When fashion meets technology
If you are currently residing in China then you might have watched (or at least heard about) China Central Television (CCTV)’s “Spring Festival Gala” this year. Among many beautiful acts presenting traditional Chinese arts, songs and dances, one act made use of a new, cutting edge technology that is far from traditional.
During the “Spring Wind” dance performance, the 162 dancer’s gloves, equipped with Intel’s Curie module, were synchronized to create a human light pattern. The pattern was controlled by using gesture recognition technology through custom-made LED shields embedded into the palm of the gloves.
Anina Net, CEO of 360Fashion Network and the key person behind the gloves, chairs "It was an absolute career highlight seeing the experience showcased on such a grand scale at this culturally important time of year. It demonstrates how fashion and high technology can fuse seamlessly together with performance art.”
360Fashion Network, founded in 2005 in America and with a subsidiary in Beijing, is a global fashion company which has been building a bridge between fashion and technology. There are plans to sell the gloves commercially along with an app that allows the wearer to control the gloves(no prices announced yet).Other collaborations are planned to launch later this year as well so stay tuned!
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