Anouk Wipprecht is a Dutch designer and innovator working in the emerging field of “FashionTech” — where fashion design meets engineering, robotics, science, and interaction/user experience design. Here, fashion transcends mere appearances. Anouk wants her garments to facilitate and augment the interactions we have with ourselves and our surroundings. Her Spider Dress is a perfect example: sensors and moveable arms on the dress create a more defined boundary of personal space and a fierce style. Partnering with Intel, AutoDesk, Google, Microsoft, Cirque Du Soleil, Audi, and 3D printing company Materialise, she researches the future of embedding technology into clothing.