The Spider Dress 2.0 by Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht is another step taken to show the power and beauty of technology integrated into fashion. We have witnessed a multitude of 3D printed elements in latest designs, but the Spider Dress is created with animatronic mechanical limbs with sensors, that protect your own personal space.
Conceived to respond to external factors through proximity and respiration sensors, the piece extends or retracts its “spider legs” once the sensors are stimulated.
If the person wearing the design is approached aggressively, than the limbs assume the attack position, but when approached in a calm manner, the limbs create smooth gestures and ease the closeness.
At a closer look, we can observe that the entire dress is created in this contrasting manner: although it can aesthetically be perceived as high tech, soulless piece, when noticing the “braided” details and the delicate elements, the piece becomes a work of art.The exoskeleton-type dress was digitally developed alongside Philip Wilck, and will premiere at the 2015 CES in Las Vegas.