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21 JUNE 2015

The Next Black: a film about the future of clothing

"People say that fashion moves faster and faster. More colours, more collections, more brands, more styles. But in reality the clothing industry has been crawling, in terms of innovation, for the last hundred years. Up until now. For the first time in history, the concept of clothing is about to change. And it’s our mission to explore it.

This film is not about the new, it’s about the next. Will mass consumption of clothing continue to escalate? Or will we return to creating quality and caring about what we wear?

Will the future be centred around smart clothing and new technologies? Or will we find innovation within organic and traditional methods? We meet with some of the world’s most progressive people in search of the answers.

The Next Black is produced by home appliance manufacturer AEG, with the goal to anticipate future washing needs and contribute in making the clothing industry more sustainable."

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20143D printingAdidas • AEG • Arcade Fireart of recycling • Biocouture Ltd • Black Eyed Peas • climate change • clothes dye • clothing and accessories • clothing design • clothing industry • clothing technologyCoco Chanelcorporate responsibilitycutting-edge innovations • cutting-edge technology • design engineeringdesign responsibilitydocumentary filmdye • dye chemicals • environmental initiatives • fashion future • fashion industry • fashion meets technology • fashion techology • fast fashion • future of clothing • heroes of sustainability • House of Radon • incentivising recycling • individual responsibilityinnovative companies • Lady Gaga • laundry care • manufacturing industries • Matt Hymers • MiCoach Team Elite • Nancy Tilbury • new technologies • organic materials • Patagonia • performance tracking • physiological • real-time data • Rick Ridgeway • slow fashion • smart designsmart materials • Sophie Mather • speculative fashion • sportswear manufacturing • sportwear design • Studio XO • sustainable companies • sustainable consumptionsustainable fashionsustainable future • sustainable practices • Suzanne Lee • Team Elite System • textiles industry • The Next Black (2014) • wearable technologies • woven sensors • woven textiles • Yeh Group

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
16 MARCH 2014

Lexus Design Award 2014: designers stylishly reimagine the familiar

"The Lexus Design Award provides an opportunity for young innovators to showcase their works while receiving feedback from world renowned professionals in the area of design. Through this initiative, Lexus hopes to nurture and support world–enriching creators. 1,157 submissions were received during the application period from August 1 to October 15, 2013. After careful consideration by six judges, 12 winners have been selected."

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2014 • Aldo De Carlo • Alice Rawsthorn • Aric Chen • Arthur Huang • awards eventbalance • balanced cantilever • bicycle wheels • Birgit Lohmann • cantilever • carpetcolourcuriosity • den • design and innovationdesign awardsdesign competition • design excellence • design workglass • Guillaume Couche • hutintegrated electric wheelinteractive map • international design awards • James Fox • Joe Hardy • Judith Ccasa Caceres • Lexus • Lexus Design Award • Mami Kim • Mansour Ourasanah • Mark Templin • membrane • Meng-Ling Yang • Milan Design Week • Nan Lei • new crafts • Ornit Arnon • packaging • Paola Antonelli • Phuoc Nguyen • Pierre Paslier • pixel matrixproduct design • Rajeev Dave • record playerreimagined • rhetoric of innovation • Robin Hunicke • Rodrigo Garcia Gonzalez • Ronen Bavly • rug • Sebastian Scherer • showcasesmart craftingsmart materials • Stuti Mazumdar • swirlingtimepiece • Tokuo Fukuichi • Toyo Ito • tree hut • Xinyi Wang • Yoshiki Matsuyama • young innovator

CONTRIBUTOR

Simon Perkins
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