In our special review we present some of the most interesting futurist inspiration in modern and contemporary fashion. We show icons of the fashion design, as well as young contemporary designers, who create fashion with strong futurist content.
We can begin in 1960s with Paris couturier Paco Rabanne, who is famous for his costumes for sci-fi movie Barbarella and his futurist visions of the woman dress. On the picture you can see famous model Donyela Luna wearing his signature metallic discs dress.
Pierre Cardin is one the most prolific space-age visionarist of the 1970s. In this time he established his famous style emporium, which produced under the one label all from fashion to furniture and transport. His cosmic fashion is the icon of this period.
Hana Zárubová is one of the talented czech fashion designers. In 1999 she created dress called Smirnoff I, which is made from infusion tubes. The outcome is spectacularly futuristic.
Unexceptionable heavyweight of the contemporary fashion is a Hussey Chalayan. His famous Spring/Summer collection from 2007 is interesting experiment with new technologies in fashion, as well as with motion and kinetic character of the dress.
During this year Amsterdam fashion week local designer Iris van Herpen introduced her new collection Crystallization in collaboration with Daniel Widrig and Mgx Materialise. The pieces were made using computer modeling and rapid prototyping. The future is coming soon...