This exhibit’s approach is to transform the industry through designing fashion services, rather than solely the creation and sale of new products TT9. TED researchers facilitate workshops that can inspire designers and consumers to engage with materials and products towards closed-loop thinking and action.
This most recent outcome of the Top 100 work has evolved into a practice that facilitates others to create a monomaterial refashioned garment for themselves, using readily available tools and resources like irons, paper and dry foods TT2. This ‘Fast reFashion’ (FrF) project references the speed of high street trends, but draws consumers back to their wardrobes or a second hand shop for the garment that will begin the fashion process – the material and the personal transformation TT1 / TT8.
The service offers consumers support through events, demonstration films and downloadable instruction kits TT5 / TT10. The approach has been tested throughout phase 1 of the Mistra project. The first was the Black Hack (Chelsea, September 2012), where 10 TFRC researchers were invited to design and execute a heat photogram overprint for a polyester garment, using the heat press. In the next iteration – Black Hack Chat (EAD Gothenberg, April 2013) – domestic irons were used on tabletops covered with bed sheets. Further workshops were conducted to develop the FrF toolkit ideas: Shanghai Shirt (October 2013); Symposium Shirt (CBS, November 2013); (Stockholm School of Economics, May 2013); #Insideout Shirt (Fashion Revolution Day, April 2014); and the Inside Victoria Shirts (Chelsea, October 2014).Download PDF
Prof. Jonathan Chapman | 7 August 2012
Sass Brown | 5 February 2013
Sass Brown | 22 July 2013
Dr. Jen Ballie | 19 November 2014