Garments should be able to know how your body is feeling and adapt and respond accordingly
The Brooklyn based fashion designer Becca McCharen theoretical background in architecture has always dreamt of infusing technology into her line “Chromat”
She is one of the few designers using technology to break fashion rules, in collaboration with Intel, Becca McCharen recently created two smart garments.
1. A sports bra made of neoprene, mesh, and Lycra: at first glance this looks like any other fitness top but innovative 3-D printed frames work hard to keep you cool while you get your sweat on. When the wearer begins to perspire and her body temperature rises, the technology in the bra responds by opening and closing built in vents.
2. Chromat's adrenaline dress: designed with 3-D printed panels that respond to the body's chemistry. When the wearer's heart beat quickens and senses heighten, the garment reacts by kicking into fight-or-flight mode. And the garment's fibers expand into an hourglass shape through a process known as biomimicry.
In an interview with Mashable, Becca admits.
"Garments should be able to know how your body is feeling and adapt and respond accordingly. Right now there are a lot of barriers to fashion technology, wires and batteries are not soft and flexible. I told Intel's CEO that flexible joints are a must in the future. It's all about wear-ability so it has to stretch and bend with the body."
Her brand has been seen on popular Hollywood celebrities.