Anybody on here want to be or already are a fashion designer?
Posted by Abigail08 3 years ago
On August 27 and 28, in Nevada City, California, Haute Trash is holding the latest of what appears to have been a long history of fashion shows featuring creations made from discarded ... anything. Amazing clothing made out of garbage! That's about as DIY as it's possible to get. I've got to go see this. I'll take a camera and report back.
Posted by rachel 8 years ago
I know you wonder what I make with some of my instructables.These pics from Monday night's fashion show fundraiser for the Denver Public Library will illuminate the question.yeah, i geek out on their superduper patent search tools and help them raise money with my art. Gotta love your library!
Posted by Lynne Bruning 9 years ago
Howdy, folks. Long time instructablizer, here... first time forum poster. I recently started working at Eyebeam on a project called Fairytale Fashion. It's focusing on demonstrating how to use some techy, geeky staples and apply them to fashion. We're making clothing that transforms, changes color, responds to touch, body heat, and even the weather. The project is being run by Diana Eng. You might remember her from Project Runway or her book Fashion Geek. Every week until the end of December we'll be releasing videos documenting our experiments, providing tutorials, and showing you how you can be a champion fashion geek and make fantasy fashion a reality. We're trying to involve as many people as possible; asking for design ideas, getting feedback our work, making sure people can build off of what we make. It would be awesome if you had any input, designs you'd like to see, or ideas on cool fashions to look at and reference and posted them on our blog. Here are the first couple episodes:
Posted by bofthem 8 years ago
Constantly under the lens of the camera, fashion is a natural form in which to explore the relationship between surveillance and culture. How are we watched? How do we watch? How do we present ourselves to the eyes of the world? I'd like to introduce a fashion show being organized for Maker Faire San Mateo, May 22&23 2010, sponsored by Noisebridge (a hackerspace in San Francisco that I am a founding member of). We are showcasing wearables that can be used for surveillance or to thwart surveillance. Full details are here, and that page will be updated with more information and a list of participants as they are finalized. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with specific questions.
Posted by rachel 8 years ago
A new submission was entered in the new crafty contest on Greenwala's Choose to Reuse that blew me away!Its a dress made from 100% recycled plastic bags! The designer made it as a statement to show how much plastic we waste every year. Check it out!https://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/pages/Instructables/37681991912
Posted by ModrnHippe 9 years ago
I'm about to write an English press release for my product CameraClip. English is not my first language. I would like to use the word "neat' to emphasize that the product is small, smart and cheap. Is "neat" an old fashioned word in this context? If so, what alternatives could I use? Hope to hear from you all.
Posted by bertus52x11 7 years ago
Hello --If anyone here is really into eco-friendly developments and projects happening in the art, fashion and/or design world, would you please take a moment to share the buzz in the groups below?Also, if YOU yourself are an "eco-artist or designer" (or you know someone else who is) and you'd like to spread the word about any cool projects you or your friends have completed, please take a moment to post the info (with pictures) in any of these groups:1) GREEN ART -- http://www.greenwala.com/my_groups/all/112-Green-Art2) GREEN DESIGN -- http://www.greenwala.com/my_groups/all/120-GREEN-DESIGN3) ECO FASHION BEAT -- http://www.greenwala.com/community/groups/all/118-Eco-Fashion-Beat
Posted by elizahleigh 9 years ago
We're giving away 5 copies of the book Fashioning Technology: A DIY Intro to Smart Crafting! It's a fun book with tons of ideas about how to incorporate technology into your projects. It explains everything you need to know to get going with LEDs, soft circuits, solar power, sensors, and much more! I'll be sending these books to the next 5 people that post Instructables meeting the following criteria: - Posted on or after July 3, 2012 - Involves both crafting and electronics- soft circuits, phone/gadget accessories, light fixtures.... be creative! - 4 or more steps - Full original written and photo documentation Post a link to your Instructable on this forum post to enter!
Posted by amandaghassaei 6 years ago
I can't find the contests who are currently closed but open for voting in the new contests page. ...is it just me? Right now I think there is the Fashion contest only, but I can't find it anywhere. The only way for me to go to the Fashion contest page is going to one of the entries and click on the Vote! button. If I am not the only one who doesn't see it, it's hard for people to vote. This is how it looks to me...
Posted by lindarose92 5 years ago
Have an eTextile wearable computing project to share at the Detroit Maker Faire? Then email me and get your garment on the runway at the Detroit Maker Faire eTextile Fashion Show! date: 31 July 2010 - 1 August 2010 location: The Henry Ford producer: Lynne Bruning contact: email@example.com Please check the website for more information. See what your Bay Area eTextile colleagues have been innovating: Bay Area eTextile fashion show video from ArtFuture http://bit.ly/aN9ZcJ Come on Detroit - you can do it better! Bring it on!
