A Chinese fashion designer has used complex sensory technology to create a dress that moves, changes shape and even lights up when it is looked at. Montreal-based designer Ying Gao installed her high-fashion creations with eye-tracking technology so that they activate when they sense someone’s gaze.
Givenchy by Alexander McQueen, Fall Winter 1999 Ready-to-Wear. Photographed by Thierry Orban. Sarah Burton: ‘I remember one collection - the prêt-à-porter autumn/winter 1999-2000 collection - which involved a model in a Perspex robotic body. The guy who made the robot told us ten minutes before the model walked out, “If she sweats in the suit, she’s going to electrocute herself. So tell her not to sweat”.
The Shanghai Film Museum, opened on June 17 and currently hosting screenings for the nine-day 16th International Shanghai Film Festival, is therefore a highly commendable feat in its minimalist yet immersive approach. Follow us on facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Hey-Jo