Functional Clothing and Materials Course 2.1 -17.2.2017 Functional Clothing and Materials was a course for Fashion MA students. During the course, students got to know different areas of functional clothing and materials, like work-wear, wearable electronics and sportswear. Its focus was very much on users, and how users could benefit from designed items. During the course, the student group visited the world’s largest sportswear exhibition, ISPO, in Munich in February. Their course assignment was to design a concept for functional clothing, and realise one design. Student could choose their topic based on their own interests. Examples include barefoot shoes, rain gear, ski jackets, camping concepts, sleeping bag concepts, swimming suits, modular clothing and many others. Time was very limited, and all the designs and mock-ups were done in a few weeks. Many of the collections and designs will be continued in the future, and hopefully involve collaborations with students from other disciplines.
Järviniemi Maija, Wirtanen Sandra, Saada Amina, Akbarian Nazan, Trigueros Sadie, Korkeila Maria, Grassi Pia, Lammi Taija, Tuure Matilda, Waitinen Pilvi, Mo Ziwei Sorri, Anna Platzgummer, Julia Mira Järvinen
Tutor: Ilona Hyötyläinen
All lecturers & visitors: Tiina Aarras, Jaana Beidler, Elina Ilen, Jasmiine Julin-Aro, Turkka Keinonen, Lymed Company, Jussi Mikkonen, Jane Palmu, Anna Rinta-Jyllilä, Minttu Wikberg, Pauliina Varis. Studio Masters: Hannu Paajanen, Anna Leinonen, Eeva Heikkinen, Sari Kivioja, Reetta Myllymäki, Päivi Kokko-Vuori. A-space: Salla-Maaria Syvänen, Miro Virta