Seriously? 😒 hindi naman sa nagddamot pero yung mga ganto na nagmumuka ng desperado sa like. Huhu jeskelerd, bakit po? Ayoko magtaray pero hays. Asdfghjkl ksickdicifiodk ka slckfodkc djkfkdkc pakyu! ./. I cri -.-

Ano kaya pinaglalaban nitong si mario? Puta kasi ilabas niyo na yung prinsesa niya! Yun lang hinahanap non kaya ayaw umalis 👊

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We have a passion for fashion, and have even dabbled in design ourselves. Shown here is our electric flying suit, the human exoskeleton we attempted to build in the 1960s and the moon boots we made for Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. Last but not least is our recent collaboration with JackThreads on The Missions, a rare type of sneakers made with advanced materials to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first lunar landing. 

For New York Fashion Week, we wanted to explore the intersection of fashion and science further, and today, we’re pleased to introduce GE’s #iOnFashion team. Click here to meet the science and fashion bloggers who will take over our Tumblr next week with their unique NYFW coverage.

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To raise awareness of the effects of plastic waste in our world’s oceans, all the pieces in G-STAR RAW collection contain recycled plastics. Plastic is a major threat to the health of our oceans due to the rotating water currents in each of the major ocean systems, which accumulate debris fragments into expansive patches. Plastics break down into smaller segments upon long-term exposure to water as well as ultra-violet radiation. Unfortunately, these segments are unusable within the environment, as no natural organism can break down these synthetic molecules. Modifications to the chemical composition of newly manufactured plastic may change this, but until then, conservation initiatives like this G-STAR collection may be the only plan of action to clean our oceans.

- Chris Ing, freshphotons.com | #iOnFashion, NYFW 2014 

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In Felipe Oliveira Baptista’s nautical-inspired spring collection for Lacoste, traditional items like rain jackets were outfitted with transparent hood visors and waterproof fabrics. Waterproofs are made by coating natural or synthetic fibers with a polymer like PVC or rubber that can be tuned for breathability. At a molecular level, these materials have a characteristic non-polar surface to prevent water molecules from penetrating the layer. A more advanced version of this can be seen in the GIFs above showing the superhydrophobic surfaces GE researchers are developing. Perhaps soon these surfaces will make their debut on the runway. 

- Chris Ing, freshphotons.com | #iOnFashion, NYFW 2014 | Photo credit © Yannis Vlamos.

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