TERRAFORM, THE NEW WAY TO REFLECT FASHION

What’s terraform? What’s the relationship with fashion? One of famous fashion designer applied this concept into fashion, isn’t it interesting? Check this out!

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Iris van Herpen, a Dutch fashion designer inspired by ‘Total Recall’ movie that explained about terraforming on Mars made her fall collection this year. Terraforming means hypothetical process that modifies the biosphere (atmospheric, temperature, surface topography or ecology) of other planet to be similar to Earth, so it can be inhabited by human.

Through her collections, van Herpen actualized terraform concept, which are abstract and not understandable into reality. “The whole concept of terraforming started in science fiction, but it has become a reality,” said van Herpen after the show.

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“Hacking Infinity” was what Iris van Herpen called her show, is a fall ready to wear 2015 collections for woman. Her fashion show was held in Paris on March 10th 2015 at the Palais de Tokyo. This collection used a combination between stainless steel in the warp and silk in the weft, producing fine, fluid dress silk.

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The process to transformed stainless steel and silk into a beautiful fluid dress silk is interesting. Iris van Herpen said she created this collection only by fire and there is no painting at all. “We created a really thin metal reef from stainless steel, and we literally melt it with fire, burning it, and we decide the amount of heat. This is all hand burnt, so each color that you see is done by fire.”

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Iris van Herpen and team used 3D Systems concept for this “Hacking Infinity” collections. This collection is a combination between traditional handwork techniques with modern day digital technology, such as 3D printing and laser cutting. She collaborated with the Canadian professor of architecture Phillip Beesley to actualize this 3D collection and Aleksandra Gaca for fabrics and materials. For the shoes, she also collaborated with Japanese shoe designer, Noritaka Tatehana to create 3D-printed translucent crystal clusters and laser-cut leather.

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Iris van Herpen succeeds to actualize what is called Science fashion. She used stainless steel, one of the metal products as material for her collection and then combined it with silk and 3D printing method to actualize her brilliant idea of terraforming concept. She sees technology from a very different perspective and used it as a creative tool.

So, you’ve known that stainless steel can be part of fashion too, right?

Same as previous articles before, steel can be used for lots of products in different kind of fields, like steel string in music, thermal cooker for innovation, and for a beautiful dress like in this article. Shanghai Metal Corporation which is based in China is one of the leading businesses in the manufacturing of metalworking industry. We can produce and export the best quality of steel and other metal products and service. We prioritize the efficient of manufacturing and environmental sustainability.

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STAINLESS STEEL IS A NEW FASHION

Who say only women can wear jewelry? Stainless steel jewelry is the answers of it! Stainless steel jewelry is suitable for women and men. It is attractive, yet masculine.

Stainless steel in French “inoxydable” is an iron alloy with a minimum of 10.5% Chromium. It is best known as the material used to make objects that requires strength and safety like aircraft, automotive bodies, building support, or dentistry instruments. This metal product was discovered in 1913 by Harry Brearley, a Sheffield metallurgist when he was doing the experiment with different types of steel for weapons. He noticed that a 13% Chromium steel had not corroded after several months.

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Traditional metal such as gold, silver, and platinum are probably being the first choice for people when they buy metal jewelry, but actually stainless steel has lots of benefits when it used as jewelry. Why?

First, it is versatile. Stainless steel jewelry is versatile. People wear jewelry to make them look more attractive or they buy it because they like to appreciate the beauty of the jewelry itself. Regardless of what the reasons are stainless steel jewelry can help you to fulfill those needs.

Second, it is a good material. Unlike gold and silver, stainless steel jewelry doesn’t need to be handled very carefully, because it is durable! You don’t need to polish very often because it is resistant to corrode.

Third, it is hypoalleregenic. If you are someone who has sensitive skin, stainless steel jewelry is the best choice for you. Traditional metal jewelries like gold, silver, and platinum can elicit allergic reactions because of the impurities in the metal itself, but stainless steel is different. It is hypoalleregenic and much less likely to provoke allergic reactions.

