By Jonathan Vatner
Joy (Juyeon) Kim, Technical Design, Fashion Design ’15, put on an exhibition of nine upcycled, high-tech garments in Tribeca in August. To make the artworks for the Flydopo exhibition (a dopo is a traditional Korean men’s garment), she used castoff fabric from DKNY and Calvin Klein Suits, where she worked as a technical designer, as well as discarded muslin from FIT. For one piece, she created a zero-waste pattern; for another, she incorporated augmented reality. For a third, she programmed embedded LEDs using skills she learned in FIT’s Maker Minds Space. Each garment in Kim’s exhibition offered a different take on sustainability and technology. Watch this short clip to see the augmented reality in action.