Corsets reappearing in women’s fashion? Probably not exactly what you want to hear. However, this data-driven corset is intended for artistic, not practical, purposes. Designers Xuedi Chen and Pedro Oliveira created “x.pose” to lose opacity when the model is using data. The 3D-printed corset is reflecting on society’s relationship with technology, which stores information and leaves us exposed. The video states, “As more data is produced and collected from her, the more naked and exposed she will become. In the digital realm, we are all naked all the time.”
The corset’s unique shape is intriguing. However, finding a similar, angular neckline may be more desirable in a dress. The living sculpture also reminds audiences that a dramatic piece should not compete with loud accessories- except a smart phone. Hopefully, data-driven clothing will remain in the future and corsets in the past.
Did this fashion piece make you rethink your Internet habits? How do you use fashion to express yourself artistically?