The Future of Clothing: Will We Wear Suits on Mars? (Hardcover)

The Future of Clothing: Will We Wear Suits on Mars? By Simone Achermann, Stephan Sigrist Cover Image
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Disappearing dress codes, customers as designers and wearable technology; in recent years the production and function of clothing has undergone massive change. New manufacturing technologies have brought bespoke design within reach of many consumers for the first time. Miniature sensors can turn ordinary garments into smart devices. And blurring gender roles and class distinctions point the way towards a more fluid approach to clothing, fashion and design.

The Future of Clothing offers a critical introduction to these developments from an interdisciplinary perspective, engaging with their implications for the clothing industry and related fields. You'll learn how mass-personalization impacts the luxury market, the effects of automation on craftsmanship and how AI design may affect individual style choices.

Contributors include fashion historian, author and broadcaster Amber Butchart, adventurer, ecologist and head of the Sculpt the Future Foundation David de Rothschild, and best-selling author Yuval Noah Harari. There are also 8 exclusive illustrations by Salvador Dali, depicting the surrealist master's extraordinary vision of how fine-tailored clothing might evolve in the 21st century. Together they form a truly unique guide to the future of this most creative industry.

About the Author

Simone Achermann is co-founder of W.I.R.E. (Web for Interdisciplinary Research & Expertise), a leading think tank for business, science and society. She engages with developments and trends in society, business and cultural sciences and is responsible for the ABSTRAKT book series. Stephan Sigrist is the founder and head of the W.I.R.E. think tank, he has spent many years analyzing interdisciplinary developments in business and society, focusing on the implications of digitization in the life sciences, financial services, media, infrastructure and mobility. He is the publisher of the ABSTRAKT book series, author of a number of publications and a keynote speaker at international conferences.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781350138599
ISBN-10: 1350138592
Publisher: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
Publication Date: August 10th, 2023
Pages: 200
Language: English