“A backwards QR code”
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Italian start-up Cap-able creates colorful knits whose unrealistic patterns distract facial recognition software, avoiding the collection of biometric data on its wearer.
Since Coperni’s performance went viral at Paris Fashion Week last year, where a dress was created live on model Bella Hadid (a liquid splashed on her body turned into fabric on contact with her skin), the he clothing industry is experiencing renewed interest in new technologies. The feat of arms of the French brand reminds us that fashion can be both innovative and sexy, even – and this is ultimately the first thing we ask of it – aesthetic. Not to mention digitization and metalooks that allow us to dress our images, or service-oriented fashion like this line of clothing created by the Englishwoman Monika Dugar who has imagined a collection of prints whose stripes help people with of Parkinson’s disease (this is the case of his own father) to move better by playing on the effect of parallel lines.
A giraffe or a lion
Rachele Didero tackles a more political question, linked to our individual freedoms. Engineer and fashion designer, the 26-year-old Italian is at the head of Cap_able, a clothing line founded with Federica Busani which scrambles facial recognition devices scattered all over the world.