Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Digital Fabric

Pascale Gueracague print fabrics for designer Helmut Lang
With so many interesting things happening with digital fabrics, I thought I would share a few links that have crossed my desktop recently.
  • The image above comes from a September article and slide show on Sight Unseen about the senior print designer at Helmut Lang. 
  • There was May article on how fashion has adopted digital fabric printing on the Wall Street Journal Online. The accompanying slide show includes source photos along with fashions created in the fabrics the photos inspired.
  • I've been following Melanie Bowles at Make It Digital Textiles as she blogs about an 8-week course that started recently at the Victoria & Albert museum.
"The workshop runs alongside the major exhibition Diaghilev and the Golden Age of The Ballet Russe and examines the exquisite and innovative textile work of the company and the impact it had on the early Twentieth century art, theater, ballet, fashion and textiles. Working with hands on techniques and digital technology we hope the workshop will reflect the spirit of the Ballet Russe era through Slow and Fast textile techniques and paces as well as sustainable design theories."
With my own digital textiles, I'm still inclined to add traditional surface design elements to the fabric. How about you? How do you use digital printing in your surface design process? There's a comment button below this post -- please share your thoughts.

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