Posted by Lynne Bruning 8 years ago
OPEN CALL: Maker Faire eTextile and wearable computing fashion show location: Hall of Science NYC date of show: 25/26 September deadline: 15 September 2010 requirements: item must be wearable and utilize a computer in some manner submit entries: firstname.lastname@example.org website: http://bit.ly/9b4PpP video of eTextile show from Maker Faire Bay Area 2010 Bring it on!
Posted by Lynne Bruning 8 years ago
The magic of laser cutting has been shown once again, this time with these alphabetical or numerical scarves. While they look like they are made out of paper, they are actually micro fiber suede. This could be the start of a new fashion trend...Link via core 77
Posted by joshf 10 years ago
A Spanish fashion designer, with the help of the imperial college of London (I think I said that right?) has created "spray on clothes". Personally I think it's absolutely ridiculous and will never where clothes made like that, after all it's more like coating your body in silly string then wearing clothes, right? But, anyway, what are your thoughts on this? http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010/09/spray-on-fabric/ (Image source: http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/wp-content/gallery/spray-on-fabric/fabrican3.jpg)
Posted by ElvenChild 6 years ago
Are you getting ready for spring and summer by sewing up some new fancy clothes? Do you make your own shoes? Have a pattern for a purse you'd love to share with us? We want to see what you're making! The Fashion Contest is back and Singer has provided some fabulous sewing machines and dress forms again this year. (Huge thanks to Singer!) Last year's contest was amazing - we can't wait to see what the community comes up this year! The contest will be open March 25 through May 6, so you've got lots of time to strut your stuff. :D P.S. - Make sure not to publish before the 25th! Click through above to see all the prizes and learn more.
Posted by jessyratfink 5 years ago
The Crucible is having their annual Hot Couture: A Fusion of Fire & Fashion festival.It's a conflagration on the hottest catwalk in the Bay Area, with fabulous fashionistas, flaming dancers, stilters, contortionists and aerialists. Enjoy music, dazzling performances, fiery delicacies and refreshments, and a silent auction -- all while sizzling models strut down the hottest runway ever.What: Hot Couture A Fusion of Fashion and Fire When: Thursday, Friday & Saturday, January 17, 18, 19th 7:00 PM Who: Dozens of Bay Area's hottest designers, outrageous models and awe-inspiring performers Where: The Crucible 1260 Seventh Street, Oakland, CA 94607 2 blocks from W. Oakland BART Tickets on sale at http://www.thecrucible.org Thursday 1/17 - Preview & community night: All tickets $15 Friday 1/18 - $35 General Admission, $30 Crucible Members, $40 at the door Saturday 1/19 - VIP gala $125 in advance, $100 Crucible Members, $150 at the door http://www.thecrucible.org/calendar/hotcouture_08.html
Posted by noahw 10 years ago
Our fabulous Textile Enchantress Lynne Bruning put on an e-textile fashion show at the World Maker Faire NYC 2010. A collection from various makers who integrate technology into wearable fashion. Caitlin modelled the blinking glove and i-hoodie which put some Instructables Righteousness into the show( ok, I had to bribe Caitlin to get on stage). What an opportunity to showcase a project. Thanks to Lynne for giving us 15 minutes of fame. Below is the video from Lynne's website. Browse through to get some ideas for the Soft Circuit Contest. Get inspired to make something for the next Maker Faire.
Posted by caitlinsdad 7 years ago
This has got to be the most exciting thing to come down wearable technology pike! It's a FREE downloadable book about Arduino boards (both "standard" and LilyPad), conductive fabric, resistive thread, soft buttons, LEDs and more!! The eBook is split into three parts covering the basics of hardware, software and the use of the Arduino IDE (Integrated Development Environment) in the first part. Part two give examples of using eTextile materials and the Arduino to make first cool projects involving LEDs, Piezo speaker and, the Digital and analog zipper.The third part is dedicated to show how to write programs for the Arduino platform. This all might sound very technical for fashion/clothing designer but dont be afraid, it's easily explained and covers just what's needed for wearable electronics (and not for building an new space station).I cannot wait to get started with this eBook! Finally, all the mysteries I had to ask others to program for me, unravelled! pun intendedDownload yours today. NOW! at Open Softwear
Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago
A neat, rather disturbing bit of rat-based faux-designer wear:TransRatFashionA project by Kristofer Paetau, Rio de Janeiro, 20075 pieces of fake Chanel fashion accessories made out of taxidermised rats:a rat-bra, a rat-slip, a rat-handbag, a rat-handkerchief and a pair of high heel rat-shoes.Note that the webpage is decidedly NOT work-safe, or suitable for those underage. This picture tells the story pretty well on its own.
