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BioLogic - living garment / living fashion

BioLogic - living garment
BioLogic - living garment

Innovation in the material industry is key to the future of fashion.
Microscopic humidity-sensitive mechanisms are applied into the fabric using custom-made micro-resolution printing technology. This synthetic breathing ‘skin’ is activated by perspiration and body heat. The bio-actuated material inspired the team to create a working garment to showcase the technology. Based on the wearer's own body temperature, tiny vents on the fabric transform the garment by curling open or flattening closed. By dynamically reacting to the wearer's body, this "second skin" change the evolution of material designed for sportswear.


MIT Media Lab

MIT Media Lab
Cambridge, United States

Lining Yao,
MIT Media Lab

Helene Steiner,
Royal College of Art

Oksana Anilionyte,
Royal College of Art

Chin-Yi Cheng,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology