Saturday, 17 March 2012

Andrew Huang

Andrew Huang is a Los Angeles based commercial and music video director who graduated with a degree in Fine Art and Animation from the University of Southern California. After his dark sci-fi short film called ''Doll Face'' which went viral on YouTube, numerous films, and awards followed and his worked has been featured at Cannes Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, SIGGRAPH's Electronic Theater, the Annecy International Film Festival, MOCA Taipei, ZKM Media Museum, as well as the latest 2012 Slamdance Film Festival where he proudly won the Special Jury Prize for Experimental Short category with his 'SOLIPSIST film which according to the jury won this category ''for its unique blend of live action footage of the human body, puppetry and computer animation that creates a colourful and insightful fantasy world.'' SOLIPSIST is a three part psychedelic fantasy short film about otherworldly beings whose minds and bodies converge into one entity. Filled with elaborate costumes by Lindsey Mortensen, visual effects, and underwater puppets, the film is a non-narrative experience designed to transport viewers through a hypnotic, dream-like journey...FULL Screen recommended!

SOLIPSIST from Andrew Huang on Vimeo.

Sunday, 11 March 2012

Hussein Chalayan’s Transformer Dresses

Hussein Chalayan’s Transformer dresses from his Spring/Summer 2007 Collection, was amazing marriage between Fashion and Technology. It you haven't come across it before check it out its clever stuff...

Philips Design Probes

Philips Design Probes is a dedicated ‘far-future’ research initiative to track trends and developments that may ultimately evolve into mainstream issues that have a significant impact on business.

The Design Probes program was established to generate insights and explore far-future lifestyle scenarios based on rigorous research in a wide range of areas. Probes projects are intended to understand future socio-cultural and technological shifts with a view to developing nearer-term scenarios. These scenario explorations are often carried out in collaboration with experts and thought leaders in different fields, culminating in a ‘provocation’ designed to spark discussion and debate around new ideas and lifestyle concepts.

Philips Design Probes

Xavier Barrade

Dry the River created these huge paper-craft horse posters in collaboration with FOAM creative Xavier Barrade. This short film shows the posters being crafted and fly-posted. Xavier designed the horses in 3D with Google Sketch Up before printing out and assembling the component parts. Each horse took around 35 hours to build. It Definitely caused a reaction from passer byes!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

What will the fashion industry look like in 2025?

To help get a clearer understanding of what urban life may involve in the future, fashion experts from around the world in manufacturing, design and retail have produced 4 fashion futures scenarios. Within these is an exploration of every aspect of the industry, from production of raw materials, through manufacturing and sale, to use and end of life. The scenarios are not intended to be predictions or visions of desired futures. They look at how global trends may change our world and the consumer goods industry, and how sustainable products, services and business models could become mainstream.

Slow is Beautiful from Forum for the Future on Vimeo.

Community Couture from Forum for the Future on Vimeo.

Techno-Chic from Forum for the Future on Vimeo.

Patchwork Planet from Forum for the Future on Vimeo.

Melanie Bowles

Melanie Bowles is a London based textile designer working in the field of digital textile design. Senior Lecturer at Chelsea College of Art and Design and author of Digital Textile Design publisher Laurence King.

Melanie’s work explores new concepts for digital textile design developing systems for emotional durable and sustainable design through bespoke digital print.

A practicing designer and researcher and member of TED Textile Environmental Design, TFRC,Textile Futures Research Center and The Slow Textile Group.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Asta Roseweay & Sheridan Martin Small

Researcher Asta Roseweay and her team’s aimed to design a dress to visualized with the use of wearable technology developments the old-meets-new and how this could possibly influences the future of fashion.

The result is a dress made almost entirely of paper, symbolizing the past and connects with todays wearable technology and communication forms like tweets. ‘The Printing Dress’ visualizes the constant flow of our always-online, continuous stream of messages.

Electricfoxy talks with Asta Roseway at Microsoft Research from Electricfoxy on Vimeo.

Manel Torres

Manel Torres conceives the idea for Spray-on Fabric whilst studying for his MA in Fashion Women's Wear, Royal College of Art, London. Aware of the slow process of constructing garments, Manel investigated novel ways to speed up this process. Manel's foresight and vision led him to think of developing a material that would almost magically fit the body like a second skin and at the same time have the appearance of clothing.

The original concept was to utilise Spray-on Fabric in the fashion industry. However, the technology has the potential to revolutionise and enhance numerous market areas. Fabrican Ltd