Thursday, 2 February 2012

"Fashion and Technology"

"Technology is the fashion of the 90's" Jay Chiat

The progression of technology in the fashion and textile industry has paved the way for many innovative and original designs, the feeling of there being no limitations in our creativity.

The experimentation with fabric technology and scientific understanding has allowed us to produce many man made fabrics such as Nylon and Lycra, thus allowing us to manufacture better, more efficient and durable fabrics. The progression of fabric technology has seen some designers and ecologists experimenting with naturally produced fabrics, biodegradable and sourced entirely from natural products. The designer, Suzanne Lee, and her 'biocouture' really opened my eyes to the knowledge and understanding we have on this field of technology.

I find my self very inspired by some designers' use of these new, innovative approaches to fabric and textile technology, in the way they create patterns and designs, shapes and silhouettes. The use of CAD (Computer Aided Design) Photoshop, Illustrator, amongst many other design tools has allowed the fashion industry to become much more efficient and easier in the design through to manufacturing processes. As a result of these great advances in technology, designers now have much more creative license and scope in what they can achieve.

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