11:00 - Main Theatre
The Intersection of Fashion, Robotics and Technology
Dutch tech-minded fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht wants to make fashion ahead of her time, combining the latest in science and technology to make fashion an experience that transcends mere appearances.
She wants her garments to facilitate and augment the interactions we have with ourselves and our surroundings. Her Spider Dress is a perfect example of this aesthetic, where sensors and moveable arms on the dress help to create a more defined boundary of personal space while employing a fierce style. Partnering up with companies such as Intel, Autodesk, Google, Microsoft, Audi, Belgium 3D printing company Materialise, and recently - Swarovski, she researches how our future would look as we continue to embed technology into what we wear.