sartorial nano structures
D: Dieter Kirkwood
S: Julio D’Arcy, MIT Koch Institute
This dress is inspired by nano technology, which promises to have an exciting future in the fashion industry. Our design explores the correlation between surface area and efficiency as it relates to nano structures. The final look interprets the idea of increased surface area by insetting concentric fabric planes around the body resulting in an expanded surface without altering the scale. Through the use of the traditional textile craft techniques of Shibori, the morphology of the fabric itself was altered to embody the bio-mimicking qualities of these nano architectures. The garment has an embedded soft circuit LED array used to visualize nanotechnology data.