by Prof. Dr. Marina-Elena Wachs
Hochschule Niederrhein - university of applied sciences
Fachbereich Textil- und Bekleidungstechnik - faculty of textile and clothing technology
The interdisciplinary project „The German Look - advanced TEXTILE solutions", which will be presented in 2015, will show a collection of several BA- and MA-student projects and research works of Master students, in the following topics:
I. Smart Textile and Mobility in Fashion: SMART FASHION („creative processing")
II. Luxury and sustainability: „White World"
III. Design concepts...for a better world
IV. Textile Porcelain
V. Smart mobility to go
VI. Kids World - (textile) patterns connecting generations (and special groups in design)
THE CHALLENGE for the students exists in defining the typical character of each cultural design codes, in combination with discussing the terms „Luxury" and „Mobility", „Sustainability" and „Smart Textile" for example in Fashion AND automotive interior design for advanced design solutions for tomorrow. Forecasting trends in smart textiles, like the actual discussed terms about „Biocouture" and „Green Smarts", are only two small aspects about research projects in a new material world...
„Upside downing" in up-cycling design and redesign of handcraft techniques demonstrating the range of parameters in the case of sustainability...
With the look at the German style and for example in comparing with Scottish- or Italian fashion design codes or with the craftsman's knowledge, we will demonstrate „The German Look" in connecting cultural heritage of fashion design and handcraft power with 3-D techniques ...
Media: Exhibition catalogue and film see downloads.
please feel invited to contact:
Prof. Ellen Bendt - firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Dr. Marina-Elena Wachs - email@example.com