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 SoftLab is a space dedicated to the research and development of artistic projects using soft-circuits and wearable technology in the Center for Digital Arts & Experimental Media (DxArts) at the University of Washington, in Seattle.


Hypnotica - Wearable Tech Fashion Show

Hypnotica - Wearable Tech Fashion Show

On June 6th 2019, Isabel Nelson and several other students from the DXARTS 490 E-textiles and Wearables for Art and Design course, as well as other emerging designers from the University of Washington got together to produce Hypnotica, a wearable tech fashion show at the project space Hyena Culture in downtown Seattle, at the historic Pioneer Square district. The event was entirely self-organized and combined fashion, light art, sound and performance art and was presented through an exciting runway show that showcased the work of Taylor Hammes, Aashna Dev, Aarohi Bhaway, Atari Women, Esther Lin, Helen Mirabella, Grace Barar, Stevie Koepp, Kennedy Buriani, Rebby Montalvo, and of the main organizer Isabel Nelson.

For more pics and videos of the Hypnotica runway show check: https://www.instagram.com/p/ByZgGonAFFi/

Aarohi Bhaway’ s second skin wearable

Aarohi Bhaway’ s second skin wearable

Kennedy Buriani’ s wearable coral

Kennedy Buriani’ s wearable coral

Esther Lin’ s wearable cityscape

Esther Lin’ s wearable cityscape

Grace Barar’ s wearable vagina

Grace Barar’ s wearable vagina

Helen Mirabella’ s screen dress

Helen Mirabella’ s screen dress

Stevie Koepp’ s interactive farmer’s overalls

Stevie Koepp’ s interactive farmer’s overalls

Rebby Montalvo’ s  Cyborg Cinema  wearable

Rebby Montalvo’ s Cyborg Cinema wearable

Chameleon Color Changing Wearable by Taylor Hammes

Chameleon Color Changing Wearable by Taylor Hammes

DXARTS 490A: E-textiles & Wearables for Art & Design - Spring 2019

DXARTS 490A: E-textiles & Wearables for Art & Design - Spring 2019