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Last week, we concluded the RESHAPE FORUM – the annual meeting about the Wearable Technology and Smart Products. The event was organized by Noumena – a multidisciplinary tech company, INDUSTRY- From Needs to Solutions, Fira de Barcelona and IED Barcelona. Furthermore, it took place from the 29th to the 31st of October 2019.
During the Reshape Forum, we held a series of appointments. Specifically, 20 Designers selected from the ‘Reshape Competition 2019′ presented their projects and research in front of an audience of INDUSTRY – From Needs to Solutions, and Reshape. Also, the designer has been selected by the Reshape Jury, which included:
Simone Cesano – Senior Director of Design Operations at Adidas
Alberto Lovisetto – 3D Project Coordinator Moncler
Behnaz Farahi – Architecture Fashion and Interaction Designer
Julia Weems – Fashion School Director at IED Barcelona
Raquel Buj – Founder of Zap & Buj
In addition, the winners’ selection was discussed with the Reshape Scientific committee composed of Aldo Sollazzo – Reshape and Noumena Director, Valerie Bergeron – MaterFAD Director & FAD Deputy Director, Anastasia Pistofidou- Director of the FabTextile Research lab and the Fabricademy, and Bradly Dunn Klerk – Fashion and Technology expert.
Moreover, in the 1:1 CORNER meeting, the designers had the chance to meet the entrepreneurs and experts from the industry. As well as, enhance new collaborations and partnerships.
Then, during the RESHAPE SYMPOSIUM, the present and future scenarios of the fashion industry’s focus on digital transformation were presented. Along with their impact on socio-economic models. Furthermore, the panel highlighted the implication of new material technologies towards market applications. In turn, those were supported by emerging tools of design and manufacturing, new educational programs, emerging practices, and artistic collaborations.
Aldo Sollazzo, Reshape and Noumena Director, introduced the Reshape Forum, launching a panel discussion. Including, Raquel Buj – Co-founder of Zap&Buj, Bradly Dunn – Fashion and technology expert, Oscar Tomico – Head of the Design Engineering Bachelor program at ELISAVA, Moon Ribas Cyborg Foundation, the moderator Laurenti Arnault – Founder of WTVOX, and Amanda Cosco – Founder of Electric Runway.
Moreover, Reshape showcased the most valuable projects at the Reshape Exhibition. To point out, they were submitted from all over the world. Indeed, the exhibition brought together a wide array of creative approaches. Also, it highlighted solutions sorted in four different categories: computational matter, habitats & environment, living systems, and design for interaction.
Ultimately, the Reshape Symposium concluded with the Award Ceremony. There, Aldo Sollazzo awarded the Winners and Honorable Mentions in the Wearable Technology and Smart Product categories. Moreover, the ceremony was sponsored by IED Barcelona, which offered two scholarships for the new Master Design for Wearables and Fabricademy.
Smart Product Category:
1st Prize goes to “Walk of Mind” designed by Hadar Slassi
2nd Prize goes to “E-shoes” designed by Ana Correa
3rd Prize goes to “Radiator” designed by Agustina Palazzo, Betiana Pavón, Mateus Sartori
Honorary Mentions goes to “NeoTouch” designed by Christine Wurth
Wearable Technology Category:
1st Prize goes to “Laser dye”, designed by Wei Chieh Shih
2nd Prize goes to “Begrounded”, designed by Lara Campos
3rd Prize goes to “Metaform”, designers by Hazal Yilmaz, Secil Afsar
Honorary Mentions goes to “Beewear”, designed by Abhishek Soman
Additionally, Laurenti Arnault, the founder of WTVOX awarded three designers, giving them the opportunity to take part in the Wardrobe of Tomorrow marketplace:
Carla Corpas and “Hermosa Decadencia”
Lucie Ketelsen and “Reu Jacket” – A zero waste responsive garment drawing inspiration from the unique characteristics and growth patterns of lichen.
Stephanie Santos and “Fungi Couture” – Her creation bio-mimicks aspects from the fungi kingdom and plants to deploy mesmerizing aesthetics and ergonomic designs, designed to highlight the beauty and elegance of the female body.
This being said, the team here at WTVOX, would like to thank the Reshape community for invaluable insights into the innovative and creative fashion industry and supporting the up and coming designers.
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