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Fashion trends: technologically-sustainable

Some might say that a relationship between fashion and sustainability is nothing but a paradox, especially when the former is the World’s second largest polluter and has repeatedly been accused of unethical behaviour.

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The why of wearables?

Catching up on my LinkedIn newsfeed, I see a link to a video entitled, “Smartwatches could be a perfect home for augmented reality.” As there are few really good applications for AR, and even fewer for smartwatches, I thought I’d see how the designers envisioned combining two questionable technologies.

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Paul Smith: ‘What’s next?’ DM25 talk series

As part of its 25th anniversary, the Design Museum asked leading designers and architects to talk about the future of design and how the design world is changing. Paul Smith opened the series in February with an inspirational talk on the need to reinvent ourselves in an ever changing world.

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Wearable Technology

Wearable technology is becoming more common place through products like Nike+, but there are still many questions to be asked about what the future holds and how consumers will accept the ‘new normal’ for wearable technology. Our Principal of Design and Innovation, Oliver Stokes, writes for Techopedia on the future of wearable technology. The full article is available here.

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Does fashion always have to be style over function?

Fashion is, in some sense, like Marmite, you either love it or hate it. Although I’m staunchly pro-fashion (especially anything gold/metallic – I really am a magpie), I do see the merit in both sides of the ‘for’ and ‘against’ argument.

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Hussein Chalayan in conversation with Claudia Croft at the V&A: Talking Fashion

On first sight of Hussein Chalayan, one could be mistaken for not assuming this minimally dressed, polite and calm man who lists Sunday brunch as one of his main enjoyments, is in fact the creator of the extravagant, show stopping fashion he has become synonymous with since his St Martins graduation into the 90s fashion world.

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