Posted by canida 10 years ago
The mining of jewels is often inhumane, illegal and highly toxic. So think before you sparkle.Whether future heirloom or fun trinket, jewellery is one of life's luxurious pleasures. Even if you aren't decked out in multiple carats, a bit of bling can make you feel a million dollars. But the path your jewellery takes to reach your earlobe, neck, wrist or finger can be harrowing.Worldwide, the people - including about a million children - employed on minimal wages to mine and process supposedly legitimate diamonds, gemstones and precious metals often endure some of the worst working conditions imaginable. Toiling in Asian and African countries with little or no union support means health and safety precautions are slender at best. There's a serious risk of work-related death, injury or chronic illness as workers scratch out a living in remote mines extracting precious and semi-precious stones.This is just one article from the BBC's online magazine Thread, which I have not read before, mainly because "fashion" is not something I generally think about.Thread is the online fashion magazine dedicated to bringing you the latest in eco-fabulous style.Ethical fashion is fashion that has been made, worn and passed on in a way that looks after people, animals and the environment. The clothes we feature in Thread support this approach, making us essential viewing for fashion-conscious people who care about where their clothes come from. All clothes tick off at least one of these principles:Made and traded sustainablyMade of sustainable materialsRecycled or vintageThread shows you how to get the look you want in an eco-glam way through our unique mix of affordable fashion, exclusive videos, photo galleries and thought-provoking features.Link to full articleMagazine homepage.
Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago
Greenwala, the online green social network, recently posted an article asking creative crafters to share details on any repurposed fashion items that they've created: http://www.greenwala.com/community/blogs/all/1276-Creative-Crafters-Share-Details-About-Your-Repurposed-Fashion-Projects Well, if anyone out there has a project that they're particularly proud of, please e-mail me via Greenwala with a brief description of your creation (along with a photo of it if available) and I'll feature it along with many other community creations in an upcoming DIY Fashion post.*********************************************************************************************************Also, they're running a few creative DIY contests that will probably appeal to everyone here.One in particular, called "Choose To Re-Use," just asks entrants to upload a photo of the most creative reuse of something you would have otherwise trashed. The most unique entry could win a new HP 110 XP Notebook and a Deskjet D2660 printer! They also have contests for an eco-themed t-shirt design, best recipe and tree hugging photograph, but I thought that people here would really like the "Choose To Reuse" theme the most. Just thought I'd give everyone the heads up!!
Posted by elizahleigh 9 years ago
Syuzi Pakhchyan's stimulating eyecandy "Fashioning Technology," (put out by our friends at Make and Craft) has provided me with both the information and inspiration to incorporate smart materials into my own crafty projects.So I'm totally jealous that I won't be able to see her Smart Crafting Demo at the Maker Faire in Austin! You have to go and show me what you learn! Maker Shed CRAFT Demos , Saturday 1:00 PM - 2:00Maker Stage , Saturday 5:30 PM - 6:00 PMMaker Shed CRAFT Demos , Sunday 1:00 PM - 2:00 PMCheck out Plusea's WEARABLE WASTE OF ENERGY to get you in game mode.See more details and RSVP on Fashioning Technology.
Posted by scoochmaroo 9 years ago
Hey everyone! I've been making instructables in an attempt to bring more traffic to my blog. It's all about safety razor shaving and why its better than the traditional cartridge razor shaving. Could anyone offer any tips or tricks to increasing traffic to my site? Also, please feel free to comment on my most recent instructable. http://secretguidetoshaving.blogspot.com/ and my instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/So-you-want-an-old-fashioned-double-edged-safety-r/
Posted by SecretGuideToShaving 7 years ago
Instructables members Leah Buechley, Plusea, and enlighted got a nice mentions by Forbes in A Blinking Fashion Statement.For all their talk of breaking glass ceilings, Sarah Palin and Hillary Clinton have nothing on Leah Buechley.In the several years since she first sewed a circuit board to a T-shirt, the 31-year-old University of Colorado computer-science researcher has done a lot to bring gender equality to the world of do-it-yourself, perhaps shattering a certain silicone-based ceiling once and for all."The tinkering group has always been a boys' club," says Buechley, referring to the DIY movement's loosely formed faction of tech geeks, gear heads and circuit wizards who tinker with electronic gadgets in basements and garages across America. At the same time, she says, the arts-and-crafts contingent (think knitters, sewers and silkscreeners) has traditionally been a more feminine domain. ...True to their fashion roots, DIY wearables are not always practical. A recent tutorial on Instructables.com gives readers a step-by-step for making what the author calls a "wearable waste of energy": a sweatshirt affixed with a glowing light-emitting diode (LED)."It's not purely functional," says Syuzi Pakhchyan, author of the new book Fashioning Technology. "It's functional and aesthetic."..."Turn your favorite clothing item into a wearable waste of energy!" writes Hannah Perner-Wilson in her tutorial on Instructables.com. The project is as much a teaching tool as it is a fashion statement. Perner-Wilson takes readers step-by-step through how to use conductive fabric, pressure sensors and a vibration motor to make a final product. She also encourages fellow tech-crafters to think about making the shirt less wasteful: "Solar cells are an option," she writes.More news and press about Instructables here.
