A follow-up from last years 'Proceder’ debate, Elena Corchero guest tutors for the Eco-Design PhD programme at La Laguna University, Spain, discussing new ways for environmentally friendly and sustainable design innovations.
Lost Values starred at the exciting Kids.Modern Show conducting our popular Build-your-own Loopin workshops. A slick show for children and adults alike, Kids.Modern celebrates new design for the kids of today. Follow our online steps to make your own Loopin!
15 – 19 Jul '09
Elena Corchero Talks about her processes, adding to the theme of technologically augmented clothing. The program crosses the disciplines of fashion design, performance art, wearable computing and interaction design.
25 Feb – 02 Mar '09
Panelist and guest speaker Elena Corchero debates design responsibilities as an environmental mediator between nature and culture, production and consumption. Exploring trends, innovation and traditional heritage.
06 Sep '08
A fun workshop for all ages to learn basic electronics and innovative textiles with Elena's ZippyKit toys. A shared and interactive experience that requires no previous skills.
13 Jun – 20 Jul '08
Once more this summer, Elena Corchero delivers hands on workshops to customize interactive garments, recycle plastics, and design graphics for creative teenagers, organized by the BBC Blast team to inspire and support 13 to 19 year olds.
09 Nov '07
Presentation at ESDModa, about wearable technologies, advantages and complications of pursuing a career in smart textiles. Showcasing the Solar Vintage collection, and the techniques and technology used.
12 Sep '07
Visit the lab, meet the researchers and play around with the newest demos, from sports over a distance to smart cities, technologies for interiors, relationships, fashion and many more. A full day with Talks, demos and nice local food.
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As a researcher sponsored by Distance Lab, Elena Corchero will talk about her wearable photovoltaics. SeamuSays will be presented as a language learning toy together with The Huggable from MIT Media Lab.
02 Feb '11
Elena Corchero will inspire students to remain unique by following what they believe in. Lost Values believes in a future where design is environmental and emotional yet smart and playful. The Trend Boutique wanted to cover some of the most dynamic & interesting trending topics today.
09 Dec '10
Elena Corchero introduces her Research to Architecture Students. An insight into the world of smart materials, playfulness, sustainability and emotional design. MAADM lead by Richard Difford, forms a critical understanding of digital technology exploring the integration of computer technology into design praxis.
Elena Corchero has put her creative hands to tackling the JJAM Curators Collective’s yellow duster project exhibiting this week at Tent London. In association with 2010’s Design Week, her piece reinvents this everyday object and features alongside other designers up to the challenge.
At the Glasgow CCA, Elena Corchero talks about how her company Lost Values is tackling the distance between tradition, craft and technology and aiming towards a future where design is sustainable and emotional yet smart and playful.
We showcased our LFLECT designs in a 2-day 'I Bike Cambridge’ fashion, art and lifestyle event. Selected to exhibit in the fashion show alongside other brands including Dashing Tweeds and Bobbin Bicycles we displayed new possibilities for how to combine cycling and fashion.
Lost Values opened its doors to the public during Cockpit Arts’ Summer Open Studiosevent. The eclectic mix of designer makers at Cockpit all played host to a busy stream of visitors throughout the weekend. Elena carried out special Build-your-own Loopin workshops. Christmas Open Studios to come this November.
23 March '10
Invited by Olmaya, Elena Corchero questions consumerism and introduces her contributions to Design Activism.
08 – 18 Oct '09
The third Bangkok Design Festival 2009 with The theme Balancing The Future. Design exhibition from local and international designers together with lectures by renowned designers and workshop.
08 – 11 Oct '09
Featuring the "LFLECT" project, reflective fashion accessories for the urban cyclist. The Cycle Show is the place to find all the latest trends and products for cycling fanatics and amateurs.
24 – 27 Sep '09
16 Jul – 13 Dec '09
Exhibiting the Solar vintage Fan this exhibition explores how “souvenirised” cities, monuments and artworks end up redrawing the collective imagination and even the original motif that generated the “souvenirised” icon.
15 Jan '09
19 Sep – 30 Sep '08
25 Apr – 25 Jul '08
A Solar Vintage dress will be shown in the new Trinity College Science Gallery in Dublin. Science in its various forms has revolutionised the fashion industry. Its impact has been felt in all areas of fashion from conceptual garments for the catwalk to the use of high tech fibers for civilians.
Nov '07 – Feb '08
30 Jan '08
19 – 28 Oct '07
03 – 29 Oct '07
Solar Vintage at the Textile Futures Salon: Wearable technologies made couture. Elena Corchero believes that when a technology is added to an ancient medium like textiles, there is a need to respect and explore its history and traditions.
06 Aug '07
Solar Vintage will be shown at this year's edition of Unravel International Fashion show. An evening to enjoy the latest in conceptual and innovative wearables.
18 May '07
Elena Corchero features in the sequel to Seymour’s acclaimed ‘Fashionable Technology’. Discussing her LFLECT reflective knitted accessories and Zippy Kit electronic toy sets, this new release highlights the cutting edge developments in fashion and technology.
This month saw our Zippy Kits advertised in Vogue UK’s ‘Dream Nursery’ section for Children’s Summer Toys 2010. The kit enables children to create their own ‘Loopin’, a textile little monster toy with light up eyes, that offers a fun and accessible introduction to electronics. Get your own here.
Blueprint searching for the people who are really making change: being proactive, maverick and challenging, rather than simply waiting for a change of government. The January issue compiles a list that includes well-known names and complete newcomers.
Entrepreneurial designer Elena Corchero has re-invented eco fashion with clothes and accessories which will literally light up your evening. By threading custom-made solar panels into clothes and accessories, she creates pretty outfits by day that transform into decorative lights.
