PROJECT RUNWAY's Tim Gunn Talks Fashion Technology
Here are some of the highlights from the interview:
On technology in fashion:
For me, the test of new technology's greatness is our not being aware of it.
On UV protective undergarments:
That's why I say undergarments are so critical. It could be leggings for a woman or long johns for a man. I say this because with the shift in our environment, it's affecting our skin, and the changes are going to be more profound. We think about putting sunscreen on our faces, but meanwhile, those rays penetrate our clothing.
On Google Glass:
I don't want to see it. I don't want it to bludgeon me. Why don't you just hold the camera? Why do you have to wear the glasses?
And then it becomes an issue, like wire tapping...maybe you should have to declare that you're observing me and it's being recorded," he continued. Now focusing back on the fashion, Gunn said, "The glasses themselves, aside from the camera attachment, are all right, but the presence of the [camera] is too overwhelming for me.
On a PROJECT RUNWAY contestant using 3D printing
I think it's still in its infancy. But I'm rapt by it, I agree with you. I'm in the middle of home visits for season 12 of Project Runway, and one of the finalists is using 3D printing. I won't even give you a gender, but this individual is able to do this because of the support of a research center at a university. The individual does not own the technology, but has been given carte blanche to use it. I watched it in action - fascinating.
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Hosted by supermodel and fashion maven Heidi Klum, the hit Emmy(R)-nominated series Project Runway provides budding designers with an opportunity to launch their careers in fashion, under the watchful eyes of mentor and co-host Tim Gunn and judges Nina Garcia and Zac Posen. Project Runway is produced by The Weinstein Company, Bunim/Murray Productions and Full Picture Entertainment.
Executive producers include Bob and Harvey Weinstein (Co-Chairmen of The Weinstein Company), Meryl Poster and Barbara Schneeweiss of The Weinstein Company, Jonathan Murray and Sara Rea of Bunim/Murray Productions, Heidi Klum, and Jane Cha and Desiree Gruber of Full Picture Entertainment. Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy and David Hillman of Lifetime also executive produce.