Spray-on haute couture unveiled at Science in Style Fashion Show

A collection of spray-on haute couture was showcased yesterday at a fashion show at Imperial College London.

More than 300 key figures from industry, academia, fashion and the media came to the College to see Dr Manel Torres, Spanish fashion designer and academic visitor at Imperial, unveil his 2011 Spring/Summer Collection at the Science in Style Fashion Show. The event celebrated design-led technology developed at Imperial.

The show is a culmination of 10 years of work by Dr Torres, who has collaborated with Professor Paul Luckham, Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemical technology, to create a seamless material called Fabrican Spray-on fabric. The technology enables designers to spray liquid material directly onto the body, using aerosol technology, which dries instantly to make innovative clothes that can be washed and re-worn. read more…

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