Toward Design Magazine

Toward Design Magazine featuring great design, architecture, fashion, graphics and innovation from across the globe.

 

Materializing the Digital

These designs explore how movement can be embodied in our urban garments through the use of programmable materials in response to the digital era. The aim is to analyze the relation between body and movement, through the connection with materials, and their adaptation and reaction to this. Materialization means to assume material form: the emphasis is on reality and perception. To materialize the movement is a path which has not only a conceptual and social goal, but also a functional one. The inspiration came doing a motion capture of our bodies in different sport activities.

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The Modern Women

A repetitive screen-print pattern design made for the modern and brave woman. The design is implemented with different color combinations and on different fabrics such as cotton, silk and satin. The prints are for winter collection. The pattern and garments were designed for the strong independent woman who also has a hidden feminine side that she wants to express. The collection was meant to treat the other side in every women. Combining both modern and classic style in one look.

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The Withering Flower

The Withering Flower is a celebration of the power of the flower image. The flower is a popular subject written as personification in Chinese literature. In contrast to the blooming flower’s popularity, images of the decaying flower are often associated with jinx and taboos. The collection looks at what shapes a community’s perception on what is sublime and abject. Designed in 100cm to 200cm length of tulle dresses, silkscreen printing on translucent mesh fabrics, the textile technique allows the prints to stay opaque and stretchy on mesh, creating an appearance of prints afloat in the air.

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Superior 1051 D1062

The solution-dyed fibres, made of tuft-patterned loops, withstand even the most stubborn stains and, at the same time, are resistant against strong cleaning and bleaching agents. The robust solution-dyed yarn stands out with its high light fastness and can also be produced in single batches for large commercial spaces. With highest-durability ECONYL® fibres to please the environment for many years, as the top material is made of 100% recycled material, such as from discarded fishnets.

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Formosa Sapphire

Swinhoe's Pheasant is a kind of endemic species in Taiwan. Since Swinhoe's Pheasant is difficult to find, the designer observed the appearance of the animal through photographs and from the book Wild Bird of Taiwan, then drew the beautiful appearance of the animal delicately. Therefore, the designer hopes this product can be a Taiwan souvenir to foreign friends.

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Flower Power

The explorations of shapes and colors where the contrast and harmony play an eye-catching rule by itself. The mix of organic natural forms accompanied by bright and sharp colors which gave the refreshment and pleasant look to the piece. The delicate line art which is juxtaposed on colored surfaces that creates the floral compositions, which flows with total freedom between each other and where each part has its space to breathe, grow and going forward.

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