Chromat #TechTalks: 3D Body Scans, Virtual Reality, 3D Printed Clothing & Responsive Garments
For the Spring/Summer 2016 MOMENTUM Collection, Chromat explored advances in cutting edge technology to capture all sides of the runway show and collection. Chromat believes in utilizing new forms of technology as an enhancement of the human experience and an augmentation of the body.
Read on for an in-depth look into 3D Body Scans with Sketchfab, Virtual Reality Livestream with Genpop, 3D Printed Dresses with Francis Bitonti, & Responsive Clothing with Intel.
3D BODY SCANNING
Scroll and zoom on the runway models below to see close-views of their runway outfits.
View the entire SS16 collection in 3D here.
Move your phone around to see a full view of the runway, or view the experience in the latest YouTube app or Chrome & Firefox desktop browsers.
3D PRINTED CLOTHINGChromat has utilized 3D Printing for past collections, and we currently produce many 3D printed bras, bustiers and skirts as well as 3D printed jewelry.
THE ADRENALINE DRESS
The Chromat Adrenaline Dress powered by Intel is composed of 3-D printed panels designed and an interlinked, expandable carbon fiber framework. When the garment senses adrenaline, the dress’s framework mimics the fight-or-flight mode and extends the wearer’s sensory system to form an imposing shape.
Photos by Bec Lorrimer & Christelle de Castro for MADE
THE AEROS BRA
Chromat has also developed our first sportswear prototype built with Intel technology: the Chromat Aeros Sports Bra powered by Intel, inspired by wind, air and flight. Bra prototype developed with Elizabeth LeMay at Studio 317 in Portland.
Photos by Christelle de Castro for MADE
The Chromat Aeros Sports Bra leverages shape memory alloy to open vents to cool down the body when it senses heat and sweat. With integration of the Intel Curie module, the sports bra can intuitively respond to perspiration, respiration and body temperature. This responsive clothing enables the wearer to break through barriers such as overheating to achieve peak performance.