Textile Visionaries: Innovation and Sustainability in Textile Design

By Bradley Quinn

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  • Flexibind
  • 650 illustrations
  • 312 pages
  • 9.75 x 8.25 in
  • ISBN 9781780670539
  • Published July 2013

Technologized textiles and sustainable fabrics are among the most innovative designed today, and together they are driving the rest of the industry dramatically forward. Many designers are now integrating hi-tech fabrics, such as protective and impact-resistant textiles, or cellulose fabrics with groundbreaking results. Embracing new processes such as biomimicry, they bridge the gap between art, design, technology and sustainability.

This book showcases new work from over 35 of today’s most forward-thinking textile designers, featuring surface designs, highly-structured textures and striking silhouettes. Each will be presented through inspirational text and striking visual spreads to include design sketches, work-in-progress photographs and digital drawings alongside images of cutting-edge furniture, interior textiles and fashion.

This book shows how the development of fabrics today is immersed in technology, sustainability and innovation. It is an essential resource for anyone interested in contemporary textile design.

About the Author

Bradley Quinn is an author, journalist, and independent scholar with expertise in fashion, textiles, and design. His books include Techno Fashion, The Fashion of Architecture, Chinese Style, Scandinavian Style and Mid-Century Modern. He lives in London.

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An inspiring resource Review by Jessica Smith
'It is a great resource for students researching innovative contemporary textile design. The variety represented in the book is inspiring for future designers.'
Jessica Smith, Fashion Department, Savannah College of Art and Design (Posted on 12/18/12)

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