Edge (Autumn/Winter 2016-2017)

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Edge (Autumn/Winter 2016-2017)

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We humans have a need for tactility. We want to touch materials, smell, and feel their texture. The reaction to the dematerialization in our environment is a craving for real materials with substance.  

Our environment is digitizing extensively. Objects are translated into software, bits and bytes. In the past, every house had a record collection or a book collection, now all our music and books are stored on a computer or in the cloud. Watches, notebooks, diaries… are all being replaced by smartphones and computers. The more our world digitizes, the less physical materials there will be. That process is known as dematerialization. The reaction to the dematerialization in our environment is a craving for real materials with substance.  At the same time, we want to feel protected in a fast changing world. Again we want materials that are robust and radiate quality, that literally give us something to hold on to. We long for fabrics and textures that offer us security. That will have a major impact on fashion and architecture.