3-D printing pioneering pathways to sustainable designs with recycled fabrics
“We have indeed reached that technologically-advanced period in our world where it has become possible to print clothes using 3D printing technology. During the Paris Fashion Week, which occurred in the 3rd week of January this year, there was a surprising feature that put people in awe. Instead of the typical needlework and embroidery, a certain technological code was used to produce clothes that are fit for the runway. These clothes were not sewn. They were printed. Designers called this “tech couture.”
“From the point of view of the Dutch designer, Iris van Herpen, fashion is not just about consumerism, but more on self-expression. Herpen further added that the presentation of these 2 dresses is a manifestation of new beginnings and new techniques. This is true in a lot of aspects, given that the idea of holding fashion shows is to present different designs from various materials, as well as show the talent and creativity of different designers. This also just proves that technology and fashion can very well work together to create beautiful pieces of clothing. It is also good for the environment since recycled materials can be used for these creations.”
“A poster promoting a new value system for more conscious design.
Project for the MA Sustainable Design course, at the University of Brighton, UK.
Designers need to act within a new value system, which reflects the realities of our situation. Designers need to understand the problem,
observe the circumstances, analyse and translate them, in order to create solutions.”
Another set of methods and tools. This time created by the RCA (Royal College of Arts) in London.
‘The Art of Thinking Clearly’ by Rolf Dobelli for The Big Issue Book Review
I almost forgot about this beautiful and useful collection… Have a look at the method finder. The descriptions even contain some hints how to facilitate each method.