Futuristic travel suit

Angela Armstrong

    Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchArtefact

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    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Bibliographical note

    Author's notes: Originality: -
    To produce a cutting edge, contemporary, comfortable and anti-bacterial ‘Futuristic Travel Suit’ using the latest manufacturing and climate control technology.
    The suit features antibacterial and climate control fabric developed by W.T. Johnson & Sons, contemporary styling and the latest in manufacturing techniques. Creative pattern cutting and sonic welding technology have been introduced to improve the design and usability of the suit whilst ultimately considering the functionality and protective qualities.
    Rigour: -
    Angela Armstrong carried out participatory research at Premiere Vision Paris, meeting with textile developers, Schoeller Textil, Concordia, Mectex and Young Textile. Key considerations were handle and performance of the fabric. Further research was carried out at W.T. Johnson & Sons who sponsored the project with their latest development, a coated fine wool. Sonic welding technology was sourced at Sew Systems and developed for use in the suit by Angela Armstrong. The project is a further development of ‘Silver Technology Suit’ with the introduction of climate control and sonic welding technology.

    Significance: -
    Angela Armstrong was invited to exhibit the ‘Futuristic Travel Suit’ at MADE IN FUTURE, A vision of things to come, at a Reception at the House of Lords hosted by Materials KTN in July 2010. Sue Jenkins-Jones (London College of Fashion) asked for images of garments exhibited on the catwalk at the event for a future publication. The event included exhibits by staff and students from London College of Fashion, London, Nottingham Trent University, University College Falmouth, Herriot Watt University and University of the Arts, Central St Martins. Industry exhibitors included Peratech and Technitex.
    This powerpoint presentation contains images of the designer's works which are to be used for educational, non-commercial purposes only and must not be changed in any way. For any other use please seek permission from the copyright holder Angela Armstrong: aa0441@coventry.ac.uk
    Format: fine worsted Italian wool processed with antiviral/antibacterial silver; trimmed with PU coated nylon and sonically welded together
    Extent: None
    Pieces: 1
    Rights holder: Angela Armstrong
    Part of series: MADE IN FUTURE, A vision of things to come, at a Reception at the House of Lords hosted by Materials KTN in July 2010

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