LCF Textiles Symposium 2013: Connecting with Textiles

textiles-symposium-2013London College of Fashion symposium: Connecting with Textiles
Date: Thursday 11th July 2013
Time: 8.45am – 3,30pm
Location: 40 Lime Grove, London W12 8EA
In celebration of the diversity and significance of textiles in the contemporary fashion industry, London College of Fashion is pleased to announce its first Textiles Symposium: ‘Connecting with Textiles’ scheduled for Thursday 11th July 2013 at its Lime Grove building, 40 Lime Grove, London W12 8EA.

The day-long symposium will take the form of short pecha kucha style presentations by representatives from all areas of the industry, offering an insight into textile research, design and innovation in all its guises within fashion. There will be presentations from leading researchers, designers and recent graduates covering present developments and future aspirations, allowing for lively debate and exchange of ideas in the world of textiles for the fashion industry.

Please pay the nominal registration fee of £15 in advance of the event here.
THEMES & SPEAKERS:
Textiles in Development
Frances Corner – textiles in a contemporary context
Sandy Black – sustainabllity of textiles
Rachel Clowes – biodegradeable fibres
Patrick Dyer – performance applications in flexible wovens
Anne Prahl – user need bio-sensing concepts
Veronika Kapsali – fibres and biomimetrics

Textiles in Application
Andy Kenny – hi-tech with low-tech processes, CAD/CAM bespoke
Vikki Haffenden – Knitting technology for fit
Emma Lundgren – mixed media techniques for fashion
Cilla Mann – Designaknit update
Emma Shipley – traditional drawing skills with digital
Reiner Rockel – digital knitting layering
Jane Bowler – process defining form in plastics

Textiles & Aspiration
Polly Kenny – textile narratives
Matteo Molinari – gender & crochet narratives
Alice Richardson – skin-sensory design
Tom West – gender and textile production
Claire Suckall – traces of costume’s performance
Julie Sissons – audience participation in knitwear design
Image & text from UAL website

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