• 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 ...
    • Wear, repair and remake: the evolution of fashion practice by design

      Cramer, Jo (Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      Through my postgraduate, fashion practice-based research project, The Living Wardrobe, I have become increasingly interested in garment design that specifically facilitates future alteration and modification. There is ...
    • Writing on the transformative and imaginary body

      Ha, Winnie (Textile and Design Lab and Colab at Auckland University of Technology, 2014)
      "Unable to sense any articulation in your palms and fingers, you realise your arms are now stumps, rounded off where the elbows would have been. All you can feel is clammy, thin film, like loosely stretched latex. You are ...