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. …

Cool Hunting Video: Fashion and Technology at NYFW

A deeper look at our collaboration with Motorola, curated by visionary Dr. Sabine Seymour

The futuristic film classic, “Blade Runner,” promised a race “more human than human.” Transforming this slice of science-fiction into reality, Dr. Sabine Seymour (the woman behind Moondial) embodies such superhuman ideals of brain and beauty by envisioning “technology on the body as a second skin.” Heralded as a visionary, Seymour spearheaded a movement in “Fashionable Wearables”—a term Seymour uses to describe “designed garments, accessories or …