Techno Fashion / Edition 1

Techno Fashion / Edition 1

by Bradley Quinn
     
 

From digital-display dresses to remote control couture, this book exposes the revolutionary interface between contemporary fashion and technology. As twenty-first century fashion makes a dramatic departure from traditional methods, designers no longer turn to the past for inspiration, but look to the hi-tech future. The result is techno fashion, the new wave of

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From digital-display dresses to remote control couture, this book exposes the revolutionary interface between contemporary fashion and technology. As twenty-first century fashion makes a dramatic departure from traditional methods, designers no longer turn to the past for inspiration, but look to the hi-tech future. The result is techno fashion, the new wave of intelligent clothing that fuses fashion with communication technology, electronic textiles, and sophisticated design innovations that express new ideas about appearance, construction and wearability. Born out of the collaboration between fashion designers, researchers and scientists, this new dialogue could be the most significant design innovation in fashion's history, or indicate its eventual demise. Either way, techno fashion promises to forever disrupt the historical narrative of fashion evolution. Through interviews with designers ranging from innovators such as Hussein Chalayan and Tristan Webber to mavericks like Alexander McQueen, Bradley Quinn examines the impact of this new direction. The fusion of design and technology introduced by Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo and Issey Miyake has created another direction for clothing, creating a new breed of designer-cum-scientist who redefines the way we dress, communicate, and even respond to environmental changes. As technology begins to shape fashion's future, it redefines the boundaries between clothing, body and machine, forever transforming the ethics and lifestyles traditionally designated by codes of dress.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859735992
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
01/01/2003
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.62(d)
Lexile:
1410L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1Fashion and the Built Environment11
Yeohlee Teng14
Lucy Orta19
Hussein Chalayan26
2Twenty-five-century Bodies33
Tristan Webber35
Alexander McQueen38
Hussein Chalayan50
3Surveillance57
Simon Thorogood58
Vexed Generation64
Katrina Barillova71
4Cybercouture77
Pia Myrvold78
Nothing nothing87
Grey Area92
5Intelligent Fashion97
I-Wear101
Electric Embroidery106
Sensory Signals109
Techno Medicine111
Military Intelligence113
Virtual Networking114
6Transformables117
Bits and Pieces: Patrick Cox, Galya Rosenfeld and John Ribbe123
C P Company130
Kosuke Tsumura/Final Home134
Jeff Griffin136
7Japanese Innovation141
Rei Kawakubo143
Yohji Yamamoto147
Issey Miyake150
Michiko Koshino153
Junya Watanabe158
8Electric Textiles163
Daniel Herman166
Shelley Fox171
Elisabeth de Senneville175
Kei Kagami176
Nigel Atkinson179
Rebecca Earley180
Sophie Roet181
Savithri Bartlett183
Shape-shifting Textiles184
9Sportswear185
Technology in Motion186
Bridging the Gap192
Fashion Active Lab194
Sports Shoes197
Notes201
List of credits209
Index213

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