Dutch FashionTech designer Anouk Wipprecht and car brand Audi have joined style-savvy hands for the A4 collection, in a collaboration aimed at merging the provocative with the practical. Here’s a peek at what happens when a tech-inspired fashion designer meets a luxury carmaker: smart cars and smart dresses. (For more details on how Anouk designed this collection, check out our case study!)
Ever wondered what the creation process behind Anouk Wipprecht’s fashiontech designs is like? Luckily, Red Bull TV has come out with a documentary featuring Anouk behind the scenes and leading up to her fashion show at the biennial Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) in 2013 that gives us a peak into everything that went into creating her extraordinary fashion collection.
Known for fusing wearables and the latest technology, Anouk Wipprecht is no stranger to the fashion tech field. Her latest creation, the Spider Dress 2.0 is equipped with an Intel Edison chip that reads biosignals to defend the wearer’s personal space. Anouk used Materialise’s Magics software to create a watertight file so that the beautiful, complex design could be 3D printed flawlessly. And the result is amazing.
Changing your appearance with your mood is a topic that's no longer reserved for New Age followers or sci-fi fans. By embedding Intel’s super versatile, small-in-size-but-large-in-processing-capacity microcontroller called “Intel Edison”, Anouk Wipprecht created "Synapse", a smart dress based on biosensors that takes user experience to the next level, as it acts on the wearer’s behalf!
One of our favorite designers, Anouk Wipprecht is starting this cool new collaborative project that we at Materialise are really thrilled to tell you about. We already absolutely love her “Smoke Dress” and Cirque du Soleil pieces that she’s printed with Materialise, and are excited to see the final result of her next project: an open source dress that will be made by parts designed by YOU.