Clothes might be there to protect and give cover, but fashion is created to communicate. To give a signal and get reactions. How can contemporary wearable technology help fashion designers make garments that interact with their bearer and the environment? With the Fashnology project we are exploring the encounter of social technology and fashion with nine new works, created during the summer by 11 young and inspiring fashion designers. Fashnology is produced in collaboration with the Aalto University’s Department of Design.
The results can now be seen at the Embassy of Finland in Brussels until 15 September 2015.
The Finnish fashion scene is rising like a rocket, and the young generation of the renowned fashion department of Aalto University is gaining a deserved international reputation with its new touch. The Fashonology project is an exploration where high-tech wearable technology know-how meets with imaginative fashion designs, in search for a more interactive fashion.
Producer: Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux
In collaboration with: Aalto University Department of Design
Supervisors: Lector Ilona Hyötyläinen, Aalto University Department of Design, Fashion Design
Laboratory manager Jussi Mikkonen, Aalto University Department of Design, Embodied Interaction Lab