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16 : Wear : Smart Clothes, Fashionable Technologies

Summer 2004's most glamorous fashions are about looking "intelligent", "adorable", and "well connected". Digital is the "it" colour this year, and clothing designers are hitting the runway with e-ink, electric plaid, soft plasma displays, barometric fibres, conductive threads, and wireless chic. That's why HorizonZero has been combing fashion houses and tech labs around the globe in order to bring you the very latest technology-laced textiles and accessories. Issue 16 explores the world of smart clothing, wearable computing, programmable fabrics, new design materials, and responsive data environments. Try WEAR on for size, and find out why whimsical wearable technology is taking centre stage from Montreal to Milan.

(July/August 2004)

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