Unfolding Fashion Tech: Pioneers of Bright Futures (Paperback)
Vistas of hope for the future of fashion, textiles and technology, from international designers, scientists and theorists
Despite technological advances--new kinds of fabric, design processes, 3D-printing, miniaturized electronics and design software--changes in the fashion industry and everyday apparel have not been as significant as we might expect. If the fashion industry were embrace any of these innovations more fully, its character could change completely within only one or two seasons.Unfolding Fashion Tech shows what the future of fashion could look like, according to designers, scientists, industry professionals and theorists in the fashion tech field. It unites their different perspectives on the challenges and explores alternatives to the plentitude of discarded garments buried in land masses everywhere. The book is edited by Dutch designer Marina Toeters, who, through her business by-wire.net, stimulates collaboration between the fashion industry and scientists. Designers include Angella Mackey, Aniela Hoitink, NEFFA, Anja Hertenberger, Barbara Pais and Danielle Roberts, Anke Jongejan, Anouk Wipprecht, Bambi Medical and Sibrecht Bouwstra, Beam Contre Choc, Bianca Gorini, Brigitte Kock, Bart Pruijmboom and Niek van Sleeuwen, Bruna Goveia Da Rocha, by-wire.net, Marina Toeters, JSSSJS, Jesse Asjes, Martijn ten Bh mer, Eef Lubbers and Malou Beemer, European Space Agency (ESA), Fabienne van der Weiden and Jessica Joose, Gail Kenning, Hellen van Rees, Holst Centre, StudioBonvie, Ilja Visser, Jasna Rok, Karin Vlug, Bas Froon and Laura Duncker, Kristi Kuusk, Laura Luchtman and Ilfa Siebenhaar, Laurentius Lab, Loe Feijs, Philips Research, Leonie Tenthof van Noorden and Eunbi Kim, Lithe Lab, Daisy van Loenhout, Studio Roosegaarde for Lacoste and others.