28.60 x 23.50 cm
Paperback with flaps
290 Illustrations, 247 in colour
First published 2007
A maelstrom of inventive ideas … thorough and authoritative' – Design Week ‘Brings the reader up to speed with the astoundingly rapid advancements in the fusion between fashion and technology' – International Textiles ‘Comprehensive yet accessible … Lee is particularly good at explaining difficult theories and giving clear examples … the fantastical images are lovely … the content is fascinating' – Blueprint Now in paperback! Spray-on dresses, growable suits and self-cleaning shirts may soon become everyday items. This visionary exploration of where fashion and clothing are headed provides the first guide to the astonishing ways in which contemporary science and technology are shaping what we wear. Fashioning the Future examines the work of those scientific researchers and fashion designers, such as Issey Miyake, Hussein Chalayan and Walter Van Beirendonck, who are transforming today's science fiction into tomorrow's reality. Fashioning the Future is essential for those interested in the long-term future of fashion, design and lifestyle – as well as for everyone wanting to know how to stand out from the crowd. Suzanne Lee is Senior Research Fellow in Fashion at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of the Arts London and is a creative consultant for several London-based fashion designers. Warren du Preez and Nick Thornton Jones are an internationally celebrated creative team, renowned for their photography, art direction and design. Their clients include Issey Miyake, Björk, Massive Attack, Boucheron, Cacharel, Hermès, Nike and Sony.