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Denzipfaden is a fashion/ technology project developed by fashion designer Maartje Dijkstra and electronic composer/producer Beorn lebenstedt aka… Read More
Denzipfaden is a fashion/ technology project developed by fashion designer Maartje Dijkstra and electronic composer/producer Beorn lebenstedt aka Newk. A high fashion men's outfit that functions as a music/DJ- controller by pulling the zippers up and down. Read Less
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DENZIPFADEN combines fashion, music and technology in an atmospheric, junglelistic and dark men's outfit that allows you to change the volume of your music and add samples -or anything else that you might do with a midi-controller- by pulling on the six golden zippers on the suit and a bracelet. The project was developed together with DJ and electronic composer Beorn Lebenstedt, who goes by the stage name of Newk, who developed the technology and wrote music for the suit, which he performed during the opening of the exhibition TechnoSensual in Vienna. The suit is completely handcrafted out of golden silk/polyester wires and custom made golden zippers. The development of the suit is very specific to the way that Maartje Dijkstra designs, using laborious handcrafting methods to create unique one-of-a-kind pieces that take months to complete. Although she’s now designed two highly technical garments she considers herself quite un-technical, preferring analog materials to digital ones. This is clearly visible in the final design of DENZIPFADEN. Although the suit is technical it was designed specifically not to appear that way, making the midi-controller function of the suit secondary to its function as a high fashion outfit. Of course keeping the technology hidden also adds a great element of surprise to a DJ set.