Professor Frances Corner, Head of London College of Fashion opened the 3rd annual Kering Talk with the comment that when LCF moves to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2020, all the faculties and facilities will be under one roof, giving the students and teaching staff “literally the space to think”. There was a lot … Continue reading London College of Fashion and Kering – Fashion Sustainability and Education in Focus
A recent visit to Ravensbourne has catalysed a shift in my opinion of ‘fashion tech’ as a discipline and led to an animated discussion around the reasons for the aesthetic gulf between fashion design and technology. The reason for my visit was the European Space Agency initiative, ‘Couture in Orbit’ – a fashion show at the Science Museum in … Continue reading Fashion Tech and Speculative Wearables in Imminent Space Travel
A sister exhibition to Fashion Hacked at the Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam, Fashion Data is a stark reality check about the consumption of clothing and its societal meaning both in the West and East, along with the environmental implications for the planet. Images: Johannes Schwartz Fashion Data incorporates Fashion Machine: an installation by Conny Groenewegen in which … Continue reading Fashion Data: Calculating the Cost of the Fashion Machine
Fashion exhibitions are generally curated and presented is such a way as to distance the clothing from the viewer – a ‘do not touch’ rule applies. It’s not hard to understand why, considering the need to preserve and protect the fabrics and construction. However, it significantly limits our ability to understand the garments and to a … Continue reading ‘Prêt-a-Toucher’ – Inside A Very Special Fashion Archive
In continuation of London Fashion Week‘s Films, Fraying and Frizz, the second instalment of my fashion week roundup starts at with Belstaff, in collaboration with (an elusive) Liv Tyler. The Belstaff presentation could scarcely have been more different from the others I have experienced. It occurred to me that a show format would have made … Continue reading London Fashion Week Delivers Elegance and Mathematical Proportions
Fucking Cancer. The man from Brixton (and Mars) whose penchant for reinvention was spurred by a childhood desire to write musicals and create characters, took a turn towards playing those characters himself when his first career choice looked unlikely. Ziggy Stardust allowed David Bowie to become someone else and therefore feel at ease while performing. … Continue reading David Bowie Gave As Much To Sci-fi And Fashion As He Did To Music
Jam packed. Back-to-back nuggets of our tech-driven future being dispensed by the world’s game changers. That’s how if feels to sit in the front row at Wired 2015. Advances in technology are set to drive healthcare, music and art. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is enabling us to begin to explore healthcare based on individual’s biology and … Continue reading Martha Lane Fox’s Women Warriors, 3D Printed Sound and ‘Laughter Art’ in Outer Space. It must be Wired 2015!