With the point of departure in Swedish clothing traditions and international impulses and based on eleven themes, we present a utopian world focused on innovative thinking and imaginative fashion. With specially commissioned garments by Swedish fashion designers and international creations, the exhibition will be a visual feast and feature CuteCircuit’s HugShirt.
The HugShirt is a shirt that allows people to share hugs over distance and is the world’s first wearable haptic (touch) telecommunication garment. The HugShirt records a hug like you would record a movie, thanks to sensors embedded in the garment that capture the strength, duration, and location of the touch, the skin warmth and the heartbeat rate of the sender, and delivers the data to your mobile via Bluetooth through a special App, the recorded hug is then transmitted over the network to the receiver’s HugShirt.
Liljevalchs´ new extraordinary exhibition “Utopian Bodies: Fashion Looks Forward” maps out imaginable futures for the adorned body. How can fashion be harnessed to create a better future? How does fashion relate to the human body, to us as individuals and groups, and the world around us?
Presenting fashion’s possibilities and highlighting human creativity, the exhibition aims to inspire visitors to search for their good place, their vision of the future.