samedi 17 novembre 2012

Fashion and Technology [exhibition / exposition]

Fashion and technology have a fast-paced and continually evolving relationship. Today, the term “techno-fashion” is used to refer to a predominantly 21st-century phenomenon, but technological advancements were shaping fashion design and fabrication as early as the mid-eighteenth century. As fashion writer Bradley Quinn observes, “Technology has always been the essence of fashion...The fast-paced progress of technology complements fashion’s ever-evolving aesthetic, and each gives the other a wider frame of reference and more scope to explore new horizons.”

Fashion and Technology explores the impact of emerging technologies on the nature of fashion design and production over the past 250 years. The exhibition focuses on innovations that have influenced the production, materials, aesthetic, and function of fashion. It begins with objects created during the Industrial Revolution of the 18th and 19th centuries, when innovations in textile manufacturing revolutionized the fashion industry. These innovations included the introduction of the Spinning Jenny, the Jacquard loom, and the sewing machine. The exhibition then continues chronologically to the present day.

Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology State University of New York (USA)December 4, 2012 - May 8, 2013