Innovation: Functional Aesthetics

zeitgeist_12_13_2010.jpgPresenting inspiring projects oscillating between fashion, design, technology and science, Sabine Seymour’s Functional Aesthetics is a sequel to her acclaimed book Fashionable Technology.

Functional Aesthetics is both a visionary offering and a must have compendium of technologies that will impact fashion and textiles going forward. The book looks to a technological shift when designers decided to take up the mantle of possibilities afforded by innovation from research laboratories.

With chapters like The Garment Amplifier of Fantasy and The Fantasy of Epidermis, the book provides studies of visionary projects like the growing research into bacteria, and it’s place in the construction of garments to shape memory clothing. The book also examines the influence of respected fashion designers Hussein Chalayan and Maison Martin Margiela.

In addition, Functional Aesthetics, lists the growing D.I.Y resources for smart materials as well as other inspiring websites and books.

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