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I’ve stumbled on few interesting videos on transformable wardrobe on youtube, and thought other members would enjoy watching them.

Here’s a video on infinity dress that I really loved.

Here’s a video on hi-tech transformable clothes (sorry, I’m not sure what the designer’s name is).

Enjoy! :)


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    Oct 6, 2010, 12.21 PMby anajan

    OK, I’m commenting my own topic so that it gets to the Recent posts list and gets more noticeable :)

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    Oct 6, 2010, 12.36 PMby ichigogirl

    Wooooow, the transformable clothes are incredible! Fabulous. Wonder who the designer is… does anyone know?

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    Oct 6, 2010, 01.23 PMby magdamagda

    amazing Anajan, thanks for sharing!

    as for the infinity dress, I can’t say i could recall exactly any of the looks, but it’s wonderful what can be done with it!

    as for the transformable clothes, i wonder how the idea occured to the designer, in a nightmare perhaps?:)) i just hope if there is a line available for purchase it will have written in big letters: WARNING!=)) if we think of all the technology available and ready to be put into clothing, then y not have something like this?

    I wonder who has the remote LOL! I can imagine this as the clothing of the future, we could go to the beach and as we leave we just transform the swimming suit into an office suit! any chance of short circuit if we decide to take a swim before that? let me know if you find any info on how it works, I’m curious!:) have a lovely day!

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    Oct 7, 2010, 10.56 PMby pedal2carpet

    So Marty McFly’s self fitting clothes from BAck to the Future 2 is not that far off!

    Seriously, the uses for this are amazing, expecially considering the loss of mobility that comes with ageing and also the people that have limited mobility. Technology like this will allow people to maintain independence. I know 2 kids with limited mobility, and the people that care for them, do spend many hours of the day adjusting their clothes (just like we all do for ourselves), however the kids would prefer to be able to pull their sleeves up themselves, or what ever they need to do.

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      Oct 8, 2010, 05.33 AMby magdamagda

      good point! :) fashion and technology together can give minblowing results, even better when they can make life better!

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    Oct 7, 2010, 10.56 PMby pedal2carpet

    Thanks for the post

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    Oct 26, 2010, 04.06 PMby mixtlii

    Incredible! Thans for the links :)

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    Oct 26, 2010, 06.57 PMby katensew

    Loved the infinity dress and captivated by the transformable clothing — now for ideas ……

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    Jan 29, 2011, 04.02 PMby nic305

    I would love to find out how to make that omg dress

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    Jan 31, 2011, 05.03 PMby gedwoods

    Regarding the first video, AnaJan, this is the kind of thing I’m in the process of working on for my fashion business – although my clothes have a very different look and flavor to them than the ones shown. I want to design clothes that are adaptable and useful. The term “transformable fashion” seems a good one – I’ve been using “reconfigurable fashions” which is also in use. There aren’t enough of these out there yet for the terminology to have settled down.

    Regarding the second video clip, I’ve also investigated the use of this technology in clothing. Most of the examples shown use something called “shape memory alloy” – wires that change shape when heated or when a current passes through them. These wires are difficult to work with – achieving the results shown is incredibly difficult. Developing commercial garments that do this is still some time away – the shape memory alloys are difficult to work with and somewhat fragile, not robust enough for everyday wear. They are useful for special occasions, however. Also, shape memory alloys don’t change shape quickly – the sort of eerily slow unfolding shown here is not just for effect, it is the way the wires function – it can’t be done quickly. For my company, we are looking into the use of technology within clothes, but the technologies we use will be less “showy” than these, and we won’t be selling any clothes with technology embedded for a while, as it is quite a challenge to get the designs to the level of robustness required for commercial products!

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    Apr 10, 2012, 10.41 AMby fashioninspired

    I know this is a really old post, but I thought you might still be interested in finding out the designer from the second video:) Hussein Chalayan, it was his 2007 Spring/Summer Collection “One Hundred and Eleven” An incredible designer! You should check out his 2000 A/W “After Words” range if you liked that vid

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