The New Millennium - Future Fabrics for Fashion

Braddock-Clarke, Sarah ORCID logoORCID: (2016) The New Millennium - Future Fabrics for Fashion. In: The New Millennium Era: The Future of Textiles, 23 June 2016, Tokyo Zokei University, Tokyo, Japan.

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Presentation and Workshop for Final Year Textile Design/Fashion Design students and staff at Tokyo Zokei University. Going back to the 1960s (and 1967 to be precise) British fashion designer Mary Quant said: “Some day we will blow clothes the way we blow glass. It’s ridiculous that fabric should be cut up to make a flat thing go round a round person.” At the very end of the 1990s there were many predictions for what the clothing of the new millennium would look like -
The French fashion designer Thierry Mugler said: “The future of fashion? It has none. The trend is no fashion. We are getting nakeder and nakeder.” Continuing with that theme the French philosopher Jean Baudrillard said: “In this new erotic world every illusionistic element is missing (…) the body is present, even over-exposed, but only as part of the technical equipment.” And British designer John Galliano thought that: “The only way to get forward in fashion is to return to construction.” While Karl Lagerfeld believes the future of fashion is in the textiles used…

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: Fashion & Textiles
Courses by Department: The Fashion & Textiles Institute > Fashion Design
Depositing User: Sarah Braddock-Clarke
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2017 11:57
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2022 16:32


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