jae kim: kinetic mechanical skirt
jae kim: kinetic mechanical skirt jae kim: kinetic mechanical skirt
apr 08, 2010

jae kim: kinetic mechanical skirt

movement is one of the key design considerations when designing clothing, but industrial designer jae kim took a mechanical approach with this skirt concept. the project is a small experiment kim created using a simple grey skirt. the skirt is loose on top and gradually flows into a series of triangular pieces on the bottom. the triangles created a geometric form to the skirt that is then tied to a mechanical controller. the wearer adjusts the control located at the hip and the skirt reacts by moving the geometric grid, creating new rigid forms from this textile. the project hints at machine embedded fashion that can change forms at the touch of a button.


  • useless ….

    soo says:
  • a very small reaction for such a big skirt.

    miami flintstone says:
  • it’s exactly Hannah Allijn’s curtain worn as a skirt:

    hj says:
  • and the wooden carpet by Elisa Stroyzk – which is fine – so the skirt is ok as well!! keep on working on your stuff und have fun!

    maxi says:
  • That’s not functional or a pretty skirt at all. you know triangles are the base of every shape, maybe you can find something more interesting based on triangles, but not an useless mechanical skirt. Keep Working!!!

    camilor+ says:
  • Why? Because you can? There’s got to be a better reason than that to wear something this unattractive. There isnt even enough of a cool factor in the mechanics to make it interesting. Tell me who is going to wear this?

    cynicalsally says:
  • uuuhhhhh……….Lame
    not interesting at all…..even the color is bland

    Avedon says:
  • really looks like it could use some more work…

    hh says:
  • how kinetic is that skirt??? please, don’t use knobs to make it work… kinetic is to transform wile moving and not moving wile stopped by rolling some buttons… not even funny… now the shapes are nice but i think it possible to do something better and nicer than that!

    Rick-from-PT says:
  • keep working!! the knobs should go.

    paulo says:

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