• Imaginative voyaging: fashion practice as a ‘site’ for wonder and enchantment

      Chant, Armando (Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      The aim of this paper is to explore the state of wonder within a transitional and transformative context and its potential to inform experimental fashion practices. In particular it will focus on the emotionally generative ...
    • In high heels on shifting ground: fashioning lives in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake

      Cie, Christina (Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Clothing serves as a marker of identity, but how do you dress when you have nothing left but the clothes that you were wearing when you had to run? Who are you, when dressed entirely in someone else’s choice of clothes? ...
    • MakeUse V2: digital textile technology for user modifiable zero waste fashion

      McQuillan, Holly (Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      The evolving discourse on zero waste fashion design addresses justifications and approaches for designing and making these garments in ways that attempt to fit within the existing structure of fashion education and industry. ...
    • Metamorphoric fashion: a transformative practice

      Sgro, Donna (Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Transformation is embedded in the growth of an organism, while fashion, highly responsive to changing social and physical environments, rides the current of flux like a dreamer wandering through darkness. Through my fashion ...
    • Past, present and future: transformational approaches to utilizing archives for research, learning and teaching

      Britt, Helena; Stephen-Cran, Jimmy; Shaw, Alan (Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      This article focuses on transformational approaches to utilizing archives in the creation of textile and textile-related products. The existing context in terms of historical resource and archive use by the textile industry ...
    • Re-shaping the process of design & making: shifting the relationship between designer and client in the context of digital knitwear design and production systems

      Farren, Anne; Yang, Sooyung (Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      New technologies have created a gap in designer knowledge and understanding of the design capabilities and production potential of new CAD software driven equipment. Significantly, within some sectors of the fashion industry, ...
    • Repeatless: transforming surface pattern with generative design

      Russell, Alex (Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Much of the initial use of digital technology within the printed textile industry has focused on the particular advantages that it has over previous fabric printing methods. Examples include simplifying workflow, producing ...
    • S.A.R.A.: synesthetic augmented reality application

      Benitez, Margarita; Vogl, Markus (Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      S.A.R.A. (synesthetic augmented reality application) is an App exploring the potential of using a mobile device as a unique and wearable musical interface. S.A.R.A. was originally developed as a standalone App to translate ...
    • The shift from 3D body scanned data to the physical world

      Reilly, Lyle (Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      This paper highlights the technological relationship and opportunities to combine 3D body scan and 3D print technologies for consideration within the fashion sector. Three dimensional (3D) human body scanning technology ...
    • Shifting ideas of time and place in fashion

      Palomo-Lovinski, Noël; Faerm, Steven (Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      This paper examines how shifting contemporary conceptions of time and place affect the current practices of the fashion industry. The Internet as a reporting tool, coupled with remarkably accelerated production cycles, has ...
    • Smart textiles as raw materials for design

      Dumitrescu, Delia; Nilsson, Linnéa; Persson, Anna; Worbin, Linda (Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Materials fabricate the designed artefact, but they can also play an important role in the design process; as a medium or method used to develop the design. Textiles can, with their soft and flexible properties, be easily ...
    • Tactility and experience as transformational strategy

      Riisberg, Vibeke; Louise Bang, Anne; Locher, Laura; Breuil Moat, Alina (Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      The Awareness Project investigates the following question: Can dialogue tools that challenge tactile competencies support the development of fashion and textile design in a sustainable direction? In this article, we pay ...
    • Transformation: the conjunction of crafted process and the brain as memory repository

      Little, Marlene (Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Acknowledging Otto Von Busch’s work, “Shapeshifting can be considered a capacity or potential of sentient beings, a capability of organisms to auto-transformations, as responsive agency to their settings.” Fusing textiles ...
    • Transformational strategies: the Margiela Rabbit and the Gecko Girl

      Bagnall, Catherine; Collier, Katie (Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Elizabeth Costello, the elderly fiction writer in J.M Coetzee’s novel of the same name, discusses the possibility of how a human being can feel what it is like to be a bat. She believes that to feel thus, one does not need ...
    • The transformative cuts: new foundations in pattern cutting and approximations of the body

      Lindqvist, Rickard (Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Fashion designers are presented with a range of different principles for pattern cutting, and interest in this area has grown rapidly over the past few years, due to both the publication of a number of works dealing with ...
    • Transformative textiles: integrating material and information in the design of sonified textiles

      Alexander, Charlotte (Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Digital technologies are now deeply embedded in our everyday lives, becoming seamlessly integrated with objects and materials that we engage with routinely. Digital information is no longer confined to screens as “painted ...
    • Triangles in silk: piecing together a practice of upcycling

      McCorkill, Georgia (Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Sustainable fashion design is typically approached through the deployment of a combination of design strategies. One such strategy that enjoys popular use in the sustainable fashion lexicon is ‘‘upcycling”. Upcycling, an ...
    • Using social media as a toolkit for co-creation when designing fashion with communities

      Lapolla, Kendra (Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      This research introduces a transformational strategy for using social media as an access point to engage a wider community in the co-creation of fashion design. Past research in co-creative fashion has examined participatory ...
    • Volumetric shape making and pattern cutting

      Campbell, Lesley (Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      This paper, in light of pedagogical observations, seeks to explore and examine an alternative approach to pattern cutting through volumetric shape making and a practical, process led investigation using Alien body shapes ...
    • The Wardrobe Hack and Uncatwalk digital platforms of action and services for positive engagement with clothing

      Whitty, Jennifer (Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      "The choices we make about what we wear are influenced by life present, lives past and our ideas about our future selves. Expressions of values ... build a rationale for dress that transcend narrow commercial views about ...