Finally, a dress that expands for more personal space

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Friday 17 October 2014

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It’s rush hour and you’re stuck on a train going home. And there’s a bunch of people getting up in your face. It’s not only awkward, it’s uncomfortable. And then there’s that guy giving you those eyes. Need more personal space? Now there’s a dress for that! Artist Kathleen McDermott has created the Personal Space Dress that expands, thanks to ‘proximity sensors’ that identify when someone gets too close. 

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Wow! Duct tape is all it takes to make these Great Gatsby-inspired prom outfits

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Thursday 26 June 2014

A duct tape brand have held a competition to get people to craft eyecatching prom outfits out of their products, and one particular couple, Ryan and Gabrielle, who are among the finalists, have been getting a lot of attention online for spending just 59 hours and $65 on 13 rolls of duct tape to make […]

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Be the belle of the ball with this glow-in-the-dark dress

Kenny Ong Contributor

By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Wednesday 18 June 2014

Ladies, this is THE DRESS to wear when you wanna outrage, outcast and outshine the competition as you shimmy on the dance floor.

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Runaway bride-to-be? Try this wedding gown that dissolves in water

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Fashion on Tuesday 6 August 2013

So the fashion and engineering students of Sheffield Hallam University recently designed a wedding gown that dissolves in water to become multiple fashion pieces. What is this voodoo? Well, polyvinyl alcohol, a sort of environmentally-friendly polymer, that’s what. Each layer of the dress dissolves to reveal a fashion piece. If you’ve got doubts about marrying […]

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Weird fashion trend: children’s books as a dress

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Fashion on Thursday 25 April 2013

This recycled dress design takes the concept of a fairy tale princess storybook and makes it reality in a very unexpected way. These children’s storybooks were pieced together in order to form a dress worthy of Cinderella’s wedding day. Designed by Ryan Novelline, the clever gown consists entirely of iconic Golden Books.

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Dress tents by Robin Lasser

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Friday 9 November 2012

Created by Robin Lasser and Adrienne Pao, the Dress Tents project is exactly what it sounds like: wearable architecture. Here, each dress tent is a dress that also morphs into a tent, making the idea of inhabiting a tent that much more multi-faceted. The different dress tents are thoughtfully displayed in the context of their landscapes — for instance, the Illegal Entry Dress Tent, sewed from military blankets embroidered with the actual names of those who lost their lives crossing the California/Mexico border, was originally set up beneath this same border too.

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QMilch: a new fabric created from milk

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By Merzipan in New Fashion on Monday 21 November 2011

German fashion designer and scientist Anke Domaske has created fabric out of milk, called QMilch. It washes like cotton and feels like silk. It’s hypoallergenic, water-efficient to produce, and she’s getting ready to mass-market it using the organic milk that doesn’t pass Germany’s saleability tests. No wonder she’s getting innovation awards.

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