Build Your Own Bag

The bYOB concept was the creation of the Object-Based Media Group at the MIT Media Lab, Gauri Nanda, Adrian Cable and V. Michael Bove Jr (2004)

“envisioning a conversation between a handbag, a scarf and a dress”

The intelligent fabric patches/swatches can be assembled to create a handbag (or any fashion ensemble). Each patch contains different technology functions that allow the creation to perform once connected. The video explains the process, function and use…

Its a fantastic example of interactive customisation, allowing the user/ wearer / co-designer to adapt the pieces to new scenarios. Its also a cleverly engineered concept for transformable fashion as it has been designed for assembly and disassembly.

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Vintage Barbie – Mix n Match

This barbie advert was a little before my time but I think the way the child places the clothing and the doll in front on the mirror conveys how much consideration children apply when dressing their dolls/ playing dress up…

My barbie days have definitely had an impact on my ‘grown up’ fashion experiences. I think it was then that I realised what a joy clothing can bring…