April 11th-17th, 2011
Korean Times Weekly Magazine
Cover story: “Solo Exhibition by Younghui Kim, “Bottari”
“When everyday life crosses over media art” - article by Jinwoo Park
FRENZY International Fashion Magazine, Winter 2010
“High Tech Couture” by Madigan Talmage-Bowers
‘HearWear’ and ‘Stir It On!’ are featured in this article. It is an interesting article in general.
….Remember the childhood excitement of light-up shoes that flashed on impact? New York-based designers Younghui Kim and Milena Berry expand the concept for the 21st century with HearWear, a line of “wearable electronic” wrap skirts. Inspired by the fast-paced urban rhythms of Manhattan and Seoul, HearWear promotes the idea that consumers should be more in touch with and expressive through their environments. The skirts fuse audio and visual stimulation, responding to noise with LED panels imbedded in the fabric. Battery-powered sensors hidden in the waistbands activate the panels and electroluminescent wires embroidered into the garments’ design. The louder the noise, the more intense the impromptu light show. “We work not only towards a better environmental awareness for most people, but also towards the unnoticeable integration of technology in your day-to-day fashion and lifestyle,” says Kim of her creations. She is also debuting a sister line of skirts dubbed Stir it On! which respond to physical stimulation such as being jostled on a crowded street or dance floor. The built-in sensors could be applied to almost any wearable piece, including handbags, accessories, and jackets.
(…from the article, please click here to read the whole article>>>>)