Joanna Burdett (RCA)


Jessica Meek (RCA)


Yijing Zhang (RCA)


Georgina Strang (RCA)


Dahea Sun (CSM)


Ingrid Hulskamp (CSM)


Young Ju Do (CSM)


Alexia Mathieu (CSM)


A textile future

16th January 2012

Both the Royal College of Art and CSM Textile Futures had their work in progress shows last week. Both showcasing the best of the future textiles but in very different ways. RCA as always was a showcase of beautifully executed design based on the creme de la creme of design talent. Colour and texture were in abundance with a particularly strong cohort of both first and second years showing their work.

Central St Martins textile futures show is always more about the narrative and the critical design than simply aesthetic and as always the students act as a barometer as to the important issues surrounding the future of the textiles industry.

Students examined issues surrounding resilient design and probed the future with projects that consider new crafting methodologies, compostable accessories and real fake fur to name a few. Projects I found of notable interest I will do more indepth posts on in the coming days, but as a taster here is a snap shot of some of the projects.

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