The Future of Clothing: Will We Wear Suits on Mars?
Disappearing dress codes, customers as designers and wearable technology; in recent years the production and function of clothing has undergone massive change. New manufacturing technologies have brought bespoke design within reach of many consumers for the first time. Miniature sensors can turn ordinary garments into smart devices. And blurring gender roles and class distinctions point the way towards a more fluid approach to clothing, fashion and design.
Will We Wear Suits on Mars? offers a critical introduction to these developments from an interdisciplinary perspective, engaging with their implications for the clothing industry and related fields. You'll learn how mass-personalization impacts the luxury market, the effects of automation on craftsmanship and how AI design may affect individual style choices.
Contributors include fashion historian, author and broadcaster Amber Butchart, adventurer, ecologist and head of the Sculpt the Future Foundation David de Rothschild, and best-selling author Yuval Noah Harari. There are also 8 exclusive illustrations by Salvador Dali, depicting the surrealist master’s extraordinary vision of how fine-tailored clothing might evolve in the 21st century. Together they form a truly unique guide to the future of this most creative industry.