LONDON, 17 may 2016- ESA and London’s Science Museum are working with students from leading fashion schools in Paris, London, Milan, Copenhagen and Berlin to create pieces that bring science and couture together using the latest technologies and materials.
Media representatives are invited to join us at the Science Museum in London on 25 May for the climax of this Couture in Orbit project as the collections hit the runway. The show is also open to the public.
The schools are finding inspiration for their designs from the mission experiences of ESA astronauts from their own countries. They have learnt about topics such as Earth observation, climate monitoring, health and nutrition, as well as details of everyday life in the void beyond our homeworld.
Each school has its own sponsors to supply state-of-the-art technology and textiles for the new garments. From tracking the wearer’s movement and generating usable electricity, to regulating their temperature and transpiration, each school is designing and creating clothes integrating these technologies. At this special event, visitors can meet the designers and technology sponsors who have been working together to bring these collections to life. There will be opportunities to explore how wearable technology and intelligent fabrics can be used in our lives today and in the future.
Attending the show
The shows are open to media representatives and to the public who are 18 and over.
Date: Wednesday, 25 May, 18:45–22:00
Further information: sciencemuseum.org.uk/Lates
Location: Exhibition Rd, London SW7 2DD, United Kingdom
The Couture in Orbit fashion show will run twice on 25 May:
19:15–20:15 booked tickets via sciencemuseum.org.uk
20:35–21:45 is open to all on a first-come, first-served basis