Anjali Khemani has discovered the cutting edge of design innovation at Facebook’s Reality Lab. Here she is part of a “world-class team of researchers, developers, and engineers to build the future of connection within virtual and augmented reality. (oculus) working on augmented and virtual reality gaming consumer electronics.” While at Drexel she worked with functional fabrics and technical textiles, creating her own designs and Graduate Collection using Apex 3 coding inthe Fashion Design Program’s Shima Seiki Knit lab.In the Graduate Fashion Design program, Anjali discovered technical textiles was field that merged her design and technical coding skills.
Before Facebook she was an Associate, Design and Innovation, at Propel, LLC. There she was involved in the design and development of interactive textiles and created complex computer programs that translate into ingenious 3D knitted structures. Anjali holds 3 patents on e-textiles, sensors and physiological monitoring garments and, sits on the board of the Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC) A-team, to form e-textile standards in USA and Europe. Anjali believes the future of textiles is digital fabrication, interactive textiles and UX-based garments. She was recognized by the Drexel Magazine’s 40 under 40as one of Drexel University’s outstanding alumni.
Anjali, far right, at Shima Seiki, Los Angeles, with Birgit Leitner, Design & Development, Propel LLC,far left, and collaborators from the US Navy.