Pauline van Dongen is a Dutch fashion designer specialized in wearable technology. As a creator interested in the notion of interactivity in fashion, she researches the human body in relation to its surroundings. Since the establishment in 2010, her design studio has received international recognition and is continuously involved in a diverse array of projects that span various disciplines, locations and collaborators. The studio is immersed in the dynamic intersection of fashion and technology and is dedicated to collaborative, cross-disciplinary work that enables innovation and experimentation to take form in a wearable and desirable product. Pauline’s vision is based on the belief that technology can add new value and meaning to fashion and can enhance the way we experience the world around us.
Recent projects include work with solar cells, the integration of light in textile and new developments in 3D printed fashion using body scanning and generative design tools, as well as 3D knitting.
Pauline has presented her work in numerous festivals and exhibitions around the world including SXSW, CES, TEDx, Northside Festival, Wearable Futures, The Future of Fashion is Now, Dutch Design Week.
Pauline is also a Ph.D researcher within the programme 'Crafting Wearables' at the University of Technology in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
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