The Art of Innovation in Fashion Showcased in #techstyle @ Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Clothes that respond to the environment, dresses that you can tweet, fabrics patterned by lasers and ready-to-wear garments that come off a 3D printer—all of these innovations are poised to have a profound impact on the future of fashion. Designers have embraced these developments, and the exhibition #techstyle, on view March 6–July 10, 2016, organized by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), examines how the synergy between fashion and technology is not only changing design and manufacturing, but also the way people interact with their clothes.
Many of the new methods are practiced by designers in Boston, a longtime hub of innovation. Presenting 32 emerging and established designers from around the world, including Alexander McQueen, VIKTOR&ROLF Haute Couture, Iris van Herpen, Ralph Lauren and Francis Bitonti, #techstyle features more than 60 works of art, from fashion and accessories to photography and video, on view in the Henry and Lois Foster Gallery.
Recently acquired by the MFA, the Anthazoa 3D Cape and Skirt, Voltage Collection (2013), was one of the first 3D-printed dresses to walk down a Paris runway. Conceptualized by Neri Oxman—an architect and designer from MIT Media Lab—and designed by van Herpen, the dress’ parts were made in Israel by Stratasys.
Can’t wait to see it in person!