This intelligent denim jacket responds to intimate touches to become a mediator of revived experiences. It gives the sensation of a gentle stroke on the upper back. The design embraces denim’s characteristics to hold a unique dialogue with its wearer.
The jacket is made of a fabric in which conductive fibers are woven, which are connected to sensors and micromotors. It has a built-in micro controller and therefore does not depend on an external gadget.
Pauline van Dongen: “With Issho we intend to move away from focusing on quantifiable data and look at the way technology impacts and shapes the relationship between humans and the world in a rather soft and embodied manner.”
The design of Issho stems from a collaboration between Studio Pauline van Dongen and ItalDenim.
Photos: Sharon Jane D