Textiles Today

A Global Survey of Trends and Traditions


‘A colourful and exciting overview of textiles today which does not just look forward, but also sideways in recognition of our cultural and historical connection to the fabric of our lives’ Embroidery

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Chloƫ Colchester


Chloe Colchester’s survey reveals a diverse, exciting and provocative field, one at the vanguard of extraordinary technological developments while also the source of astonishing works of beauty. From colour-changing, light-sensitive camouflage to emergency shelters of cement-impregnated fabric bonded to an inflatable plastic, from Eley Kishimoto’s gorgeous patterns to the astonishing colours of Morphotex, this dazzingly fresh sourcebook of original and inspiring designs will appeal to all designers and anyone with an interest in textiles.

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Weight 1060 g
Dimensions 24 x 25.5 cm
Publisher name Thames and Hudson Ltd
Publication date 1 June 2009
Number of pages 208
Format Paperback / softback
Dimensions 24 x 25.5 cm
Weight 1060 g


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A former design consultant, Chloƫ Colchester received a doctorate in anthropology for her research into Fijian barkcloth, and studied contemporary transformations of Polynesian cloth traditions during her tenure as a research associate at University College London. She is the author of The New Textiles: Trends and Traditions and Clothing the Pacific.