Space Style 2007 – what do I wear in Space?

Futuristic fashion is part of this years California Space Authority’s Space conference which will take place today on Nov. 6. Called ‘Space Style 2007: a giant leap for couture’ the exclusive fashion event promises a futuristic peek to the futuristic fashion from a day in the life of the citizens of the proposed lunar cities…

Snowboard glove control for your iPod

This Snowboard glove control for the iPod is not a commercially available product yet and might never appear in shops but it is an interesting concept demonstrator that shows a different approach compared to the many ‘standard’ solutions of iPod controls in clothing, bags and gloves. What I like on this demonstrator is the use…

Bubelle the Emotion Sensing Dress of the future

How will fashion look in 2020? That’s very difficult to say considering making a predictions for the next season is already a challenge. The Design group at Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands gives it a shot and takes a look into the far, far future of fashion in their SKIN project, an exploration research…

Garments that Sense with SmartLife Technology

SmartLife® Technology Limited, a UK based company founded in 2003, has designed and developed a garment based system with integrated sensors for sport, personal health and wellbeing monitoring. In sports, integrating sensors that collect data about a wearers body conditions help elite athletes (but also you and me) to optimize the training and performance. The…

Gaming vest with a punch

The gaming community is out in force (at least on the Internet) about a product that snugly fits into the Wearable Electronic space: a vest for computer game players that let them feel physically if they get hit or stabbed or if the get a punch. The product in question is named: 3rd Space Vest,…

The love – Hug Shirt becomes reality

Around half year ago we have posted about the Hug Shirt, a concept created by the fabulous team of Francesca Rosella and Ryan Genz, the founders of CuteCircuit, have taken on the challenge to bring this great idea to reality. Much has been written and said about the Hug Shirt but it seems this, once…

SKORPION Dress by XS-Labs

Garments that change shape have a similar magical fascination and garments the emit light. How big this fascination is has been shown by Hussein Chalayan with his Mechanical Dress, the Video Dress and his latest creation the Sparkling Crystal Dress. A collaboration between Di Mainstone and Joanna Berzowska at XS Labs took the shape shifting…

The magic of light: Sparkling Crystal Dress by Hussein Chalayan

Hussein Chalayan surprised again during the Paris Fashion week the audience with ‘Technology meets high Fashion’ by showing a Sparkling Crystal Dress. To underline his ability and willingness to challenge traditional aspects of fashion, Chalayan bended the rules a bit by deciding to show his collection in the from of a short movie rather then…

WiFi Hotspot Fashion – the WiFi Detector Shirt

The WiFi Detector Shirt from ThinkGeek is the perfect outfit for fun loving, WiFi depending, always in the need to be online Web2.0-citizen. I love this shirt and I love this idea. Back in July, we had an article running about the Hotspot Bloom from Karen Lee, a former student from Parsons School of Design….

NORDKAPP iPod Jackets for our Nordic readers

Bergans of Norway has launched their 2007/08 iPod Jackets with Bluetooth functionality in the NORDKAPP jackets. Featuring Eleksen‘s smart textile sensor with the Bluetooth module, the NORDKAPP Jackets give control over iPod and any Bluetooth enabled cell-phone by keeping your gadget and your fingers warm. The controls are integrated into the sleeve as seen on…

E-Textiles symposium starting soon

Just a friendly reminder for our dear readers: IFAI EXPO 2007 is starting in two days (Oct. 3) and on the same day the E-Textiles symposium will be held from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. The E-Textiles Symposium offers a journey into the vast world of Smart Textiles by exploring revolutionary fabrics, e-textiles, i-textiles, flexible…

Pratesi Business Bag for Ladies- Italian style and functionality

Italy is the center of style and excellent workmanship. Italian fashion is a class by itself. The Leather Business Bag with interior lighting from Pratesi, a famous Florentine leather manufacturer since 1948, is no exception. In over 50 years, the company has been handed down from father to son for three generations, creating its own…

Audex Dutchess Snowboard Jacket with iPod control

Apparel for the cold season have been the first clothing items that adopted electronic functions. This is for one part kind of logical because the integration is easier due to the cut of jackets that allows easier integration as compared with thinner summer clothing. Another factor for using winter clothing to add electronic functionality is…

