Pauline van Dongen is a Dutch fashion designer specialized in wearable technology. Since the establishment in 2010, her eponymous design studio has received international recognition through various projects, such as various solar fashion pieces, illuminated sportswear, new developments in 3D printed fashion using body scanning and generative design tools and interactive designs revolving around body posture and movement. 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 the form of a truly 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.
As a creator interested in the notion of interactivity in fashion, Pauline van Dongen researches the human body in relation to its surroundings. She is fascinated by concepts of change, movement, energy and perception, since she believes the future of fashion lies in its premise to be dynamic and changing. To her, technology is not a mere tool, but rather one of aesthetics.
Pauline van Dongen is also a PhD researcher at the Eindhoven University of Technology.