On Thursday night, New York City was treated to a futuristic fashion show. The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) event called “The Future of Fashion: 2014 Graduates Collection” was presented by alumni Calvin Klein and hosted by British “It” girl Alexa Chung. The runway show featured 85 different looks all by FIT’s graduating design students with, input from notable industry critics, like Rebecca Minkoff, Lisa Di Napoli , Mathieu Mirano and more.
A shimmering ocean of solar panels looks cool in photographs, but to wear those panels on your clothes? Sounds pretty uncomfortable. Wearable tech has always been predicated on the fact that little bits of wire, glass and electronics have somehow been made comfortable enough to put on our bodies. But solar technology, despite whatever aesthetic and gadget-charging potential it may have, just hasn’t been that wearable.
You won’t see this fashion on the catwalks of London or Paris – it’s more likely destined for the energy, mining and manufacturing sectors of northern Alberta.
A new research, development and manufacturing centre in Calgary is being set up to try to make the workplace safer.
Olds College is joining Alberta Garment Manufacturing to establish what is believed to be Western Canada’s first apparel research and development facility.
The Design Museum in London, UK, has announced the winners of its 2014 Designs of the Year Awards. The designs are judged by a high-profile panel and are presented in seven design categories. One category winner will be go on to be named the overall winner.
Fashion journalists, buyers and other fashion professionals who visit Japan are amazed by trendsetting Tokyo street fashions. More than 90 percent of products available in the domestic fashion market, however, are foreign-made, and 90 percent of these are made in China. It may well be this very gap that makes the Japanese fashion market unique. It also has to be noted that few Japanese fashion or designer brands are winning international acclaim or being marketed in other countries.
A few months ago, fourteen 5th-year architecture students at the University of Southern California (USC) were given an unusual challenge: select two materials, and two only, to design and construct… a Mao jacket.
The results, exhibited at the university on March 7th, were fourteen fascinating experimentations with unusual materials – including everything from rubber erasers to acrylic paint to 5,500 metal Mao pins (shipped direct from China).