dark-blue canvas hoodie sporting the collection’s abstracted logo made of silver conductive fabric is the latest introduction of a huggable garment. The Embrace-Me hoodie is for all the lovebirds of this world as the magic of the Embrace-Me hoodie will only work when two people wear the hoodies when they embrace. The…

Reebok NXT Speaker Backpack

REEBOK, a top name when it comes to sport apparel and fashion is joining the list of brands who add interactivity to their products. Reebok’s first product in the Interactive Fashion segment is the NXT Speaker Backpack featuring a complete stereo sound system seamless integrated in a cool backpack design in Reebok’s signature style. The…

Hood.e – a wearable sound hoodie

BoomBoxes are something from the distant past (80s), BoomBags start to emerge in the market recently. BoomJackets or in this case a Hoodie give the ‘Boom’ a new twist of listening to music without blocking the ears completely to stay aware about the surroundings when out on the streets. The ‘Hood.e’ is a design concept…

Handwear – the interactive glove

We have seen gloves that control the iPod, that keep the fingers cozy warm in winter and that make phone calls. The next generation of gloves will have many more sensors integrated to control multiple wearable devices by lifting different fingers. This is at least the vision of RallyPoint, a recent MIT startup, which wants…

Give your feet the attention they deserve

We have seen some hi-tech shoes lately so lets round of this week with another ‘technology meets shoe’ product, Alina Designs‘ LED lighted Dress Shoes. For women, shoes like handbags are something you can never have enough. They are bought based on emotions and only as a second thought on practicality. Let’s face it ladies…

Piezing gives the Power Dress a new meaning

In the business world, Power-Dress means getting a ‘professional looking’ outfit, not to catchy, not to low profile. Your outfit should show you are in charge. In Wearable Electronic, Power-Dress has a different meaning, it actually generates power which in turn can be used to power Blackberries, iPhones and so forth. Point in case: Amanda…

Haute Tech Fashion Jeans

The recently published ‘Keyboard Jeans‘ by designer Erik De Nijs on Yanko Design is adding a new twist to the Interactive Fashion trend which is slowly but steady growing. Sure, the ‘Keyboard Jeans’ are easily labeled as ‘Geeky’ and ‘Nerdy’ pushing form far beyond function but is this not the case with many Haute Couture…

HearWear: Fashion that interacts with the environment

We covered recently a T-Shirt that gives off sound so lets have a look to the opposite: clothing that listens, reacts and interacts with our environment full of noise and sounds. HearWear is a concept design by Younghui Kim and Milena Iossifova that uses the sound/noise level of the environment to create active color patterns…

T-Sketch puts a illuminated whiteboard on your chest

Another day, another unique T-Shirt. After seeing the amazing Soundtrack T-Shirt becoming a reality the next big thing might be the T-Sketch T-Shirt that made it’s round all over the Internet might be another surprise hit among the techno fashion community. The T-Sketch T-Shirt is a full member of Interactive Fashion as it provides you…

Urban Performer Unit for your digital lifestyle

Urban Tool the Digital Lifestyle label from Vienna is preparing the launch of another cool urban tool, the Urban Performer Unit.We have seen last month the perCushion, a pillow that allows to make phone calls, a great accessory for the digital lifestyle at home. The target for the Urban Performer Unit is the digital lifestyle…

perCushion – the pillow to make phone calls

Viennese design label URBAN TOOL is presenting again during this years CeBIT in Germany the innovative pillow that connects with the cell phone wirelessly via Bluetooth and enables you to pick up the call while relaxing on the soft and ergonomic cushion. Almost a year ago the perCushion made it’s first appearance at the CeBIT…

High-Tech Craft: Why Sewing and Knitting still matter

Why Sewing and Knitting still matter is the topic of a high profile panel discussion which is part of the SXSW Interactive Festival on Saturday, March 9th from 3:30 – 4:30pm in Austin’s Convention Center. Traditional crafts such as knitting and sewing are surging in popularity thanks to the growing Do-It-Yourself (DIY) movement. But living…

Designing hybrid wearables – the Cat Bag / Cuddle Bag

Last month’s workshop ‘Designing Hybrid wearables‘ at Mediamatic Amsterdam assembled a highly creative international team that came up with a unique concept for a bag using the Lilypad Arduino, Leah Buchely‘s fantastic DIY e-textile system. The Cat Bag / Cuddle Bag made by Anouk Wipprecht, David Morgan (both Netherlands), Nick Lesley (New York) & Hans…

O’Neill NavJacket video

I found a video clip on YouTube about the NavJacket O’Neill announced in December last year which shows how this display on the jacket sleeve will work. If O’Neill is pulling this out of their sleeve later this year and offers the NavJacket for sale it might be one of the most expensive jackets but…

DIY project: Soft-circuit LED Bracelet

Keep it simple yet effective is the tag-line of the DIY project ‘Soft-circuit LED Bracelet‘ available for inspiration and do-it-yourself production by Instructables.com The creator of the instructable, REACTIVEFashion, shows a quick and easy way how to make a sparkling fabric bracelet without the need of a solder iron. The bracelet is build in a…

The worlds first communication glove: Swany G-Cell

Glove manufacturer Swany, known worldwide as an innovation leader for high-tech sports gloves and Texsys GmbH, a Research and experimental development company from Germany presented during ispo winter 2008 the next generation of Interactive Fashion in form of the G-CELL™, a glove with integrated Bluetooth cellphone link. This revolutionary glove has a microphone and speaker…

Threads – Wearable Art Fashion Show

Threads: Wearable Art Fashion Show is presented by _gaia in conjunction with Jersey City Museum. The show will take place at the Jersey City Museum on Sunday, February 24th, 2008. The event, which is free and open to the public, will highlight the work of 20 artists and designers who are combining non-traditional materials and/or…

Snowboarding style with the ROYAL iPod Jacket from Surfanic

A new brand entered the interactive fashion world, Surfanic which offers stylish iPod enabled snowboard jackets. Surfanic is a young UK based company that started their business ‘because the world was already full of super-cool and over-priced snowboarding brands and decided to create a brand which stood for style, functionality and fun at very affordable…

High Tech meets High Fashion – Computational Couture

This Wednesday, January 30, fashionistas and techies will come together in Boston’s Museum of Science where SEAMLESS takes place, a fashion show that fuses cutting-edge style with the latest advances in technology. 20 selected, emerging designer teams from around the globe will send down the catwalk ‘computational couture’ that push the boundaries of wearable technology….

Wearable Electronic manufacturer WEEL Technologies

After the transfer of Eleksen to Peratech, another transfer in the Wearable Electronic space took place to strengthen the design and manufacturing base of interactive fashion: WEEL Technologies has successfully completed a management buy-out of the Wearable Electronics company FITRIGHT Industrial which has designed and manufactured Wearable Electronic components into Apparel, Bag and Accessory products…

O’Neill H4 Fat Controller iPod Gloves

To keep your precious fingers warm during snowboarding or other winter sport activities you need to look for good quality gloves. To keep your iPod save and warm for best performance while snowboarding or other winter sports activities and want to control your tunes, you need to look for: O’Neill H4 Fat Controller iPod Gloves….

Wearable Electronic in 2008

Welcome to a new year fully energized and with new opportunities. As we have done last year, we will try to guess what 2008 will bring us on Wearable Electronic activities and products. We love all the Interactive Fashion that has been launched in the market, the choice was never as broad as it is…