A Southeast Asian cloth derived from the cast-off stems and leaves of the banana tree. b: The coarse outer layer is commonly used for woven tablecloths, cushions, seating, and curtains, while the inner, silky layer is ideal for fine saris, kimonos, and eco-couture designs like the Doo-Ri dress above. c: “Jusi,” or banana fabric/fiber is […]Read more "Banana Fabric: Cast-Off Fiber Spun Into Gold"
Invisible Dust London | Wednesday 3 August Pollution level: Moderate Invisible Dust Projects Artists & Scientists. Catch the extraordinary performances created by media artist Kasia Molga with Professor Frank Kelly from King’s College London. The hi-tech illuminated costumes reflect the air pollution you are breathing on your daily commute. Full article: http://invisibledust.com/project/kasia-molgas-human-sensor-project/Read more "Clothes that highlight air pollution are coming to London"
Clothing made from cow manure? Don’t pooh-pooh the idea just yet. After all, dung is serious business, particularly in the Netherlands, where a booming dairy industry has already outstripped the so-called “phosphate ceiling” of 172.9 million kilograms per year. Too much phosphate in waterways can lead to algae blooms, which rob aquatic life of oxygen […]Read more "Clothing made from cow manure?"
We are a small exclusive atelier based in Dalston, with collective industry experience of over 30+ years and are now offering classes for you to hone your garment making skills, whether you want to make strides into the fashion industry or simply want to make professional garments at home, this course is for you. […]Read more "SEW Dalston"
There are a number of interesting talks starting in London in September 2016, including: 1.) The Guardian, Utopia, and Transhumanism – Thurs 25th August Guardian Live are holding an event at London’s Somerset House on the evening of Thursday 25th August, with the intriguing title UTOPIA 2016: Transhumanism and the future of ‘you’. The main speaker […]Read more "UTOPIA 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility…"
Can fashion create a better future? A new show surveys the inspiring possibilities that emerge when creativity and technology join forces. The past few years have been rich in fashion-based exhibitions: from the sell-out Alexander McQueen exhibition Savage Beauty (2015) and the comprehensive and prescient David Bowie Is (2013) at the V&A, to The Fashion […]Read more "Custom Evolution"
Iris Van Herpen Haute Couture AW16 http://www.dazeddigital.com/fashion/gallery/22375/0/iris-van-herpen-haute-couture-aw16Read more "When fashion meets sculpture"