The year 2020 has been very anxious for some, very creative for others. The students in the Master of Arts in Contemporary Fashion Design program at IFA Paris fashion school have deployed all their energy and inventiveness around a challenge that is both inclusive and solidary: the creation of clothing with adaptive design, made from recycled fabrics and using sustainable processes.
In partnership with the brand Juniper Unlimited and in the form of a competition, the capsule collection "The Unthreadings" was born. Using all the resources related to clothing technologies, the students worked with the perspective of alleviating the constraints related to traditional adaptive wear.
After a series of successful looks and an end-of-year fashion show, a jury composed of fashion industry professionals evaluated the creativity, durability and commercial potential of the models created by the IFA Paris students.
Leonor Schmidt Alvarez-Garcillán and Matilde De Luigi's "Inviso" project for the visually impaired was chosen as the winner. By integrating haptic technology in their models, the students wanted to emphasize the immersive experience through the sensation of touch, a true technological revolution at the service of all visually impaired people.
In the continuity of this project, the winning designs, as well as those of the other students, will be exhibited in a showroom housed within the school. Open to the public from November 19th (to schedule your visit click here), from 9am to 6pm, the objective of the showroom is to expose the public to the evolution of a more virtuous fashion in service of human beings. The exhibition will continue for a few more weeks before the models are auctioned for the benefit of the association Les Couleurs de Pont de Flandre on the Drouot site.
Through the multiplication of collaborations and ever more innovative actions, the school militates for the democratization of fashion. More committed than ever, IFA Paris wishes to communicate the importance of shedding fashion from its elitist stereotype, to turn it into a vector of social cohesion.
Adaptive designs, intelligent clothing, ethical and sustainable fashion: IFA Paris is mobilizing on all fronts and invites all sceptics to come and discover The Unthreadings collection, a true testimony of a fashion that is not all about superficiality...
The Unthreadings Project is part of the Innovation Forum of the Global Fashion Agenda.