A new exhibition at the MFA focusing on the intersection of tech and fashion.
Clothes that respond to the environment, are ingeniously constructed
from recycled materials, and garments that come off a 3-D printer ready
to wear—all of these innovations are poised to have a profound impact on
the future of the fashion industry. Designers have embraced these
innovations and “#techstyle” explores how the synergy between fashion
and technology is not only changing the way designers design, but also
the way people interact with their clothing. The exhibition draws on the
MFA’s collection of contemporary fashion and accessories, and features
key pieces from innovators in the field including a digitally-printed
dress from Alexander McQueen’s Plato’s Atlantis collection
(Spring/Summer 2010/2011) and Iris van Herpen’s 3-D printed dress (2013)
produced in collaboration with MIT designer and assistant professor
Neri Oxman. Visitors experience the cutting edge of hi-tech fashion with
special commissions created by CuteCircuit, Hussein Chalayan, Kate
Goldsworthy, and Somerville-based Nervous System.
Includes work from NOA RAVIV
(above) who gained international attention as a student in Tel Aviv. Her “Hard
Body” collection was inspired by Classical Greek sculpture and developed
using 3D software. Raviv deliberately deformed her renderings through
computer errors and then recreated the patterns using traditional
dressmaking techniques, laser cutting and a 3D printer.
Show is open March 6, 2016 – July 10, 2016