Beam me up, Scotty: a large amount of material has to be transported for a journey into space – and technical textiles account for a large proportion of them. Examples of the parts and products in which they are to be found will be on show at the ‘Living in Space’ exhibition during this year’s Techtextil und Texprocess (9 to 12 May 2017), which has been organised by Messe Frankfurt in cooperation with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the German Aerospace Centre (DLR)
"The way in which we work with fabric in the product design process affects the type of products we can create and also the quality, degree of innovation and expressiveness of those products", says Linnéa Nilsson at the Swedish School of Textiles at the University of Borås, whose thesis studied the relationship between textile design and product design.
With a clear and precise insight on the demands of the contemporary man, Cerruti fashion house presents its Spring-Summer 2017 Collection with the aim of stimulating their clients to rethink and update their wardrobe with new colors, three-dimensional patterns and techno fabrics (with water-proof and stain-proof finish).
Due to its geographical location, Eastern European mythology and folklore seamlessly blend influences from Asian nomads, the Orient, Ancient Greece, the Thracian and the European Slavic cultures, the result being something completely new and interesting, but still European.
The latest trend in manicure comes straight from South Korea and the 33-year old nail artist Park Eun Kyung, whose beauty studio 'Unistella' in Seoul is pretty popular. This 3D manicure makes the nails look like they are covered with pieces of broken glass and offers countless variations - from holographic mosaic motifs through Art Deco style to a darker cosmic visions.
Last month in Spain, during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid, designer Amaya Arzuaga presented her Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection. It offers curved lines, inspired by Eero Saarinen (a Finnish-American architect and industrial designer of the 20th century, famous for shaping his neofuturistic style according to the demands of the project: simple, sweeping, arching structural curves or machine-like rationalism).
Danit Peleg graduated from Shenkar College of Design in 2015 and has created a ready-to-wear collection, printed entirely at home. It was a graduate project for her Fashion Design degree. Danit is interested in the influence of technology on fashion design and believes that it can give designers more independence in the creation process, that's why she dedicated a year of her life to her 3D printing journey.
Tuvana Büyükçınar Demir returned to the Grand Bazaar, where she began her design journey, with a breathtaking fashion show that presented her first haute couture collection - Golden Bazaar - for the Fall-Winter 2015/2016 season.
'On view, two key material trends for Spring-Summer 2016, this season woven materials trade in established constructions for intriguingly fresh variations that appeal with a creative tactility. We see two versatile key styles emerge in the form of sophisticated Couture Craft Weave and layered 3D Self Texture translation.'
'The arrival of Spring-Summer 2016 inspires a host of fresh and directional takes on the seasons quintessential floral print stories, adding an updated relevance to established styles. IIn Multi-Applications, Offbeat Oriental Blooms appeal with a contemporary elegance, as The New Daisy blooms on urbane designs'.
FXMirror is an augmented-reality based virtual fitting room system, an innovative retail and marketing solution for fashion retailers. An electronic mirror is combined with an extra-large smart pad, incorporating infrared and RGB cameras. This enables shoppers to virtually try on clothes before taking their final selection to the dressing room, or even buy clothes, without the tedium to dress and undress in shops.
Volumes, transparency, lightness, 3D embroideries, sequins - these are the key elements of Stéphane Rolland Spring-Summer 2015 Haute Couture collection.
3-D entrepreneur Michael Stouyiannos and fashion show producer and designer Andres Aquino have joined forces to produce future couture fashion shows in 3-D, as well as the first mini-series of 3-D films, launching these projects in the global entertainment marketplace. Attendees at Couture Fashion Week in New York, September 5-7, 2014, will be able to experience a special presentation in 3D. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan, 1605 Broadway.
Dhemerae Ford And Sarah C Awad a.k.a 'The Laser Girls' are New York City based digital artists who work in collaboration for creating 3D nails designs - a promising hot trend for this year.
Imagination is the main element of girls' work. They have their own blog in which they share their ideas.
Andrew Majtenyi is a fashion designer working in both the UK and Canada. His key inspiration for Autumn/Winter 2013 Collection is the work 'Labyrinth' by the Japanese artist Motoi Yamamoto.
He is combining 3D geometric shapes with medieval undertones with burnt rose and chain mail detailing.
CUSTO BARCELONA presents its new Spring - Summer 2012 collection named "TRIPOLAR" at the Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week in Lincoln Center.to a standing-room-only crowd of international editors, photographers and fans of the brand. In this SS 2012 collection garments are divided into three groups, each with its own identity and theme. This created spectacular presentation on the catwalk, empowering the collection with a triple personality.
The first group is called DUAL and proposes a casual look, suitable both for men and women, dominated by contemporary graphics. Key garments from that line are shorts, blazers and knitwear for women; blazers, shirts, knitwear and comfortable trousers for men. All the pieces immersed in a color palette of greys, beiges, blues, khakis and blacks, designed and made with natural raw materials such as linen, cotton and silk; and synthetic fabrics such as nylon, acetate rayon and Lurex.
This season’s Versace collection for men presents an optical game of shapes, proportions, colours and graphics, conducted with a knowing and contemporary nod.
This is not, however, a look that sparkles and shines. Instead the luxurious aspect of the collection – such a hallmark of the Versace brand – comes from the fine fabrics used and the expert tailoring employed.
The foundation of the collection comprises highly sartorial elements, with garments that have a new volume and are less rigid and softer than previously.
This fall, Armani Exchange takes us to a futuristic city at the edge of darkness with the Fall 2010 ad campaign. The campaign, called "20/20 Speed Style", delivers an intense mood of rugged elegance and cool sensuality, where runaway lovers escape from the fiery streets above and take refuge in a mysterious urban underdone, where nothing exists except the seductive intrigue of speed and style.
The fall ad campaign will be featured in major magazines such as GQ, ELLE, InStyle and Glamour.
The Japanese culture is known for its uniqueness. There are some elements of the Japanese culture that are hard for others to absorb. One of these elements is the kawaii phenomenon.
Since the 1970s, cuteness, in Japanese kawaii (literally, "loveable" or "adorable") has become a prominent aspect of Japanese popular culture, entertainment, clothing, food, toys, nail art, personal appearance, behavior, and mannerisms.
Japanese nail art is all about kawaii. The girlie cuteness of it is neither tacky or vampy – the nails are always sweet, cute and childish.