Encouraging creativity and promoting education about new technologies is at the heart of every TM SPINEXPO show. In this vein we collaborated with Nottingham Trent University and Winchester School of TM Art. The work was exhibited at the Paris and Shanghai SPINEXPO shows and in addition we hosted three students for a week in Shanghai. The students from NTU chose to focus on three of the five trend directions, Organic Futurism, Human Centric and Modern Vintage. The garments and fabrics exhibited were created by students from BA Textile Design, BA Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles, MA Fashion Knitwear Design and MA Textile Design Innovation. The level 2 Knitwear students from Winchester followed the trend Modern Vintage and produced a collection of fabrics, which were then used to create collaborative collection of garments.

Organic Futurism Using Traditional Materials In An Innovative Way

Combining independent materials together in a futuristic manner; a design approach and aesthetic that highlights a more sensual or feminine view to new technologies… It is natural and synthetic, noble fibres paired with high performance items that co-exist side-by-side in a way that each material helps to highlight the juxtaposed partner via the heightened contrast.