Unique Premiere: Screen Dress by designer Anouk Wipprecht exhibited.
On September 23rd and 24th, it’s finally here. The 10th edition of the Eindhoven Maker Faire. With a premiere: the unique mind-controlled 3D-printed dress by FashionTech designer Anouk Wipprecht will be shown for the first time in the Netherlands.
FashionTech is a combination of technology and fashion. ‘Electronics are integrated into clothing and the body, creating various effects. These effects include light, moving parts, and video,’ says René Paré, director of the Eindhoven Maker Faire. This results in a technology fashion show featuring renowned designers.
The highlight of the FashionTech exhibition at the City Hall in Eindhoven during the Eindhoven Maker Faire will be a remarkable mind-controlled 3D-printed dress with displays that respond via a brain-computer interface on the first floor.
This groundbreaking creation is the work of Dutch FashionTech designer Anouk Wipprecht, who has leveraged the latest technologies to create a unique fashion experience. The dress, designed using Onshape design software and manufactured using HP Inc’s 3D-printing technology, represents a captivating synergy between fashion and technology.
What sets this dress apart is its real-time measurement of cognitive load. This means the dress visually displays how much sensory input and information the wearer is processing at any given moment. The result is stunning and sheds a fascinating light on the activity of the human mind.
Anouk Wipprecht, the talented designer behind this innovative creation, explains: ‘With the ongoing miniaturization of electronics, the possibilities at the beginning of this century have become limitless. What I’ve been striving to achieve over the past 20 years is to establish a connection between our bodies, electronics, robotic (fashion) designs, and wearable interfaces. But what does it mean when we can connect technologically expressive clothing to our bodies, bodily signals, and even emotions? What dialogues can we initiate? This is what I’m exploring with designs like this.’
The FashionTech exhibition in the City Hall provides a fascinating insight into the world of fashion and technology, where creativity and innovation converge. Visitors can admire this remarkable dress, along with other striking creations that push the boundaries of fashion and technology.
At the Eindhoven Maker Faire, FashionTech is a prominent theme this edition, and the entire Council Chamber (on the first floor of City Hall) is dedicated to this unique intersection of technology and fashion. A permanent exhibition of designs is on display, showcasing the latest developments. Interactive clothing and dynamic fashion installations alternate with presentations by designers. A must-see for anyone who loves Fashion or Tech.
Creative Director René Paré is enthusiastic about this edition, ‘There’s something for everyone; the Maker Faire is an accessible way to learn something new. This edition offers a diverse range of new creative activities, such as workshops, demonstrations, and presentations,’ says Paré. Hackers, artists, software developers, futurists, recyclers, and more are present. Discover, play, and be amazed!
So, hours of entertainment await you at the Maker Faire on September 23 and 24. The festival takes place at City Hall, on City Hall Square, and in the surrounding area. Tickets are available on the website, and for students and young people up to 23 years old, they are only five euros.