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New Media Design Blog. Kowhaiwhai - Maori Rafter Patterns. Kowhaiwhai is a form of Maori decoration that takes the form of abstract curved pattern work.

Kowhaiwhai - Maori Rafter Patterns

These painted decorative patterns usually portrayed in traditional colours of red, white and black, are often placed within Maori meeting houses. Textile Design AW 14-15 by Claudio Granato & Enrico Pieraccioli. Organically induced: Textile Design AW 14-15 by Claudio Granato & Enrico Pieraccioli presents patterns developed by "nature codification through parametric drawings and 3D printing," for Italy's TexTeam srl.

Textile Design AW 14-15 by Claudio Granato & Enrico Pieraccioli

(Click the images below for full sized images) US military wants to create 'Iron Man suit' Last updated 16:23 01/11/2013 Army Captain Brian Dowling was leading his Special Forces team through a steep mountain pass in eastern Afghanistan when insurgents ambushed his patrol, leaving two of his soldiers pinned down with life-threatening wounds.

US military wants to create 'Iron Man suit'

After a furious firefight, the two men were rescued, but that episode in 2006 would change Dowling's life. Kiwiana fabrics for quilts, patchwork patterns, NZ quilting fabrics, batik, maori designs. Cool Wool. Merino wool is an ideal fibre for warmer climates, transitional seasons and global travel, and so The Woolmark Company has taken this opportunity to support the trade in its sales and promotion of lightweight wool, and in doing so is challenge the misconceptions of the fibre.

Cool Wool

Cool Wool was a successful campaign for The Woolmark Company when it was run in the 1980s. Since then we have seen many advances in technology and manufacturers are now able to produce much finer lightweight cloths that weren’t possible nearly 30 years ago In February 2012 Cool Wool was re-launched initially to the trade, as a program designed to grow demand in markets with high temperature climates such as the Gulf States, India and Turkey with demand from the manufacturing pipeline and trade – it quickly followed with developments in Europe, Japan, Korea, China and India. State University Museum. Cool Wool. State University Museum. DAY Urban Bag by Manon Garritsen. A Color Guide For Designers.

Textile Dictionary. The future of food. In Episode 3 of Ever Wondered?

The future of food

, Dr John Watt engages with scientists involved in developing ‘foods for the future’. This includes mood foods, functional foods, nutrigenomics and techno foods. Mood food John meets up with Dr Arjan Scheepens, a neuroscientist and senior researcher employed by Plant & Food Research, Auckland. The science and technology of what we wear. In Episode 6 of Ever Wondered?

The science and technology of what we wear

, Dr John Watt looks into the future of our super textile – wool – as well as finding out how Kiwi ingenuity is influencing sporting attire. Wool – our super textile John visits the Textile and Design Lab at AUT (Auckland University of Technology) to meet with Dr Peter Heslop and Gordon William Fraser. Fabric Glossary, Common Fabric Terms. Glossary of Common Textile Terms - Shows Northwest LLC Textile Trade Shows. Abrasion Resistance – The degree to which a fabric is able to withstand surface wear, rubbing, chafing, and other friction forces.

Glossary of Common Textile Terms - Shows Northwest LLC Textile Trade Shows

2013 MSFW: Emerging Student Runway 1 - Highlights. Clothing to dye for: the textile sector must confront water risks. First fully articulated 3D printed dress designed specifically for dita von teese. Mar 07, 2013 first fully articulated 3D printed dress designed specifically for dita von teese first fully articulated 3D-printed dress designed specifically for dita von teese by designer michael schmidt and architect francis bitonti in collaboration with 3D print specialists shapeways, new york designer michael schmidt and architect francis bitonti created the first fully articulated 3D-printed gown tailored specifically for burlesque queen dita von teese. the futuristic black gown was assembled from 17 individual pieces, has nearly 3000 unique articulated joints and is adorned with over 13,000 swarovski crystals. the piece represents the possibility to generate complex, customized fabric-like garments designed to meet the needs of a particular person. the futuristic black gown was assembled from 17 individual pieces, has nearly 3000 unique articulated joints and is adorned with over 13,000 swarovski crystals a video demonstrating the articulated fabric via wired.

first fully articulated 3D printed dress designed specifically for dita von teese

Indosole - Soles with Soul. Vege Threads. Ethical Clothing Australia. Girl’s school tunic - Collections Online. This image is All rights reserved.

Girl’s school tunic - Collections Online

Please follow the Buy or license link under each image to apply to use this image. Diploma Showcase Events. Each year our students create a stunning display at our Diploma Showcase events.

Diploma Showcase Events

Their ranges clearly demonstrate the high level of technical and creative skills we help them develop on their journey though our Diploma Programme. At the end of two intensive years of study, students on the Diploma Programme with NZ Fashion Tech, produce a Diploma Showcase for industry, family and friends. Their brief is to create a commercial, ready to wear collection, for a chosen and researched target market. Upcycle Challenge. View the 10 finalists' garments. Compare the clothing items they started the challenge with and the completed designs that were chosen to be put forward to the public vote on Facebook. 2012 Upcycle Challenge gallery > Watch the videos to follow the students through the course of 7 days, from the initial project briefing to the presentation of their completed garments in front of a panel of judges. Watch videos > Eco Fashion World. Student Success Stories. Sali Hafeedh After completing a university degree in fashion design, Sali decided to come to NZ Fashion Tech to gain the high level of competence in practical core-skills she felt were key to a successful career in the fashion industry.

How the dresses came to life - KLEENEX COTTONELLE Paper Dresses Challenge. Television New Zealand. Paper Dresses Gallery - 2013 Finalists. Welcome to NZ Fashion Tech. Ecouterre.