About this book
Fashion and technology, science and design are contrasting notions that will be explored in this work. The idea for this book arose afew year.s ago when I realized the need for reference material for my students and fellow researchers. In addition, I wanted to convey my concept on the amalgamation of technology and fashion. Over the years more people and more people have become interested in the ever-expanding field of fashionable technology. Some approach it purely with regard to future style while others are drawn to its technical potential and the combining of 'hard' technology with 'soft' textile. The many precedents that were broughtto my attention resulted in a proposition to create a comprehensive collection of projects and resources about fashionable technology. The theoretical discourse in this book intends to provide an initiation to fashionable technology. It addresses the major concepts and provides a detailed bibliography that points to additional publications. The list of materials, blogs, institutes and events affords a starting point for further explorations in this expanding field. Many of the projects in this book are conceptual in nature and others are actual commercial products. However, all capture the imagination in their various proposals on the future meaning and purpose of clothing. Some of the projects were slightly difficult to categorize singularly as they incorporated aspects that were applicable to diverse chapters yet all ofthese projects are inspirational and stimulating. This book aims to present a compact body of work in the field of fashionable technology.
Design Fashion Mode Smart Textiles Technology V109 Wearables electronic fashion media scientific couture wearable explorations
Springer-Verlag Vienna 2009
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