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Tron: Legacy – part one: the style, the trend, the soundtrack.

Well, if you like futuristic style and flow in fashion and music, than you definitely feel how “Tron” will effect us all. =) The style and the whole theme of this movie is already inspirational for many designers and artists. And you don’t need to be trendsetter to predict that after this movie will be shown to the world, this will be like a huge bomb that blow all the fashion and music world. “Futuristic” and “ElecTRONic” themes will be in most of the collections of young designers and in most of the albums of talenter pop artists. You all see like Futuristic, Neon and Electronic style spread the world with help of Alexander Mcqueen, Lacoste, Balenciaga, Ciara, Dawn Richard, KanYe West, DAft Punk, Mark Holiday Trendsetter, Cassie, Missy Elliott, and some other.

Trendsetter (Mark Holiday) told me back in 2009 – “Neon Lights, Electronic Music, and Retro Futurism will be trends in 2010 and remain till 2012”. Well he was right about 2010, and i think with the Legacy that Tron the movie will left, it seems like futurism will remain trendy after. Too many influential artists and designers already done enough to make it worldwide movement. I done my research, and you should do yours, and then, think about it: what if you know what will be hot in future, won’t you been using this knowledge to get money. You can always use Tron upcoming buzz to start your new clothing or accessory collection. And i must say, it will be much cooler and easier than following last year trend with Avatar. =)

And now to the soundtrack. I’m sure you will agree with me, it is EPIC! “futurEPIC” (c) is i will. lol I saw it first at one of my favorite blogs hypetrack.com they upload some tracks here: SOUNDCLOUD Of course there are more than 24 tracks in official release (coming soon…) As the matter-of-fact you can hear more on YOUTUBE just do your search in there. The original soundtrack was scored completely and only by Duft Punk! Hell Yeah, and producer like Pharrell Williams leaved jealously behind. Pharrell doesn’t hide his disappointment, cuz he was hyped about this project since 2008, but Joseph Kosinski picked the best!

Written by Angela Burciaga for “Get Futuristic”.

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FUTURISTIC TRENDS, COLORS, SHAPES, FABRICS, and TECHNOLOGY

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Clothing designs from the FUTURE

Well all right, not literally from the future. But they sure look like it! I am fascinated with unique and beautiful fashions that look as though they walked out of a science fiction movie. It inspires my imagination and brings out my creativity because it’s new and original.

Not only that, but fashion has been implementing technology more recently to create clothing that recharges itself, changes color based on your mood or surroundings, and blinks and makes noises based on external stimuli. What do you think?

Thermochromatic Clothing

Next-generation threads may soon give a whole new meaning to the phrase “change your clothes”-advanced new fibers that can change color with a flip of a switch.

The threads may one day be used to make clothing that suits the wearer’s mood or to allow a person to blend in with the environment.

The concept is similar to the way light-sensitive eyeglass lenses darken when exposed to sunlight.

The threads, created from materials known as electrochromic polymers, change color in response to an electric current, said Gregory Sotzing, a professor of polymer and organic chemistry at the University of Connecticut in Storrs.

“The part we’re getting into is the wearable display, a flexible fabric display,” Sotzing said.

An article on the research appears in the April 9 issue of New Scientist magazine.

The threads work because the polymer absorbs light across a range of visible wavelengths (related photos: the power of light).

When voltage is applied, the polymer’s electrons are raised to a higher energy level. In this state the fibers absorb light of different wavelengths, and the color changes.

“You can tune color by tuning the chemistry,” Sotzing said.

Flexible Fibers

Electrochromic polymers have been made before, Sotzing said. But the polymers are very rigid and can’t be spun into fibers using conventional means.

“In order to spin a fiber, what you need is high viscosity [of the polymer],” he said.

“You need polymers to entangle with each other, and that’s hard to do with a rigid polymer.”

Trying to get a rigid material to spin into a thread, he explained, is like trying to twist together strands of uncooked spaghetti.

Researchers tried pressing electrochromic polymers into thin cylinders, but the fibers they created using this technique were rigid and extremely short-about 0.004 inch (0.01 centimeter) long.

Sotzing and his colleagues therefore developed a method to add electrochromic properties to conventional flexible polymers after they have been spun.

A regular polymer, such as nylon, is spun into a thin thread up to 0.62 mile (1 kilometer) long. As it emerges from the spinner, the scientists add groups of carbon and sulfur atoms to the thread.

The atom groups are like balls dangling from the strand. Applying an oxidant to the “decorated” threads causes the chemicals to react in such a way that the thread becomes electrochromic.

“When the balls are connected together, that’s your electrochromic material,” Sotzing said.

The process, he adds, can produce threads at any size-from nanoscale to conventional-size threads used in clothing.

Chameleon Clothes?

To date, Sotzing and his colleagues have developed fibers that can go from orange to blue and from red to blue. Eventually Sotzing aims to conquer the entire spectrum of visible color.

In theory these fibers and a small number of thin metal wires could be woven together in a crisscross pattern that resembles pixels.

A small battery and controller attached to the wires could then change the electric field around each pixel of fiber, changing the colors to create a pattern that matches the wearer’s environment.

Right now, Sotzing said, “we don’t have a t-shirt that changes color.”

But ultimately he hopes to secure funding to weave the threads into a “fabric that can breathe-have air go in and out while the thing is changing color.”

Manuel Marquez is an adjunct professor of bioengineering at Arizona State University in Tempe. He collaborated with Sotzing on developing this technology.

