“The Future of Fashion is Now”

webfbSustainability issues and the latest technological developments inspire the young generation of designers to challenge the established rules in fashion by revolutionizing the industry from the inside out.
A couple of months ago I have addressed the topic of future fashion by presenting some creations of pioneers in the field (click here to see the post).
Today I share with you several designs from the exhibition “The Future of Fashion is Now”. Launched last Saturday at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, the exhibition presents the works of 56 designers from all over the world.
Each of these designers pushes the boundaries beyond the settled standards, revealing the fashion from unique and unusual perspectives. Their works are milestone in creating technologically sophisticated and sustainable garments in the future.

Hand-Woven Toilet Paper (2013) by Wang Lei (China). The designer gives preference to paper over the traditional fabrics.

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Sleeping Suit (2009) by Mason Jung (South Korea). Inspired by military service where sleeping bags are part of a soldier’s basic kit, Jung created a classic men’s suit with dual function: suit and sleeping bag in one.

IMG_4273IMG_4271Bone (2013) by Kunihiko Morinaga (Japan) for Anrealage (2003). Cage constructions in bright glow-in-dark colors made using laser-cut technology.

IMG_4317IMG_4323Incertitudes (2013) by Ying Gao (China). The designer explores the influence of factors such as light, air, sound on clothing. The sensors in”Incertitudes”  react on ambient sound and the human voice.

IMG_4296IMG_4297Solar Dress by Pauline van Dongen (The Netherlands). The dress has 72 solar cells which can be released during the sun shine and hided when they aren’t needed.  If worn 1 hour in a sun, it can charge a standard smartphone in 50%.

IMG_4299Sewing the Invisible (2004) by Jum Nakao. Outfit from paper made using laser-cut technology.


Structural Mode (2011) by Rejina Pyo (South Korea). Sculptural dresses with geometric forms made from perspex and metal. The designer explores the relation between wearable fashion and sculptural art.

IMG_4283IMG_4284Ferro Fluid Dress (2014-15) by Iris van Herpen (The Netherlands). The designer uses 3D printing technology to produce her collections. To form the Ferro Fluid Dress a magnetic liquid -ferrofluid- drips onto the west line of the dress.

IMG_4452IMG_4453Trans-For-M-otion (II): “Disguise Garment” (2010) by Eunjeong Jeon (South Korea). The garments react to the changing environment and wearer’s emotions.
IMG_4308 IMG_4312All these creations start a new era in fashion that gradually grows from the prototypes of today to something more sophisticated in the future.

In the end – as an extra- a sweater with the longest sleeves in the world.  Looong Sleeve (2014) by Antoine Peters ( The Netherlands).To be honest I don’t see how these long sleeves can be an added values for the future fashion, but it looked so cool, I decided to include it in the post.


This is it for this time. Don’t forget to let me know your opinion in the comment bar below!
Till next week! 😉







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  1. Wow, i had never seen stuff like these. Some of this ideas are really great and revolutionary. Hope to see more on this 🙂

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