Talented and experimental Japanese designer Issey Miyake recently put together a fashion collection for Spring/Summer 2016 that incorporated fabrics and garments that had creatively been baked in the oven. The process of cooking the material added a dynamic and structured look to the fashion pieces in the womenswear line.
The material used in the Spring/Summer 2016 collection was specially designed to react when in contact with heat. The fabric featured texturized waved patterns that are embossed into the material using a glue material while color is added by placing it in the spaces between the waves. Once baked, the waves of glue expand and harden in shape creating 3D textures. The baked material was then used to create structured shirts, tops and skirts for the collection.
Designer Issey Miyake Creates Runway Texture by Cooking His Fabrics
1. Baked Fabric Innovation - Textile designers experimenting with cooking techniques to create new textures and forms in fabrics.
2. Structured Fashion Elements - Designers incorporating baked materials to add dynamic structure and texture to clothing pieces on the runway.
3. Responsive Fabric Technology - Integrating heat-reactive textiles in clothing items to add movement and texture to clothing design.
1. Fashion Industry - Innovative fashion designers are experimenting with baking techniques to create new textile textures and textile forms to update clothing collections each season.
2. Textile Industry - Textile producers and manufacturers are searching for ways to incorporate baking techniques to add dynamic structure and form to textile pieces and attract new customers.
3. Technology Industry - There is a growing demand for designers and engineers to partner together to develop new heat-reactive textiles to integrate into consumer products and fashion collections.