Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Layer by Layer: New Young Writers on Wool

Edited by Professor Catherine Harper at the University of Portsmouth, some of my written work has been published in Bloomsbury's Textile: the Journal of Cloth and Culture within a section called 'New Young Writers on Wool'.

In partnership with ModeConnect and The Woolmark Company, the work looks into the innovative ways that wool is being used in contemporary fashion design. I chose to alternatively deconstruct the production methodology differences between making a wool jumper and 3D printed a nylon element. I was inspired to explore this further after an interview with Massimo Nicosia, the Creative Director at Pringle of Scotland - who is integrating 3D printed parts into his traditional wool heritage brand.

It was a really fun project, and of course - it's always a delight to be published.

Disruptive Magazine: issue one

At 3D Printshow, we've recently launched the first issue of our new publication: Disruptive Magazine. I've been working on curating content for the event now for nearly two years, so was really excited to play a part in creating an editorial accompaniment to the show; I even came up with the name for the digital magazine during the concept development phase, which I was really proud of.

Visit the link below to download issue one, featuring a real selection of different articles about 3D pritning across a variety of industries. I've written a piece (pages 33 - 43) which explores why much of what's 3D printed in the fashion industry has been spurred on my the work of architects - and it was a lot of fun to write.

I'll be regularly contributing to the publication, which I couldn't be happier about. In the meantime, I'm putting together all of the conferences for this year's series of ten international events, whilst supporting onsite with arts management, curatorial and installation duties for our 3D printed fashion and arts galleries.

Please do get in touch with me if you'd like any more information: what we're doing is pretty incredible!

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Margiela Mules

As usual - plenty of weird stuff making its way down the aisle at Maison Margeila (Fall '15 RTW). Still can't get away from the fluff though.