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The Future of Clothing

Will We Wear Suits on Mars?
Bloomsbury Visual Arts (Verlag)
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Erschienen am 1. Juni 2023
200 Seiten
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978-1-350-13860-5 (ISBN)
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Disappearing dress codes, customers as designers and wearable technology; in recent years the production and function of clothing has undergone massive change. New manufacturing technologies have brought bespoke design within reach of many consumers for the first time. Miniature sensors can turn ordinary garments into smart devices. And blurring gender roles and class distinctions point the way towards a more fluid approach to clothing, fashion and design.

The Future of Clothing offers a critical introduction to these developments from an interdisciplinary perspective, engaging with their implications for the clothing industry and related fields. You'll learn how mass-personalization impacts the luxury market, the effects of automation on craftsmanship and how AI design may affect individual style choices.

Contributors include fashion historian, author and broadcaster Amber Butchart, adventurer, ecologist and head of the Sculpt the Future Foundation David de Rothschild, and best-selling author Yuval Noah Harari. There are also 8 exclusive illustrations by Salvador Dali, depicting the surrealist master's extraordinary vision of how fine-tailored clothing might evolve in the 21st century. Together they form a truly unique guide to the future of this most creative industry.
Simone Achermann is co-founder of W.I.R.E. and editor-in-chief of the book series ABSTRAKT

1. What is Shaping the Future of Clothing?
New Materials
Blurring Gender Roles
Individualization and Fading Formality
Shaping the future
Drivers of change
Democratization of Production

2. Rethinking Clothing
Time to Envision the New! - Amber Butchart
The Rediscovery of True Needs - David de Rothschild
Material is the Mother of Invention - Richard Sennett
Interfacing the Body - Linh Le
Clothes with Change. The Human Body, Too! - Yuval Harari
Labour of Love - Jacqueline Sealy
Of Luxury and Eternity - Jean-Claude Biver
Towards Longevity and Multifunctionality - Gregor Thissen

3. Envisioning the Future
Longevity Over Fashion: A Suit for a Lifetime
Customers as Designers: Towards Autarky
Enhanced Protection: Clothes as Alarm Systems
Dressing the Next Generation: Suits for Robots
Craftsmanship as Luxury: Clothing Beyond Automation
Local Fast Fashion: The End of 'Made in Taiwan'
Navigating the Intelligent Environment

References and Further Reading
Picture credits

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