Friday, 27 February 2009
Thursday, 26 February 2009
The braided suit is an animation inspired by bio-luminescent underwater creatures produced by MA Textile Futures year 1 students at Central St Martins, under the supervision of Amélie Labarthe. It is the research stage of a biomimicry design project where inspiration is taken from nature's principles to inject into design solutions and surfaces. Something to catch an eye on ...
Thanks to Amélie for sharing this amazing work!
Tuesday, 24 February 2009
Sunday, 22 February 2009
"Hanging carpets remain the true walls, the visible boundaries of space. The often solid walls behind them were necessaru for reasons that had nothing to do with the creation of the space, they were needed for security, for supporting a load, for their permanence and so on."
Friday, 20 February 2009
So go ahead and check the website and blog of this master in digital fashion technologies, definitively a reference for all textile designers interested in designing intelligent and other e-textiles. I wish I had the same success with Arduino ;)
Source : http://www.waldemeyer.com/videodress.html
Wednesday, 18 February 2009
Leuthold will bring a selection of these fabrics and will talk about the entangelment of craft and technology, and specifically about the appearing and vanishing of electronic technologies in his collections.
If you don't know Jakob Schlaepfer yet, you should run for it, it is a must in term of innovative textiles for Haute-Couture. This Swiss-based company propose textiles that are a paradise for the eyes and for the hands, proposing luxurious collections of surprising textiles mixing embroidery, laser-cutting & digital printing. Astonishing.
Source : Fashion Technology
Monday, 16 February 2009
“Home is represented not by a house, but by a practice or a set of practices. Everyone has his own. These practices, chosen and not imposed, offer in their repetition, transient as they are by themselves, more permanence, more shelter than any lodging. Home is no longer a dwelling, but the untold story of a life being lived. At its most brutal, home is no more than one’s name.” John BergerThanks to Carole for sharing these inspiring words
Sunday, 15 February 2009
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Thursday, 12 February 2009
As We Make Money Not Art reports, Hylozoic Soil takes its cue from Hylozoism, the philosophical view that all or some material things possess life. It takes the shape of an artificial environment that seems to be made of the same substance as jellyfish, breathing like one, wrapping itself around you and exhibiting complex behaviour as you walk through it.
Delicate arms made of a shape memory alloy called nitinol gently move in reaction to people's behaviour, while hanging pillars transmit a very quiet energy, miles away from the more direct and manly energy displayed by most robotic installations. Although the work manage to almost absorb visitors it has been developed using as little material as possible. The structure was expanded into an ethereal meshwork.
ARTQUEST presents Ex Machina, a one-day conference that explores the myriad ways in which visual practitioners are embracing and exploiting new technologies in order to produce contemporary work. These could include Rapid Prototyping Technology, CNC milling and 3D digital printing.
Through the presentation of a historical overview and current case studies the conference will show how artists have repeatedly exploited technologies and in fact are often early adopters of new tools, materials and techniques that have historically been developed for other industries.
The purpose of this Artquest event is to develop critical awareness, knowledge and understanding of the scope and potential of current technologies available, through demonstrating their application by artists, craftspeople and designers.
The day will conclude with a visit to Metropolitan Works in order to view a forthcoming exhibition about the use of RPT by fine artists, craftspeople and designers and to introduce delegates to the range of facilities and expertise in London.
Wednesday, 11 February 2009
The workshop will offer the use of a parametric design tool, ParaCloud Ltd., which converts spreadsheet driven matrices into a powerful generative and associative modelling application. This tool allows the positioning of adaptable cell components on given surfaces and their optimization with relation to the overall surface tectonics and behavior. Behavioural attributes of various knitted surfaces will be explored through the production of computational models and material prototypes in the Knitting Workshop and Plastics Workshop at Shenkar. Since textile surfaces naturally attain complex geometrical behaviour, both at the level of the overall surface and the local stitch, CAD tools become exploration tools for the behaviors of these surfaces. The workshop will incorporate the use of different materials such as advanced composite materials, to achieve both rigid and elastic conditions.
Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Anne Louise Bang is completing a period as an Associate Research Student at CSM. She is in the middle of an ‘industrial PhD’ at Kolding, Denmark, studying the relationship between human emotions and textile design. The international textile company Gabriel is sponsoring the research and providing unique access to personnel and information. She is also a well known textile designer in Scandinavia and will be discussing both her research and the Danish model of ‘industrial PhDs’.
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Geffrye Museum, Saturday 27th September, 2008
Monday, 2 February 2009
The Fashioning an Ethical Industry team are putting together their annual conference which will take place on 11th March 2009 at the Rich Mix in London from 9.30am - 17.30pm.
This event will interrogate fashion to promote sustainable practice, bringing together students, tutors and industry experts to review current practice. The event will present pioneering methods and an opportunity to network and participate in key debates.
Speakers include: Dr Kate Fletcher author of Sustainable Fashion & Textiles, representatives from People Tree, Action Aid and Asda. Babul Akhter and Kalpone Akter will talk about their work to improve working conditions for workers in Bangladesh and Liz Leffman will share her knowledge on global sourcing.
Visit the website for further information including a podcast of last years event.
This seminar looks really interesting and will explore the context of fashion in the changing world by reviewing how the internet has changed the fashion experience for manufacturers, retailers, designers and consumers. I will update this posting with a review after the event in March.
This event will be hosted at the V&A on Friday 20th March call +44 (0)20 7942 2211 for further information
The first seminar presented Dr Agnes Rocamora in conversation with Susie Bubble from fashion blog Style Bubble. Susie's blog has attracted a mass following with approx 15,000 hits a day! The seminar explored her methods, process and writing style reflecting an honest account of a love and commitment to fashion.
The second event with take place on Wednesday 11th February 2009, 5.30pm, Rootstein Hopkins East Space, London College of Fashion. Hosting Dr Julia Gaimster (LCF) in conversation with Iris Ophelia, Second Life Fashion Correspondent.
The series will close with a seminar on Experiencing Fashion and the Internet: Co-Design and Online experience. This event will host a conversation with Sue Jenkyn-Jones, Frances Ross and Dr Julia Wolny (LCF).
To book a place contact Rachel Jillions: email@example.com
3-5 March 2009, London, Earls Court
Ecobuild is an event dedicated to sustainable design, construction and the built environment.
It is a great place to select materials as Ecobuild showcases a vast range of sustainable construction products, associated with a vast selection of conferences / seminars focused around topics such as