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Brief Published: 5 Jul 2016

Adaptable Fashion: Mode in Flux

Mode in Flux exhibition display

The Roca London Gallery has unveiled Mode in Flux – a new exhibition exploring notions of adaptability in fashion design that questions issues of desirability, functionality and sustainability.

Showcasing the work of both emerging and established designers, it delves into contemporary issues at the forefront of the fashion industry. Central themes include wellbeing and comfort, clothing longevity, how design solutions can embrace all body shapes, and the need for a seasonless approach to design.

Curated by British design studio White Line Projects, the exhibition aims to ignite a dialogue on how functional, responsive and interactive garments can not only co-exist with fashion, but also become commercially viable. Split into four areas – Transformative, Responsive, Versatility and Evolution – design innovation and the reinterpretation of traditional techniques are explored as a way of challenging the existing fashion system, with the aim of promoting slow consumption and environmentally conscious design.

The issues of sustainability, season-neutral clothing and sizing are all topics we’ll be addressing in our forthcoming industry report The New Fashion Landscape, publishing on July 15.

Mode in Flux features work by Issey Miyake, NikeLab x Sacai, Chen Peng and The Unseen and runs until August 27 2016. For more on wellbeing in fashion, see our Macro Trend Fashion’s New Comfort Zone. Sustainable solutions and the Fashion System are explored further in Considered Environment and Fashion in Flux.