The design collection Encrypted by Anastasiya Akhundova looks to the acceptance of merging technology and fashion together as the research problem. Technology needs to play a bigger role in fashion’s future to aid in advances for both clothing design and the human body. The designer proposes that if elements of connectivity between wearable technology, the wearer and society are incorporated, then the idea of wearable technology will cease to be daunting to wearers in the future. The designer introduced this concept through QR codes attached to the collection, adding a new function to the garments. Elements of customization through laser cut prints and temperature-sensitive inks also help keep the wearer linked with the garment on an emotional level. QR codes are incorporated so that smartphones, currently the most prevalent piece of technology used by consumers, to be able to scan the clothing and interact with the wearer in a new way.
garments, cell phone for scanning, poster