// collaboration between technology,
Cap_able was born from the desire to create innovative knitted garments that combine fashion design and technology.
The project has roots in New York, where our founder and current CEO, Rachele Didero, studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in 2019. From a discussion with an engineer from UC Berkeley about privacy and human rights, the idea of combining fashion and high tech is developed.
After months of research during which textile skills, machine learning expertise, and in-depth studies of body volumes have been combined, the experiments created the adversarial fabric with which the first capsule collection was designed and prototyped: the Manifesto Collection.
The fabric of the Manifesto Collection was patented in 2021 with the sponsorship of Politecnico di Milano.
// awareness for
// design for the individual
Cap_able brings a wholly new and deeper attitude to the fashion sector, through a human-centric design approach.
Fashion has always been and will always be self-expression.
Most brands have started conveying messages through their collections to gather the attention of a generation for which appearance is not enough; Cap_able takes a step forward, becoming a functioning tool that brings self-expression to a new level.
Cap_able aims at changing the way people look at the clothes and accessories they wear:
every day is a chance to decide to belong to a technological and cultural avant-garde that is designing the future through the power of community.
Cap_able wants to raise awareness and open a debate on under-represented issues of our present that will shape our future, such as the importance of privacy protection, the daily needs of non-binary people, the silent humiliation that often comes with infertility.
The Manifesto collection is an example of Cap_able's modus operandi and broader project: it wants to educate the population on the importance of privacy and human rights by addressing the problem of misuse of facial recognition technology.
The need to protect the individual from the abuse of new Artificial Intelligence technologies is felt more and more and the doubts about its ethical sustainability in the long term are still many. The protection of one's privacy or the community: what comes first? However, isn't the protection of the community born from the necessity to protect the rights of the individual?