SHAREWEAR is an investigative fashion and technology collaboration involving British fashion designer Di Mainstone and V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media. Di has a specific signature design that you were previously seen at the project Skorpions at XS Labs that I also featured in my book Fashionable Technology. For three months Di has worked intensively with the team at V2_Lab, combining art, fashion, and technology and the likes of Vincent Leclerc and Lucy McRae (also known for her work for the research projects Design Probe program: SKIN at Philips Design) who are also represented in my book.
From the press release:
SHAREWEAR comprises of a pair of reconfigurable, electronic dresses that physically slot together to activate dramatic pools of light. Worn by identical twins as part of a performance, the dresses take influence from modernist and contemporary furniture design. These wearable sculptures integrate the very latest in cutting-edge technology alongside traditional pattern making and upholstery techniques.
SHAREWEAR garments provoke exchange within their own network as well as encourage audience members to unveil a series of potential narratives. They alter behaviors, by hiding or revealing hidden secrets. They link to divulge new landscapes. They peel apart to offer glimpses of hidden interiors. They join to release shards of light and cast long shadows.
Thanks to V2_!