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Digital Visions for Fashion + Textiles

Made in Code

Sarah E. Braddock Clarke, Jane Harris

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An exploration of the incredible advances in computer-aided design and its revolutionary impact in the fields of fashion and textiles


The invention of the Jacquard loom in the 18th-century century paved the way for computing and revolutionary change. From its punch-card origins, code has evolved to enable new methods in design, visualization and production, achieving the previously unimaginable.

Digital Visions for Fashion and Textiles considers how computing has reinvented image, material and structural processes, highlighting newly advancing 2D, 3D and interactive output. Pioneering shifts of practice have developed from hybrid technical and creative collaborations. Digital and analogue fusions are defining new contexts for the innovative fabrication of surfaces, products and environments.

Twenty-two of the most forward-thinking practitioners, established and emerging, who have embraced developing digital technologies are profiled. Featured are household names, such as Hussein Chalayan, Prada and Issey Miyake, early pioneers (Vibeke Riisberg, Peter Struycken) and more independent, avant-garde individuals (Iris van Herpen, Casey Reas, Tom Gallant).

Complete with a reference section and bibliographic information, this unique and richly illustrated book is the perfect resource and inspiration for designers, students, industry professionals, and anyone looking for an exploration of how computer technology has creatively permeated fashion, textiles and related digital sectors.

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'This heavily illustrated book considers how computing has altered materials and processes within textiles disciplines'

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 29.0 x 20.0 cm

Extent: 240 pp

Illustrations: 429

Publication date: 24 September 2012

ISBN: 9780500516447

Contents List

Introduction; Digitally Implicit (The Look of Code, Material Code, Digital Imaginings); Designers in Code: Nuno, Vibeke Riisberg, Issey Miyake, Peter Struycken, Prada, Hussein Chalayan, Hil Driessen, Jane Harris, Simon Thorogood, Savithri Bartlett, Nancy Tilbury, Daniel Brown, C. E. B. Reas, Jakob Schlaepfer, Jonathan Saunders, Sonja Weber, Michiko Koshino, Basso & Brooke, Joshua Davis, Louise Goldin, Tom Gallant, Iris Van Herpen; The Future of Digital Pasts; Biographies and histories, Bibliography, Directory, Glossary, Exhibitions and trade events.

About the Author

Sarah E. Braddock Clarke is a consultant/curator and Senior Lecturer in Fashion Design and Performance Sportswear Design at University College Falmouth. She has co-authored numerous books on advanced textiles and their applications to fashion and performance sportswear, including Techno Textiles and Sports Tech, both published by Thames & Hudson.

Jane Harris is a professor of Digital Imaging Design at Kingston University, Surrey.

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