From the curator statement:
“What is the future of fashion? This question is ever present in a designer’s mind. The answer is intricately connected to a wide variety of technological applications as the requirements of fashion, clothing and personal identity become more explicit. This exhibition examines present examples of clothing, accessories and online business models that utilize or are developing those new types of technologies. The collaborative creative output of these designers, artists and technologists is beautiful and suggests the enormous possibilities for the future of fashion.
The exhibition is divided into four sections. Generative Technology uses algorithmic patterns on a computer to create surprising design outcomes. Democracy of Preference presents mass customization tools that allow consumers to co-create with brands and designers one-of-a-kind, individualized products. Technology and Expression examines a designer’s ability to utilize technology in new and exciting ways, expanding notions of creativity and communication. The DIY portion of the exhibition explores the making of fashion technology by showcasing toolkits and materials that anyone can use in their own creations and designs.
Curated by Professors Margarita Benitez and Noël Palomo-Lovinski
Kent State University, The Fashion School”
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