A closet full of clothes but nothing to wear . Sound familiar? A fashion designer from London comes to the rescue and together with scientists clothing designed to be sprayed .
T -shirt from an aerosol
As a fashion designer Manuel Torres shows at London Fashion Week prepares his clothes only recently been completed. for those occasions fitted with a plastic safety glasses , spray on his models the clothes because directly on the body . Together with a chemist , he developed a material that on the skin to dust turns .
Spray gun instead of needle and thread
Each garment by fashion designer Torres is created , is totally unique and personal. Instead of a design using needle and thread , he uses a spray gun that usually cars are painted. His models are motionless as a statue in the glare of bright fluorescent lighting in the chemical laboratory and can be the white material on the bare skin spray . Themselves notice they can hardly anything , it feels just a bit cold, they say as is the thin wires to a T – shirt together close .
The ” spray session ” for a T – shirt takes about ten minutes and has absolutely nothing glamorous . In conclusion , the models have a few colors to the new garment and can then very smooth off and pick up again . Even washing is possible .
Invention of the particle technology
The concept is incredibly ingenious according to co -inventor Paul Luckham , a professor specializing in particle technology. Its chemical composition , almost all materials, many materials , colors and other liquids are mixed . Thus, the team of chemists and designers in addition to cotton and wool although mink fibers on models sprayed .
Aerosol autumn 2010 on the market
Designer Torres , the invention will soon be marketing and monetization . A beginning has already been made . In Spain , the homeland of Torres , the aerosol in the fall of 2010 already in job – and do-it -yourself shops on the shelves. At this moment the matter is unfortunately not available for application to the skin . Until then there are some improvements needed .
Multiple applications are conceivable
The use of ” spray -on materials ” in the fashion industry is an ideal opportunity to advertise this unique concept , says Luckham in his laboratory at the prestigious Imperial College in London. But it does not while maintaining :
- One might , for example, context of an aerosol imagine. But before the substance can only with antiseptic drugs be mixed .
- A shoe polishing cloth from an aerosol belongs to the plans. This requires the can also wax contain .
How does the technology work ?
For about ten years have Torres and Luckham collaborated on the development of substance from an aerosol . Manuel wanted is for his thesis a sprayable shirt to develop . He found Luckham on the Internet and took touch with him. And that thought , let’s try.
Luckham developed and perfected then over the years a technique in which individual fibers with a binder are combined and then using a solvent to spray . If the material on the skin lands , the solvent has evaporated and has the substance to solid matter form . It will then look something like felt , but is finer in composition and enjoyable portable.