In this one week workshop Aneta Genova presented fundamental concepts for electricity and for soft circuits and demonstrated how electronics can be utilized in garments and accessories. Third year fashion design students from Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts, China conceptualized and executed finished accessories and or garments within four days utilizing various materials and electronics.
Fashion and Technology Book Launch Party
The Fashion and Technology, Guide to Materials and Applications book is a practical guide for students and practitioners to designing with electronics-such as LEDs, sensors, electroluminescent materials, conductive and reactive materials-and digital fabrication technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting. It includes highly visual tutorials, designer Interviews and Case Studies showcase innovative fashion collections and forward-thinking collaborations. The book was co-written with Katherine Moriwaki, published in 2016 by Fairchild Books and launched with a party at Parsons School of Design. The book is available on Amazon.com and bookstores around the world.
The event was covered by Bilbao's newspaper ElCorreo as seen to the right and captured in a video for Sin Magazine below.
Bilbao Fashion Tech Lab
El Correo coverage
BIlbao's daily newspaper El Correo published an interview with Aneta Genova and Katherine Moriwaki about their involvement with the Bilbao Fashion Tech lab.
This high-low tech shoe was developed by Aneta Genova as physical representation of an apocalyptic scenario. This hacked design features a functional leather shoe with focus on function and inspired invention. It is an exploration of a DIY survivalist world, where technology has become useless, and old fashioned tools, like a cork screw have regained their importance.
Beijing Fashion Tech Workshop
This two week workshop in May-June 2012 featured collaborative work with students from Parsons The New School for Design in NYC and Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Lead by Katherine Moriwaki and Aneta Genova this fashion and technology workshop combined the skills of multidisciplinary students from fashion design, photography and design and technology with the common goal of creating garments and accessories with embedded functional technology.
All photos by Yoav Menachem. You can see the full set of photos here.
GAFA Workshop 2017
This audio-visualization project is a collaboration between Aneta Genova and interaction designer Alvaro Soto. The project is based on visualizing audio from three famous speeches of US presidents Nixon, Clinton and Obama and creating tangible representations, which can be used for fashion designs.
Each audio segment was represented by pyramid shapes, then laser cut into flat material to be folded by hand and formed into three dresses.
Software used: Python, Illustrator, Rhino.
BOOK LAUNCH PARTY
The Accessory Design book launch party presented a multimedia exhibition highlighting the work of established accessory designers, major brands and accessory design students, featured in the book. Ten white shoe sculptures, created by Aneta Genova represented famous shoe styles from iconic designers.
A static QR code exhibition offered an interactive design experience. Scanning each code with a smart phone revealed a visual representation of single step from the process of making a felt hat in a local New York factory.
GE Soft Circuits Workshop
Katherine Moriwaki and I co-lead this fun workshop at the General Electric Maker Space in Chelsea, NYC. The GE manufacturing co-lab celebrated technologists, entrepreneurs and everyday people with a one-of-a kind opportunity to discover modern prototyping, manufacturing processes, and collaborate in hands-on workshops.
This workshop focused on the relationship between design and technology and pushed participants to realize new possibilities in interactive media through implementation of soft circuits and LEDs. Each participant completed an interactive card or a piece of art utilizing a closed circuit.
HIVE Fashion NYSCI Workshop
“Fashion Your Environment” is a high-school youth centered program that engages participants with a connected learning experience focused on broadcasting environmental data through fashion and technology.