The 'Mars Odyssey' collection draws inspiration from the stark Martian landscape, integrating it with innovative design methods and processes. Zero-waste pattern draping and CLO3D design experimentation reimagine the style of space wear. The integration of inflatable-making technology introduces space wear functionality into fashion, combining survivalist practicality with avant-garde aesthetics to portray a stylish future on Mars.
The design process heavily relies on the 3D design program, Clo3D. This tool allows for extensive exploration with 'Zero-waste patterns' - an inventive approach to designing clothing that minimizes waste and contributes to sustainability. Alongside this, physical draping is used, a hands-on method of manipulating and arranging fabric to create patterns, providing a tangible connection to the materials and designs.
A significant part of the design process is the integration of inflatable-making technology to infuse functionality into fashion. This includes techniques like air-tight pneumatic designs using sonic welding and heat-bond quilting. These result in pieces that are practical for survival in harsh environments while making strong fashion statements.
Sustainability forms the core of the 'Mars Odyssey' collection. Numerous innovative methods are employed to maintain this focus, from zero-waste design to upcycling. Production is also streamlined through 3D programs, and biodegradable thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is used throughout the collection.
This collection also features innovative use of techniques such as digital and transfer print graphic designs that infuse each piece with vibrant and engaging visuals. Critical to the collection's construction are materials like TPU plastics, high-density scuba fabrics, and heat-reactive color-changing elements. These contribute to a unique and futuristic aesthetic that dovetails with the Martian theme, providing a bold vision for the fashion of the future.