Marquez sees the fibers as having applications for flexible displays, such as computer screens, that don’t become distorted when pressed.

“It’s a way potentially to have a display you can bend literally and still get lifelike quality, nondistorted images,” he said.

In addition to changing color when electricity is applied, Marquez says, the polymers can also change color in response to changes in the environment.

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source: news.nationalgeographic.com

futuristic classico: BALENCIAGA 2007

Balenciaga has transformed their runway models into Cyber-Goddesses with their new futuristic, Sci-Fi reminiscent collection. These hot, she-droids rock the runway with sultry safety goggles, elongated and sleek black jackets, dresses jigsawed from patent leather; & space crew shirts with wide shoulders and high white collars.

Looking at the collection, my head swarms with images from futuristic flicks such as Terminator, The Matrix, Mad Max, Tron and even Star Wars. For the most part, I love this collection; it is sleek, chic and fabulously futuristic. Nicolas Ghesquiere is a God of a designer and I applaud him for bringing his vision to light.

Trend: Futuristic Clothing Fashion (by Men’s Flair)

Before you start imagining rather wild clothing, futuristic fashion doesn’t have to be so far out. Modern lines and daring new looks can all contribute to futuristic clothes trends. Bright, day-glo colors, new and interesting fabrics, and innovative cuts all have a touch of high modern style.

We’ll find futuristic fashion in asymmetric designs and details, new and interesting fabrics, and unusual touches. Cutting-edge fashion from Japanese and French designers is often in the forefront of somewhat unisex, unique pieces. Modern fabrics and even a touch of space age have been found in this season’s futuristic clothes at Hussein Chalayan’s most recent show. We saw a simple palette of black, white, gray, and a smattering of pastels, but there were plenty of futuristic details to go around. Chalayan added latex strips into the sleeves of his t-shirt and as trim in his trench coat, revealing yet another take on the basics.

Meanwhile, Thom Browne’s trench coats also incorporated a little futuristic styling. Using a classic design, his coats had a completely new feel. Browne used a modern, shrunken silhouette in a brilliant white overcoat with bright red piping for a stunning effect.

Sometimes color alone can give us a futuristic feel to an outfit, which is something Yohji Yamamoto certainly mastered for Y-3. Workout wear was given a serious upgrade with inventive closures and new shapes and combinations. Zippers were found on jackets like a cutaway coat. Yamamoto used bright orange and stark white to give a punchy jumpsuit feel to his runway show. Track suits were matched with cutaway jackets for a look with just a hint of Clockwork Orange appeal. Modern Japanese samurai-esque shapes were the epitome of futuristic clothes. The most wildly modern was found at the end of the show—the icing on the futuristic cake—when several avant-garde stretchy latex no-sleeve tubes were paraded down the catwalk.

On the feet, futuristic clothes include Alessandro Dell’Aqua’s shiny silver high-tops, which was paired with an ’80s glam rock look. Futuristic accessories blend well with a retro wardrobe—details are highlighted and they become a perfect conversation-worthy piece. Cloak’s collection used booty-like shoes—almost like classic moon boots—to add to the avant-garde effect of their gunmetal gray jackets and striped silvery waistcoats.

Futuristic clothes lend an interesting effect to all of our retro and vintage inspired classic looks. Shiny fabrics and interesting shapes make cool contrasts to the refined and slimmed-down looks we’re already wearing. With futuristic fashion, we are giving our wardrobes a truly new touch that hasn’t quite been done before.

original by: MEN’S FLAIR

Futuristic Fashion Forward (by Digital Trends)

Let’s face it, most of us have similar notions of how the future of travel or home life might look – flying cars, compartmentalized Jetson-inspired high-rises, and artificial intelligence robots doing our mundane, everyday tasks.  But have you ever stopped to think about what futuristic clothing might look like, aside from the Star Trek skin-tight space suits and bizarre headdresses showcased in Star Wars?

Inspired partly by the futuristic creations from Bravo Network’s clothing designer reality show, “Project Runway”, two MIT graduate students, Christine Liu and Nick Knouf, along with the MIT Media Lab and MIT Council of the Arts, recently produced “Seamless: Computational Couture”, an out-of-this-world fashion show held at the MIT Media Lab. Seamless’ at-capacity show featured 30 high-tech pieces from 18 talented current and former students from MIT, Harvard University, the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence and Parsons School of Design in New York City.

According to Liu, “The real inspiration was just the interest in clothing and technology and Nick and I shared when we met. We watched ‘Project Runway’, attended Boston fashion shows, shopped together (naturally) and researched (and marveled at) existing and emerging computational clothing projects. Pretty soon we got the gumption to apply for the Arts Grant at MIT to produce the show.”  The Arts Grant from the MIT Council of Arts awarded Liu and Knouf $1000 to work with, and MIT’s Media Lab matched it. All other items were paid out-of-pocket, or offered in-kind, including shoes donated by Puma as well as some concept pieces from Motorola.

In contrast to the Media Lab’s 1997 Wearables fashion show, this year’s event brought social implications into the limelight, offering a combination of function and form along with a dash of panache. “Seamless was an independent grassroots student production with independent and student designers. Seamless was a different take on clothing and technology, focusing more on the social and sartorial aspects of computational clothing rather than just purely informationally augmented selves.  We also wanted to explore more artistic, conceptual and experimental pieces,” said Liu.

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