Smart textiles have been around for a while; however, a new generation seems to be keen to outsmart their wearers. Called “Intimacy 2.0”, Dutch Design Company Studio Roosegaarde has developed a line of dresses made out of leather and e-foil that will become transparent depending on the wearer’s agitation.
According to Leatherbiz French fashion designer Roland Mouret has launched his first bag collection, which he says uses “materials selected from the finest Italian tanneries, including calfskin, goatskin, stingray-print kidskin, suede and patent”.
Fashion begins just as often with a raw material as it does with an inspiring design idea. Actually touching fabrics and other raw materials is vital for designers and manufacturers and there are vast collections offering everything imaginable for sourcing experts and designers.
The Fashion Education Network, part of Fashion United, launches the first ever-made International Fashion School Database, which includes comprehensive information about fashion schools and educational programs worldwide.
The Chinese luxury footwear brand, Stella Luna, has opened its first store in Europe. The new outlet is located in the Boulevard Saint-Germainin Paris and was designed by the British architect, Jamie Robert.