Electronic Fashion

New forms of digital expression

The mannequette is a prototyping platform for electronic fashion garments. It is used in different ways: (a) in-situ, iterating and deciding upon fabrics at a market; (b) for prototyping light (LED) patterns and sensors on a miniature dress form with fabrics by using the mixer; (c) for integrating a previously prototyped and now completed pattern and sensor interactions into an assembled garment; (d) in a completed garment created in a runway show.
The mannequette is a prototyping platform for electronic fashion garments. It is used in different ways: (a) in-situ, iterating and deciding upon fabrics at a market; (b) for prototyping light (LED) patterns and sensors on a miniature dress form with fabrics by using the mixer; (c) for integrating a previously prototyped and now completed pattern and sensor interactions into an assembled garment; (d) in a completed garment created in a runway show.

Digital tools enable rich new forms of self-expression, and we explore this in the context of electronic fashion.

To enable our work, we design new toolkits for building electronic fashion. This gives designers the ability to access electronic sensors and actuatuators without needing to write computer code (Seyed & Tang, 2019).

We are also interested in how these electronic garments can be used for communicating challenging concepts and ideas.

Publications

  1. Teddy Seyed and Anthony Tang. (2019). Mannequette: Understanding and Enabling Collaboration and Creativity on Avant-Garde Fashion-Tech Runways. In DIS 2019: Conference on Designing Interactive Systems 2019, 10 pages. (conference).
    Acceptance: 25% - 100/400. Notes: Honourable mention (top 2% of all submissions).