New Generation Gallery

Chris Kerley

Textile & Surface Design, National College of Art and Design

New Generation Gallery

Plugged in began as a deep-dive into my childhood fondness of science fiction media such as The Matrix, Star Wars and Blade Runner and also a fascination with the future. When looking into the future we naturally think of either a utopian future or a dystopian future. Using these two themes my collection was made for a unisex consumer, designed for luxury athleisure/utility wear. Through colour and design these two themes clashed, by having reversible fabrics the consumer can swap between these two themes based on the environment the wearer is in. This emulates the idea of The Cyborg, that our clothing will become technological rather than our body parts. To continue with the futuristic feeling of this project specialist inks were used such as: UV sensitive inks as well as reflectives. This was done to allow further change in the fabrics depending on the wearer's environment.

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Testing on mannequins.
Patterned Origami.
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