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Designers show their viewpoint on the future in Future Generation

Fashionweek.nl selected a few projects for you

At every edition of the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, upcoming talents show us what they got at Future Generation. This time the choice was made to do a group exposition. Some highlights are mentioned here.

“In this edition of Future Generation we asked designers and other creatives to think about the future”, says Peter Leferink at the opening of the group exposition inside the Machinegebouw. The result: eleven completely different projects that share the same innovative, experimental character. Every single one of the eleven projects is worth mentioning, but we selected a few highlights.

LabFresh

Have you always dreamed about spilling wine on a white shirt? This is your opportunity. The founders of LabFresh are part of Future Generation with their innovative shirts, socks and ties. “We process cotton fiber with nano technology so they can be stain or odor resistant, or both”, says Lotte Vink. “The shirts have both characteristics, because sweat and stains are realistic possibilities. The socks are odor resistant and the ties are just stain resistant.

Pleun van Dijk

“The next step in design that will encourage future designers, will be the biggest one so far. The focus will be on fading boundaries between body and fashion and the fusion between these two entities”, Pleun van Dijk told us before. During Future Generation the Design Academy Eindhoven alumna is continuing her work on a project in which she sows parts of silicones together. “I think it is great material that is very similar to the human skin. Especially when it is painted in skin colour, as I always do. The pieces I am sowing now are all modelled to certain body parts that I put together like a jigsaw puzzle. That is how I want to show the possibilities and the impossibilities of men kind as a modulair system, to react to the current ‘makable men’.

‘Atelier.’ van Lotte van Dijk

At the Transformatorhuis, Lotte van Dijk showed the whole collection of her label ‘Atelier’ on Friday. But she is also part of Future Generation. She is painting self-woven fabric in the group exposition. The pieces, which are now just flat canvases will be sellable canvases at X Bank next week. “The dresses are all the same model that I can put on the floor or hang up somewhere, so that I can paint them like paintings. After that I put them on like a kimono and sow them together. Every piece is painted in a different way, so every dress is unique.

Ensemble de Solution

Fashion designer Jacob Kok works with creative Zil and digital researcher Sander Veenhof on a project called Ensemble de Solution. “We are working on new ways to approach the fashion system, meaning experiments. The playground at Future Generation allows us to try out new things and present our ideas to the audience,” they told us earlier. They do so via an interactive system that only works with two participants. One of them is standing still, the other one gets a Hololens that presents a digital layer using Augmented Reality. The digital layer is placed over the other person. After that there are different fabrics that can be ‘placed’ on the person involved. These are leftover materials, gathered via algorithm, that digitally float through space. You have to see it to understand it, but it may just be that we experienced the future. Or maybe not.

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