Having previously posted about the “Spider Dress” prototype, I was delighted by the unveiling of the finished design last week. Pearl-colored, reminiscent of Iris van Herpen‘s 3D-printed couture creations, this gorgeous dress by Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht is a marvel of fashiontech (the intersection of fashion and technology). The animatronic garment is inspired by animal behavior, using motion and respiration sensors to respond to the approach of others – “The dress measures the wearer’s stress levels with wireless biosignals, and aggregates this information with measurements of others’ proximity and speed of approach (it can detect movement up to 22 feet away). The dress changes according to these various data inputs, gauging how the wearer is feeling about the people around her.”
Midnight for Superior Magazine August 2012
Photography: Daniel Jung
Models: Alexandra Mathews & Daniel Ribiat
Hairstylist: Teal Druda
Makeup artist: Tegan Rice
Headpieces: Miss G Designs
These haunting, otherworldly images are by Selina Elkuch for SOME/THINGS. I like the desolate beauty, and their revelation of the Iceland coast shrouded in mists and crowned by towering, strange, dark, mysterious rock formations.
“Just as our bodies are carriers of our souls, our flesh has always been a carrier of strange or foreign objects.”
– Karissma Yve
Toru Kamei’s lush works are reminiscent of vanitas paintings from the 16th and 17th centuries. His motifs are flowers with eyes, skulls, butterflies, and other creatures including bats and beetles. His masterful use of lighting and color brings a sumptuous glow to his illustration of death and decay. I love his juxtapositional imagery, such as the blossoms overflowing and spilling from the rib cage in almost obscene abundance, while strange, alien, seemingly sentient vegetation grows around it in the night, with its sense of still, mysterious hunger.