A major fashion exhibition got started with the Met Gala that was held this week at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Looking at the manner in which fashion as adapted the innovative age of technology and covering some great innovations like 3D printing, Manus x Machina looks at the face of changing fashion.
Dress code at the event was “tech white tie” and was mostly interpreted as wear something that is metallic in nature. However, the guests certainly included those who took the entire theme quite seriously.
The dress sported by Karolina Kurkova came fitted with LED lights whereby Claire Danes was seen wearing a dlow-in-the dark princess dress by Zac Posen. Hence, all these raised a one pertinent question: Do we need to keep these dresses away from water and is it how fashion is to be seen in future?
Two fashion Gurus Alex Semenzato and Mathew Drinkwater who head FashtTech and Fashion Innovation Agency respectively, tried to answer the question. Semenzato believes that bioculture will be the next in-thing marking inroads to the next big new development. He projects that people will start producing their own clothes by using bacteria to grow fibers in labs. This sounds exciting and is certainly something good for the environment. Adding to the statement, Drinkwater mentions that this would be a lot more useful due to the self-healing qualities that bioculture comes with. Hence, in case one rips his T-shirt, it would grow back all-together.
Coming to the rescue will be the online ordering systems that will allow people to print clothes online in just a few minutes. 3D technology has been one of the most talked about concepts which has been evident by the practices from knitwear companies like Pringle. The company uses the technique for creating yarns and the dress by Francis Bitonti’s dress for Dita von Teese and Michael Schmidt. All these certainly point towards the next in-line concept where people would be able to order and print something right from their homes. From browsing to wearing in mere 30 minutes is a thing that might be true in the coming years.