Last but not least, it is cheaper! Of course it is cheaper than gold, silver, or even platinum! Stainless steel jewelry is a big return on investment.

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Stainless steel jewelry has become more increasingly popular in recent years, especially for men’s accessories, like watches, eye wear and bracelets. This looks masculine due to its use in industrial fields. The most popular choice of stainless steel jewelry is men’s wedding bands. It looks tough and rugged. Although stainless steel jewelry identical with masculinity, but woman still can wear. There is a lot of women’s stainless steel jewelry, like ring, necklace, and earring and it looks as beautiful as other traditional jewelries.

What else can give you the beauty and masculinity of jewelry with good quality and best price, except stainless steel jewelry? So you still doubt to buy stainless steel jewelry?

Shanghai Metal Corporation can actualize the beauty and masculinity of stainless steel jewelry!

As a representative of the metal industry, Shanghai Metal Corporation is one of the leading businesses in the manufacturing of metal products in the global field. We can produce aluminum, stainless steel, copper, shipping containers and other metal products and service. We prioritize the efficient of manufacturing and environmental sustainability.

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Wearable Metal – SMC’s selection for you

Today Shanghai Metal Corporation is willing to challenge you! Tomorrow morning, on your way to school or work, try to count the number of people wearing metal items. Not only watches and jewelry; look for shoes, wearable electronic devices and so on. We do not commonly realize it, but metal is increasingly used in the production of items that we wear and use everyday. Take a look at the selection of the coolest metal wearable items that Shanghai Metal Corporation chose for you.

MI BAND

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With its linear design and a competitive price, Mi Band is the smart wearable bracelet produced by the Chinese company Xiaomi. Among its functions, Mi Band unlocks you phone without a password, monitors fitness level and tracks sleeping quality. Mi Band is a small metal accessory featuring three LED lights and it comes with a silicon or real leather strap.

FRENDS HEADPHONES

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Aesthetics and quality for the beautiful FRENDS Layla leather and iridescent metal headphones.

HIGH FASHION ITEMS

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From Prada to Alexander McQueen, form Toga to Christian Louboutin, according to Vogue.it the 2015 Spring/Summer fashion season is characterized by the rock style. The new design of sunglasses, bags, jackets and shoes are inspired by rock stars. And metal features are a must.

SMARTWATCH

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A mix of metal and other materials for the amazing smartwatches sponsored by Apple, Samsung, Sony and other leading companies in the electronic field.

Do not  forget that Shanghai Metal Corporation provides you with a great selection metals such as aluminum, copper, steel and so on. Great quality and competitive prices are our guidelines in order to satisfy clients from all over the world. Visit our website to learn more about our business and products and do not hesitate to contact us.

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Wonderful Chain Art

Metals are everywhere around us and sometimes you don’t even notice that an object next to you is made out of steel, copper or aluminum. For example a simple metal chain doesn’t have to serve just for securing your bike against the railing. Why am I mentioning a chain? Well let’s sit comfortably and have a look.

Urban art has many interesting variations. Here, artists used their imagination and metalworking skills to create something really extra-ordinary. By using CHAINS!

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I am a bit curious who would wear shoes with chain higheels, it seems almost impossible to walk with that.

Everyday urban landscapes may seem shady that’s why artists accentuate the beauty of these places to make the environment nicer to people.

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Fashion designers also got inspired by chains and implemented it into their urban fashion style. Many of you probably don’t approve it but at least they stepped out of mainstream and created something unusual.

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Not only fashion but also furniture can be created with chains. These kind of chairs, sofas or tables will lighten your house and bring unique style.

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This urban style is not for everyone but if you like it you could visit our website to see what metal products we offer. Shanghai Metal Corporation offers good quality and a quick service. You can also send us inquiry and our English staff will guide you further. Follow us also on Social Media platforms and find our more about our company.

    

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Trendy look of stainless steel jewelry

Stainless steel has become an extremely popular choice for fashion jewelry for its resistance to tarnish and its bright, silvery finish. As it is strong enough for using on daily basis, you can’t go wrong with choosing stainless steel as the material for making jewelry. Steel and metals in general  play an important role in the creation of contemporary jewelry.

