Wearable Technology: Fashion meets technology 101
This four day workshop is an introduction to fashion, draping, and technology. The participants will be exposed to a beginners course on draping, experimenting with fabric, form, and exploring different types of technology that could be incorporated into their work. This workshop will take the participants through self exploration using design and technology as a tool to solve problems in the midst of beauty.
A presentation will be given on what it means to be a fashion designer, and where the future of fashion design is heading in terms of wearable technology.
The participants will be introduced to the technology available and show how does each technology presented work when immersed in fabric, after then experimentation begins with a sample of how to make a bias draped dress. The participants will experiment with draping on dummies so they can get the hang of how fabric moves on a mannequin.
Experimentation: Continue to experiment with the bias dresses and try to figure out ways for technology to be embedded into their designs.
As the participants are experimenting with the conceptual draped dress and sensors, for this day the participants should bring in some of their own clothing that they do not wear anymore for us to experiment. How can we take their old clothing, up cycle them to look more modern, and add technology to make the item problem solving?
At this stage, we can begin to discuss what problems technology can solve. Each participant will have a sketchbook and will start to brainstorm different ideas of how wearable technology could solve problems.
Sketches: Participants will begin to sketch out their ideas as well as try to drape their ideas on the mannequin continuing with their conceptual dress or up cycled item.
Each participant will present their findings. In their presentations the participants should show pictures of their experimental designs, as well as images of their problem solving wearable technology.
This workshop is in collaboration with FabLab - Kuwait