Showcasing Experimental Virtual Scottish Fashion

Layered tulle dress design by Samantha Paton visualised by Maija Nygren on Gravity Sketch

An exciting new project – Hidden Floors – created by Scotland Re:Design in collaboration with Fashion Interrupted, Applied Arts Scotland, Lateral North, V&A Dundee and Dundee designers launched this month at the gala opening of the Scottish Fashion Festival 2023 at V&A Dundee.

This experimental collaboration explores the world of digital fashion, design and the creative process without the material constraints of fabric, scale and even gravity to inspire new ways of thinking and working.

Four AAS Members who participated in AAS’s DISTANCE project, Maija Nygren, Ann Marie Shillito, Aubin Stewart and Carrie Fertig, were paired with Dundee based designers Samantha Paton from Isolated Heroes, Megan Mackay from Little Peril, Jolene Guthrie from Jo-AMI and Ruby Coyne from Dreamland to collaborate and skillshare resulting in experimentation and exploration of new work using digital tools.

Ciorstaidh Monk, founder of Fashion Interrupted and AAS Member said “Our role in the collaboration was to support the designers and makers learn the basics of digital pattern cutting software Clo3D and create their collaborative looks as well as supporting them in developing their concepts, including using AI as a tool.  It was really exciting to be able to encourage them to use the software in a way that works for them and their practices to create something unique.”

A free virtual display featuring exclusive collections can be viewed in the Inches Carr Resource Centre at the V&A Dundee until 11 February 2024. The VR headsets are only accessible from 2pm to 5pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Visit Scotland Re:Design to find out more, see designs in augmented reality and try out Instagram filters.

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