PRINTÀ-PORTER FA SHION D E S I G NE R S A R E C O L L A B O R AT I NG A C R O S S
D ISCIP LINE S ; T HE Y ’ V E C L O S E D T HE G A P B E T WE E N TE CHNOLOG Y A ND C R E AT I V I T Y T O E M B R A C E R E V OLUTIO NA R Y A P P R O A C HE S T O T HE I R C R A F T. BY C HRISTOPHER LEWIS
I can see the f inger prints of bleeding-edge technology all over fashion. It ’s there in the form of new materials, collabor ations, techniques and smart c lothing. The marriage of tech and f ashion is being realized by designer s who aren ’t afr aid of science and technology; they boldly incor por ate the “new” and have been rewriting the rules for a f ew year s. “There is no f uture—it ’s now,” says Fr ancis Bitonti fr om his New York-based studio in an interview. “We ’ve reached a point with technology where nobody should be talking about the f uture anymore. We can do anything.” PHOTOGRAPHY, ANDY LEE 55
Published on Dec 17, 2014
A convergence point for fashion, style & consumer perceptions. In this issue, we explore style and identity, new technologies and a critiqu...