Vollebak designs jacket that lets the wearer sleep in space

Experimental clothing brand Vollebak‘s Deep Sleep Cocoon jacket is designed to allow people to sleep anywhere, including in space. The Deep Sleep Cocoon jacket has been designed by Vollebak so that people wearing it can sleep in the most difficult conditions. It was created specifically for space where sleeping can be difficult due to noise […]

Harry Nuriev stuffs vinyl sofa with old Balenciaga clothing

Crosby Studios’ founder Harry Nuriev has teamed up with Balenciaga to create a transparent vinyl couch filled with worn and discarded clothing from the French fashion brand. Architect and designer Nuriev and Balenciaga unveiled the oblong couch at this year’s Design Miami 2019. It is intended to promote “environmentally conscious design” by converting worn or disposed garments […]

Kengo Kuma designs his first ever trainer for Asics

For his first footwear design, architect Kengo Kuma has created a trainer in collaboration with Japanese sports brand Asics that draws on the craft of bamboo knitting. The shoe’s upper consists of a slip-on mono-sock, overlaid with a criss-crossing pattern of clean, white strips. It mimics the way that a supple material like bamboo is […]

Ross Lovegrove creates crystal trophy with internal double helix for Fashion Awards 2019

Ross Lovegrove has designed this year’s Fashion Awards trophy, which consists of a laser-cut DNA double helix that appears to be suspended inside a monolithic crystal. The Welsh designer was commissioned by the British Fashion Council and Swarovski to create the award, which will be handed out during an awards ceremony in London’s Royal Albert […]

The Arrivals designs Aer parka with pocket that blocks mobile phone signal

New York fashion brand The Arrivals has created a puffer jacket with a Faraday pocket that blocks cellular and GPS signals on smartphones, to encourage wearers to switch off and “reconnect with the outdoors”. The parka’s chest pocket is lined in a combination of polyester, copper and nickel, and blocks radio-frequency identification (RFID), Near Field […]

Tuo Lei designs DIY streetwear from festival tents to be kept as souvenirs

ÉCAL graduate Tuo Lei has created a fashion collection from abandoned festival tents, based on simplified patterns that can be replicated at home with just basic sewing skills and the accompanying instructions. The P+365 project turns the tents collected from a given festival into a series of raincoats, caps, bags and bucket hats, with the aim […]

Prada becomes first luxury brand to sign loan tied to sustainability targets

Prada has signed a £42.9 million loan with banking group Crédit Agricole, with repayment terms conditional to meeting key targets around the sustainability of its products and operations. According to Prada – which also owns subsidiary brand Miu Miu – this marks the first time that a luxury brand has procured a sustainability-linked loan. In […]

The Met’s Costume Institute announces time-travelling theme for Spring 2020 exhibition

Fashion “flashbacks and fast-forwards” will be the theme of next year’s major fashion exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, with exhibition design by Es Devlin. Called About Time: Fashion and Duration, the spring 2020 exhibition at the Met’s Costume Institute will explore the nature of time. It will form part of […]

Sun Lee reworks traditional Korean craft into clothes made from paper

South Korean designer Sun Lee has created a six-piece collection of clothing from traditional Korean paper which has been cut, torn and rolled by hand. Design Academy Eindhoven graduate Lee developed the fashion collection, called Consumption of Heritage, after seeing the amount of clothes waste thrown away at the end of every season. “This collection is based on […]

Charlotte McCurdy creates “carbon-negative” raincoat from algae bioplastic

New York designer Charlotte McCurdy has fashioned a water-resistant jacket from a plastic made of algae, which captures existing CO2 from the atmosphere. The garment is made from a bioplastic material McCurdy developed that consists entirely of biopolymers derived from algae. “The jacket is carbon-negative because it is made of marine macro-algae that expands our […]

Bodice clothes are for the women “challenging conventions” in Indian society

Fashion designer Ruchika Sachdeva’s label Bodice is developing a “new language of modernity” for women in India who want a minimalist alternative to traditional garments or designer formalwear. Sachdeva set up Bodice after studying in the UK at the London College of Fashion, and undertaking internships with designers such as Vivienne Westwood and Giles Deacon. […]

Nike React Infinity Run is designed to reduce runners’ injuries

Nike‘s new running shoe could prevent the chance of injury by 52 per cent, helping solve the problem that most often takes runners out of the game. The React Infinity Run was created by Nike Running as part of a seemingly impossible “moonshot” project to ensure that no runner gets injured. “One of the biggest […]

Benjamin Benmoyal makes garments from recycled cassette tapes

Central Saint Martins fashion student Benjamin Benmoyal drew on his years in the Israeli army to design this collection of “utopian” garments, hand-woven from fabrics made of recycled cassette tapes. The fashion collection, called It Was Better Tomorrow, comprises a range of structural garments patterned with colourful stripes and complete with boxy wigs, all boasting […]

COS unveils fashion collection based on Bauhaus design principles

Fashion brand COS has created a 13-piece collection of clothing and accessories commemorating the Bauhaus movement and its affiliated artists and architects. The release celebrates a century since the design school’s founding in Weimar and exemplifies its enduring impact on creative disciplines today, as explored in Dezeen’s Bauhaus 100 series. Six menswear and six womenswear items as […]

Chiara Tommencioni Pisapia uses moths to transform unwanted clothing into “precious” bio-waste material

Central Saint Martins graduate Chiara Tommencioni Pisapia has proposed a method for improving the textile recycling process by using moths to break down the natural fibres in discarded clothing. Pisapia, who says she is “interested in sustainability related to fashion, textile recycling, bio-design and the circular economy“, wanted to find a more efficient way to […]

Re:newcell prepares to launch “world’s first clothes made from circular cotton”

Swedish company Re:newcell is aiming to disrupt the fashion industry and save natural resources by creating garments from Circulose – a new material made from recycled cotton clothes. Circulose was developed in response to the issue of waste generated by the fashion industry, which sees the vast majority of unwanted or worn out garments end […]

Native Shoes creates trainers from single piece of algae-laced foam

US brand Native Shoes has developed a sneaker that is entirely made from one continuous sheet of algae-enriched EVA in a bid to clean up the footwear industry. EVA, short for ethylene-vinyl acetate, is a flexible, rubber-like plastic often used to form the cushioning midsole of trainers or, as in the case of Crocs, even […]

Rihanna’s lingerie show set design is an architectural “mash up”

Canadian designer Willo Perron created a a “mash up” of architectural iconography for the set design of Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty show at New York Fashion Week. Singer-turned-businesswoman Rihanna presented her fashion show as an hour-long music and dance performance on a stage filled with exaggerated architectural elements. As creative director, Perron took his cues […]

Six fashion brands making the industry more sustainable

Consumers are waking up to the disastrous impact fast fashion has on the environment. Here are six clothing companies that are challenging it with radical approaches to sustainable fashion. Textile production releases 1.2 billion tonnes a year of carbon dioxide equivalent, making it a bigger contributor to greenhouse gases than international flights and overseas shipping […]

Creativity in fashion “doesn’t mean creating more stuff”, says Extinction Rebellion’s Sara Arnold

Extinction Rebellion staged a funeral march to close London Fashion Week. Dezeen spoke to organiser and activist Sara Arnold about the need to redefine creativity in the climate crisis, rather than making “more stuff”. Last week, climate activist group Extinction Rebellion staged a funeral procession from London’s Trafalgar Square to 180 The Strand, London Fashion […]

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