In this video, you'll imagine your fashion innovation and choose a model. The fashionindustry uses technology to enhance clothing in all kinds of innovative ways. Check outthis clip about fashion and technology.
In the future, clothing will be fully responsive to our bodies. When my body is getting warm,the clothing cools it down.When I'm cold, it warms it up. As it shifts from day to night,my clothes may illuminate. The building blocks of all these innovations are having an understandingof code. I meet a lot of people who are starting fashion companies, and they'll be like "OhI need somebody to build my website." And I always respond, "Why don't you learn tobuild it yourself?" Generally the answer is, "Oh, I'm not good at code. Or, I'm not goodat math." You know? "I'm not good at all of these things." and it's not really a questionof what you're good or bad at. It's a question of what you want to learn. I firmly believethat if you get involved with code now, you'll be able to help build the future of the fashionindustry.
The starter project includes code in the "lens" sprite. When the flag is clicked, the "lens"sprite moves in front of the other sprites in the project, and it follows the mouse pointerforever. Try it out. Next, choose a sprite to model your fashioninnovation. To see the models included in your starter project, click on the "Model"sprite and the costumes tab. What innovations can you imagine for the outfits that the modelsare wearing? Maybe you see a scarf that records your homework assignments, shoes that downloaddance moves from the internet, or a dress that changes color based on the clothing aroundit so that it never clashes. There’s no limit to the kind of fashioninnovation you could create. In the real world, designers combine fashion and technology allthe time. For example, fashion designers create luminous fabric with fiber optic lights, addLED lights to clothing that display digital text and play sounds, make clothing that changesits length and appearance based on the weather, and even create accessories that record healthinformation about the exercise habits of the wearer. How could you use technology to makeclothing more appealing and functional?
Consider these questions to spark your creativity: Does the outfit interact with the environmentaround the person wearing it? Does it change its appearance or functionality?
Does it empower the wearer to do something they could not do without the technology?
Choose a costume for your model that represents your innovation.
Now, it's your turn! Click on the model sprite and the costumes tab. Choose the costume youwill use for your fashion innovation.