Fashion X Technology: Naim Josefi

Custom 3D-printed shoes look to microbiology for inspiration

Blending minimalism with a touch of whimsy, Swedish designer Naim Josefi has broken new ground on the runway. Drawing comparisons to icons like Alexander McQueen, Josefi has already established himself as a name synonymous with incredible innovation. Back in 2012, Josefi won an opportunity to showcase his collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week as a winner on fashion design reality show Project Runway, and has …

Fashion X Technology: Daniel Widrig

Using 3D printing to create couture with unprecedented results

With a background in architecture, Daniel Widrig’s designs employ cutting-edge technology and 3D modeling to create a surreal landscape of avant-garde couture, bluring the line between fashion and architecture with spectacular results. “Generally, we see quite a lot of similarities between the two disciplines,” he explains. “For us, it is quite natural to apply similar strategies when designing dresses and buildings.” With past experience working …

Fashion X Technology: Pierre Renaux

The French designer creates 3D-printed heels inspired by bones in disrepair

A recent graduate from Antwerp’s esteemed Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Pierre Renaux has already amassed a transformative body of work. Renaux’s debut collection—also his Master’s thesis—”Liquidation Totale” is a futuristic love letter to his fascination with the female body and its duality. The featured garments use synthetic materials such as neoprene and plastic to depict stylized states of distress, speaking to Renaux’s vision of …

Fashion X Technology: Ricardo O’Nascimento

Popkalab's founder turns "what if?" into the wearable future

British sci-fi author and 2001: A Space Odyssey writer Arthur C. Clarke famously claimed “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” Evidently agreeing with that concept is Popkalab, an innovative platform that helps turn “What if?” into a pioneering step towards the future. Founded in the Netherlands and Brazil by new media artists and researcher Ricardo O’Nascimento, Popkalab develops interactive video installations, walls and …

Fashion X Technology: Ying Gao

The experimental fashion designer creates technology-driven clothing that responds to sounds, voices and human presence

Montreal-based fashion designer Ying Gao merges a poetry in craftsmanship with technological curiosity. After attending university at the Haute cole d’arts Appliqus in Geneva, Switzerland and pursuing a Master’s Degree in Multimedia at L’Universit du Qubecwhere she currently holds a professor positionGao has grown to focus her technically-charged efforts on merging clothing with technology. All in the hopes of capturing the elusive elements of nature. …