If clothes with a ‘lived-in’ look are trendy on the street, it’s arguably more by circumstance than design. On the catwalk, however, garments billed as ‘wearable dwellings’ are very much in vogue, as Bradley Quinn’s latest book shows. The Fashion of Architecture, out now and published by Berg, traces the inspirational overlap between high fashion and cutting-edge architecture. Interviews with Hussein Chalayan, Shelly Fox, Zaha Hadid Architects and Rem Koolhaas, among others, examine how pliable metals, membrane structures, and lightweight plastics and glass borrowed from building design crop up in the creation of couture garments. Images in the book are by a selection of fashion photographers including David La Chapelle and John Akehurst.
The search is on to find an innovative obstacle avoidance sensor which could be included in a mechanical clockwork rover concept design, which NASA hopes will explore the planet’s surface
Design studio Reggie has created new branding for Oxsight, a technology company that creates glasses which aims to help those with sight loss.
Design education, much like the wider industry, is lacking in diversity – here, Design Week speaks with some of the women who are working to change this through collective action.
Clwb Ifor Bach has been open since the 80s and now has a new identity, including logotype, typeface and design system for posters and flyers.