Burton Audex iPod Bonded Fleece Jacket

Burton‘s Fall/Winter Wearable Electronic collection is extensive and available now. The first model we picked is in line with the cooler times coming up, the Audex iPod Bonded Fleece Jacket. Flip up the hood and ignore the outside world. Wherever you go, you can control your iPod on the pocket’s wireless, removable pad, and rock…

Wearable Electronic and Security

It was hard not to hear about the Wearable (Electronic) art from Star Simpson, an MIT student, that caused a security alert on Logan International Airport last Friday. I am not going to comment on the freedom art needs or takes, nor the creative free room ones needs to progress. The reason for me to…

iRebel the iPod Hoody Fleece Jacket from Westcomb

Good news for the cooler days. Westcomb‘s iRebel iPod Compatible Fleece Jacket will keep you warm with a very cool look. Plug your iPod into the media pocket, select your tunes using soft buttons built into the sleeve. Stay warm as you charge out into the world with this wind- and water-resistant hoody. The iRebel…

Bag the Sun in with Quute Illumina

You had a great night out but its time to go home. You found your car and you are on the hunt for your car key in your purse, guided by the senses of your finger tips because the light is too low to really see anything inside your bag. You keep on digging but…

One more thing: iPod Lightning Jacket from Jansport

‘One more thing‘ is the tag line Steve Jobs uses to add tension to his presentations. I borrow this line to announce ‘one more thing’ in regard to Jansport: again a iPod ready Jacket for those lovely audio player from Steve called: iPod. The Lightning iPod Jacket for Men (only) allows you to play your…

Harlequin iPod Jacket for the rainy days

You guessed already that we started in our coverage of Wearable Electronics clothing to prepare you and us for the soon-to-start cooler and often rainy days that are so common for autumn weather. To our delight, Jansport seems to have for every weather something in store. The Harlequin WPB Jacket for example is perfect for…

For Boys only – BlackCoat from Koyono

Koyono was one of the first fashion companies launching iPod enabled jackets early 2006 and maintains since then their iPod Fashion collection with 4 different styles and color choices. Koyono, like Zegna, serves the boys with their clothing lines, no girl stuff around. If you are one of our boys reading talk2myShirt or a girl…

Replay Audio bag for the none iPod fan boys and girls

We do write a lot about iPod enabled clothing and bags = iPod Fashion but there is more than the iPod in the world. For folks who have another favorite music player, G-Tech might have just the right bag for you like The Replay which looks cute and allows some control over your music in…

Bargain hunting: Jansport iPod SoftShell Jacket

Comes September, comes the cooler time as well, at least in large parts of the most populated places on earth. With lower temperatures comes the need to have a bit more or thicker layers of clothing. The ‘official’ start of the new Fall/Winter clothing sale has not kicked in yet, most retailers are in launch…

ElekTex sensor for Designer, Students and DIY

Great news for all Wearable Electronic DIY enthusiasts, Students and their Professors and Fashion Designer. Eleksen offers now next to the Evaluation Kit the ElekTex keypads and the electronics module for iPod control. This is music in our ears. Finally, everyone interested in experiencing the often mentioned fabric keyboard can now use them to realize…

Fashion meets Technology on IFA 2007

Fashion meets Technology again during IFA 2007 between Aug 31 and Sept 5 in Berlin/Germany. IFA is the world largest Consumer Electronic Show and Wearable Electronic will have a strong presents during this event. The Smart Textiles Interessengemeinschaft, a community that represents the interests of producers and developers from the application fields of fashion, sports,…

Solar and iPod Bags – the hottest trend in 2007

As regular reader of our Blog, you are well informed about the hottest trend in 2007: Solar and iPod bags. The Washington Post‘s article from yesterday’s edition: Let Your Gadgets Soak Up the Sun features ‘… a new generation of photovoltaic gadgets employs the sun’s rays to power iPods, cellphones and more.‘ The top of…

Cool cycling jacket has built-in light indicators

This cycling jacket with built-in light indicators is the coolest integration of technology into a jacket I have seen for a long time. It’s not only cool, it is practical and can be life saving. In many cities around the world, cyclists are second class users on the streets. No infrastructure that supports cyclists to…

Burton Audex iPod AMP Backpack

The Audex iPod AMP Backpack is the latest model in Burton‘s lineup of Wearable Electronic gear. Burton was the first company that integrated a remote control function for audio player into backpacks and the first company with an iPod ready backpack commercially available. This cool looking Audex iPod AMP Backpack does not only carry your…