Natural Home magazine is the authority on green building and eco-friendly home design. Since 1999, Natural Home has given eco-conscious homeowners the information they need to live in energy-efficient, healthy homes.
Mixing and matching creative disciplines, acknowledging that everything influences everything. Editor Kevin Tallon is part of the think tank and lecturer on the world-famous BA fashion course at Central Saint Martins, London.
Celebrates international contemporary textile design. Drusilla Cole is a writer, artist and illustrator, and for the past 20 years has been a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Arts, London, teaching surface design and textiles.
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13 Aug '07
Solar Vintage collection featured in The Guardian. Newspaper founded in 1821 with a long history of editorial and political independence.
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23 – 26 Jan '11
Our Products and the new 'follow me' prototype for interiors have been selected by Designers Block to be exhibited at NEC Birmingham Interiors 2011 Show. Designersblock are curating an area within Thinking Space that mixes cutting edge product with people.
Our LFLECT Lace was awarded 2nd place in Green Thing's search for ‘Sustainability’s Next Top Model’! It was a competition celebrating new sustainable design innovations, and we are thrilled with the recognition. Get your LFLECT lace here!
Leading business enterprise website Springwise.com has featured our LFLECT Lace in a recent article. Springwise, who work with a vast portfolio of businesses and entrepreneurs praised our designs for bringing “style and safety to bicyclists”. Available in 8 delightful colours, join the following!
WGSN, the world’s leading trend forecasting service, has featured our LFLECT Lace in their ‘Material Innovations’ section in both their website and publications this month. Our reflective lace was pinpointed for its “relationship between craft and technology”.
24 Sep '09
LFLECT concept and prototypes receive this award, now in its 14th year. The leading architecture title’s awards have become one of the show’s highlights and the standard of entries was as impressive as ever according to Blueprint editor Vicky Richardson.
24 Jul '09
Elena Corchero receives the maximum grant award for Lost Values new concepts and prototype development. Nesta Starter for Six is an enterprise training programme that supports up-and-coming creative entrepreneurs across Scotland.
21 Feb '09
Elena Corchero receives the judge's special commendation. Ceremony presented by Hilary Alexander, fashion director for The Daily Telegraph, and Andrew Senior head of the British Council’s Creative Industries Unit.
29 Nov – 12 Dec '08
Elena Corchero travelled to India to explore collaborations with highly skilled artisans and outstanding designers that are pushing innovation through tradition, fair trade and organic materials, strengthening the quality and integrity of her products.
11 Dec '07
Guest speaker Elena Corchero discusses the historical connections between textiles and technology, presenting demos for what "exploring lost values through clothing and technology" means to her.
Elena Corchero has received a nomination under the ‘Emerging Talent’ category by the annual Eco Prize for Creativity. The awards, given by the Eco Trust selects creative works that positively and imaginatively inspire greener living and environmentally friendly lifestyles.
16 – 23 Jun '07
Solar Vintage will be exhibited at the main gallery in Southampton Row, as part of the MA Textile Futures Degree Show. A great opportunity to meet the Designers and enjoy the eagerly awaited Central Saint Martins Degree Shows.
Our LFLECT reflective knit collection has been selected for the London Design Museum Shop. Featuring our luxurious merino wool LFLECT Lace scarves, Limited Edition Design Museum TYPE WEAR scarves, cotton Fruit Bags and reflective Lace Ribbon. Get yours here!
The London Design Museum welcomes our U&V pins to their exclusive shop range. These cute and colourful recycled ceramic brooches turn red under the sun to alert the wearer of the sun’s damaging strength. Produced in the UK in collaboration with YoYo Ceramics.Take a look!
The home of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Kronborg Castle, now pays host to our appropriately themed LFLECT ‘Hamlet’ design scarves. The reflective knits, created in collaboration with typographer Henrik Kubel are available in a full line of colours. You can choose your own unique one here!
We have collaborated with the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen to bring to their shop a colourful array of exclusive Louisiana TYPEWEAR scarves, and our quirky LFLECT Pompom keyrings and brooches.
From 12-31 July, Lost Values had its very first Pop-up Shop based in the heart of Clerkenwell. The shops, set up in collaboration with the designer makers of the Whu Collective, received great success! More Pop-up Shops are in the pipeline so please follow our Group for updates!
We have collaborated with textile designer MAHSO to create a brand new range of LFLECT cotton t-shirts. These cute fitted t-shirts have a playful polka-dot pattern that reflects light after dark. We have a great range of colours to choose from, so take your pick!
Zippy Kit toys are now also available at the Saatchi Gallery Shop in London.
Ioannis Dimitrousis integrates Glow in the dark Technology for his collection Autumn Winter 2010/11. Shown in February during London Fashion Week
Collaboration with renowned typographer Henrik Kubel. Customize your own scarf with letters. Write names, messages, dates, places etc. You can make a scarf as long as the full alphabet!
LFLECT products are now also available at the Bobbin Bicycles Boutique in London. The collection includes scarfs, hats, pompons, lace and snoods!
Elena Corchero has being commissioned to design the store front and interior lighting for the select Lingery label Myla in Notting Hill.
29 May '08
Elena Corchero has being commissioned to design the Crown for the 2008 Enjoia't winner, as Solar Vintage was awarded in 2008 with the first prize in technical profesional jewellery by FAD in Barcelona.
25 –29 Feb '08
25 Aug '07
Saturday at the Round House, 2-5pm. Latest designs from young designers followed by discussions and feedback with industry professionals from both design and retail backgrounds.