by: Design Translator

Finally some fashion design with meaning. However it strangely comes from a non-fashion designer. It’s about time that fashion design started to get a little more “serious” rather than seasonal. Hmm…read on.

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Fiona Carswell, a User Interface Engineer at Apple, developed the Malignant Mole Bikini, that when exposed to the sun, dark spots start to appear. It provides a poignant reminder about the long term effects of over exposure to harmful UV rays.

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Her Smoking Jacket picks up exhaled cigarette smoke and gradually darkens to indicate the harmful effects of smoking.

I am always a strong proponent about visualizing intangibles in design, and its importance in information feedback for very tangible human beings. Nice work Fiona, very clever.

Original Post: http://www.designsojourn.com/2007/05/26/rethinking-fashion-design/

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