Fashion & Technology


Jean Paul Gaultier, jumpsuit, multicolored nylon and spandex with Op-Art cyber graphic print, 1996, France, museum purchase.

FIT, New York, New York USA
Fashion & Technology examines how, throughout history, fashion has engaged with technological advancement and been altered by it. Time and again, fashion’s dynamic relationship with technology has both expanded its aesthetic vocabulary and streamlined its means of production. as early as the mid-18th century, technological advancements were shaping fashion design and fabrication, and sending fashion in new directions. In recent years, designers have made technology a focal point of their collections, with wireless circuitry and the creation of fashion design software influencing their creations. Technologies outside of the fashion industry also contribute to change within it.