Photo Issue 2011: David Lauren is turning his father’s empire into a digital leader—and shaking up the fashion industry. Lauren wearing a simple and elegant white suit allows him to be projected as a towering figure.
We can’t tell you much about Taiwanese designer Wei Ting Liang (no website) except that she makes some hot-looking clothes, in a fembot-wielding-a-scalpel kind of way.
Wei whipped up the collection shown here for a final project at the Ecole de la Chambre Synidcale de la Couture Parisenne, a fancy couture school in Paris. She calls it Reveal- the Inner self (hey, you were a pretentious emo college student once, too) and built a whole narrative around it involving death, rebirth, and models writhing around helplessly on an operating-room table. Also known as Wednesday night at the Sheen residence.
[Nien] Lam and [Sue] Ngo’s shirts use tiny carbon-monoxide detectors to detect pollutants. When the detectors sniff out pollutants, a microcontroller sends electrical currents through the shirts, heating up wires that run under the internal organs (lungs or heart, depending on the shirt).
Tough sell for those living in New York or any other city on this list, but if you’re anyplace else the combo of chic and conservationist just can’t be beat.