Move over Lady Gaga’s meat dress – there’s a new fashion Frankenstein in town. And it tweets.
Fusing technology with fashion is nothing new, but this particular manifestation is: It’s Twitter meets the runway, and it’s pretty cool looking to boot.
Microsoft’s design team put together a Twitter dress, which is a blend of new social technology, timeless fashion and old media.
The dress itself is made of paper (plus all of the electronic bits inside), as an homage to print media. As The Daily describes it:
“The dress, a classic A-line silhouette with a sweetheart neckline, lets the tongue-tied wearer type out messages on a corset keyboard to be projected onto a glowing white skirt for all to read”
Think about it: you could walk down the street, and instead of stopping to tweet to your virtual followers, you could write a quick tweet for all those around you to see!
It’s kind of a bizarre combination, but for some reason, it works. I could actually see people wearing a Twitter dress, if only as a novelty. Remember those LED t-shirts that people used to wear to the club? Same sort of thing here.
And, just so you know I’m not the only one who would consider donning a Twitter dress, the tech-fashion fusion won Best in Show and Best Concept at the International Symposium on Wearable Computers in San Francisco last month.