Lauren Pinches
CONNECTED TECHNOLOGIES explores the relationship of crafting knitted fabrics through digital, hand-flat knitting and hand-crafted processes using zero waste techniques. Fabrics have been developed to directly inform the 3D design process and inspire movement and fluidity to engineer the design of the garment, and limit yarn waste towards sustainable design. The aim is to influence industry attitudes towards working with the technology to utilise less waste and innovate in the design and production process particularly at the high-end of the designer knitwear market. In turn producing longevity in fashion, through developing inventive garment shapes with timeless appeal to the consumer.