Rhode Island School of Design
critics: Niccolo CASAS & Ludovico LOMBARDI with Catherine ANDREOZZI & Brian KANE.
suckerPUNCH: Describe your project.
Niccolo CASAS: As the field of wearable technology expands and fashion as art becomes more relevant, students are challenged to explore the intersection of fashion, architecture, and technology while using the body as a vehicle.
The program, encouraged new ways of thinking about body augmentation in space via innovative design, additive manufacturing and promoted experimentation with materials that embrace technology.
With an emphasis on researching strategies for the articulation of new fashion artifacts and architecture, students developed a working knowledge of traditional flat pattern making techniques, experimented with Lilypads, LEDs, smart fabrics, and thermochromic inks as well as set up generative and animation techniques with Maya as modeling tool for the design of complex morphologies.
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Students: Diana Wagner, Chaz Aracil, Cristina Sirbu, Shou Jie Eng, Annice Chen, Dorian Juncewicz, Arnold Wong, Kyra Markosian, Emily Yen, Jacqueline Zhao, Cheng Zeng, Ms. Jiali Xuan, Nicholas Cote, and Austin Blanks.