Fashion designer Ying Gao presents her collection of interactive clothing ‘possible tomorrows’ – the pieces are connected to a fingerprint recognition system that reacts in the presence of a stranger.

The aesthetic and motion of gao‘s garments are inspired by hypotrochoids — shapes borrowed from the vintage game spirograph. their flattened curves are drawn by a single point linked to a mobile circle that rolls without sliding, on and inside of an initial circle. As a designer and university professor, Gao has achieved personal distinction through her numerous creative projects and exhibitions across Europe. For Gao, design is the medium situated in the technological rather than in the textile realm as sensory technologies allow garments to become more poetic and interactive. These design was developed from a series of algorithms linked to the realm of pattern recognition, or scatter graph, and employ nylon mesh, nylon thread, PVDF thread, thermoplastic, and electronic devices, the interactive pieces react only when the user is confronted by a stranger

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