A short history of metals in jewelry making

i_jeweleryMetals are as old as human civilization and history of jewelry making dates back thousands years. Metals were used by ancient people – Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Greeks, Romans. The source of the word “metal” is unknown, but it is regarded that it could have come from a combination of the Greek word “metallin” and metallon (mine or metal).

Stainless steel jewelry

During last years stainless steel has found its way into fashion where it is used from necklaces to earrings. Stainless steel was invented by Harry Brearley of the Brown & Firth Research Laboratories in 1913 and developed to be impervious to staining or corrosion. Today, stainless steel is very favourite of women and men who want an industrial, street look with a touch of flash. Stainless steel may be the right choice even over precious metals.

Pros of stainless steel jewelry
  • low reactivity – environment that contains a high chlorine or salt content can accelerate tarnishing, so it is perfect for divers, swimmer or other aquatic athletes
  • resistance to tarnish 
  • excellent durability
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Stainless steel bracelet, ring and necklace

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In Shanghai Metal Corporation we offer high-quality products and service for our international clients. We offer metal products as well as stainless steel. You can find more information on our website or send us inquiry and our English speaking staff will help you. You could also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or LindkedIn.

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Money Is So Over: Pay With Tweets

Hub of a number of astonishing fashion and high-tech trends such as CityCharger, New York City has once more set a new thing: the pop-up tweet shop. At the Marc Jacobs Tweet shop in SoHo at 462 West Broadway customers could pay in tweets at the check-out counter. The shop in NYC was the first one to successfully create a social buzz around fashionistas and media-savvy shoppers, followed by a Convent Garden pop-up shop in London last month.

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Put up to last a couple of days the lounge-inspired pop-up shop features apart from a lounge area, photo booth, vine booth, food, drinks, free Wi-Fi, and nail bar, all accompanied by the skills of DJ Jilly Hendrix. Goodies such as mini-fragrances, clothing and accessories could be purchased and paid in form of tweets, Facebook or Instagram posts followed by the hashtag #MJDaisyChain. To enhance the social campaign MJ store is also giving handbags as rewards to best Instagram photos.

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This is not the only social marketing campaign to use exquisite forms of currency in exchange for goods. McDonald’s Stockholm has also set a new trend by accepting recycled cans as payment for burgers. Linked to a more “proud” cause, McDonald’s social campaign can be said to have a deeper purpose behind it unlike MJ pop-up stores that mainly aim at creating a social buzz among their consumers and admirers.

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Shanghai Metal Corporation, a specialist manufacturer and trader of metal products, doesn’t accept social currency for the moment. But you can find us on WordPress, LinkedIn , Twitter , Facebook  and Instagram. To find out more, please visit our Website, Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code. Moreover, we sell directly from Alibaba , EC21Tradekey or directly at sales@shanghaimetal.com.

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Sources and pictures: fashionista.com, timeout.com, psfk.com, graphiquefantastique.com, simplyq.com, mdgadvertising.com, mdgadvertising.com, luxury-insider.com

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For Our Brazilian Readers: Cooperativa Brasileira “Escama Studio” Transforma Anel De Latinha De Alumínio Reciclado Em Moda

Cooperativas de artesanato, também conhecidas como empresas sociais, agora estão encontrando novos meios para capacitar os membros de suas comunidades a ganhar dinheiro.

“Escama Studio”, o que significa escamas de peixe em Português, é uma cooperativa brasileira de arte que oferece mulheres das “cidades satélites” de Brasilia práticas de negócios a seremempregadas na produção manual de bolsas usando anel de latas de alumínio reciclado como matéria-prima principal.

