Innovation: Mechanical Couture, Fashioning a New Order

Mechanical Couture: Fashioning a New Order at Israel’s Design Museum celebrates innovative designers who seek to redefine haute couture.

Fashioning a New Order explores how technology can reinterpret the idea of customized craftsmanship. Shoe designer Marloes ten Bhomer utilizes rapid prototyping technologies to create other worldly shoes.

While Dai Fujiwara, Creative Director at Issey Miyake has collaborated with vacuum pioneer James Dyson to create the Wind, fashion that is inspired by wind flow.

Fashion innovator Ying Gao also showcases her ‘Modulatable’ clothing that incorporates microelectronic technology and fashion design.

The exhibit at once succeeds in dissecting pervading notions of “handiwork” and “craftsmanship” and shows that functionality and technology are of growing importance in the future of fashion.

The exhibit runs until January 8, 2011.

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