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Interview with Emily Switzer: The Visitors, DesignTO

My interview with 3D Artist Emily Switzer

Fashion and technology collide on the runway

Image by Jonathan Hooper If fashion is about looking forward, a collection of runway shows at this year’s alternative fashion week provided a glimpse into the future of wearable technology beyond smartwatches. Fashion Art Toronto, playfully known as FAT, is an annual showcase of art-infused contemporary fashion. This year, the exhibition marked its 10th anniversary with a number of experimental designers who fused fashion and technology. “The future of fashion is automation in terms of the means of production as well as 3D printing” say Nina Smart, who with Ashley Davies designs House of Etiquette. “We’re going to see technology that can scan a 3D picture of your body and produce custom pieces. We’ve already seen a 3D printed dress,” she says referencing the gown femme fatale Dita Von Teese wore to a party in New York in 2013. (Via Toronto Star)

Wearable technology brings the worlds of fashion and music together

Photograph: David Venni/BBC/Wall to Wall With the Apple Watch launching later this month, other luxury brands are getting in the game to offer something more than just a digital screen you can put on your wrist. Gucci and recently announced at Baselworld that they are forming a partnership to create a smart band that will be an entirely standalone product from the current smart watches on the market. The smart band will be able to make calls, both send and receive texts, check email, display maps, hold music and maintain a calendar, on top of other features such as fitness tracking and a “sophisticated personal assistant” that will be operated via voice command. (via mobile commerce news)

Gatsby Glamour

Carey Mulligan plays Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s anticipated rendition of The Great Gatsby. The 1920’s was a momentous change in women’s wear that every generate will always book back to it for inspiration. The Great Gatsby Collection Savoy Headpiece Tiffany designers crafted a magnificent headpiece in platinum for The Great Gatsby, bringing Daisy Buchanan to life. Features a detachable brooch. Freshwater cultured pearls, 3.6-6.9 mm. Round brilliant diamonds, carat total weight 25.04. $200,000 USD Vogue Screen Test Nina Ricci silk-satin dress with flower appliques. Chanel fine Jewelry diamond-and-onyx earrings. Bracelet from Gray & Davis, Ltd. Photography by Mario Testino Miuccia Prada collaborated with Catherine Martin to design 40 costumes for the film, bridging the past and present. Both Miuccia and Baz were very drawn to understanding the past but reinterpreting it in a modern way. via holts muse

The Great Gatsby’s Style Guide

For the upcoming film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, Brooks Brothers produced all the men’s costumes. Along side winning designer, Catherine Martin, 500 men’s outfits were featured in the film which were inspired by images and products from the company’s archives. The following is a special collection based on those outfits. The Great Gatsby Collection Ivory Linen Jacket $698 USD Three-button jacket, made from linen woven at Ireland’s Baird McNutt mill, has a traditional herringbone pattern throughout. Based on Brooks Brothers trim Fitzgerald fit, which narrow lapels and higher armholes. Peak lapels. Half-canvas construction. Fully lined. Side vents. Sleeves have been left unfinished for preparation of functional buttonholes. Made in the USA. The Great Gatsby Collection Light Brown Linen Vest $248 USD Linen vest, made from fabric woven at Ireland’s Baird McNutt mill, has a traditional herringbone pattern throughout. Six button. Four welt pockets. No lapels. Made in the USA. The Great Gatsby Collection Supima Cotton Non-Iron Slim Fit Point Collar Broadcloth End-on-End Solid Dress Shirt $135 USD Pure Supima® cotton. Non-iron. Made with pucker-free …