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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Links from the Studio (13.12.13)

Finally, let me announce the winner of our PDD Hat competition! I have been waiting for this moment for a week. The overall favourite went to Maria, ‘Rockin’ around the Christmas tree’! The best effort went to Mark, ‘The original Christmas Hat’. Lastly, the best Christmas themed award went to Stephanie, ‘Walking in a wine-ter wonder – band’. Congratulations!

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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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London Fashion Week A/W’11 – Textures & Prints

A/W ’11 is predominantly seen as the darker, more subdued season, calming down after a summer of outlandish dressing. But in a way only London Fashion Week could get away with, a subdivision of designers are turning their backs on the norm – probably as a result of this endless winter! This season saw a […]

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London Fashion Week A/W’11

Last week PDD was at London Fashion Week to see what the best of the British fashion world was showcasing for their Autumn/Winter 2011 collections. Catwalk fashion’ has a heavy influence on popular consumer culture, which is often reflected in how design trends manifest in the everyday products that we buy. While this influence can be […]

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Snapshot: Interiors 2011

Last week I went up to Birmingham NEC to visit the Interior 2011 show. Firstly, it’s no Milan when it comes to looking at cutting edge trends in furniture , but that is not really the point of the show. Instead it is a chance for us, at PDD, to see how some of the trends we talk about are being rolled out into mainstream interior design.

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