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Interactive design: where fashion, technology and art meet and mingle

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Designer Younghui Kim sits with her Hearwear bag (designed by Kim and Milena Berry) which lights up in response to Manhattan's noise levels (Photo by Marc Vose)

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The HearWear skirt designed by Younghui Kim and Milena Berry lights up in response to noise (Photo by Kate Kunath)

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Di Mainstone's Skorpions collection, designed together with XS Labs, intersects performance art, technology and fashion (Photo courtesy Di Mainstone)

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More young designers are incorporating technology into fashion, but their clothes are not of a metallic-cyborg-meets-Spock variety. Some are more art than high fashion, but they hint of a future where our clothes are more than just a covering, when they become performance pieces that promote social interaction.


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