Engineering Fashion with Kristine Upesleja
A new generation of materials changes the design world! Scientist/inventors have grown materials from bacteria and tea. We print our clothes on a 3-D printer, we embed conductive yarns into a shirt, or we make clothing out of coffee grounds and milk. A completely new approach and expertise is required. Job descriptions such as Materials Alchemist, Synthetic Biologist or Design Futurist are here and necessary to move forward.
Kristine Upesleja directs and curates the Textiles & Materials Collections for the Library at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles. She is a researcher, educator and connector with students, faculty and industry.