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FISHSkin at the 2021 Responsible Fashion Series


Shenkar college - Ori Topaz, Anna Solo, Ayelet Karmon;

University of the Arts London - Elisa Palomino Perez, Ana Cordoba Crespo

The paper "Making fish skin garments: developing digital tools for the fashion industry based on Ainu Indigious People's tradition", written by FISHSkin researchers Elisa Palomino Perez, Ori Topaz, Anna Solo, Ayelet Karmon and Ana Cordoba Crespo, was presented at the 2021 Responsible Fashion Series - Breaking the Mould conference at the University of Antwerp.

The research takes inspiration from traditional Ainu practices and explores the use of advanced digital tools to help integrate fish skins in contemporary fashion. The various digital tools are used to help ensure zero-waste designs, and enable the integration of different irregular unique shapes into one garment design.

Parallel to presenting the use of the digital tools, the researchers presented a replica of an Ainu fish skin robe, combining traditional Japanese Katazome Indigo dyes.

Robe assembly: Vanna Bellini. Katasome art: Takayuki Ishii.


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