Wardrobe of the Future

An exhibition of prototypes of state-of-the-art textiles, clothing and fashion innovations from Aalto. These aren't design science fiction: they’re already well on their way to becoming reality.
Shimmering Wood sneaker designed by by Noora Yau & Konrad Klockars. Photo: Kalle Kataila

At the moment, the global fashion industry is a source of massive negative environmental impacts and severe social issues. It’s clear that the time has come for the textiles, clothing and fashion industry to completely reinvent itself. But transitioning from an outdated fashion system towards something new means influencing a multitude of dynamic components. How can a systemic change be achieved?

In this exhibition, we show and tell how Aalto is contributing to a systemic shift in the textile, fashion and clothing industry. The exhibition pinpoints some of the critical components of the fashion ecosystem and value chain, and we have curated a collection of state-of-the-art textiles, clothing and fashion innovations for display. These prototypes are not design science fiction, they’re already well on their way of becoming reality.

Visit the online exhibition

A hand holding green purse on top of a green dress

The Wardrobe of the Future (external link)

If we can imagine a fashion revolution, we can make it happen!

Academic collaborators
FINIX research group: Kirsi Niinimäki, Minna Halme, Sini Suomalainen

Ushnah Amjad, Kirsti Cura, Janne Halme, Sofia Ilmonen, Markus Joutsela, Katariina Järvinen, Pirjo Kääriäinen, Julia Lohmann, Riikka Olli, Nina Pulkkis & Geza Szilvay, Irene Purasachit, Marja Rissanen & Ioncell team, Sini Saavala, Emilia Ståhlhammar, Hannu Tanner & VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Noora Yau & Konrad Klockars

Concept, curation, production
Aalto ARTS Communications / Sini Koskimies, Enni Grundström & Krista Kinnunen

Visual identity & graphic design: Milja Komulainen
Exhibition architecture and woodwork: Saara Kantele /Studio Kantele with help from Paul Mesarcik, Mikko Ristimäki and  Jari Simanainen

Special thank you to Enni Äijälä!

Life 1.5 in black font and Designs for a Cooler Planet logo on a white, fragmented background.

Life 1.5 – an exhibition of planet-friendly materials, fashion and food

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Black font stating "Wear the future." and Designs for a Cooler Planet logo on a white, fragmented background.

Wear the future!

Slow and more sustainable textiles, clothing and fashion systems.

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