The design of wearable technologies currently on the market are becoming indiscernible from any old consumer electronic product. Interfaces filled with dull graphs and devices made from unyielding plastic, these intimate technologies worn so close to our bodies offer us a rather uninspiring and soulless experience.
Like fashion, wearable technology is both personal and social. It can take us both inward and outward. It is this tension that has kept my imagination engaged for the past eight years.
Loom is a wearable experiment that fuses the poetic interaction of materials, technology and human body. Designed by Oscar Tomico and Mascha Zijverden, it is an artistic and evocative expression of the direction wearables can — and hopefully — will go as we move closer and closer towards creating sensual technologies.
The experimental garment is designed to tightly fit the upper body with a voluminous shape-shifting collar that invites touch.
Details about project can be found in document below.