A smart denim jacket

weaving, smart fabric, denim, haptic technology


A smart denim jacket


In an accelerating world Issho encourages the wearer to be present in the moment.

Providing subtle bodily sensations, this intelligent denim jacket exudes the sensation of a gentle stroke on the upper back. The design of Issho stems from a notion in which a collaboration between Studio Pauline van Dongen and ItalDenimresulted in a new line of thought within the domain of wearables.

The Denim Jacket embraces denim’s characteristics to hold a unique dialogue with its wearer. Based on the wearer’s behaviour, the jacket responds to intimate touches to become a mediator of revived experiences in daily life. Through bodily sensations, this jacket encourages you to be present in an increasingly accelerating world in which our mind is often focussed on future events.

This project is realised thanks to the invaluable support of the Creative Industries Fund and came to life with the support of Isabel Berentzen.

Photography: Sharon Jane D
MUAH: Angelique Stapelbroek

Film: Robbert Doelwijk Jr. / Sound: Tiago Correia-Paulo, Hair and make-up: Angelique Stapelbroek

At Pauline van Dongen we design and develop smart textiles and clothing in a holistic way. We believe in sharing our experiences and knowledge with others to jointly change the current fashion system that relies on unethical and unsustainable practices and causes devaluation of clothing.