Imagining and imaging future fashion | Intellect Skip to content
Volume 6, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2040-4689
  • E-ISSN: 2040-4697



This project takes the researcher’s established fashion and textile design practice into a new space of the virtual and digital as a context for creative enquiry. Through discussion on two speculative experiments that use motion capture technology, this enquiry considers the transformational potential of a digital materiality as an environment in which to re-imagine and re-image the surfaces of future fashion. Specifically, it asks what influence the virtual/digital environment will have in shaping the aesthetics of the experiments. These acts of transformation, through morphing surfaces and shape-shifting material forms, question contemporary norms of using, consuming, engaging with and understanding fashion and textiles. Enfolded in this creative research is the recognition of how these shifts from matter to metaphor, from object to ephemeral, from dress to transformable interface could ignite alternatives to the current fashion manufacture and consumption process.


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