Posted by ewilhelm 9 years ago
Hi Everyone, I am a designer and product developer in Vancouver BC working on updating PFD designs. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated! Do you find rental PFD's bulky and awkward to wear? Do you wear your PFD, or does it sit in the bottom of the boat? Have you been yearning for a modern PFD design that fits your body? When spending the day on the water with friends, are you embarrassed to take pictures while wearing your PFD? If you are not in the position too purchase your own PFD, would you choose your boating rental company based on the PDFs available? Thanks so much! Your Vancouver Designer
Posted by PFD Designer 7 years ago
I was thinking the other day about how I could make all of the gothy underclassmen even more jealous of me and my accessories, when I came up with the idea of having a giant, ornate key as my keyring. Kinda like in the secret garden, or some other old fantasy type movie/book. I couldn't find any starting points at the craft store, but I was thinking it could probably be made from wood, metal, or some type of sculpting medium. SInce it'll be a key ring and flopping around with keys in my purse, it will be rather vulnerable to dings and chips. Any ideas?
Posted by makaalohilohi 10 years ago
Question about solar cells. Since solar panels are encased in glass or polycarbonate, does exposure to the elements degrade solar cells? And if so, in what fashion? Corrosion of the traces? water infiltration? etc. etc? Or is it a matter of the fragility of the cells?
Posted by Tool Using Animal 8 years ago
3lectromode is looking for designers/programmers interested in doing an internship to co-develop future D-I-Y projects. In particular, we are looking for fashion designers skilled in pattern making with an interest in textile design and programmers interested in further developing the Arduino platform for wearables. Respond before May 1 w/ cv & portfolio. Founded and directed by designer-artist Valérie Lamontagne, 3lectromode holds the vision of innovating in the field of wearables by combining technology with customizable prêt-â-porter fashion. We aim to inspire a future where wearables are democratized, aestheticized, and performative. We are a small design group interested in developing accessible wearables which combine D-I-Y technology with current fashion research. We are fascinated with the potential for technology to create new modalities of interaction between the body and its environment, and are interested in the performative potential of technology. Key to our design ethos is a to create a library of open sourced tools which can be used easily by anyone. We develop wearables which we hope will be meaningful to the wearers by enriching everyday experiences with an awareness of both ourselves and the world around us. We see our work as creating a further connection between humans and the world at large of machines, information patterns, environmental data, and organic material. Associate designer at 3lectromode is Magalie Coulombe-Noël, a trained fashion designer and technologist. Fellow collaborators include: Elio Bidinost, physical computing expert; Claudine Lamothe, web programmer and technologist. 3lectromode was founded in 2010 and is located in Montréal, Canada. Contact: email@example.com 3lectromode: democratized, aestheticized, performative wearables.
Posted by 3lectromode 7 years ago
Check out this mix of augmented reality with old-fashioned magic for a cool combination. Augmented reality involves processing a video stream and adding extra visual effects to what is happening in real time. Very much worth a look. via Make blog
Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago
Hi! my name is galit and I am an industrial Design student. im doing a project turning plastic bags into fashionable purses. I would love for your help and opinions on my bags and I will be happy to post the instruction for the ones you like. Thank you!
Posted by galit 9 years ago
My wife and I would like to collaborate on an instructable for the fashion challenge. Are we still elligible to win a prize in doing so? Do I need her written consent if we publish this through my account? The rules indicated that more than one author could exist for a given entry.
Posted by ridiculously.awesome 6 years ago
Hi All, I am into recycling all parts of computers and peripherals and making them into fashion jewelry. I need donations for old CPU's etc, Please contact me at 07807556184 I live in Aberdeen, Scotland. Can pick-up if nearby. Thank you, Antonio
Posted by toniski 8 years ago
We are extending the deadline for entries for the Soft Circuit Contest until October 11th!!!!!!! Check our soft circuit channel and guide for ideas and inspiration. We have some great prizes brought to you by Fashioning Technology - a fun blog with excellent soft circuit tutorials and resources.
Posted by Carleyy 7 years ago
Get your entry for the Soft Circuit Contest in before the deadline: October 11th!!!!!!! Check our soft circuit channel and guide for ideas and inspiration. Prizes include Lilypad Arduinos and others brought to you by Fashioning Technology - a fun blog with excellent soft circuit tutorials and resources.
Posted by Carleyy 7 years ago