Vlisco is an Hollandaise Textile company/ Boutique that creates incredible African wax textiles and couture dresses.
Growing up in a Nigerian household, I am very familiar with these fabrics and even own a few traditional dresses, (my mother owns more than a few!) But the styles Im familiar with are much simpler. Seeing them transformed into something so beautiful and high fashion makes me feel incredibly proud. I couldn’t imagine a better introduction of African textiles/fashion to the rest of the world.
Im a sucker for the romance between fashion and technology.
Projection mapping burst into design world not too long ago and has since been played out more than that Celine Dion Titanic song 10 years ago. But French fashion designer Franck Sorbier has breathed new life into this idea with his Haute Couture 2012/13 line. A breathtaking fashion show/performance/ story telling exhibit featuring brilliant images and movie clips projected onto a white ball gown.
The Dutch strike again!
Dutch Studio Roosegaarde and fashion designer Anouk Wipprecht have joined forces to create an absolutely stunning piece of lingerie. Intimacy 2.0 is an experimental, yet wearable dress constructed of “smart e-foils that become increasingly transparent based on close and personal encounters with people.” So the transparency of the dress is determined by factors that are directly correlated to arousal level.
London based fashion designer Amy Winters creates a jaw dropping collection of colorful reactive clothing.