Tuesday, December 30, 2014

4D Dress Made: Scope of Intellectual Property Widens

Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg of Massachusetts Institute of Technology are the people behind the creation of the 4D Designer Dress. The Dress has just been added to the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. It costs $ 3000 and may never be worn considering the complex and intricate procedure to design it.

The project is related to web application-Kinematics. To make the Dress, the designers took a 3D scan of the model’s body. Their design studio, Nervous System, is at the forefront of a movement that uses software to mimic processes and patterns found in nature.

The Kinematics concept was developed as a project for Google. Even Apple is expected to announce Design collaborations with luxury brands next year.  Iris van Herpen recently introduced clothes inspired by the Large Hadron Collider, the particle accelerator at the Cern laboratory in Switzerland.

Thus, technology companies are leaning towards fashion to glamorise wearable technology and scope of intellectual property further widens.

-Shambhavi Mishra