what I liked in fashion and textiles in 2016

1. fashion exhibition “manus x mashina, fashion in an age of technology” which explores how fashion designers are reconciling the handmade and the machine-made in the creation of haute couture and avant-garde ready-to-wear, MET new york.   http://www.metmuseum.org/press/exhibitions/2015/manus-x-machina26683418792_cc6c91b71e_c

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2. balenciaga AW 2016 campaign shot by mark borthwick, the first campaign since demna gvasalia took creative control of the house.

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3. collection of three-dimensional  jewelry pieces made of polyester fabric inspired by various sea creatures by japanese designer mark kusomoto. http://www.marikokusumoto.com

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4. presentation of louis vuitton’s resort 2017 collection designed by nicolas ghesquiere set at the oscar niemeyer niterói contemporary art museum in rio de janeiro.

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5. »what I like«, the exhibition of molly goddard at NOW gallery, london, where six brightly-coloured dresses hung from the ceiling and invited the visitors to embroider them. https://mollygoddard.com

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6. faig ahmet carpets ,  a stark contrast between ancient carpet-weaving techniques from his native country of azerbaijan and aggressively contemporary ideas of digital manipulation, pixelation, and distortion. http://www.faigahmed.com

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7. marni SS 2017 collection with oversized pockets,  the  last one designed by consuelo castiglioni

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8. céline SS 2017 collection, in which  pheobe philo put the yves klein athropometric prints back on the body.

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9. the launch of NYTM – the inaugural new york textiles month in september 2016; a month-long city-wide festival designed to celebrate textile creativity and promote textile awareness. http://www.textilemonth.nyc

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10. interactive magnetic wallpaper designed by kristel erga made from recycled textile waste that allows you to piece together a wall décor of your choice, while eliminating pre-consumer textile waste.

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11. a short film by craig mcdean fot sacai’s first line of bags, designed by chitose abe and katie hillier. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZDrvZ8pJvc

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12. faustine steinmetz SS 2017 collection of hand-dyed, hand-spun and handwoven denim pieces. http://www.faustinesteinmetz.com

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13. exhibition “switch / dutch design on move”, which presents textile products, furniture and installations based around the themes of sustainability, craftsmanship & innovation, poetry & stories and design-based research; textielmuseum tilburg. http://www.textielmuseum.nl/en/exposition/switch-dutch-design-on-the-move

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14. kailu guan’s collection of garments that present three-dimensional shapes and moving patterns when viewed on a digital device. https://vimeo.com/165822711

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