June 19, 2008
Textiles are so much more sophisticated as a surface than the metals and plastics we normally work with. Their micro structures (knit, weave, etc) allow for all kinds of changes in fit and drape, while the macro structure (patterns) give you all kinds of customization and optimization for fit. So when I look at this wrinkly BMW Gina- I see a cool idea- but one designed with hardware thinking – not textile thinking. C’mon Chris Bangle: get a fashion designer to do this right!