FIT teamed up with Neue, a Swedish Fashion Tech company, and the Swedish Fashion Council to create prototypes of wearable technology for two fashion brands - POC and Ann Sofie-Back. Our team of 7 design interns split off into two teams to work on their designs for the chosen brand.
I worked on the Ann Sofie-Back brand to create wearable technology for self-expression. Our overarching themes were Self Love, Self Expression, and Individuality. We wanted to create a garment where the garment itself is a canvas upon which wearers/users can project technology to then make that garment theirs.
We ended up creating a dress, self-love gloves, and a pair of panties. The technology was that of Neue and we programmed it through their mobile application to create functions for the garment. The dress can light up, change colors, change intensity/saturation of light, and it monitors the time the garment is worn to provide valuable information for retail companies.