In cooperation with Pratt Institute’s fashion department in Brooklyn, we spent five days in Karlsruhe and 5 days in New York City working on designs that combine fashion or product design with unexpected sensory experiences. The final products were presented in the exhibition GEFÜHL at Maryam Nassir Zadeh concept store in Manhattan. I decided to give hitech fabrics that are often used for unaesthetic outdoor-equipment a new look by incorporating the chosen materials into clean and elegant garments. HITEXTILE #1 is a t-shirt made from evolon and silk; silk dye rose up through the fabric to emphasize the textile’s absorbent character.
And HITEXTILE #2 is a pair of pants made from airbag nylon lacquered with spray paint that chips off when worn.