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Eighteen designers descended on the Javits Center in Manhattan for Make: Wearables Projects on the Runway at Engadget Expand. The high tech and fashionable pieces they showed incorporated light, kinetics, 3D printing, data logging, data visualization, and a lot of incredible skill. With the expert guidance of OCAD’s Kate Hartman and Adafruit’s Becky Stern, Expand attendees got a small glimpse of what’s on the cutting edge of both fashion and technology. The work from these eighteen designers pushes the boundaries beyond what consumers think of when they hear the phrase “wearable technology”

After the show, I spoke to Roopa Vasudevan about the work she showed, Hate Couture:

I also spoke to Elizabeth Tolson about the ballet dresses she designed, which will debut at the Fall Gala for Arch Contemporary Ballet: