This 11-part series explores the world of the textiles industry. Using case studies from top fashion houses, textile designers and the world's most innovative companies, this series showcases textiles in the 21st century.
Anna Wintour, the legendary editor of Vogue magazine, oversees a competition in which 10 designers get a chance to work alongside industry luminaries to prove they have what it takes to be named Fashion Fund Designer of the Year.
Cut-price garments, not meant to last for more than a year or two make up nearly half the clothing market, resulting in a rising tide of textile waste. This programme profiles textile designers who are turning consumer demand for green products into fashion trends.
DVDs about the textile industry, fashion and design
Anna Wintour, the legendary editor-in-chief of Vogue magazine for twenty years, is the most powerful and polarising figure in fashion. Hidden behind her trademark bob and sunglasses, she has never allowed anyone to scrutinise the inner workings of her magazine – until now.
Shows how technology is used at every stage of the textile and fabric design process. Explains how initial design proposals are generated, developed, modeled, and communicated using ICT (information and communication technology) and CAD (computer aided design).
Smart textiles possess enhanced functionality because of the integration of electronics, chemicals, metals or polymers with regular fibres. This program gives a brief overview of the development of 'smart' textiles since the 1950s through to the 21st century.