Dutch Artist Anouk Wipprecht produced clothes of the future by combining fashion and technology. She is the live example to prove that knowledge shouldn’t be put into clear cut boxes with very strict definitions, in fact, she is great at interpreting the world as a whole. If only everyone knew that, the world would definitely be a better place. Printed with the help of a 3D printer, her dress components are embedded with arduino. Her clothes are highly interactive and have a symbiotic relation to the wearer. Her creations have been featured in a range of places, such as Cirque de Soleil and Microsoft. Her work is promising a great future and there is more to come. I truly believe she will be one of the most important designers of our era and will leave her mark in all the domains she works in.
Even though her works look like high art sculptures, I definitely think that the technology she experiments with will become mainstream and we will see an increasing number of works like these in our everyday lives. Wearable clothes will measure our temperature, sensors will keep track of our heart rate, we will start having advances that are inconceivable to us at the moment. Anouk Wipprecht has managed to become an important figure in developing such wearables and I adore her work. If you want to see more, check out her web site.