University of Technology Sydney

89015 Textile and Fashion Innovation

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This subject enables students to investigate innovative textile and fashion concepts that explore the integration of the handmade with emerging technologies. This studio provides an ideal space for interdisciplinary collaboration through the study of current global textile, fashion and design practice. In this millennium a material revolution is taking place whereby textiles and fashion are providing designers from various disciplines the solutions for a very different society and consumer. Market demand reflects changing cultural and social concerns and in response textiles and fashion are leading with cutting edge innovation. Underpinning these developments is a critical social consciousness towards ethical design practice and issues and questions around sustainability.

In this studio students are introduced to Electronic Fashion, Interactive Interfaces, Photo Voltaic Textiles, Biomimicry, Architectonic Structures, Smart fabrics, Nano fabrics, High Performance Textiles, Zero Waste. Students examine what meaning these emerging technologies have for future design and how they provide designers with a language and solution for a future world. Through a self-initiated project, students have the opportunity to explore their practice through an identified project brief.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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