Fashion designers aren’t afraid to plunder unrelated fields for inspiration (Alexander McQueen’s flirtation with taxidermy, anyone?). But until a joint O2 and Royal College of Art competition last month, few had tried to create threads inspired by tunes. First prize went to RCA Fashion & Textiles students Christopher Glaister and Michelle Shakallis (pictured) for their knitted accessories. Barcodes integrated into the products trigger music when scanned by a mobile phone. O2, keen to show how products such as its new Digital Music Player ‘give users access to the best music wherever and whenever’, must have been ecstatic.
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Universities and the Design Council condemn the proposals as “short-sighted” and uninformed by real statistics.
Designed by Matta, the new consumer facing brand looks to establish a better link between the upper echelons of the sport and its grassroots players.
The visual identity for the climate campaign and research group takes inspiration from the history of letter writing and launches ahead of the 6 May local elections.