Architextiles is a series of sound absorbing textiles with a woven 3D structure. Designed by renowned textile designer Aleksandra Gaca and manufactured by Casalis, the Architextiles collection was developed through an innovative combination of both craft and high tech elements, in a seamless process to create the panels. The textile panels, produced using sustainable materials, deliver two core features: decoration and noise reduction; the 3D texture of the woven fabric enables the panels to absorb sound waves more efficiently than flat textiles. Thus contributing to a more muted environment.
This project is inspired by the unique relationship between water and skin and the interplay between the two. Digitally created waves mimic free flowing water and echo the sensation of the fabric against your skin. Both the print and material come together for a contemporary appeal. In order to create the optimum visual effect, we adjusted the saturation of the color before digital printing.
The textile is a hand woven textile. It is designed in such a way that the fabric has holes which is not woven. These holes are formed during weaving itself. The patterns formed in the textile is due to the areas which are not woven. The technique used in this fabric is such that it needs to be woven by stopping the loom. This makes it unique to handloom. In other words, it is highly difficult to weave this on a poweloom. The most interesting aspect is that this was woven with two shafts(plain weave). The technique can be used to produce a furnishing textile or an apparel.
Three-dimensional textile surface realized through the manipulation of the screen-printing technique. The textile has a parametric pattern, and a customized coating mixture matched to a smooth base fabric, that gives to the textile an exclusive tactile sensation. The features of this fabric are highlighted by applying it to a wearable context to give the wearer a different sensorial experience related to the interaction with the body through the sense of touch.
The silk female foulard inspired by the animal Kingdom, exotic nature and colors. The fashion accessory with the gentle affinity of animals drowning in flowers made in four color palettes. The four colors like the four seasons or the four sides of the world, a journey through time and space. If you connect the two corners of the foulard, you find yourself in the exotic world of African animals and hot emotions. Your head is spinning from the smell of flowers and the bright rays of the sun. The accessory tied around the neck will create an accent on the face and bring the look to perfection.
Sheng Qiu's work was inspired by Milan Kundera's novel "The unbearable lightness of being". Designer is against throwawayism. Sheng Qiu aims to offer aesthetically and luxury durable products. In addition, designer asks people to question the social value of textiles, which in turn may inspire us to think more deeply about ourselves. Its contemporary design, using both digital and hand-drawn techniques, the vivid colours and the its multiple uses make it unique.