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+ Directed by Konstantinos Menelaou
+ Choreographed by Nathaniel Parchment
+ Photographed by Natalia Asimi
+ Jewelry design by Maria Piana
+ Design & styling by Erevos Aether
via Twisted Lamb
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Colin Christian makes larger-than-life sculptures of space-girls, aliens, and femme fatale creatures, in a style I dub cyber retro-erotic which takes influence from many different subcultures. Statuesque and cast in fiberglass and silicone, these cartoonishly exaggerated, indomitably perfect figures with piercing, gigantic, pellucid eyes, featuring campy titles such as Adventures on Planet Freud and The Callgirl of Cthulhu, are a sort of oddball mixture of his diverse inspirations, including “old sci-fi movies, pinup girls/supermodels, anime,” and “H. P. Lovecraft.” I find some of his work to be not to my taste, bordering on obscene or downright creepy (not to say disturbing), but these pieces below I do like. Also check out Sas’ art in the previous post.
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Anouk Wipprecht is a Dutch fashion designer who works in the emerging field of “fashionable technology,” defined by Sabine Seymour as “the intersection of fashion, design, science, and technology.” Anouk seeks to create a “higher state of connectivity between the body and our clothing,” a physical and psychological relationship wherein what we wear responds to us, and we are also affected by what we wear, producing something more than just the traditional function of coverture/adornment. What results is one-of-a-kind, architectural, avant-garde garments with bold silhouettes, vested with circuitry and a regalia of plastic tubes and the ability to respond in a unique and remarkable way to human bodies.
Picture via Coilhouse
The Birds, an installation piece inspired by the Hitchcock film
Examples of Anouk Wipprecht’s “wearable tech” include Fragilis, a dress that eerily mimics the function of the human heart and veins through motion and lighting (similar to the Heartbeat Dress, which conversely uses sound, recording the heartbeat of the model and relaying it to the audience through speakers embedded in the dress):
Daredroid, a dress that “combines pneumatic technology with open-source hardware and human temperament to provide you with a freshly made White Russian cocktail”:
And Intimacy (a project headed by Daan Roosegaarde), a set of garments that become more or less transparent and opaque in relation to their proximity to each other:
An interesting interview with Anouk can be read over on Fashioning Technology.
Another upcoming game I’m excited for is Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the third installment in the Deus Ex series.
Categorized as a “cyberpunk action RPG,” Human Revolution takes place in a dystopian world in 2027, where there are great technological advancements, particularly in biomechanical augmentations, but also the attendant upheaval and corruption. The trailer opens with a dream sequence/metaphor for the protagonist’s bionic enhancement, related to the story of Icarus, which I love.
With lush visuals and an intriguing storyline, Deus Ex: Human Revolution looks to be promising. It’s certainly one of the best game trailers I’ve ever seen. It will be released on August 23.
You know what I’m looking forward to in the future? Aside from a cure for cancer, and personal jet-packs, and all that? Slick, form-fitting fashion like that in TRON: Legacy.
I don’t particularly care for the background in this picture, but I love how it displays the leather corset and cowl/collar-piece by Antiseptic Fashion; it shows up all the details wonderfully, the tortured textures and sinuous shapes and asymmetrical lines, looking like hammered metal, some ungodly-beautiful combination of medieval armor and the modern avant-garde. Absolutely stunning designs in my opinion.
Found on the Tumblr circuits. I have no idea who the fashion designer is, or any of the other people involved, but I love this avant-garde, alien-warrior-like look.
Design by Evmorfia Bethanis
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via toxicnotebook on tumblr
Design by Bibian Blue
Design by Vecona
+ “Before the Tide Comes In”: A Fashion Editorial by Zhang Jingna + Mother of London
+ MishMash : Well-Dressed for the Apocalypse
+ Vecona Clothing
+ “1.1 Negredo: The Raven”: A Short Fashion Film
+ “Anatomarie: The Autopsy Dress”
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