Friday, February 06, 2009

Space Suit Design: Function and Fashion

Outer Space Suits - Burda Style - Open Source Sewing -

The other week when I was looking for some information on gloves I came across a curious announcement, the 2009 Astronaut Glove Challenge, to "promote the development of a highly dexterous and flexible glove for space and planetary surface excursions". What inspires space suit designers? And is there any inspiration that we can draw from them?

Space Fashion Design Contest - Space for All -

In an exciting departure from the typical luxury fashion shows during its semi-annual New York event, one of the runway shows to be presented during Couture Fashion Week this season will be Space Couture, a sampling of the highly creative winning designs of a series of competitions. This inventive fashion show will be held on Sunday, February 15, 2009 at the world-famous Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.

Couture Fashion Week - Fashion Calendar -

Location: The Waldorf-Astoria, 301 Park Avenue (between 49th & 50th Streets), New York City ...
Sunday February 15, 2009 ...
8:30 p.m. -
CRISTINA NITOPI MENSWEAR SPACE COUTURE Performance by Violinist Jane Hunt - The Official Space Fashion Site