Spray-on clothing, the fun version of getting dressed.

Spray-on clothing, the fun version of getting dressed.

In fashion, there are no limits whatsoever in terms of textiles, hairdos, shoes, materials! Many designers create their own textiles from a computer print, or indian dyes. This time, textile comes from a can, called Frabrican. It’s a non-woven material created by Manel Torres while studying at Royal College of Art in London.  His first intention as a fashion designer for women was to create couture fashion with the material, but the limits are broad. He managed to extend it to industrial design creating interesting furniture altering its properties so it can harden for its purpose.

This is a revolutionary product that can go far beyond art and design, actually incorporating itself into medicinal purposes such as a sterile bandages as he explains, a sprayed on cast or other portable meds. There are endless possibilities here. What is interesting in terms of fabric as fashion, is that the material can be washed and re-worn; and for him, the designer, he can basically dissolve it and start spraying again. Is there any possibility of incorporating this material in construction? Finishes in walls, could it be softened as in creating a desired texture and pattern?

photo: fabrican

photo: fabrican

photo: fabrican

photo: fabrican

Material Dissection:
Aerosol String is the alma matter of this result (the silly string kids play with at parties).
Material compound: acrylic resin, the plastic component of the string.
Agents: Surfactants, to make the foam and a Propellant, to make it come out of the can as an extrusion.

Somehow, reminds me of the innovative fashion for corpses design found here.

 

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Mabelle Plasencia

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• Architect | LEED AP BD+C, with an intense passion for materiality, innovation, technology and science. • Arquitecta | LEED AP BD+C apasionada por la materialidad, innovación, tecnología y ciencia.