We are excited to announce that we are selected as one of the top 30 finalists of LVMH Innovation Award this year. We will join the LVMH space during Viva Technology 2018 in Paris, happening between May 24th to 26th. Come and see us! Bonjour!
We are honored to be interviewed by NEW INC. A glimpse into an exhibition and projects we're premiering this month, and emerging technology in the fashion industry.
In the case of a studio working to make the digital augmentation process easier for fellow designers, Wearable Media is on track to identifying opportunities in the industry that will continue to set them apart.
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On September 23rd, Wearable Media brought thoughts, projects and passion to World Maker Faire 2017. We showcased our latest interactive fashion product prototypes to makers, and received great feedbacks. Our co-founder Jingwen Zhu also gave a presentation about expressive textiles,
On Sept. 19th, our CEO, Yuchen Zhang joined a panel discussion titled This is Not a Sweater about smart garments and functional fabrics at Pratt Institute's accelerator program, Brooklyn Fashion + Design Accelerator (BF+DA). The panel discussion was hosted by BF+DA’s executive director Deb Johnson. Olivia Burca, garment engineer at Wearable Experiments and Chris Kasabach, a pioneer in the field of wearable computing and connected healthcare also joined the conversation. This was an event on thinking and creating smart garments, functional fabrics, and e-textiles as part of New York Textile Month. During the discussion, the panelists had a great conversation about the challenges and potentials in wearable technology and smart textiles.
Sourcing Journal quoted, “The navigation of the fashion world and the technology world is so different, it’s almost chaotic,” said Yuchen
Zhang, Wearable Media co-founder. “We want to bridge this gap and we are working on a product system to help designers incorporate technology easily into their garments.”
Wearable Media is making progress this fall, and we’re thrilled to announce we’re the first North American startup to join Fashioneers Accelerator. This international Fashion Tech Acceleration Capsule is in partnership with MODA22 Makers, TechnoCampus, and Reimagine Textile
The following 12 startups have been accepted to the inaugural cohort:
- COCORO (Barcelona)
- Doppelhaus (Berlin/London)
- iBreve (Barcelona)
- IVALO (Finland/Barcelona)
- Materia Rica (Barcelona)
- Mamquam (Switzerland/Barcelona)
- Sensorial Procession Tex (Barcelona)
- Sheekr (Barcelona)
- uDesign (Barcelona)
- Uttopy (Barcelona)
- Wearable Media (New York)
- Yumehub (Barcelona)
We are excited to announce that Wearable Media is now a Member at NEW INC, as well as supported by the Kate Spade & Company Foundation, and Futureworks! NEW INC is the New Museum's Cultural Incubator, supporting projects at the intersections of art, design, and technology. We are proud to join this brilliant community, and looking forward to building more awesome projects.⠀Read more
"Wearing a piece of clothing that can detect the movements of asteroids seems like a concept straight from a science-fiction film, but the women of Wearable Media are making it a reality. As a female-owned fashion technology business, Yuchen Zhang, Jingwen Zhu and Hellyn Teng are changing the way we perceive women in tech, the clothing we wear, and the world around us."
From Stephanie Geddes at Bird.
We had a great opportunity to be interviewed by Stephanie Geddes for Bird, a dynamic blog featuring women working in all professions. Read our full interview here.
Wearable Media had the opportunity to showcase our project Ceres, and Bury, for the Ghost in the Shell movie release event, Prototype, which was hosted by Paramount Pictures, Yahoo and Tumblr during Paris Fashion Week on March 7th. A video of our prototypes were screened during the event, which also included live showcases of tech infused fashion pieces by Chromat, Wise Wear, Cute Circuit to name a few, as well as a spectacular performance by the incredible Bionic Pop Star, Viktoria Modesta. The event was well-curated, and the audience had a chance to intimately engage with current designs in fashion tech industry, as well as view prototypes and concepts that are forging pathways in the future of fashion and accessory design.
Wearable Media @ SXSW 2017! Co-Founder Yuchen Zhang co-curated Design & Function exhibition with Parsons Fashion & Technology in Austin.
The exhibition was a part of an exclusive fashion technology event hosted by TheCurrent. In this beautiful modern mansion, TheCurrent invited more than 400 fashion and tech industry experts from Nike, Cornell, Saint Laurent, Lufthansa and Rebecca Minkoff. Our co-founder and CEO, Yuchen Zhang, had the pleasure to bring our studio’s work to showcase in this event.
Lastly, thank you wareable.com for writing about our project, Ceres in this article.
Paris, here we come! Our creative director @halenoe Hellyn teng will be representing the whole studio to attend feature film, Ghost in the Shell launch event at Ledome Elephaname on march 7th. Our celestial body sensing garment, Ceres' video will be shown at the event. Come say hi!