From medical implants to spacesuits, advanced textiles have the potential to transform human habitats and transportation, protect the environment and support personal health and well-being. This book explores and celebrates the latest technological advances in fibres and fabrics, demonstrating their beauty and ingenuity, and showing how their exciting applications affect all aspects of our lives. Informative and inspirational, this is an essential resource for the design professional, fashion student, or anyone fascinated by cutting edge technologies and innovative textiles.
|Publication date:||1st September 2011|
|Publisher:||Thames & Hudson Ltd|
|Categories:||Textile design & theory, Textile & fibre technology,|
Marie O'Mahony is a consultant, professor, author and curator specializing in advanced textiles for fashion design. She is a Professor at Ontario College of Art and Design University (OCAD U), Toronto and Visiting Professor at University of the Arts, London. O'Mahony is the co-author, with Sarah E. Braddock, of Techno Textiles and Techno Textiles 2, and the sole author of Sports Tech and Cyborg, both published by Thames & Hudson.More About Marie O'Mahony