Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago Launches Wired to Wear Featuring Wearables from 360Fashion Network

Today, the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago is launching a temporary exhibit showcasing how digital technology is transforming our clothes to enhance our lives. Wired to Wear invites audiences to experience the merging of technology with the human body (think jackets that help you see in the dark, wearables that express your emotions, and even a jet suit that can transport you to heights of 12,000 feet 😲)

While costume and concept pieces will be on display, visitors will also be able to take home their own piece of wearable art from Anina Net of 360Fashion Network. Just in time for the exhibition, Net has launched her line of fashionable and functional wireless charging wallets.😍 The wallets, which are available in several colours, are also on display in the exhibition for their innovative use of charge-on-contact technology.

Wireless charging wallets designed by fashion technologist Anina Net by 360Fashion Network in hot pink mirror fabric named “The Sandy” after Sandy Carter, one of the world’s leading women in technology

Additionally, 360Fashion Network’s Urban Mobility Scarf, iLLUMINATED JEWELRY chokers and bracelets, LED Ribbon, and MetaGem LEDA Smart Notification Ring will be sold in the MSI Museum Shop.

In addition to showcasing and selling her wares, Anina Net also consulted for the museum in the conception phases of the exhibition by connecting curators with key partners and advising on how the exhibition could be interactive and relevant to visitors.

Anina Net is an international model and innovative fashion technologist. Through her work with 360Fashion Network, Anina has worked with Nokia, Samsung, Intel, IBM and many more to apply the latest technologies to the fashion industry.

Wired to Wear will feature more than 1000 artifacts that represent the most cutting-edge technology from fashion-tech pioneers. Net will be featured alongside other designers including Anouk Wipprecht, Behnaz Farahi, Melissa Coleman, Suzi Webster, and Jordan Reeves.

“Wearable technology sits at the intersection of design, technology and innovation, and we are proud to bring together compelling examples of how it is changing the world,” says David Mosena, MSI’s president and chief executive officer. “We designed Wired to Wear to showcase the possibilities that wearable technology presents for society now and help guests understand how it can create opportunities for them they could have never imagined.”

Wired to Wear opens Thursday, March 21. For details and more information on the exhibit, follow the link. For more information on 360Fashion Network, click here.  

Amanda Cosco
Amanda is a freelance journalist and consultant focused on the intersection of fashion and technology and the founder of Electric Runway.

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