Aw 2015-16 Future Craft | Once a very farfetched scenario, it is now a strong possibility we will see the first landing on Mars during our lifetime. How is this being re-interpreted by designers and makers? Concerns of mobility in space and in traditional space suits we see braiding, ergonomic features as well as completely exposed functionalities. There is a lack of adornment. The actual functionality of the garment becomes its prime adornment. 

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The functionalities of traveling and living in space is becoming reality. Founded in military clothing, spacesuits come with multiple cargo pockets and we see this influencing designers with oversized pockets, stiffened and sculptural cargo pockets as well as jumpsuits. Furthermore, lunar and Mars landscapes inspire new types of camos and space photography inspire photographic prints.

 

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1. Natalie Westling - Gregory Harris for Interview, March 2014 | 2. Space Hubble photography | 3. Starshift - Santiago & Mauricio | 4. Super Kamiokande | 5. Iceland - National Geographic | 6. Charles James | 7. Apollo Space Suit