The Fashion Professorship aims to rethink the cracks in the fashion system and the role that fashion plays – and could potentially play – in relation to urgent social, cultural, environmental and political developments in contemporary society. We envision an alternative and more engaged future of fashion in which we do more justice to fashion’s human dimension. Through research, design and critical thinking, we analyse and develop alternative approaches, systems, vocabularies and strategies. In doing so, we aim to activate the power of fashion to reimagine future bodies, future materials and future makers to contribute to resilient futures and inclusive societies.
Unfolding Fashion Tech: Pioneers of Bright Futures
This August the book Unfolding Fashion Tech: Pioneers of Bright Futures by Marina Toeters, a fashion tech designer, will be launched. It contains a selection of fifty pioneering fashion tech projects realised in the last twenty years. These projects are complemented by eight short theoretical and practical articles including the contribution of a short essay from Daniëlle Bruggeman.
The book presents today’s state of fashion technology and gives an impression of the future, where fashion and technology could merge, according to designers, scientists, industry professionals and theorists in the fashion technology field. It embodies their different viewpoints on the challenges and explores alternatives to the abundance of discarded clothing buried in landmasses. Unfolding Fashion Tech: Pioneers of Bright Futures offers a hopeful view for the future of fashion, textiles and technology.
Despite technological developments in new materials, design processes, artificial intelligence, 3D-printing, miniaturised electronics and design software, changes in the fashion industry and everyday apparel have not been as significant as we might have expected. Should the fashion industry embrace any of these innovations?
You can find more information and pre-order the book through this link.