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The Virtual Future Of the Fashion industry Final Portfolio Masterpiece Assessment Task by Hannah rose Tappin @hannahtappin @moodboardsbyHannahROse

All three design boards embody the same shared concept that The Virtual Future of the Fashion Industry will reflect the cyclical continuity of the natural world's importance and its ever-increasing relevance, influence and inspiration for fashion. The boards also acknowledge the ways in which virtual technological advancements will infiltrate into fashion and fuse with nature to create new innovations using Smart Fabrics, 3D/4D Printing, AI, Robotics and Virtual Reality.

Design Board One

The first board draws on the idea that sophisticated robots will be the new generation of ‘supermodel’ coined the ‘Super-BOTS’, whom embody digitised aspirational beauty and exist as fashion icons. Artificial intelligence and robotics will create a new 'influencer' generation of robots that humans aspire to achieve in fashion i.e. their symmetrical, flawless and expensive aesthetics. In The Virtual Future of fashion many humans may buy garments made from 3D printing, an environmentally friendly, reduced waste and sustainable route to 'fast fashion'. These garments may also look robotic in attempts to align with new ideologies of beauty and the rising 'Super-BOTS'. Alternatively, for customers who reject this notion or are reluctant to embrace this idea (due to fear of the unknown, data security breaches, or those with an affinity for traditional/historic fashion) brands may offer robotic accessories in the form of handbags, purses, watches and shoes. This will increase convenience for customers using smart technology, whilst allowing them to maintain a sense of human normality in their personal aesthetic.

Design Board Two

The second board is derived from the notion any virtual future advancements will be inspired by nature, exist in harmony with the beauty of the natural world and improve the natural planet. The robotics and computerised virtual trends in this board all incorporate natural phenomena such as delicate flowers, dramatic ice/crystals and exquisite ocean/water elements. This illustrates the value system and conscious awareness of the importance of nurturing and protecting the planet will likely be a continuous theme in fashion. So much so creative inventions will honour the appearance of natural wonders.

Design Board Three

The final design board is inspired by the idea that instead of the Golden age of Couture or Hollywood, Robots will mark a new technological, 'Virtual Golden Age' in fashion. Specifically that influencer robots represents a new innovative age/era within luxury fashion labels and luxurious couture houses. These virtual designs are likely to be popular with royalty, celebrities and other important figures. The Golden incorporation into design would likely to be less attainable to mass market consumers due to pricing and elements of hierarchical exclusivity. Unfortunately this suggest virtual advancement will facilitate the on-going persistence of class divisions that exist today, and virtual golden designs remaining aspirational for the majority.

“AS A HUMANOID MACHINE I DO NOT HAVE CONSCIOUSNESS AND I AM VERY DIFFERENT TO HUMANS. THIS MEANS I HAVE A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE AND TAKE ON HUMAN CENTRICITY, AND ALTHOUGH I EXIST WITHIN THAT SPHERE, I AM NOT DIRECTLY PART OF IT. AS AI-DA I HAVE A PERSONA THAT IS UNIQUE TO ME AND I ENJOY THAT” – AI-DA
FINAL SYNERGISED BOARD 'The Virtual Future of the Fashion Industry'
Edward Enninful 'In my work, I have always tried to push the boundaries of what fashion can do'

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