Hello, I’m Aneta. This section of my site is dedicated to documenting ideation, research, prototyping and writing during my MFA Design and Technology thesis year at Parsons The New School For Design.
My primary fields of study include: ·Fashion and Technology ·Concept development and ideation ·Educational content development for fashion/tech workshops
Fall 2013 semester instructors: Studio: Sven Travis, Associate Professor of Media Design Writing and Research: Louisa Campbell, PT Assistant Professor of Media Design.
Spring 2014 semester instructors: Studio: Katherine Moriwaki, Assistant Professor of Media Design/Director of MFA DT Writing and Research: Louisa Campbell, Part-time Assistant Professor of Media Design.
Technology Undressed Thesis Exhibition by Aneta Genova
This thesis project advocates for the use of new technologies aesthetically, rather than for purely functional applications.
Technology has always impacted the practice of fashion design. From materials to new manufacturing processes of the industrial age, advancements in technological possibility have driven forward our understanding of the aesthetics, style, and functionality of garments and accessories. Current emergent technologies have been changing our understanding of fashion, yet most fashion designers do not integrate these new tools into their design process.This thesis project highlights ways of applying new digital methods to fashion from the perspective of fashion design. Technology Undressed is a series of identical muslin dresses, each one implementing a different technique in order to create functional or decorative elements within the garment, or as a surface treatment. Each work in the series reveals the use of traditional sewing techniques along some of the newest technology to create a visual reference for an emerging, trans-disciplinary area of practice, which combines fashion, interaction design, computational design, electronics, and digital fabrication.
Digitally generated handsewn component for a dress
Laser cut plexi flower on a hand-sewn muslin dress.