Wardrobe of the Future
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 But transitioning from an outdated fashion system towards something new means influencing a multitude of dynamic components.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.
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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!
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