Electro Couture is the name of the international fashion magazine created in 1970 by Ferenc Lorant, a Hungarian-born fashion designer and experimental artist. Lorant created the magazine with the goal of bringing about “Fashion as Art”. Electro Couture was designed to be humorous and edgy arts and entertainment magazine. It was released two years after the first Space Shuttle launch, and at a time when movies were really starting to take off in popularity. It was a departure from the traditional art-based magazine format, and its articles tended to be more humorous than serious. However, it still included serious stories, and it still addressed the most important issues of the day.
In 1980, Electro Couture decided to move to a different format. It was designed to be more artistic and less serious, with articles that included a lot of design and science. It was also edited by a far more experienced editor, George Winter. He would eventually become the editor-in-chief of the now-defunct magazine, Scrap Mechanic. Electro Couture itself was renamed a year later, in an attempt to attract new readers. Electro Couture actually remained on the scene for another five years, during which time it continued to publish new issues of the magazine. But after that, the magazine slowly faded away until it became just another forgotten art and fashion magazine.
But now, Electro Couture has resurfaced and it’s back. It’s only been about a year since it came back, but it’s been received by the world like a new magazine. It’s called “Electro Couture: A Magazine of Design,” and it features more technical articles than its predecessor ever did.
Whether you’re on the lookout for some cutting edge tech, the newest gadgets or would just like to treat yourself to some affordable electronics, you’ll find it in clothing. Electronics play an important function in your day-to-day life, assisting you to work, communicate and play games efficiently. Fashion enhanced by technology, including wearable technologies, will become a common aspect of our lives.