The Future is Robots, Robots, Robots | Robots |Fashion | Manufacturing Production

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​Robots | Fashion | Manufacturing Production 

Gail Taylor 

March 29, 2017
Robots and fashion have arrived.
Go to Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Art and check out the show, “Iris van Herpen: Transforming Fashion,” on exhibit until May. 
The exhibit features what the artist says is the first 3-D printed dress to be featured on the runway.
Below, is a link to my viewbook of this exhibit. 
Imagine if everyone had the opportunity to increase their knowledge through the study of fashion design, materials engineering, and theater arts. This exhibit represents what a STEM and STEAM education can produce.
Check out my photo book “Iris van Herpen” I made using Blurb’s mobile app.

Gail Taylor 

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Iris Van Herpen: Transforming Fashion

Gail Taylor 

March 30, 2017
Dutch fashion designer Iris van Herpen’s latest show “Transforming Fashion” debuted in Pittsburgh, PA at the Carnegie Museum of Art (@CMOA) February 16th, 2017.
Gail Taylor, a journalist and cultural studies theorist with an interest in textile design visited the exhibit in March and viewed what van Herpen says is the first 3-D printed dress.
Gail Taylor discovered that the themes van Herpen’s work reflects in this collection are:
Biopiracy

Hacking Infinity 

Magnetic Motion

Chemical Crows

Wilderness Embodied 

Crystallization 

Voltage

Micro

Capriole

Radiation Invasion 

Escapism

Mummification 

Refinery Smoke
Materials used to create the clothes include polymers, leather, microfiber, gold thread, and porcelain.
Gail Taylor follows manufacturing trends from her location in Appalachia, a region of the United States where heavy extractive industries like coal mining are in decline. Taylor theorizes that the future of clothing manufacturing is defined by small businesses employing robots, 3-D printers, and small teams working from various locations while tethered by technology.