WHO and WHAT fashion brands are paving the way for a future of smart textiles? What are the expectations of you as consumers when purchasing clothes in the 21st century? And what factors define the moment in which a nerdy molecule invention becomes a sexy and desirable cloth.
Welcome to My faschiffon blog! Follow me as I unveil the latest trends in smart textiles and critique their successful or unsuccessful implementation into our daily empire of style and fashion.
The spark: Share a coffee with a 20th century Industrial Designer and the likelihood of the phrase Form follows Function to surface is very high – For 21st century designers, there is however, more than meets the eye.
A recent excursion to the Danish Design Center (DDC) unveiled an intriguing exhibition entitled Hello Materials. After swimming through rows of innovative material developments and thinking, wonderful but how much do these materials cost to implement and manufacture, I was finally presented with products that exploited the properties of their smart material composition. Two products stuck to mind;
- A tennis ball that would never loose its bounce.
- Body ink that could conduct electricity.
After a quick chat with CEO Nille Juul-Sørensen, I realised that as an Industrial Designer (ID) I didn’t know enough about our emerging ‘material’ world.
My faschiffon blog exploits three personal traits;
- I am an Industrial Designer (Every product can be re-invented)
- I design for the 21st Century (Why can’t my socks wash themselves?)
- I am Female (Does this look good on me?)
My faschiffon blog acts as a platform to improve dialogue between the inventions of scientists, the ideas of designers and the ever-demanding needs of consumers.
My faschiffon blog aims to:
- Unveil fascinating examples of present & future innovations in textiles
- Uncover WHO & WHAT Designers are riding the smart material wave.
- Proposes creative ideas for future applications and asks you as consumers for your dreams of what smart clothing could do for you.
Form Follows Function: The principle that the shape of a building or object should be primarily based upon its intended function or purpose.