Curious Trends

20/02/2011

Fashion's future: art, anatomy and aerodynamic design?


Global fastening producer,YKK, is currently hosting an ‘out-of-this-world’ exhibition in St Martin’s Courtyard, a bijou new shopping precinct in Covent Garden. The Future of Fashion will be open daily until 10th March. The minimalist selection is described as ‘a celebration of London based next generation design talent, hand-picked by some of the world’s leading fashion colleges and talent spotting organizations.’

If this show is anything to go by, fashions of the future will be wearable works of art, designed to help enhance our anatomy in functional ways:


The Creative Director of the exhibition is Kei Kagami, is the designer of this curious ‘Zipper Dress’, which looks rather like a giant parachute and doubles up as an arty lamp.

Rob Goodwin’s feathered hat could work as a futuristic cycling helmet.

Kagami’s future for headwear has a Boudicca meets Steampunk style Red Indian feel. This curious creation also incorporates what appears to be a Rolls Royce silver flying lady, giving a feeling of travel and speed.


Here’s another intricately sculpted, wing-like millinery design by Emma Yeo:


Aitor Throup’s mannequins appear to be flying and are dressed in his trademark ‘articulated anatomy’ designs.


Chau Har Lee’s architectural shoe designs (first seen at London Fashion Week in 2010) also have space-age aerodynamic shapes. Ideal for fantasy flights of the future, as these don't look so easy to walk in...



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