Tag archive for ‘fashion’
By Bartel Scheers On Thursday, September 8th, 2011

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

We’ve seen Toshiba’s TEC Hybrid Fitting System where a camera and screen positioned in front of a customer superimposes virtual outfits onto a shopper’s body, and Disney’s new toy at Tomorrowland More...

By Bartel Scheers On Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

The Line In The Sand

A few weeks ago, many people including myself questioned whether the seductive Vogue Paris magazine spread of 10-year-old French model Thylane Loubry Blondeau had crossed the line. Many pointed fingers at Blondeau’s More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, September 5th, 2011

Bikini On Demand

Okay, Summer is almost over, but this is something I can really see being totally endemic within a decade; fashion laser-printed on demand. Or as in this pioneer case by Dutch designers LemonBow; bikini’s More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Gagged and Tagged as Slave – Banned!

Here we go again. Another ad – again for the fashion industry – at the center of controversy and moral outcry. An ad for men’s clothing store Roger David featuring a teenage girl with the word “slave” More...

By Bartel Scheers On Sunday, August 21st, 2011


The New York Times has a excellent piece on the culture of plastic surgery in Brazil by anthropologist Alexander Edmonds. Edmonds notes that surgery is not considered to be a correction or salve against the sagging More...

By Bartel Scheers On Saturday, August 20th, 2011

Urban Outfitters Is Being Sued Over Model

Here we go again! Underage models are taking over the cat walks and causing quite some controversy. This time clothes store Urban Outfitters is being sued for using sexually suggestive pictures of a 16-year-old More...

By Bartel Scheers On Sunday, August 14th, 2011
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A Hybrid Fitting System

The TEC Hybrid Fitting System from electronics manufacturer Toshiba is a virtual dressing room for shoppers to try on clothing using augmented reality. A camera and screen positioned in front of a customer superimposes More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, August 8th, 2011

Far Too Much, Far Too Young

Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau is ten years old. By most legal standards of western society, she is considered a child. However, this pre-teen is the cover model of French Vogue. Vogue dresses Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau More...

By Bartel Scheers On Saturday, August 6th, 2011
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Ad banned. Too photoshopped.

A cosmetic advertisement featuring actress Julia Roberts has been banned by U.K’s Advertising Standards Agency after it was digitally altered to make her skin look flawless. The move came after Liberal Democrat More...

By Bartel Scheers On Saturday, July 23rd, 2011

Zappos Using Naked Models to Sell Clothes

Instead of hiring models to wear their clothes, online retailer Zappos has decided to hire models not to wear them, as these new print ads show. Shot around Manhattan, they feature women doing everyday things like More...

By Bartel Scheers On Thursday, July 14th, 2011
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Sensual Software Interaction

The touch screen has allowed us to access information and data in new gesture-oriented ways, but the haptic feedback used in many phones or tablets today, which merely vibrates to confirm that your touch of the More...

By Bartel Scheers On Monday, June 27th, 2011

Holographic Fashion Show

In a world first, designer Tim Jockel has created a fashion show for German haute couture fashion label Stefan Eckert completely through three-dimensional hologram technology. Working alongside director Florian More...