Be still my breathing heart

by jennine on July 27, 2008

Leave it to art and science to let me know what I’m really missing in my wardrobe. French-Canadian fashion design collective Lab:Excercices de Style headed by Ying Gao, who designed these non-modular, fluid, forms. Dresses that literally breathe, interact with air and movement. Like a lot of Hussein Chalayan’s more avant garde pieces (laser dresses?) It’s more the idea that gets me thinking about the problems of clothing, how they can be fixed by design and aesthetic. After all, once self-cleaning cotton hits the market.. what other problems around practicality will design need to solve?

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Heather July 27, 2008 at 8:32 am

fasion and style section in NYTimes today covered a really cool wedding in LA. the bride was wearing a laser cut dress. inspiring article and slideshow.

Cammila July 27, 2008 at 10:58 am

It’s the future, I’m telling you! next thing we know, women will be running around in catsuits where you push a button on it somewhere to suck the air out and make it skintight! (This will be part of the future where our daily vitamin makes us lithe and muscular, of course).

jennine July 27, 2008 at 1:28 pm

aah! i wanted to see the dresses, but i keep getting destracted…stupid nyt having interesting articles and the like

K-Line July 27, 2008 at 2:47 pm

This is amazing…

meli July 27, 2008 at 5:36 pm

this becomes very dreamish in a way. guess the cool thing about the wedding-reception pictures would be appearing not to be wearing the same dress because of the constant flow-movement. very beautiful and natural.
I wonder if mood-changing accesories (like gloves or bracelets) would add different colours variatons on the go :)

susie_bubble July 28, 2008 at 2:07 am

That is some PRECISE cotton cutitng skills…

jennine July 28, 2008 at 7:00 am

hmmm… i’m wondering if mood changing accessories can change form on the go… you know, in demure modes subtle, and outrageous in more festive moods….

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