Spanish fashion designer Manel Torres invented the world’s first clothes-spray, which after application to the body can be removed, washed and worn again.
Torres joined forces with scientists at Imperial College London to invent the spray, which forms a seamless fabric on contact with the body.
Torres took 15 minutes to spray a T-shirt onto a male model in a demonstration.
Spray consists of special fibers mixed with polymers, so that the product obtained elastic and durable. The technology has been developed for use in household, industrial, personal and healthcare, decorative and fashion applications using aerosol cans or spray-guns, and will soon be found in products available everywhere.
The spray-on clothing will allow designers to create new and unique garments, and embodies the collaboration of fashion and science.
French designer Pauline Marcombe has created a wooden t-shirt design she calls Prototype Triangle Numéro 1.
Made entirely out of laser-cut MDF triangles held together by wire, the t-shirt features vaulted shoulders and a multi-paneled surface often associated with edgy architectural designs. Even the numbers burnt onto each side of the triangle, generated by computer software, are more likely to evoke architectural blue-print measurements rather than clothing.
The deep-v neckline and the short above-the-navel cropping gives just the slightest nod towards modern everyday t-shirts; however, these slight similarities also serve to emphasize just how far away from the norm this prototype really is. Its bold design features an unusual material choice—Marcombe’s wooden t-shirt seems to have arrived from a distant future where architectural wooden clothes are all the rage.
“I like to explore the borders and crossing points of architecture, music and fashion. Since my graduation project I’ve been obsessed with triangles and I’m now working on a second prototype based on body movement.” she says.