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Artesãs da Escama Studio

As artesãs recebem formação profissional e são pagas por seutrabalho por peça, cujo preço é fixado pela cooperativa. As bolsas da Escama Studio são éticas e ecologicamente corretas, uma vez que são produzidas inteiramente a partir de materiais reciclados – há bolsas que utilizam mais de 700 anéis de lata de alumínio reciclados partir de latas de refrigerante no Brasil. Cada peça vem com a assinatura da pessoa que a fez. No site da cooperativa os perfis de artistas e imagem são disponibilizados ao público, onde você pode deixar uma mensagem para a artesã. Além disso, Escama Studio doa 3% do produto interno bruto das vendas anuais diretamente à cooperativa.

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Bolsa da Escama Studio e nome das artesãs

A maioria dos anéis de alumínio usados na produção das bolsas ecológicas são feitos de alumínio (75%). Outro material mais raro que também é usado para produzir lingüetas é aço galvanizado, que representa o restante da produção mundial de anéis (25%). Esses anéis de alumínio são conhecidos como “stay-on-tab”, inventado por Ermal Fraze e Omar Brown. A versão “stay-on-tab” representa o fim da versão ecológica “easy-open”, substituindo a antiga tampa lisa (conhecida como concha), a fim de reduzir as lesões e lixo em beira de estrada devido aos separadores removíveis. O novomecanismo utiliza um guia separado ligado à superfície superior como uma alavanca para comprimir uma parte marcada na tampa, esta se dobra para baixo do topo da lata e para fora do caminho da abertura.

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Bolsa da Escama Studio

A produção mundial de todas as latas de bebida é de aproximadamente 475,000 milhões de latas por ano em todo o mundo, 100 bilhões por ano em os EUA, 52 bilhões por ano na Europa, crescendo cerca de 3% ao ano.

A reciclagem dos anéis de alumínio é definitivamente uma maneira inteligente e muito criativa que realmente faz você se sentir como se estivesse fazendo algo de positivo para o planeta.

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Versão “Stay-on-tab” para anel de alumínio

Shanghai Metal Corporation não leva vantagem na compra e venda de bolsas. Orgulhamo-nos das iniciativas como a da Escama Studio, uma cooperativa de empoderamento que traz esperança e felicidade para a comunidade e a sociedade como um todo.

Shanghai Metal Corporation oferece uma grande variedade de folha de alumínio (placa de alumínio) utilizado na produção de latas de bebidas, tampas e anéis. Para a nossa lista completa de produtos que oferecemos, confira o nosso site aqui. Certifique-se também de participar da conversa em nosso grupo LinkedIn, Facebook, eTwitter. Experimente o nosso novo aplicativo móvel digitalizando o código QR ​​abaixo.

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Full-Metal Dress struck by lightning

Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht presented a futuristic 3D-printed Faraday cage dress with plasma ball pieces attached to the shoulders for a show at Maker Faire Bay Area this year. Wipprecht is known to create futuristic fashion to celebrate the beautiful nexus of fashion design, interaction design, and technology. “3D printing gives the ability to create in much more detail, flexibility, stability, and pace than handcrafting sculptural pieces, and with modeling software like AutoDesk’s Maya and printing, I am able to integrate my electronics directly form-fitted into the designs”, says Wipprecht.

The modeling software AutoDesk’s Maya was crucial to create a structure that would be flexible and wearable, since the dress would mainly require full metal as material. Aluminum plate was the metal choice for this dress, and approximately 600 metal rings link them together. In order to protect Wipprecht’s head from the half million volts of electricity produced by two coils, a prototype helmet from full metal was created. For extra flair, she hacked toy plasma balls into shoulder ornaments. “Normally I work with fashion models,” Wipprecht says. “But this time, nobody else wanted to wear it.”, she added. The show was a success. Her garment safely conducted the coils’ electrical bursts around her body and into the ground while lighting up her shoulders with tendrils of purple plasma.

Please note: Don’t try this at home!

Shanghai Metal Corporation offers aluminum is varying types including sheet, plate, coil, strip, plate, tube, pipe, in varying fittings and sizes. SMC also produces aluminum profile for radiator, motor shell, and furniture. To find out more, please visit our Website or send your inquiry here. Our English speaking personnel will be more than pleased to help you. Follow us on  LinkedInTwitter, FacebookInstagram and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

Source: popsci.com, instructables.com

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