A Party for Digital Visions for Fashion + Textiles Made in Code

By Sarah E. Braddock Clarke and Jane Harris

7-9PM Saturday 8th December

Come and meet Jane and Sarah and toast their new and beautiful book. A fantastic gift for the designer in your life.

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

Digital Visions for Fashion + Textiles: Made in Code 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.

Sarah E. Braddock Clarke is a consultant/ curator and a 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 SportsTech, both
published by Thames & Hudson.

Jane Harris is a designer/ consultant of Digital Imaging Design at Kingston University London. A recipient of the prestigious National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts Fellowship, she was previously co founder and director of the Textile Futures Research Centre and a Reader in Digital Textile Design