The Future of Fashion is Now
English exhibition catalogue
- Author(s): José Teunissen, Han Nefkens, Jos Arts, Hanka van der Voet
- Year: 2014
- Language: english
- Design: Glamcult Studio
- Size: 20 x 27 cm
- Pages: 196
- ISBN: 978-90-6918-281-0
A garment that responds to emotions, lace patterns that grow from a plant, textile that decomposes itself and fashion that literally zips people together... With a critical look at today’s fashion industry, more than fifty young designers and a number of illustrious innovators such as Viktor&Rolf and Comme des Garçons give us their vision of the fashion of tomorrow.
The development of new technologies and a grasp of the importance of sustainability are what is driving young designers worldwide and causing them to expand the borders of the traditional fashion system. With their innovative solutions and fresh designs, this latest generation of fashion designers has arrived at the interface between fashion and art.
At the invitation of Han Nefkens Fashion on the Edge, and scouted by fashion experts from around the world, six designers have each produced a new work especially for the exhibition The Future of Fashion is Now: Iris van Herpen (the Netherlands), Digest Design Workshop (China), Lucía Cuba (Peru), Craig Green (Great Britain), D&K (Australia) and Olek (Poland/the United States).
This book not only provides an overview of the work by the more than fifty designers being shown at the exhibition, but it also traces the development of and ideas behind the exhibition’s special works.