This excitingly illustrated book describes the new fabrics (including those made of metal, glass or ceramic yarns) developed for specialist sportswear - and how these are w being eagerly taken up by fashion. Packed with information, textual and visual, this cutting edge survey also includes a detailed glossary of technical terms and a director of designers and manufacturers. No aficionado of either sport or fashion will be able to resist it; all design professionals will find it essential reading.
Sarah E. Braddock is Lecturer in Textiles at Goldsmiths College. Marie O'Mahony is an independent consultant specializing in textiles and technology. She is co-author of Techno Textiles with Sarah E. Braddock and author of the forthcoming Cyborg: The Man Machine.