Technology is definitely changing the landscape of fashion much fashion currently is being driven by advancements in technology. There’s a multitude of emerging and innovative designers and brands on the rise looking use use of new material and technology to create seasonless, genderless and tech wearable apparel . At Fat2015 Toronto based designers like Wendy NG are fastly becoming a part of an innovative group changing the face of fashion. The brand Dystropolis by Wendy NG collection called “ATLANTIS ” explores the fashion of the future.
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Getthebuzz716: Where did you study and how did you get started in fashion?
Dystropolis: I studied fashion at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. I started sewing and designing since I was 8. But I gave it up for engineering. Not until after working in engineering for awhile that I realized fashion was truly my passion. Now, I am an engineer by day, fashion designer by night.
Getthebuzz716: Your collection for Fat 2015 tells the story behind it?
Dystropolis: My collections are always about world-building. This collection for FAT 2015 was titled “Atlantis”. It is a world, with technological advancement, not lost but relocated to deep sea. Main inspiration were derived from deep sea creatures, technology and modern architecture. For example, wearable technology (the lit-up skirt) and digital printing (on a dress and a top) in the collection represented their techie side.
Getthebuzz716: With Fashion going in a more genderless direction tell us why you decided to go in that direction?
Dystropolis: It is my and my brand’s core belief that gender is a spectrum and is fluid. I wish to use fashion as a medium to open the dialogue on gender fluidity and the infinite fashion expression that represents it.
Getthebuzz716: What are some of your goals for your brand? And who is your target audience?
Dystropolis: Lately, I have been very fascinated by wearable technology and its infinite possibilities. Needless to say, a short term goal for my brand is to explore the opportunity in wearable technology. A long term goal is to use this technology to enhance humanity. My target audience in this new found direction would be those who marvels the wonder of wearable tech.
Getthebuzz716: What matters most in your design?
Dystropolis: The brand’s core belief: Gender is a spectrum. That is the reason that I have a range of aesthetics from feminine to masculine and anything in between.
Getthebuzz716: Where do you see the future of fashion and what part will you play?
Dystropolis: I can see infinite opportunities in technology in fashion, and I want to be part of this exploration and hopefully an contributor in the near future.