Biological Sciences > Psychology
Fashion > Fashion Design (Womenswear)
Creative Arts and Design > Clothing/Fashion Design
Creative Arts and Design > Textile Design]
|Creators:||Tillotson, Jenny and Andre, Adeline|
SmartSecondSkin’ is an artefact dress that was designed in collaboration with Adeline Andre haute couture (Paris) to illustrate a responsive fabric inspired by neurobiological delivery mechanisms found under skin. This involved the recent development of the miniaturisation of technology in olfaction science and multi-sensory fabrics, with a purpose to improving ‘well-being’.
As a designer working in the field of wearable technology, I developed a creative garment prototype which was an interface between the body and medical micro-tubing.
My resultant garment was developed as a ‘responsive fabric’, to test and prepare the basis for a future interactive system, which fused MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical-systems) with textile elements, to create a scent delivery system that adds function to fashion design.
I researched the project in the healthcare sector (geriatric care and people living with HIV & AIDS) and the idea was originally inspired by my own bipolar affective disorder diagnosis in 1993.
The project was funded by an AHRB Small Award in the Creative & Performing (2002). My dress was presented as an interactive, multi-sensory display during the ‘Touch Me’ exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum (June-August 2005).
|Type of Research:||Art/Design Item|
|Additional Information (Publicly available):|
Glass heart pendant designed and copyrighted by Slim Barrett
|Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed:||the senses, scent, emotional wellbeing, second skin, textiles, fashion design, neurobiological delivery mechanism, glands, nervous system, heart, nanotechnology, mood|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Other Affiliations > RAE 2008|
Colleges > Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design
Research Centres/Networks > Textiles Futures Research Centre (TFRC)
Research Projects > Scentsory Design®
|Date:||10 June 2005|
|Funders:||Arts & Humanities Research Board|
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|Material/Media:||silk organza garment with medical tubes|
|Deposited By:||Jenny Tillotson|
|Deposited On:||27 Nov 2012 10:48|
|Last Modified:||22 Jan 2015 15:14|